A History of Europe

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1913 - Europe - 674 pages

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Page 32 - An Athenian citizen does not neglect the state because he takes care of his own household; and even those of us who are engaged in business have a very fair idea of politics. We alone regard a man who takes no interest in public affairs, not as a harmless, but as a useless character; and if few of us are originators, we are all sound judges of policy.
Page 653 - Still glides the Stream, and shall for ever glide; The Form remains, the Function never dies; While we, the brave, the mighty, and the wise, We Men, who in our morn of youth defied The elements, must vanish; - be it so! Enough, if something from our hands have power To live, and act, and serve the future hour; And if, as toward the silent tomb we go, Through love, through hope, and faith's transcendent dower, We feel that we are greater than we know.
Page 653 - I see what was, and is, and will abide ; Still glides the Stream, and shall for ever glide ; The Form remains, the Function never dies ; While we, the brave, the mighty, and the wise, We Men, who in our morn of youth defied The elements, must vanish...
Page 266 - I withdraw, through thy power and authority, from Henry the king, son of Henry the emperor, who has risen against thy church with unheard of insolence, the rule over the whole kingdom of the Germans and over Italy.
Page 201 - A multitude like which the populous north Poured never from her frozen loins to pass Rhene or the Danaw when her barbarous sons Came like a deluge on the south, and spread Beneath Gibraltar to the Libyan sands.
Page xvi - Many the things that strange and wondrous are, None stranger and more wonderful than Man ; He dares to wander far, With stormy blast across the hoary sea, Where nought his eye can scan But waves still surging round unceasingly; And Earth, of all the gods Mightiest, unwearied, indestructible, He weareth year by year, and breaks her clods, While the keen ploughshare marks...
Page 102 - ... that they had conquered kingdoms both far and nigh, insomuch as all that heard of their name were afraid of them : also that, whom they would help to a kingdom, those reign; and whom again they would, they displace...
Page 265 - Henry, king not through usurpation but through the holy ordination of God, to Hildebrand, at present not pope but false monk. Such greeting as this hast thou merited through thy disturbances, inasmuch as there is no grade in the church which thou hast omitted to make a partaker not of honour but of confusion, not of benediction but of malediction. For, to mention few and especial cases out of many, not only hast thou not...
Page 652 - ... the prophetic soul Of the wide world brooding on things to come", yet the unapparent future has a claim to make itself felt as an idea controlling our perspective. It commands us not to regard the series of what we call ancient and...
Page 314 - in the beginnings," but "in the beginning" God created the heavens and the earth. Indeed we declare, announce, and define that it is altogether necessary to salvation for every human creature to be subject to the Roman pontiff.

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