Gesta Stephani

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Richard Clarke Sewell
sumptibus Societatis, 1846 - Great Britain - 139 pages
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Page xi - ... it horrors. Indeed, as Dr. Sewell remarks, the whole narrative " is one stirring series of events of personal and individual interest, and, in this respect, it partakes much more of the character of a romance than of a history. We are transported at once into the camp of Stephen and his barons; we are present at his councils ; we are hurried forward in the night march ; we lurk in the ambuscade; we take part in the storming of castles and cities. Now we stand in the wild morasses of the isle...
Page 1 - Nouo enim quisque saeuiendi raptus amore, in alterum crudele debacchari, tantoque sese gloriosiorem aestimare, quanto in innocentes nocentius insurgebat. Legis quoque institutis, quibus indisciplinatus coercetur populus, ex toto neglectis, immo et adnullatis, ad omne illicitum effrenati, quicquid flagitii mente occurrebat, promptissime peragebant. Vt enim uerbis propheticis 2 utar, ' a planta pedis usque ad uerticem non erat in eis sanitas...
Page 83 - ... quelques-uns seulement de ceux qui la composaient réussissant à se réfugier dans l'église, d'où ils auraient été délogés par l'incendie : Sed regales ... subito et insperate cum intolerabili multitudine Werwellam advenerunt, fortiterque in eos undique irruentes, captis et interemptis plurimis, cedere tandem reliquos et in templum se recipere compulerunt. Cumque vice castelli ad se defendendos templo uterentur, alii, facibus undique injectis, semiustulatos eos e templo prodire, et ad...
Page 16 - ... Omnibus igitur summatibus regni fide et iureiurando cum rege constrictis, edicto per Angliam promulgato, summos ecclesiarum ductores cum primis populi ad concilium Londonias consciuit. Illis quoque quasi in unam sentinam illuc...
Page 3 - At his arrival, the city, which had been in mourning for the death of King Henry, came out to meet him with, shouts of joy, and received him in triumph ; regaining in Stephen what they had lost in their protector Henry. The men of rank and experience, assembled in...
Page 3 - Concussa protenus in adventu viri civitas ilia cum laeto strepitu obviam ei occurrit. . . . Majores igitur natu, consultuque quique provectiores, concilium coegere, deque regni statu pro arbitrio suo utilia in commune providentes, ad regem eligendum unanimiter conspiravere.
Page 85 - Brienus nacti przconii titulum, ut, sicut sese antea mutuo et indivise dilexerant, ita nee in adversis, plurimo impediente periculo, aliquatenus separarentur (Du Chesne, p.
Page 41 - ... legimus, inductos, aut ieiuniis macerare, aut suppliciis addictis usque ad nouissimum quadrantem quicquid possederant ab eis exigere." Alii tegnam excogitantes uersutiorem, ubi Anglia quietior, pax abundantior,6 populus otio et securitati acclinior, in die per tritam et populosam uiam nunc huc, nunc illuc itinerare ; nomen suum, personas, et officium mentiri ; non arma, non notabilem habitum, non impia modumque excedentia uerba more praedonum proferre ; sed humilem uultum, mediocrem incessum,...
Page 129 - Earl of auide incumbens, rebus tantum sibi necessariis occurrere maluit, omnibusque, in quibus confidebat, in huius necessitatis articulo deficientibus, ad extremum, ut fama erat, ad regem tanquam ad cognatum missis occulte legatis, benigne eum et suppliciter implorauit, ut indigentiam, qua premebatur, miseranter respiceret, et ut propinqui sanguinis cognatione connexum, sibique, quantum in se erat, benignum, pie exaudiret. Talibus rex perceptis, ut erat semper compassionis et pietatis abundans,...