Miscellanies

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Earl Philip Henry Stanhope Stanhope
J. Murray, 1872 - Всего страниц: 207
 

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Стр. 170 - In these far climes it was my lot To meet the wondrous Michael Scott ; A wizard of such dreaded fame That when, in Salamanca's cave, Him listed his magic wand to wave, The bells would ring in Notre Dame...
Стр. 18 - Poor Andre suffers to-day; everything that is amiable in virtue, in fortitude, in delicate sentiment, and accomplished manners pleads for him ; but hard-hearted policy calls for a sacrifice. He must die — I send you my account of Arnold's affair, and to justify myself to your sentiments, I must inform you, that I urged a compliance with Andre's request to be shot...
Стр. 19 - ... justify myself to your sentiments, I must inform you, that I urged a compliance with Andre's request to be shot, and I do not think it would have had an ill effect; but some people are only sensible to motives of policy, and sometimes, from a narrow disposition, mistake it. " When Andre's tale comes to be told, and present resentment is over, the refusing him the privilege of choosing the manner of his death will be branded with too much obstinacy.
Стр. 189 - Oh ! lightly did Guarinos vault into the saddle-tree, And slowly riding down made halt before Marlotes' knee ; Again the heathen laughed aloud — ' All hail, sir knight,' quoth he.. ' Now do thy best, thou champion proud : thy blood I look to see.
Стр. 169 - Aristotelian logic — forms which at one time were considered as affording one main security for the demonstration of truth. Here is a fragment, the Latin original of which is still preserved at Paris in the library of the Sorbonne : ' The firmament of heaven is round, and all that is round is perfect, therefore the firmament of heaven is perfect. But everything that is perfect is free from motion, because it can want or seek no good gift which it has not already ; and the firmament of heaven is...
Стр. 81 - A vision, or perhaps dream, disclosed the place of the Holy Sepulchre ; the three crosses were found buried near it, and that of the Saviour is said to have been distinguished from the others by its healing powers on the sick, and even restoring a corpse to life.
Стр. 183 - She went straight to him, though he tried to hide among the courtiers, and said, " Gentle dauphin, why do you not believe me ? I tell you that God has pity on you, your kingdom, and your people, for St. Louis and St. Charlemagne are on their knees before Him praying for you.
Стр. 69 - Light Dragoons in our barracks; also the Northampton and Berkshire Militia. The first and last of these I command, and have an orderly dragoon whenever I please from the former, and the band of the latter.
Стр. 83 - Second clung for protection, in the revolution which hurled his father from the throne ;f and we might entertain more respect for the superstition of the Greeks, if the supposed sanctity of this relic had produced either the observance of the oath or the safety of the suppliant. At length, in the year 1078, the object of my narrative recommenced its travels. A wealthy citizen of Amalfi, whose name is not recorded, had long felt a wish to exchange active life for the cloister, and had selected the...
Стр. 164 - Averroes. All of them were disposed to acknowledge Aristotle as their chief and master. How wonderful, I may say in passing, is this proof of the supremacy of the old Greek race, as shown in the instance of two men who stood to each other in the relation of pupil and preceptor. The pupil Alexander the Great, by dint of military genius, subjugates Asia ! The preceptor, Aristotle, after the lapse of centuries and solely by the force of intellect, holds Asia in thrall again ! In considering, however,...

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