The Church Historians of England: pt. 1. The history of the kings of England, and of his own times, by William of Malmesbury

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Seeleys, 1854 - Great Britain
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Page 41 - And God is able to make all grace abound toward you ; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work : 9 As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor : his righteousness remaineth for ever.
Page 194 - The light of the body is the eye. If therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness.
Page 401 - ... if that failed, by force. With unrivalled magnificence in their construction, as our times may recollect, he erected splendid mansions on all his estates ; in merely maintaining which, the labour of his successors shall toil in vain. His cathedral he dignified to the utmost with matchless ornaments and buildings on which no expense was spared. It was truly wonderful to behold in this man, what abundant power attended him in every kind of dignity, and flowed as it were to his hand. How great was...
Page 297 - Surely human wickedness can devise nothing against you, worthy to be put in competition with heavenly glory : for the sufferings of the present time are not worthy to be compared ' to the glory which shall be revealed in us.
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Page 83 - ... concerning our own country could be found worthy of handing down to posterity. Hence it arose, that, not content with the writings of ancient times, I began, myself, to compose; not indeed to display my learning, which is comparatively nothing, but to bring to light events lying concealed in the confused mass of antiquity.
Page 29 - Where the ceaseless impertinence of parasites ? Where the sculptured vessels, overwhelming the very tables with their weight of gold ? Where are the delicacies so anxiously sought throughout sea and land, to pamper the appetite ? Are not all these things smoke and vapour ? Have they not all passed away ? Woe be to those who attach themselves to such, for they in like manner shall consume away. Are not all these like a rapid river hastening to the sea ? And woe to those who are attached to them, for...
Page 262 - The sepulchre of Arthur is no where to be seen, whence ancient ballads fable that he is still to come. But the tomb of the other, as I have suggested, was found in the time of king William, on the sea-coast, fourteen feet long: there, as some relate, he was wounded by his enemies, and suffered shipwreck ; others say, he was killed by his subjects at a public entertainment. The truth consequently is doubtful ; though neither of these men was inferior to the reputation they have acquired. This...
Page 288 - Nevertheless, be he where he may, he is equally sparing of food and of speech; for never more than two dishes are served either to him or to his company; lard and meat never but to the sick. From the Ides of September till Easter, through regard for whatever festival, they do not take more than one meal a day, except on Sunday.
Page 212 - France, by poison], a comet — a star, denoting, as they say, change in kingdoms — appeared, trailing its extended and fiery train along the sky. Wherefore, a certain monk of our monastery, by name Elmer, bowing down with terror at the sight of the brilliant star, wisely exclaimed, ' Thou art come ! a matter of lamentation to many a mother art thou come. I have seen thee long since ; but I now behold thee much more terrible, threatening to hurl destruction on this country...

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