Denmark, past and present

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a. Trenerne & co., ltd., 1902 - Denmark - 302 pages
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Page 255 - For this is the Great Story of the North, which should be to all our race what the Tale of Troy was to the Greeks— to all our race first, and afterwards, when the change of the world has made our race nothing more than a name of what has been—a story too—then should it be to those that come after us no less than the Tale of Troy has been to us.
Page 261 - King Olaf ordered great platforms of floating wood to be tied together with hazel bands, and for this he took down old houses; and with these as a roof he covered over his ships so widely that it reached over the ships
Page 232 - Cried the North to the South. 'Now give us men from the sunless plain,' Cried the South to the North, 'By need of work in the snow and the rain, Made strong, and brave by familiar pain!' Cried the South to the North. 'Give lucider hills and intenser seas,' Said the North to the South, 'Since ever by symbols and bright degrees Art, childlike, climbs to the dear Lord's knees,
Page 232 - Cried the North to the South. " Now give us men from the sunless plain," Cried the South to the North, " By need of work in the snow and the rain, Made strong, and brave by familiar pain ! " Cried the South to the North. " Give lucider hills and intenser seas," Said the North to the South, " Since ever by symbols and bright degrees Art, childlike, climbs to the dear Lord's knees,
Page 262 - London Bridge is broken down, — Gold is won, and bright renown. Shields resounding, War-horns sounding, Hildur shouting in the din! Arrows singing, Mail-coats ringing — Odin makes our Olaf win...
Page 261 - ... it; and the ships themselves were so greatly damaged that many retreated out of it. But King Olaf, and the Northmen's fleet with him, rowed quite up under the bridge, laid their cables around the piles which supported it, and then rowed off with all the ships as hard as they could down the stream. The piles were thus shaken in the bottom, and were loosened under the bridge. Now, as the armed troops stood thick of men upon the bridge, and there were likewise many heaps of stones and...
Page 260 - Nevertheless they set out to sea as soon as they were ready, and sailed for three days, until they lost sight of the land they had left. But when the wind failed, a north wind with fog set in, and they knew not where they were sailing to; and this lasted many days. At last they saw the sun, and could distinguish the quarters of the sky; so they hoisted sail again, and sailed for one day and night,1 when they made land.
Page 262 - The piles were thus shaken in the bottom, and were loosened under the bridge. Now as the armed troops stood thick of men upon the bridge, and there were likewise many heaps of stones and other weapons upon it, and the piles under it being loosened and broken, the bridge gave way; and a great part of the men upon it fell into the river, and all the others fled, some into the castle, some into Southwark.
Page 120 - The men of business are domestic tyrants, coldly immersed in their own affairs, and so ignorant of the state of other countries, that they dogmatically assert that Denmark is the happiest country in the world; the Prince Royal the best of all possible princes; and Count Bernstorff the wisest of ministers.
Page 260 - They one and all agreed to go with him. Biarne said, " Our expedition will be thought foolish, as none of us have ever been on the Greenland sea before." Nevertheless they set out to sea as soon as they were ready, and sailed for three days, until they lost sight of the land they had left.. But when the wind failed, a north wind with fog set in, and they knew not where they were sailing to; and this lasted many days. At last they saw the...

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