The Life of Erasmus: With Historical Remarks on the State of Literature Between the Tenth and Sixteenth Centuries

J. Murray, 1825 - 244 Seiten
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Seite x - Succinct History of the geographical and political revolutions of the Empire of Germany, or the principal states which composed the empire of Charlemagne, from his coronation in 800 to its dissolution in 1806, with some account of the Imperial house of Hapsburgh, and of the six secular Electors of Germany ; and of Roman, German, French, and English nobility.
Seite 3 - As for the gods whence each of them was descended, or whether they were always in being, or under what shape or form they existed, the Greeks knew nothing till very lately. Hesiod and Homer were, I believe, about four hundred years older than myself, and no more, and these are the men who made a theogony for the Greeks ; who gave the gods their appellations, defined their qualities, appointed their honours, and described their forms ; as for the poets, who are said to have lived before these men,...
Seite 87 - Subsecivaj ; being a connected Series of Notes respecting the Geography, Chronology, and Literary History of the principal Codes and original Documents of the Grecian, Roman, Feudal, and Canon Laws.
Seite 75 - Coventry, was president: on him the burthen of the trust almost wholly fell ; and his humanity, judgment, and perseverance, in the discharge of it, did honour to himself and his country. ' ' It should be observed, that the contributions we have mentioned are exclusive of those which were granted for the relief of the lay emigrants. "So suddenly had the unhappy sufferers been driven from their country, that few...
Seite 240 - Augsburg there were three sorts of articles, one sort orthodox, and adopted by both sides, another that consisted of certain propositions, which the papal party considered as ambiguous and obscure ; and a third, in which the doctrine of Luther was entirely opposite to that of Rome ; this gave some reason to hope, that by the means of certain concessions and modifications, conducted mutually by a spirit of candour and charity, matters might be accommodated at last.
Seite 27 - Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation rousing herself like a strong man after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks : Methinks I see her as an eagle mewing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full mid-day beam ; purging and unsealing her long abused sight at the fountain itself of heavenly radiance, while the whole noise of timorous and flocking birds, with those also that love the twilight, flutter about, amazed at what she means, and in their envious gabble...
Seite x - Biblicts ; being a connected Series of Notes on the Text and Literary History of the Bibles, or Sacred Books of the Jews and Christians ; and on the Bibles or Books accounted Sacred by the Mahometans, Hindoos, Parsees, Chinese, and Scandinavians.
Seite 11 - HISTORICAL VIEW of the LITERATURE of the SOUTH OF EUROPE. By M. DE SISMONDI. Translated from the Original, with Notes. By THOMAS ROSCOE, Esq.
Seite 35 - If he shall not lose his reward, who gives a cup " of cold water to his thirsty neighbour, what will " not be the reward of those, who, by putting " good works into the hands of their neighbours, " open to them the fountains of eternal life. Blessed " are the hands of such transcribers...
Seite 231 - An Historical and Literary Account of the Formularies, Confessions of Faith, or Symbolic Books of the Roman Catholic, Greek, and principal Protestant Churches,

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