The history and pleasant chronicle of little Jehan de Saintré, and of the lady of the fair cousins [by A. de la Sale]. Together with the Book of the knight of the tower, Landry. Both done into Engl. by A. Vance

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Page 110 - ... stamp it once bore, and not for those vanishing lineaments and disappearing draughts that remain upon it at present. And certainly that must needs have been very glorious, the decays of which are so admirable. He that is comely, when old and decrepit, surely was very beautiful when he was young. An Aristotle was but the rubbish of an Adam, and Athens but the rudiments of Paradise.
Page 110 - ... in the womb of their causes: his understanding could almost pierce into future contingents, his conjectures improving even to prophecy, or the certainties of prediction; till his fall, it was ignorant of nothing but of sin; or at least it rested in the notion, without the smart of the experiment.
Page xxxi - The History and Pleasant Chronicle of Little Jehan de Saintre, and of the Lady of the Fair Cousins [1459], together with the Book of the Knight of the Tower Landry.
Page 164 - In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost, Amen.' After that, I said certain prayers used before confession, and, at the conclusion, made again the sign of the cross ; which being ended...
Page xii - So completely had this hallucination taken ossession, that nobody seems to have been startled at the time by language which thus distinctly conveyed his Majesty's impression that the marking and crowning glory of Scotland consisted in the Highland clans and their chieftains.
Page ix - ... romancewriters were to the middle ages of Europe what the ancient poets were to Greece, — the painters of the manners of their times. As Sir Walter Scott observes, " We have no hesitation in quoting the romances of chivalry as good evidence of the laws and customs of knighthood. The authors, like the artists of the period, invented nothing, but, copying the manners of the age in which they lived, transferred them, without doubt or scruple, to the period and personages of whom they treated.
Page 65 - And from this you may see that no woman ought ever to thwart, or refuse to obey the ordinance of her lord ; that is, if she is either desirous to be mistress of his affections, or to have peace and understanding in the house. For, for very evident reasons, submission should begin on her part.
Page 110 - Adam's happiness in the state of innocence to have these (his faculties) clear and unsullied. He came into the world a philosopher. He could see consequents yet dormant in their principles, and effects yet unborn and in the womb of their causes : his understanding could almost pierce into future contingents ; his conjectures improving even to prophecy, or the certainties of prediction ; till his fall it was ignorant of nothing but of sin ;
Page 17 - Si tibi copia, si sapientia formaque detur, Sola superbia destruit omnia, si committetur.
Page 3 - Together with the Book of the Knight of the Tower, Landry, which he made for the Instruction of his Daughters. Now done into English .by AT.FXANDER VANCE. Post 8vo., cloth. 10s. 6<J. WAYFARING SKETCHES AMONG THE GREEKS AND TURKS, AND ON THE SHORES OF THE DANUBE. By u Seven Years

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