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Page 262 - And though all the winds of doctrine were let loose to play upon the earth, so Truth be in the field, we do injuriously by licensing and prohibiting to misdoubt her strength. Let her and Falsehood grapple; who ever knew Truth put to the worse in a free and open encounter?
Page 262 - And from that hour did I with earnest thought Heap knowledge from forbidden mines of lore, Yet nothing that my tyrants knew or taught I cared to learn, but from that secret store Wrought linked armour for my soul, before It might walk forth to war among mankind...
Page 133 - How much do I admire Boccaccio ! What descriptions of nature are those in his little introductions to every new day ! It is the morning/ of life stripped of that mist of familiarity which makes it obscure to us.
Page 303 - Yea, the darkness is no darkness with Thee, but the night is as clear as the day : the darkness and light to Thee are both alike.
Page 133 - What descriptions of nature are there in his little introductions to every new day ! It is the morning of life, stripped of that mist of familiarity which makes it obscure to us. Boccaccio seems to me to have possessed a deep sense of the fair ideal of human life, considered in its social relations. His more serious theories of love agree especially with mine. He often expresses things lightly too, which have serious meanings of a very beautiful kind. He is a moral casuist, the opposite of the ready-made...
Page 256 - They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.
Page 421 - History of Latin Christianity ; including that of the Popes to the Pontificate of Nicholas V.
Page 99 - State content!, umana gente, al quia; Che se potuto aveste veder tutto, Mestier non era partorir Maria : E disiar vedeste senza frutto Tai, che sarebbe lor disio quetato, Ch' eternamente 6 dato lor per lutto ; 1 Vide Ozanam.