The Dawn of American History in Europe

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Macmillan, 1912 - Europe - 373 pages

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Page 262 - There was crying in Granada when the sun was going down ; Some calling on the Trinity — some calling on Mahoun. Here passed away the Koran — there in the Cross was borne — And here was heard the Christian bell — and there the Moorish horn...
Page 283 - Is there any one so foolish," he asks, " as to believe that there are antipodes with their feet opposite to ours ; people who walk with their heels upward, and their heads hanging down ? That there is a part of the world in which all things are topsyturvy : where the trees grow with their branches downward, and where it rains, hails and snows upward ? The idea of the roundness of the earth...
Page 111 - Oh, sir, I work very hard. I go out in the dawning, driving the oxen to the field and I yoke them to the plough. Be the winter never so stark. I dare not stay at home for fear of my lord: but every day I must plough a full acre or more, after having yoked the oxen and fastened the share and coulter to the plough!
Page 132 - that I have sought to live worthily while I lived, and after my life to leave to the men who come after me a remembrance in good works.
Page 98 - The barbarians drive us to the sea ; the sea drives us back to the barbarians : between them we are exposed to two sorts of death; we are either slain or drowned.
Page 337 - I know that we shall starve if not soon relieved, but starvation is preferable to the dishonored death which is the only alternative. Your menaces move me not ; my life is at your disposal ; here is my sword, plunge it into my breast, and divide my flesh among you. Take my body to appease your hunger, but expect no surrender so long as I remain alive.
Page 337 - Ye call us rat-eaters and dogeaters," they cried, "and it is true. So long, then, as ye hear dog bark or cat mew within the walls, ye may know that the city holds out. And when all has perished but ourselves, be sure that we will...
Page 112 - I drive my sheep to their pasture, and stand over them in heat and in cold with dogs, lest the wolves destroy them. I lead them back to their folds, and milk them twice a day ; and I move their folds, and make cheese and butter; and I am faithful to my lord.
Page 191 - God, a night spent in arms, is of more avail than two months of fasting and prayer; whosoever falls in battle, his sins are forgiven; at the day of judgment his wounds shall be resplendent as vermilion, and odoriferous as musk; and the loss of his limbs shall be supplied by the wings of angels and cherubim.

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