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Page 123 - ... above fifty years in victory or peace : beloved by " my subjects, dreaded by my enemies, and respected by my allies. " Riches and honours, power and pleasure, have waited on my call, " nor does any earthly blessing appear to have been wanting to my " felicity. In this situation I have diligently numbered the days of " pure and genuine happiness which have fallen to my lot : they amount " to FOURTEEN : — O man ! place not thy confidence in this present
Page 123 - I have now reigned above fifty years in victory or peace ; beloved by my subjects, dreaded by my enemies, and respected by my allies. Riches and honors, power and pleasure, have waited on my call, nor does any earthly blessing appear to have been wanting to my felicity. In this situation, I have diligently numbered the days of pure and genuine happiness which have fallen to my lot. They amount to FOURTEEN.
Page 217 - A few days after he left the city, a severe edict was published in the emperor's name, and by authority of the diet, depriving him, as an obstinate and excommunicated criminal, of all the privileges which he enjoyed as a subject of the empire ; forbidding any prince to harbour or protect him ; and requiring all to seize his person as soon as the term specified in his protection should be expired.
Page 73 - At Paris, which he already considered as his royal seat, Clovis declared to an assembly of the princes and warriors, the pretence and the motive of a Gothic war : " It grieves me to see that the Arians still possess the fairest portion of Gaul. Let us march against them with the aid of God ; and, having vanquished the heretics, we will possess, and divide, their fertile provinces.
Page 245 - Pity not me," cried the highspirited chevalier; " I die as a man of honour ought, in the discharge of my duty: they indeed are objects of pity, who fight against their king, their country, and their oath.
Page 389 - French king were very considerable ; but the pretensions of the house of Bourbon to the Spanish succession were left in full force. Though the renunciation of all claim to that succession, conformable to the Pyrenean treaty, had been...
Page 211 - Turkish armies, led by 1519. a gallant and victorious monarch, are now assembling. They are ready to pour in upon Germany with a violence unknown in former ages. New conjunctures call for new expedients. The imperial sceptre must be committed to some hand more powerful than mine, or that of any other German prince.
Page 245 - The emperor and his allies were less successful in their operations on the frontier of France. They were baffled on all sides. And Francis, though stripped of his Italian dominions, might still have enjoyed in safety the glory of having defended his native kingdom against one half of Europe, and have bid defiance to all his enemies, could he have moderated his military ardour.
Page 345 - CHAP. i were left in the whole kingdom of Portugal; the oppressed people were ripe for an insurrection, and the Spanish minister, in order to amuse the Duke of Braganza, whose ruin he meditated, had given him the command of the arsenal. The Duchess of Mantua, who had been honoured with the title of vice-queen, was driven out of the kingdom without a blow.