Ekkehard: A Tale of the Tenth Century, Volume 1

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Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1872

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Page 70 - MY HEART is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer. 2 Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.
Page 282 - And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
Page 71 - Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad. Kings' daughters were among thy honourable women: upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.
Page 70 - Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most Mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty. And in thy majesty ride prosperously, because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.
Page 179 - And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them : for that is delivered unto me ; and to whomsoever I will I give it. If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.
Page xix - ... ornamental arts, to describe the rise of religious sects and the changes of literary taste, to portray the manners of successive generations, and not to pass by with neglect even the revolutions which have taken place in dress, furniture, repasts, and public amusements. I shall cheerfully bear the reproach of having descended below the dignity of history, if I can succeed in placing before the ' English of the nineteenth century a true picture of the life of their ancestors.
Page 282 - And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, (and have been for 1000 years) and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever..
Page 284 - Arm yourselves, and be valiant men, and see that ye be in readiness against the morning, that ye may fight with these nations, that are assembled together against us to destroy us and our sanctuary...
Page 294 - Spazzo then thought of giving him the deathblow ; but on looking into his face, he found it so very ugly that he resolved to bring him home to his mistress, as a living memento of the day. So he made the wounded man prisoner. His name was Cappan, and putting his head under Herr Spazzo's arm, in token of submission, he grinned with his white teeth, because his life had been spared. Hornebog had led his troops against the brothers of the Reichenau. Here Death reaped a rich harvest.
Page 290 - She had boiled a brown snake, and anointed his forehead, shoulders, and breast with its fat. " Tomorrow evening I shall wait for thee in this same corner, for thou wilt surely come back to me safe and sound. No metal can do anything against the fat of a snake." Audifax had squeezed her hands, and had gone out so joyously into battle — and now! The fighting was still going on in the plain, and the Suabian combatants, not being used to battle, began to tire. With an anxious expression Simon Bardo...

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