The "Ensamples" of Fra Filippo: A Study of Mediaeval Siena

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Enrico Torrini, 1901 - Siena (Italy) - 349 pages
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Page 269 - Not tied or manacled with joint or limb, Nor founded on the brittle strength of bones, Like cumbrous flesh; but, in what shape they choose* Dilated or condensed, bright or obscure, Can execute their aery purposes, And works of love or enmity fulfil.
Page 211 - Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.
Page 259 - What though the field be lost? All is not lost; the unconquerable will, And study of revenge, immortal hate, And courage never to submit or yield: And what is else not to be overcome?
Page 114 - I can give not what men call love, But wilt thou accept not The worship the heart lifts above And the Heavens reject not, The desire of the moth for the star, Of the night for the morrow, The devotion to something afar From the sphere of our sorrow...
Page 263 - A multitude, like which the populous north Pour'd never from her frozen loins, to pass Rhene or the Danaw, when her barbarous sons Came like a deluge on the south, and spread Beneath Gibraltar to the Libyan sands.
Page 211 - The old order changeth, yielding place to new, And God fulfils himself in many ways, Lest one good custom should corrupt the world Comfort thyself: what comfort is in me?
Page 111 - So every spirit, as it is most pure, And hath in it the more of heavenly light, So it the fairer body doth procure To habit in, and it more fairly dight, With cheerful grace and amiable sight For, of the soul, the body form doth take, For soul is form, and doth the body make.
Page 61 - Emblazon'd with the shields ye claim for yours, Gules, argent, or, all dizzy at noonday. And spears shall split, and fruit go flying up In merry counterchange for wreaths that drop From balconies and casements far above ; And tender damsels with young men and youths Shall kiss together on the cheeks and mouths ; And every day be glad with joyful love.
Page 261 - But, fare you weel, auld Nickie-ben ! O wad ye tak a thought an' men' ! Ye aiblins might — I dinna ken — Still hae a stake : I'm wae to think upo...
Page 113 - Lady, and finds them wanting. BEAUTY in woman ; the high will's decree ; Fair knighthood armed for manly exercise ; The pleasant song of birds ; love's soft replies ; The strength of rapid ships upon the sea ; The serene air when light begins to be ; The white snow, without wind that falls and lies ; Fields of all flower ; the place where waters rise ; Silver and gold ; azure in jewellery : — Weighed against these, the sweet and quiet worth Which my dear lady cherishes at heart...

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