History of English Poetry: From the Twelfth to the Close of the Sixteenth Century, Volum 1

Reeves and Turner, 1871

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Side 258 - ... Detested wretch !" — but scarce his speech began, When the strange partner seem'd no longer man His youthful face grew more serenely sweet ; His robe turn'd white, and flow'd upon his feet ; Fair rounds of radiant points invest his hair ; Celestial...
Side 130 - Ireland has told me, of his own experience, that in his wolf-huntings there, when he used to be abroad in the mountains three or four days together; and lay very ill...
Side 257 - In travelling from his retirement, he was met by an angel in the figure of a man, who said, " I am an angel, and am sent by God to be your companion on the road.
Side 185 - The rest were chiefly books of devotion, which included but few of the fathers; many treatises of astrology, geomancy, chiromancy, and medicine, originally written in Arabic, and translated into Latin or French; pandects, chronicles, and romances.
Side 103 - About the year 808, the Caliph Al Amin, having heard wonderful reports concerning this wall or barrier, sent his interpreter, Salam, with a guard of fifty men, to view it. After a dangerous journey of near two months, Salam and his party arrived in a desolated country, where they beheld the ruins of many cities destroyed by the people of Jajiouge and Majiouge.
Side 277 - While they danced in a round, Mickle solace would they make him, And at midnight often wake him And convey him from his roome, To a field of yellow broome ; Or into the medowes, where Mints perfume the gentle aire, And where Flora spends her treasure, There they would begin their measure.
Side 145 - This perhaps is one of the molt llriking features in the new ttate of manners, which took place about the feventh century : and it is to this period, and to this people, that we muft refer the origin of gallantry in Europe. The Romans never introduced thefe fentiments into their European provinces. • The Goths believed fome divine and prophetic quality to be inherent in their women ; they admitted them into their councils, and confulted them on the public bufinefs of the Kate.
Side 258 - Wild, fparkling rage inflames the father's eyes, He burfts the bands of fear, and madly cries, Detefted...
Side 185 - Let no scholar occupy a book in the library above one hour, or two hours at most, so that others shall be hindered from the use of the same.
Side 304 - But yield his sence to be too blunt and bace, That n'ote without an hound fine footing trace. And thou, O fairest Princesse vnder sky, In this faire mirrhour maist behold thy face, And thine owne realmes in lond of Faery, And in this antique Image thy great auncestry.

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