Europe During the Middle Ages ...

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Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green & Longman, 1833
 

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Side 217 - And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard : I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; And break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down...
Side 218 - Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock. And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house ; and it fell not ; for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand. And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon...
Side 116 - Cologne; the king of Bohemia, the Count Palatine, the duke of Saxony, and the margrave of Brandenburg. The Golden Bull assigned to each of the electors one of the great offices of the crown: the elections were ordered to be made at Frankfort; the emperor to be consecrated at Aix-la-Chapelle by the elector of Cologne...
Side 218 - For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
Side 319 - Not the man of mortal race Knows the words which thou hast spoken To thy son in days of yore. I hear the coming tread of death ; He soon shall raze the runic lore, And knowledge of the rise of gods, From his ill-fated soul who strove With Odin's self the strife of wit. Wisest of the wise that breathe, Our stake was life, and thou hast won.
Side 252 - While thou worshippest amidst their holy relics, thou canst not fail to be assisted by their intercessions, so long as neither the pleasures of the world allure, nor the fear of kings terrifies thee from the path which they trod. Never forget that thy throat should be the trumpet of God, thy tongue the herald of salvation to all men. Be a faithful shepherd, not a hireling ; a ruler, not a subverter ; a light, not darkness ; a fortress defended by firm trust, not a house built on sand ; a glorious...
Side 311 - Friga, counsel thou thy lord, Whose unquiet bosom broods A journey to Vafthruni's hall, With the wise and crafty Jute, To contend in runic lore. " FRIGA. Father of a hero race, In the dwelling-place of Goths, Let me counsel thee to stay ; For to none among the...
Side 326 - The king beheld The beautiful maids Sitting on their horses In shining armure, Their shields before them, Solemnly thoughtful. The king heard The words of their lips, Saw them beckon With pale hands, And thus bespake them: ' Mighty goddesses, Were we not worthy You should choose us A better doom?' Scogul answered : ' Thy foes have fallen, Thy land is free, Thy fame is pure ; Now we must ride To greener worlds, To tell Odin That Hacon comes. ' The father of battles Heard the tidings, And said to his...
Side 314 - Next, if thou can tell, declare • Who was parent to the moon, That shines upon the sleep of man ; And who is parent to the sun.
Side 331 - Bragafull, or third cup of ale, to make peculiar vows to the honour of the god Braga. One of the vows thus made by a son of Arngrim has, on account of its eventful consequences, been recorded by historians, namely, the vow of Yorward, the fourth son. ' " He had waited until his elder brethren had staked their pledges, and when the great cup came to him, he held it up in his right hand, and said : ' By this cup, brothers, I swear to get Ingburga, the daughter of the great Yngwin, for my wife, or perish...

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