The Literary History of the Middle Ages: Comprehending an Account of the State of Learning, from the Close of the Reign of Augustus, to Its Revival in the Fifteenth Century

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Bogue, 1846 - 469 Seiten
 

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Seite 220 - Mihi est propositum in taberna mori ; Vinum sit appositum morientis ori : Ut dicant, cum venerint, angelorum chori, Deus sit propitius huic potatori. Poculis accenditur animi lucerna, Cor imbutum nectare volat ad superna ; Mihi sapit dulcius vinum in taberna Quam quod aqua miscuit prssulis pincerna.
Seite 442 - The hall of audience was encrusted with gold and pearls, and a great basin in the centre was surrounded with the curious and costly figures of birds and quadrupeds.
Seite 272 - The diction of this poem is generally pure, the periods round, and the numbers harmonious ; and on the whole, the structure of the versification approaches nearly to that of polished Latin poetry.
Seite 412 - One hundred years after his flight from Mecca, the arms and the reign of his successors extended from India to the Atlantic Ocean, over the various and distant provinces, which may be comprised under the names of, I. Persia; II. Syria; III. Egypt; IV. Africa; and, V. Spain.
Seite 271 - Papa stupor mundi, si dixero Papa Nocenti: Acephalum nomen tribuam tibi : si caput addam, Hostis erit metri, &c.
Seite 442 - have now reigned above fifty years in victory or peace : beloved by " my subjects, dreaded by my enemies, and respected by my allies. " Riches and honours, power and pleasure, have waited on my call, " nor does any earthly blessing appear to have been wanting to my " felicity. In this situation I have diligently numbered the days of " pure and genuine happiness which have fallen to my lot : they amount " to FOURTEEN : — O man ! place not thy confidence in this present
Seite 221 - ... in. Every one by nature hath — a gift too, a dotation; I, when I make verses, — do get the inspiration Of the very best of wine — that comes into the nation : It maketh sermons to abound — for edification.
Seite 442 - ... with the curious and costly figures of birds and quadrupeds. In a lofty pavilion of the gardens, one of these basins and fountains, so delightful in a sultry climate, was replenished not with water but with the purest quicksilver. The seraglio of Abdalrahman...
Seite 158 - The dregs of the Carlovingian race no longer exhibited any symptoms of virtue or power, and the ridiculous epithets of the bald, the stammerer, the fat, and the simple, distinguished the tame and uniform features of a crowd of kings alike deserving of oblivion. By the failure of the collateral branches, the whole inheritance devolved to Charles the Fat, the last emperor of his family ; his insanity...
Seite 269 - Hist., vol. ip 57.] t [Robert of Gloucester, who is placed by the critics in the thirteenth century, seems to have used a kind of intermediate diction, neither Saxon nor English ; in his work, therefore, we see the transition exhibited.

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