Saints and Heroes to the End of the Middle Ages

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H. Holt, 1911 - Christian biography - 268 pages
 

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Page 74 - Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
Page 275 - A Little Pilgrim's Progress" (Morality Play. — "A Pageant of Hours" (To be given Out of Doors)— "On Christmas Eve." "The Elf Child." "The Princess and the Pixies.
Page 275 - The Silver Thread" (Cornish); "The Forest Spring" (Italian); " The Foam Maiden " (Celtic); "Troll Magic" (Norwegian); "The Three Wishes" (French); "A Brewing of Brains" (English); "Siegfried" (German); "The Snow Witch
Page 12 - The conclusion you should therefore draw is that the bishop is in the Church and the Church is in the bishop: if any one is not with the bishop he is not in the Church.
Page 6 - I see it from my fair garden, under the shadow of my vines. But if I could ascend some high mountain, and look out over the wide lands, you know very well what I should see: brigands on the highways, pirates on the seas, armies fighting, cities burning, in the amphitheatres men murdered to please applauding crowds, selfishness and cruelty and misery and despair under all roofs.
Page 7 - ... and despair under all roofs. It is a bad world, Donatus, an incredibly bad world. But I have discovered in the midst of it a quiet and holy people who have learned a great secret. They have found a joy which is a thousand times better than any of the pleasures of our sinful life. They are despised and persecuted, but they care not. They are masters of their souls. They have overcome the world. These people, Donatus, are the Christians — and I am one of them.
Page 6 - I should see: brigands on the highways, pirates on the sea, armies fighting, cities burning; in the amphitheatres men murdered to please applauding crowds; selfishness and cruelty and misery and despair under all roofs. It is a bad world, Donatus, an incredibly bad world. But I have discovered...
Page 273 - THE BOB'S HILL BRAVES Illustrated by HS DELAY. I2mo. $1.50. The "Bob's Hill" band spend a vacation in Illinois, where they play at being Indians, hear thrilling tales of real Indians, and learn much frontier history. A story of especial interest to "Boy Scouts.
Page 39 - You are a Christian," he said, " and have done this horror. Into this has your hasty anger led you. As for me, I pray for you. but you and I cannot stand together in the same church. Do not venture to appear where I am present. You have done the most horrible thing that was ever heard of." When the Emperor came to church, the Bishop met him in the outer porch. " You may not enter," he said. " This is no place for such as you, unless they come in the deepest shame and sorrow. Go back to your palace....
Page 226 - ... making their nests, chirping, and calling to each other overhead in the blue heaven of the Italian sky. When it became apparent that these sweet disturbers of the peace prevented their human companions from hearing the word of God, the preacher turned and courteously saluted the little nest-builcjers.

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