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Page 154 - In 1077 Pope Gregory obliged Henry IV., emperor of Germany, to stand three days, in the depth of winter, barefooted at his castle gate, to implore his pardon. In...
Page 51 - It is bounded on the north by Asiatic Russia, on the east by the Pacific Ocean, and on the south by the Chinese Sea and Farther India. On the west there are mountains and sandy deserts, which divide it from Thibet and Tartary.
Page 151 - The horses were yoked to the carriage by means of a curved cross-bar, passing over their necks, and were directed by bridles and reins, which were sometimes of embroidered silk, with gold bits. 7. Besides mules and horses, many other animals were occasionally used in carriages, such as dogs, goats, and deer, and even bears, leopards, lions, and tigers. But this, of course, was merely for a whimsical amusement, and not for real service.
Page 143 - ... were quenched with wine. The ashes were collected and placed in a costly urn, which was deposited in the family sepulchre. In the funeral solemnities of a soldier, his arms, and the spoils he had won from the enemy, were sometimes added to the funeral pile. 11. It was a horrid belief of the heathen nations, that the spirits of the dead were pleased with blood. It was their custom to sacrifice on the tomb of the deceased those animals to which he was most attached during his life. In the more...
Page 201 - Germany, and other countries. 9. The empire of Germany, thus established, was, however, composed of many separate sovereignties, each of which had its own ruler. In the year 912, it became the custom for these rulers to make choice of one of their number, and declare him emperor. He then presided over the whole of Germany. Thus Germany was what is called an elective monarchy, and so it continued even so late as the year 1806. 10.
Page 112 - Many people from other countries went to assist the Greeks. The ancient renown of Greece made friends of all who were acquainted with her history. Lord Byron, the illustrious English poet, lost his life in Greece, for the sake of this famous land.
Page 234 - As long as his father lived, the king's eldest son was a wild ana dissipated young man. But no sooner was the old king dead, than his character underwent a complete change. He now threw off his dissipation and devoted himself carefully to the business of governing his kingdom. He was crowned, as Henry the Fifth, in 1413. Two years afterwards he invaded France. 4. I have already told, in the history of France, how Henry vanquished the French in the famous battle of Agincourt, and how he afterwards...
Page 231 - Runnymede, and compelled him to sign a written deed, called Magna Charta. This famous charter was dated the 19th of June, 1215. It is considered the foundation of English liberty. It deprived John, and all his successors, of the despotic power which former kings had exercised. 11. King John died in 1216, and left the crown to his son, who was then only nine years old. He was called Henry the Third. His reign continued fifty-five years; but, though he was a well-meaning man, he had not sufficient...
Page 104 - Greeks were very fond of flesh. Their usual drink was water, either hot or cold, but most commonly the latter, which was sometimes cooled with ice. Wines were very generally used, and even perfumed wines were introduced at the tables of the rich. 6. Before the Greeks went to an entertainment, they washed and anointed themselves ; when they arrived, the entertainer took them by the hand, or kissed their lips, hands, knees, or feet, as they deserved more or less respect. It must be observed concerning...