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 Three 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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D. Appleton, 1854 - Geography, Medieval - 232 pages
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Page 129 - With other beauties charm my partial eyes, Full in my view set all the bright abode, And make my soul quit Abelard for God. Ah think at least thy flock deserves thy care...
Page 129 - From the full choir, when loud hosannas rise, And swell the pomp of dreadful sacrifice, Amid that scene if some relenting eye Glance on the stone where our cold relics lie, Devotion's self shall steal a thought from Heaven, One human tear shall drop, and be forgiven.
Page 55 - 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 162 - Jesus," which she so often repeated. The executioner repaired in the evening to brother Isambart, full of consternation, and confessed himself; but felt persuaded that God would never pardon him. . . . One of the English King's secretaries said aloud, on returning from the dismal scene, "We are lost; we have burnt a saint.
Page 189 - Portuguese during the latter period of the middle ages, from the beginning of the thirteenth century to the middle of the sixteenth.
Page 21 - ... 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...
Page 200 - ... classics, tended" by their character to destroy the power of the church of the middle ages, to introduce an order of thought favorable to the supremacy of the civil over the ecclesiastical order, the effect of which is seen in the sudden growth of the monarchical or royal authority, which took place at the close of the fifteenth century, and the beginning of the sixteenth. The influence of this heathen literature, breaking the authority of the church, and the use of fire-arms superseding...
Page 56 - ... resembles a small mountain lake. The entrance is hid by trees; and the mark of high water on the white beach at the head of the cove is the only indication that it belongs to the ocean. There is generally room at its head for one fishing farmer, with his house at the foot of the rocks, a green spot for his cows and goats, and his little skiff at anchor before his door; where the lucky fellow, without ever knowing what a sea-storm is, or going out of sight of his own chimney smoke, catches in...
Page 27 - Armagh,' which has ever since remained the metropolitan see of the Irish nation. Hence this famous missionary, though not the first who brought among that people the light of the gospel, has yet been justly entitled the Apostle of the Irish, and the Father of the Hibernian Church, and is still generally acknowledged and revered in that honourable character.