History of Civilization in England, Volume 2, Issue 1

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Hearst's International Library Company, 1913 - England
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Page xxiv - Crown 8vo, 6s. History of the Progress and Suppression of the Reformation in Italy in the Sixteenth Century. Crown 8vo, 4s. History of the Progress and Suppression of the Reformation in Spain in the Sixteenth Century. Crown 8vo, 3s. 6d. Sermons, and Review of the
Page 32 - Renowned for their deeds as far from home For Christian service and true chivalry, As is the sepulchre in stubborn Jewry Of the world's ransom, blessed Mary's Son: This land of such dear souls, this dear, dear land, Dear for her reputation through the world, Is now leas'd out, I die pronouncing it Like to a tenement or pelting farm.
Page 15 - In the codicil which he now signed, he enjoined upon his son to follow up and bring to justice every heretic in his dominions, and this without exception and without favour or mercy to any one. He conjured Philip to cherish the Holy Inquisition as the best means for accomplishmg this good work. " So," he concludes, " shall you have my blessing, and the Lord shall prosper all your undertakings.
Page 101 - The consequence was, that, for a time, great things were done. Evils were removed, grievances were redressed, many important improvements were introduced ; and a spirit of toleration was exhibited, such as had never before been seen in that priest-ridden and superstitious land. But the mind of Spain was untouched.
Page 76 - No sé que haya cátedra alguna de derecho público , de física experimental, de anatomía y botánica... No hay puntuales cartas geográficas del reino y de sus provincias , ni quien las sepa grabar, ni tenemos otras que las imperfectas que vienen de Francia y Holanda. De esto proviene que ignoramos la verdadera situación de los pueblos y sus distancias , que es una vergüenza.
Page 32 - This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall, Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands; This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England, This nurse, this teeming •womb of royal kings...
Page 37 - No hemos tenido en los efectos un Cartesio, no un Neuton : démoslo de barato : pero hemos tenido justísimos legisladores y excelentes filósofos prácticos, que han preferido el inefable gusto de trabajar en beneficio de la humanidad á la ociosa ocupación de edificar mundos imaginarios en la soledad y silencio de un gabinete.
Page 48 - III. was to be immortal, and posterity would never weary of admiring that heroic act by which the last remains of an infidel race were cast out from the land. Those who had even remotely participated in the glorious consummation were to be rewarded by the choicest blessings. Themselves and their families were under the immediate protection of Heaven. The earth should bear more fruit, and the trees should clap their hands. Instead of the thorn should come up the fir-tree, and instead of the brier,...
Page 197 - Andrews to prepare himself for that day; which when the ministers understood, they stirred up Mr. John Cowper, a young man not entered as yet in the function, to take the pulpit before the time, and exclude the bishop. The king coming at the hour appointed, and seeing him in the place, called to him from his seat, and said, Mr. John, that place was destinate for another; yet since you are there, if you will obey the charge that is given, and remember my mother in your prayers, you shall go on.
Page 31 - Then truly did she drink to the dregs the cup of her own shame. Her glory had departed from her, she was smitten down and humbled. Well might a Spaniard of that time who compared the present with the past, mourn over his country, the chosen abode of chivalry and romance, of valour and of loyalty. The mistress of the world, the queen of the ocean, the terror of nations, was gone ; her power was gone, no more to return. To her might be applied that bitter lamentation, which, on a much slighter occasion,...

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