Studies in Medieval and Modern History

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Page 3 - ... the inquiry of truth, which is the love-making, or wooing of it ; the knowledge of truth, which is the presence of it ; and the belief of truth, which is the enjoying of it ; is the sovereign good of human nature.
Page 17 - Ungrateful Florence ! Dante sleeps afar, (') Like Scipio, buried by the upbraiding shore ; (') , Thy factions, in their worse than civil war, Proscribed the bard whose name for evermore Their children's children would in vain adore With the remorse of ages...
Page 86 - Lo! I uncover the land Which I hid of old time in the West, As the sculptor uncovers the statue When he has wrought his best...
Page 52 - Florentie substulerunt: in quod incurrentes eosdem assentatio contumacia innodavit, ut hec omnia nostre curie latius acta tenent. Ipsos et ipsorum quemlibet, ideo habitos ex ipsorum contumacia pro confessis, secundum...
Page 40 - Through me you pass into the city of woe: Through me you pass into eternal pain: Through me among the people lost for aye. Justice the founder of my fabric moved: To rear me was the task of Power divine, Supremest Wisdom, and primeval Love. 19 Before me things create were none, save things Eternal, and eternal I endure. All hope abandon, ye who enter here.
Page 37 - Born a man is on the shore Of Indus, and is none who there can speak Of Christ, nor who can read, nor who can write ; And all his inclinations and his actions Are good, so far as human reason sees, Without a sin in life or in discourse : He dieth unbaptized and without faith ; Where is this justice that condemneth him ? Where is his fault, if he do not believe...
Page 52 - Florentie, et ex vigore nostri arbitrii, et omni modo et jure, quibus melius possumus, ut si quis predictorum ullo tempore in fortiam dicti Communis pervenerit, talis perveniens igne comburatur sic quod moriatur, in hiis scriptis sententialiter condemnamus.
Page 41 - Ay, but to die, and go we know not where ; To lie in cold obstruction, and to rot ; This sensible warm motion to become A kneaded clod ; and the delighted spirit To bathe in fiery floods, or to reside In thrilling regions of thick-ribbed ice...
Page 37 - Unto this kingdom never Ascended one who had not faith in Christ, Before or since he to the tree was nailed. But look thou, many crying are, 'Christ, Christ!' Who at the judgment shall be far less near To him than some shall be who knew not Christ.
Page 52 - Petri, contra quos processum est per inquisitionem ex nostro offitio et curie nostre factam super eo et ex eo, quod ad aures nostras et ipsius curie nostre pervenerit...

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