The Development of the Associative Principle During the Middle Ages: Three Lectures, Read Before the Members and Patrons of the Huddersfield Early Closing Association, During the Winters of 1856, '57, and '58

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Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1859 - 100 Seiten
 

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Seite 98 - The knights are dust, And their good swords are rust, Their souls are with the saints, we trust.
Seite 67 - I, according to my copy, have done set it in imprint, to the intent that noble men may see and learn the noble acts of chivalry, the gentle and virtuous deeds that some knights used in those days, by which they came to honour ; and how they that were vicious were punished and oft put to shame and rebuke...
Seite 8 - The Vision of Piers Ploughman' is one of the most precious and interesting monuments of the English Language and Literature, and also of the social and political condition of the country during the fourteenth century. . . . Its author is not certainly known, but its time of composition can, by internal evidence, be fixed at about the year 1362. On this and on all matters bearing upon the origin and object of the poem, Mr, Wright's historical introduction gives ample information In...
Seite 73 - Now resting with a pilgrim by the side Of a clear brook ; beneath an abbey's roof One evening sumptuously lodged ; the next, Humbly in a religious hospital ; Or with some merry outlaws of the wood ; Or haply shrouded in a hermit's cell. Him, sleeping or awake, the robber spared...
Seite 17 - And wisdom was with thee, which knoweth thy works, and was present when thou madest the world, and knew what was acceptable in thy sight, and right in thy commandments. 10 O send her out of thy holy heavens, and from the throne of thy glory, that being present she may labour with me, that I may know what is pleasing unto thee.
Seite 27 - A great number of them which purchased those superstitious mansions, reserved of those library books, some to serve their jakes, some to scour their candlesticks, and some to rub their boots. Some they sold to the grocers and soap sellers, and some they sent over sea to the bookbinders, not in small number, but at times whole ships full, to the wondering of the foreign nations.
Seite 67 - ... virtuous deeds that some knights used in those days, by which they came to honour, and how they that were vicious were punished and oft put to shame and rebuke ; humbly beseeching all noble lords and ladies, with all other estates of what estate or degree they been of, that shall see and read in this said book and work, that they take the good and honest acts in their remembrance, and to follow the same.
Seite 73 - Ladies' praise ; Now meeting on his road an armed Knight, Now resting with a Pilgrim by the side Of a clear brook; — beneath an Abbey's roof One evening sumptuously lodged ; the next Humbly, in a religious Hospital ; Or with some merry Outlaws of the...
Seite 99 - Prudence and calculation were not suffered to check noble aspirations : army after army traversed countries, and crossed the sea to the Holy Land, reckless of pain or danger : duties were not cautiously regarded with a view to limit the performance of them ; for...
Seite 97 - ... whipped on Sundays in the church, in the presence of the whole congregation. Brother Adam de Valaincourt, a knight of a noble family, quitted the order of the Temple, but afterwards returned, smitten with remorse for his disobedience, and sought to be admitted to the society of his quondam brethren. He was compelled by the Master to eat for a year on the ground with the dogs ; to fast four days in the week on bread and water, and every Sunday to present himself naked in the church before the...

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