Slavonic Literature

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Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1883 - Slavic literature - 264 pages

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Page 249 - Voyage dans quelques Parties de la Basse-Saxe pour la Recherche des Antiquite"s Slavs ou Vendes,
Page 72 - By whom is it fated that I should die ? ' And one of the magicians said to him, ' Prince, the horse which thou lovest and upon which thou ridest shall be the cause of thy death." Oleg receiving this into his mind said, ' I will never ride the horse nor see him more.' And he ordered them to take care of the horse, but never to bring it to him again ; and many years passed, and he rode him no more, and he went among the Greeks. Afterwards he returned to Kiev and stayed there four years, and in the...
Page 55 - I went over the blue sea, Over the blue sea, the Caspian ; And I it was who destroyed the ships; And now, our hope, our orthodox Tsar, I bring you my traitorous head, And with it I bring the empire of Siberia.
Page 72 - Where is my horse which I enjoined you to feed and take care of?' And they said, 'He is dead.' And .Oleg laughed and blamed the soothsayer, and said, ' The wizard spoke falsely, and it is all a lie ; the horse is dead and I am alive.
Page 184 - It is imperfect, and only contains the early books, viz., the Pentateuch, Joshua, Ruth, and Kings ; there are, however, fragments of three others. It is said to have been written for Sophia, the fourth wife of Jagiello, about the year 1455.
Page 54 - Ha, brothers, my brave hetmans! Make for yourselves boats, Make the rowlocks of fir, Make the oars of pine! By the help of God we will go, brothers; Let us pass the steep mountains, Let us reach the infidel kingdom, Let us conquer the Siberian kingdom, — That will please the czar, our master. I will myself go to the White Czar, I shall put on a sable cloak, I shall make my submission to the White Czar.
Page 72 - And he planted his foot on the skull, and out darted a snake and bit him on the foot, and from the wound he fell sick and died. And all the people lamented with great lamentation and carried him and buried him on the mountain, called Stehekovitza. There is his grave to this day, and it is called
Page 143 - Till this time, Voivode Liben, The old mountain was thy mother, The green forest was thy bride, With tufted foliage adorned, Refreshed with the sweet breeze. The grass gave thee a bed, Thou wert covered by the forest-leaves, The clear waters gave thee drink, The forest-birds sang to thee. For thee, Liben, they spoke,1 Rejoice, young hero, with thy companions.
Page 78 - If you find yourself affected by any ailment, make three prostrations to the ground before the Lord ; and never let the sun find you in bed. At the dawn of day, my father, and the virtuous men by whom he was surrounded, did thus: They glorified the Lord. They then seated themselves to deliberate, or to administer justice to the people, or they went to the chase; and in the middle of the day they slept; which God permits to man, as well as to the beasts and birds.
Page 16 - Slavic literature," the history of the Old Slavic or Church language and its literary cultivation, may be divided into three periods : 1. From Cyril, or from the ninth century, to the thirteenth century. This is the ancient genuine Slavonic ; as appears from the manuscripts of that period. 2. From the thirteenth to the sixteenth century. This is the middle age of the Slavonic, as altered gradually by Russian copyists, and full of Russisms. 3. From the sixteenth century to the present time. This comprises...

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