The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, with notes by Milman and Guizot. Ed. by W. Smith

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1855
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Page 164 - I was advised by a sage to humble myself before God ; to distr.ust my own strength ; and never to despise the most contemptible foe. I have neglected these lessons ; and my neglect has been deservedly punished. Yesterday, as from an eminence I beheld the numbers, the discipline, and the spirit, of my armies, the earth seemed to tremble under my feet ; and I said in my neart, Surely thou art the king of the world, the greatest and most invincible of warriors.
Page 227 - Raymond's tower was reduced to ashes by the fire of the besieged, but his colleague was more vigilant and successful; the enemies were driven by his archers from the rampart; the drawbridge was let down; and on a Friday, at three in the afternoon, the day and hour of the Passion, Godfrey of Bouillon stood victorious on the walls of Jerusalem.
Page 405 - ... thoughts towards the middle of thy belly, the region of the navel, and search the place of the heart, the seat of the soul. At first all will be dark and comfortless, but if...
Page 42 - They held in their lifeless hands the riches of their fathers, without inheriting the spirit which had created and improved that sacred patrimony: they read, they praised, they compiled, but their languid souls seemed alike incapable of thought and action. In the revolution of ten centuries, not a single discovery was made to exalt the dignity or promote the happiness of mankind. Not a single idea has been added to the speculative systems of antiquity, and a succession of patient disciples became...
Page 163 - Amtan,' the spoils of Anatolia, from Antioch to the Black Sea. The fairest part of Asia was subject to his laws : twelve hundred princes, or the sons of princes, stood before his throne ; and two hundred thousand soldiers marched under his banners.
Page 113 - Consenza and Reggio. In the hour of triumph, he assembled his troops, and solicited the Normans to confirm by their suffrage the judgment of the vicar of Christ ; the soldiers hailed with joyful acclamations their valiant duke; and the counts, his former equals, pronounced the oath of fidelity with hollow smiles and secret indignation. After this inauguration, Robert styled himself, "By the grace of God and St. Peter, duke of Apulia, Calabria, and hereafter of Sicily ; " and it was the labor of twenty...
Page 200 - Knight could impart, according to his judgment, the character which he received : and the warlike sovereigns of Europe derived more glory from this personal distinction than from the lustre of their diadem. This ceremony, of which some traces...
Page 183 - and let this memorable word, the inspiration surely of the Holy Spirit, be forever adopted as your cry of battle, to animate the devotion and courage of the champions of Christ. His cross is the symbol of your salvation ; wear it, a red, a bloody cross, as an external mark, on your breasts or shoulders, as a pledge of your sacred and irrevocable engagement.
Page 59 - Transubstantiation, the invisible change of the bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ...
Page 117 - In the field of Ceramic, fifty thousand horse and foot were overthrown by one hundred and thirty-six Christian soldiers, without reckoning St. George, who fought on horseback in the foremost ranks. The captive banners, with four camels, were reserved for the successor of St. Peter ; and had these barbaric spoils been exposed, not in the Vatican, but in the Capitol, they might have revived the memoiy of the Punic triumphs.

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