Stories from German History from Ancient Times to the Year 1648

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Harrap, 1915 - Germany - 276 pages
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Page 130 - And now, I dare say,' said Sir Bors, ' thou Sir Launcelot, there thou liest, that thou wert never matched of earthly knight's hands; and thou wert the courtliest knight that ever bare shield; and thou wert the truest friend to thy lover that ever bestrode horse; and thou wert the truest lover of a sinful man that ever loved woman; and thou wert the kindest man that ever...
Page 134 - That death was on him he knew full well ; Down from his head to his heart it fell. On the grass beneath a pine-tree's shade, With face to earth, his form he laid, Beneath him placed he his horn and sword, And turned his face to the heathen horde. Thus hath he done the sooth to show, That Karl and his warriors all may know., That the gentle count a conqueror died. Mea...
Page 130 - ... and thou were the truest lover, of a sinful man, that ever loved woman; and thou wert the kindest man that ever struck with sword. And thou wert the goodliest person that ever came among press of knights. And thou wert the meekest man, and the gentlest, that ever ate in hall among ladies. And thou wert the sternest knight to thy mortal foe that ever put spear in the rest.
Page 219 - If there were as many devils in Worms as there are tiles on the housetops I would go.
Page 224 - Dear man, I also have a little son; he is called Hansichen Luther. Might not he also come into the garden, that he might eat such apples and pears, and ride on such beautiful little ponies, and play with these children...
Page 225 - Hansichen, that he may be sure to pray and to learn well, and be good, that he also may come into this garden. But he has a dear aunt, Lena; he must bring her with him.
Page 224 - And he showed me there a fair meadow in the garden, prepared for dancing. There were many pipes of pure gold, drums, and silver bows and arrows. But it was still early in the day, so that the children had not had their breakfasts.
Page 68 - Long life and victory to Charles, the most pious Augustus, crowned by God the great and pacific emperor of the Romans!
Page 70 - ... himself had built ; and above his tomb there was put up a gilded arcade with his image and this superscription : ' In this tomb reposeth the body of Charles, great and orthodox emperor, who did gloriously extend the kingdom of the Franks, and did govern it happily for forty-seven years. He died at the age of seventy years, in the year of the Lord 814, in .the seventh year of the Indiction, on the 5th of the Kalends of February.
Page 116 - As man," he was wont to say, "consists of soul and body, so do human affairs consist of spiritual and earthly ; and as the body is ruled by the soul, so ought the world to be governed by the church. As there are two great lights in heaven, the sun and the moon, so are there two mighty rulers on earth, the Pope and the Emperor. Now, as the moon derives her light from the sun, so is all the power of the Emperor derived from the Pope. The Pope is the successor of the Apostle Peter, to whom the Saviour...

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