A Course of Lectures on Modern History: To which are Added, Historical Essays on the Beginning of Our History, and on Caesar and Alexander

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Page 401 - This preservation photocopy was made and hand bound at BookLab, Inc., in compliance with copyright law. The paper is Weyerhaeuser Cougar Opaque Natural, which exceeds ANSI Standard Z39.48-1984.
Page 259 - It includes some few manuscripts added at the end of the seventeenth and in the course of the eighteenth century,6 and the list of folios is now extended from F.
Page 105 - ... is fitted to be the type and symbol of the age of the Crusades. Characters such as this, or even as that of Godfrey and other more strictly religious Crusaders, are more adapted to be comprehended and depicted by the imagination of a Tasso, than to be penetrated and explained by the perspicuity of a Tacitus. The characters and heroes of the middle age are, indeed, throughout distinguished from those of classical antiquity, by this circumstance, that their fives and actions were always more under...
Page 152 - ... remains still to be solved. It seems to me necessary to free oneself first from the conviction that Bacon's influence on the Interpretation is self-evident. It is true that, when the work was first published, it was considered as a new application of Baconian methods. The Journal encyclopedique, which is one of the most important documents for the history of the Baconian trend in France, presents in its first issue (January 1756) a short summary of De Augmentis together with a description of...
Page 4 - ... better times ; these things it is that render his works immortal, that have given them an imperishable value for all ages. Not impartial is Tacitus — this any one, without intellect or love, can easily be. No ! he is in the highest degree partial, but his partiality is for the right party, and expressed in a just and noble manner.
Page 115 - ... he was greater still by his love of justice. "Unwearied in raising again the law that had been trampled under foot, he was himself judge, himself the protector and promoter of justice; the first, moreover, who, less by the power of his victorious sword than by the mild sway of justice, renovated Germany, and at the same time founded a mighty empire."t At another time Schlegel breaks out into notes of admiration.
Page 203 - ... darling of his nation. In the prime of manhood, during the German campaigns, when he stood, a consummate captain, at the side of Charles, the cause and warnings he gave his master were wholly on the side of mercy. It awakes a melancholy feeling to compare the beautiful picture of Alba's youth and manhood with the cruelties which in his old age he perpetrated in the Netherlands, whither he was sent by Philip in 1567. He was actually sent thither to terrify the inhabitants into submission. It has...
Page 117 - Electors, who passed before him when the hour struck, was probably less trustworthy than the ordinary sun-dials by which the Nurnberg workmen regulated their hours of work and play. inquiring spirit was at last rewarded by " the two grand discoveries by which the mind of man first attained its majority " — the discovery of the new hemisphere, and of the planetary motions. But this grand world-development of the fifteenth century, only concerns us at present in its local manifestation in Niirnberg....
Page 117 - Mediterranean, but likewise in the Baltic Sea, to the ancients a north almost unknown, and an object of dread — an age wherein architecture soared with a new flight, and painting attained such high and hitherto unparalleled development and perfection — an age wherein philosophy, almost too widely cultivated, became an affair of State and of practical life, wherein all the historical and literary knowledge, which was at that time by any channels accessible, was...

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