The Betrayers

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E.P. Dutton, 1919 - 315 pages
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Page 314 - So thy sweet words allure me, I cannot silent be; and you be vexed not, That I a little to discourse am tempted. I am the one who both keys had in keeping Of Frederick's heart, and turned them to and fro So softly in unlocking and in locking, That from his secrets most men I withheld; Fidelity I bore the glorious office So great, I lost thereby my sleep and pulses. The courtesan who never from the dwelling Of...
Page 51 - Dies irae, dies ilia Solvet saeclum in favilla Teste David cum Sibylla. Quantus tremor est futurus, Quando judex est venturus, Cuncta stricte discussurus! Tuba mirum spargens sonum Per sepulcra regionum, Coget omnes ante thronum. Mors stupebit et natura, Cum resurget creatura, Judicanti responsura.
Page 314 - Thinking by dying to escape disdain, Made me unjust against myself, the just. I, by the roots unwonted of this wood, Do swear to you that never broke I faith Unto my lord, who was so worthy of...
Page 48 - Surely in vain is the net spread in the sight of any bird," or, before the eyes of every thing that hath a wing, as in the original.
Page 192 - Greater love hath no man than that he lay down his life for his friends^ but thou didst lay thine down for thine enemies.
Page 75 - His blood gives us legal access so that "whatsoever we bind on earth is bound in heaven and whatsoever we loose on earth is loosed in heaven
Page ii - This is a stirring romance of the great contest between the Pope and the Emperor in the thirteenth century. The story is full of movement and color, and the author has been singularly successful in making these far-off days of struggle and intrigue vividly real and vital for his readers.
Page 147 - Wickliffe, who had won his way into the hearts of all with whom he had come in contact.
Page 269 - ... working of the curse ! — The curses of the fall have never been revoked. Men toil and die as they did before the Saviour of mankind came on earth, but, according to the merciful law of God, who ever works good out of evil for his faithful servants, there is a call heard by those who meekly listen : ' Come unto me, ye who are heavy laden, and I will give you rest ;' and the sting of death is plucked out.
Page 314 - Frederick, on reflecting on this circumstance, grieved inconsolably and with abundance of tears, which is a pitiable sight in a person of such authority and such an age, and clasping his hands together, exclaimed, " Woe is me, for my own bowels fight against me ; this Peter, whom I believed to be a rock, and who was the half of my life, laid a plot for my death. The pope, whom the empire in the time of my noble predecessors created from nothing and enriched, is endeavouring to destroy it, and aims...

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