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Page 297 - Surely human wickedness can devise nothing against you, worthy to be put in competition with heavenly glory : for the sufferings of the present time are not worthy to be compared ' to the glory which shall be revealed in us.
Page 401 - ... if that failed, by force. With unrivalled magnificence in their construction, as our times may recollect, he erected splendid mansions on all his estates ; in merely maintaining which, the labour of his successors shall toil in vain. His cathedral he dignified to the utmost with matchless ornaments and buildings on which no expense was spared. It was truly wonderful to behold in this man, what abundant power attended him in every kind of dignity, and flowed as it were to his hand. How great was...
Page 41 - And God is able to make all grace abound toward you ; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work : 9 As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor : his righteousness remaineth for ever.
Page 298 - The Welshman left his hunting ; the Scot his fellowship with lice ;* the Dane his drinking party ; the Norwegian his raw fish.
Page 234 - ... to eat till they became surfeited and to drink till they were sick. These latter qualities they imparted to their conquerors as to the rest they adopted their manners.
Page 82 - I proceeded during my domestic leisure to inquire if anything concerning our own country could be found worthy of handing down to posterity. Hence, it arose that, not content with the writings of ancient times, I began myself to compose ; not indeed to display my learning, which is comparatively nothing, but to bring to light events lying concealed in the confused mass of antiquity.
Page 262 - The sepulchre of Arthur is no where to be seen, whence ancient ballads fable that he is still to come. But the tomb of the other, as I have suggested, was found in the time of king William, on the sea-coast, fourteen feet long: there, as some relate, he was wounded by his enemies, and suffered shipwreck ; others say, he was killed by his subjects at a public entertainment. The truth consequently is doubtful ; though neither of these men was inferior to the reputation they have acquired. This...
Page 288 - Nevertheless, be he where he may, he is equally sparing of food and of speech; for never more than two dishes are served either to him or to his company; lard and meat never but to the sick. From the Ides of September till Easter, through regard for whatever festival, they do not take more than one meal a day, except on Sunday.
Page 298 - Joy attended such as went; while grief oppressed those who remained. But why do I say remained? You might see the husband departing with his wife, indeed, with all his family; you would smile to see the whole household laden on a carriage, about to proceed on their journey.1 The road was too narrow for the passengers, the path too confined for the travellers; so thickly were they thronged with endless multitudes. The number surpassed all human imagination, though the itinerants were estimated at...