History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella, the Catholic, of Spain, Volume 3

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Richard Bentley, 1838
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Page 258 - Even Lord Burleigh, commenting on the mode of examination adopted in certain cases by the High Commission court, does not hesitate to say the interrogatories were " so curiously penned, so full of branches and circumstances, as he thought the inquisitors of Spain used not so many questions to comprehend and to trap their preys.
Page 255 - habitants Begins to cast a beam on th' outward shape, The unpolluted temple of the mind, And turns it by degrees to
Page 463 - We are again reminded of Shakspeare, " It hath been prophesied to me many years I should not die but in Jerusalem.
Page 480 - From that time his fortunes were under a cloud. Not that victory sat less constantly on his banner; but at home he had lost " All that should accompany old age, As honour, love, obedience, troops of friends.
Page 252 - She spoke the Castilian with much elegance and correctness. She had an easy fluency of discourse, which, though generally of a serious complexion, was occasionally seasoned with agreeable sallies, some of which have passed into proverbs.* She was temperate even to abstemiousness in her diet, seldom or never tasting wine
Page 529 - de las Leyes y Nuevas Decisiones hechas y ordenadas en la Ciudad de Toro, [Medina del Campo, 1555,] fol. 49.) Nearly all, if not all, the acts of the Catholic sovereigns introduced into the famous code of the " Ordenan^as Reales," were passed in the cortes of Madrigal, in 1476, or Toledo, in 1480.
Page 472 - Machiavelli, by a single coup depinceau, thus characterizes, or caricatures, the princes of his time. " Un imperatore instabile e vario ; un re di Francia sdegnoso e pauroso; un re d' Inghilterra ricco, feroce, e cupido di gloria ; un re di Spagna taccagno e avaro ; per gli altri re, io no li
Page 480 - may be taken as the representative of the peculiar genius of the age. While Isabella, discarding all the petty artifices of state policy, and pursuing the noblest ends by the noblest means, stands far above her age. In his illustrious consort, Ferdinand may be said to have lost his good genius,
Page 473 - own key and keeping, amounted unto the sum of eighteen hundred thousand pounds sterling; a huge mass of money, even for these times." (Hist, of Henry VII. Works, vol. vp 183.) Sir Edward Coke swells this huge mass to " fifty and three hundred thousand pounds !
Page 392 - when he visited the spot, a few years after the cardinal's death. " Your Ximenes," said he, " has executed more than I should have dared to conceive ; he has done with his single hand what in France it has cost a line of kings to accomplish."! The erection of the buildings, however, did not terminate

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