The world in the Middle Ages: an historical geography, with accounts of the origin and development, the institutions and literature, the manners and customs of the nations in Europe, western Asia, and northern Africa, from the close of the fourth to the middle of the fifteenth century, Volume 1

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Appleton, 1856 - Geography, Medieval - 440 pages
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Page 44 - With grim delight the brood of winter view A brighter day, and heavens of azure hue, Scent the new fragrance of the breathing rose, And quaff the pendent vintage as it grows.
Page 171 - Ommiyah ; 173 but in the fourth age of the Hegira, a tomb, a temple, a city, arose near the ruins of Cufa.1" Many thousands of the Shiites repose in holy ground at the feet of the vicar of God ; and the desert is vivified by the numerous and annual visits of the Persians, who esteem their devotion not less meritorious than the pilgrimage of Mecca.
Page 190 - There were scalds in Harald's court, whose poems the people know by heart, even at the present day, together with all the songs about the Kings who have ruled in Norway since his time ; and we rest the foundations of our story principally upon the songs which were sung in the presence of the Chiefs themselves, or of their sons, and take all to be true that is found in such poems about their feats and battles...
Page 62 - ... ships from our quarter of the world. Putting the dangers of a turbulent and unknown sea out of the case, who would leave the softer climes of Asia, Africa, or Italy, to fix his abode in Germany, where nature offers nothing but scenes of deformity; where the inclemency of the...
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Page 441 - READING comprises three parts : the first part containing a more elaborate description of elementary sounds and of the parts of speech grammatically considered, than was deemed necessary in the preceding works; part second, a complete classification and description of every sentence to be found in the English, or in any other language ; part third, paragraphs ; or sentences in their connection unfolding general thoughts, as in the common reading-books.
Page 441 - Reader opens with a series of exercises on articulation and modulation, containing numerous examples for practice on the elementary sounds (including errors to be corrected) and on the different movements of the voice, produced by sentential structure, by emphasis, and by the passions. The habits formed by these exercises, which should be thoroughly...
Page 443 - The words are systematically presented in the synthesis, being classified by their vowel sounds and terminating consonants ; and generally, at the end of each class, they are arranged into little spelling lessons. 7. The learner is immediately initiated into reading lessons, composed of words of two or three letters, and is then led, progressively, into more difficult words. 8. The reading lessons are composed entirely of the words previously presented in the synthesis, or The spelling lessons.
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