A Family Flight Through France, Germany, Norway and Switzerland

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D. Lothrop, 1881 - Europe - 405 pages
 

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Page 208 - Eisenach, and in the huts of the neighbouring valleys. One day, during a severe winter, she left her castle with a single attendant, carrying in the skirts of her robe a supply of bread, meat, and eggs, for a certain poor family; and, as she was descending the frozen and slippery path, her husband, returning from the chase, met her bending under the weight of her charitable burden. " What dost thou here, my Elizabeth ? " he said; " let us see what thou art carrying away?
Page 310 - THE summer and autumn had been so wet, That in winter the corn was growing yet : 'Twas a piteous sight to see, all around, The grain lie rotting on the ground.
Page 208 - he said; " let us see what thou art carrying away?" and she, confused and blushing to be so discovered, pressed her mantle to her bosom; but he insisted, and, opening her robe, he beheld only red and white roses, more beautiful and fragrant than any that grow on this earth, even at summer-tide, and it was now the depth of winter...
Page 108 - No toilette table was near him ; he had simply a mirror held before him. As soon as he was dressed, he prayed to God, at the side of his bed, where all the clergy present knelt, the cardinals without cushions, all the laity remaining standing ; and the captain of the guards came to the balustrade during the prayer, after which the King passed into his cabinet.
Page 207 - Walther de Varila, who had brought her an infant from Hungary, who had often nursed her in his arms, and who loved her as his own child. A few days afterwards, as he attended the landgrave to the chase, he took the opportunity to ask him what were his intentions with regard to the Lady Elizabeth ; " For," said he, " it is thought by many that you love her not, and that you will send her back to her father.
Page 338 - If Pilatus wears his cap, serene will be the day; If his collar he puts on, you may venture on the way ; But if his sword he wields, at home you'd better stay...
Page 208 - ... to his Elizabeth, from the hour in which they had been laid together in her cradle to the hour of his death. Elizabeth was not quite fifteen. Her beauty was still immature; but, from its peculiar character, she appeared older than she really was. She had the beauty of her race and country, a tall slender figure, a clear brown complexion, large dark eyes, and hair as black as night ; her eyes, above all, were celebrated by her contemporaries, — " they were eyes which glowed with an inward light...
Page 207 - ... love her better than all the world ! I love only her ! and I will have my Elizabeth!" ("Ich will mein Elsbeth haben ! ") Then Walther, right joyful, said, " My sovereign lord, may I tell her this ? " and Louis answered, " Yea, tell her this, that I love only her in the world ! " Then from the purse which hung at his belt he drew forth a little silver mirror, curiously wrought, surmounted with an image of our Saviour. " Give her this," he added,
Page 269 - ... stones, and trees were collected on the mountain, and so placed, that all could at once be launched upon the road beneath. Everything was done to lull the Scotch into security, and with perfect success. When they arrived beneath the awful avalanche prepared for them, all was sent adrift from above, and the majority of the Scotch were crushed to death, or swept into the river and drowned ; the peasants then rushed down upon the wounded and stragglers, and despatched them. Of the whole force only...
Page 203 - ... Andreas II. was King of Hungary; and Herman, of poetical renown, the patron of the Minnesingers, was Landgrave of Thuringia, and held his court in the castle of the Wartburg. In that year the Queen of Hungary brought forth a daughter, whose birth was announced by many blessings to her country and her kindred ; for the wars which had distracted Hungary ceased, and peace and good-will reigned, at least for a time ; the harvests had never been so abundant, crime, injustice, and violence had never...

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