Young Folks' History of Germany

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D. Lothrop, 1878 - Germany - 474 pages
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Page 434 - Tis morn, but scarce yon level sun Can pierce the war-clouds, rolling dun, Where furious Frank and fiery Hun Shout in their sulphurous canopy. The combat deepens. On, ye brave, Who rush to glory, or the grave ! Wave, Munich ! all thy banners wave, And charge with all thy chivalry. Few, few shall part where many meet ! The snow shall be their winding-sheet ; And every turf beneath their feet Shall be a soldier's sepulchre.
Page 75 - Bernhard's death, was willing to humble himself, and, stripped off his robes, he lay on a couch of sackcloth and read a list of his sins, which had been drawn up by his foes, and made him confess not only that he had been unjust to Bernhard, but that he had been a blasphemer, a perjured wretch, and fomenter of strife. Then thirty bishops, one after the other, laid their hands on his head, while the penitential psalms were sung, and all the time Lothar looked on from a throne rejoicing in his father's...
Page 112 - I have loved righteousness and hated iniquity, therefore do I die in exile." * Who shall dare charge with hypocrisy these words uttered on the very brink of the grave ? The successors of Gregory, like soldiers arriving after a victory, threw themselves as conquerors on the enslaved Churches.
Page 270 - ON the death of Maximilian, the Empire was coveted by three kings, Henry VIII. of England, Francis I. of France, and Charles * of Spain. Henry, however, on enquiry, found that he was better off in England than he would have been with the addition of the stormy Empire, and gave up all thoughts of offering himself, but Francis declared that he and Charles were both suitors for the same: lady, and sent wagon-loads of treasure to decide her choice. The Electors, however, wished to choose the good Frederick...
Page 64 - Karl was gone the first time to Saxony, the Lombard king, Desiderius, began to harass Rome again ; and the Pope, Leo III., again sent to ask aid from Karl, who crossed the Alps, besieged Pavia, and sent the king into a monastery, while he was himself crowned with the iron crown that the Lombard kings had always worn. Then he went on to Rome, where he dismounted from his horse and walked in a grand procession to the Church of St. Peter on the Vatican hill, kissing each step of the staircase before...
Page 362 - No time to be lost ! No time indeed to be lost !" Sobieski and the Duke of Lorraine were there, with their forces united with those of all Germany. In the spirit of a crusader, Sobieski harangued his troops, and led them down the mountain side, to burst upon the Othman force. Kara Mustafa soon saw that resistance was vain, and after causing every...
Page 283 - ... the sultanate in 1520, Turkish pressure on Europe increased once more. The Sultan threatened not only Hungary but also those hereditary provinces of the Habsburgs that, by Charles's agreement in 1522 with his brother Ferdinand, henceforth belonged to the younger branch of the Habsburgs. When Louis II of Hungary and Bohemia was defeated and killed by the Turks in the Battle of...
Page 32 - Germany at his disposal, was preparing to cross the Elbe, when a woman of gigantic stature and stern aspect suddenly appeared in front of the troops, and addressed him in these words : " Thou insatiable robber ! Whither wouldst thou go ? Depart ! The end of thy misdeeds and of thy life is at hand.
Page 101 - Great, was elected in his place, and was so devout that he and his wife Kunigund* of Luxemburg are both reckoned as saints. He endowed the bishopric of Bamberg with lands of his own, and therefore is generally drawn with the model of the cathedral in his arms. He was crowned Emperor at Rome, and as he, like Otto, held that the Kings of the Germans had the right of reigning over Rome and Italy, he took the title of King of the Romans. Thenceforth the German Kings were so called until they were crowned...
Page 230 - The Austrians, who had sent their horses away because the ground was rough, drew up on foot at Sempach like one steel wall bristling with spears. The peasants knelt for a moment in prayer, and then an Unterwalden farmer, Arnold von Winkelried, shouted, " I will make a way for you, comrades. Take care of my wife and children.

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