Romance of the olden time, 14 tales from history

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Page 135 - You have rendered a bad account of the water-tolls ; the inundations, which have enriched you, have been sometimes caused by you in the management of the sluices ; you have robbed orphans and widows, though you knew they were under my protection ; and you have added to your crimes by depriving this young man of his bride.
Page 132 - ... like his father and gather laurels in Palestine ; but Baldwin, judging his presence too necessary in Flanders, satisfied himself with sending to the help of the Crusaders his cousin Charles of Denmark, and with him some knights who had crimes to expiate, and on whom.
Page 56 - But I," said the Frieslander, " have now accomplished my vow." Then, with a blushing countenance, he began to stammer out some words with a voice full of emotion and a trembling heart, when the two brothers from Liege interrupted him, by asking him to come in. After...
Page 55 - Frieslander had related the accounts of the battles which had been fought, and of the death of the brave fellow from Liege, who had dragged the Saracen down with him...
Page 55 - Europe, having been summoned back to his states : our hero, loaded with well-earned distinction, returned with him. William did not forget that he owed his life more than once to him, and he had promised to grant him any favour in his power.
Page 133 - How will you obtain it ? The watergrave has appearances in his favour. You were in possession, on the right bank of the Lys, of two...
Page 49 - They were very cheerful and happy, and we blessed them in the name of the Lord, and they went on their way rejoicing. The same day we met a company of hand-carts, led by Elder D. McArthur.
Page 53 - ... tell us) the Greek fire was, as if by a miracle, extinguished ; the machine reappeared untouched, as if the fire had not reached it ; the drawbridge...
Page 49 - The count had determined to effect an opening through the enemy's ranks on the side of the port, so as to support himself by his fleet, and at the same time to hinder the retreat of the Saracens.
Page 148 - The apartment was forty feet in length, and twenty-five broad; it had no other ceiling than the roof, which was composed of large tiles, supported by rough carpenter-work.

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