History of English Poetry from the Twelfth to the Close of the Sixteenth Century, Volume 1

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Reeves and Turner, 1871 - English poetry
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Page 256 - ... Detested wretch !" — but scarce his speech began, When the strange partner seem'd no longer man His youthful face grew more serenely sweet ; His robe turn'd white, and flow'd upon his feet ; Fair rounds of radiant points invest his hair ; Celestial...
Page 128 - Ireland has told me, of his own experience, that in his wolf-huntings there, when he used to be abroad in the mountains three or four days together; and lay very ill...
Page 302 - But yield his sence to be too blunt and bace, That n'ote without an hound fine footing trace. And thou, O fairest Princesse vnder sky, In this faire mirrhour maist behold thy face, And thine owne realmes in lond of Faery, And in this antique Image thy great auncestry.
Page 255 - In travelling from his retirement, he was met by an angel in the figure of a man, who said, " I am an angel, and am sent by God to be your companion on the road.
Page 183 - The rest were chiefly books of devotion, which included but few of the fathers; many treatises of astrology, geomancy, chiromancy, and medicine, originally written in Arabic, and translated into Latin or French; pandects, chronicles, and romances.
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Page 183 - Let no scholar occupy a book in the library above one hour, or two hours at most, so that others shall be hindered from the use of the same.
Page 184 - Even so late as the year 1471, when Louis XI. borrowed the works of Rasis, the Arabian physician, from the faculty of medicine in Paris, he not only deposited in pledge a considerable quantity of plate, but was obliged to procure a nobleman to join with him as surety in a deed, binding himself under a great forfeiture to restore it.
Page 195 - ... four hours, he committed them to the care of the keepers of his <chapel, who from time to time gave him notice how the hours went; but as in windy weather the candles were...

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