English Literature from Widsith to the Death of Chaucer: A Source Book

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Yale University Press, 1916 - 634 pages


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Page 37 - ... the storms of rain and snow prevail abroad ; the sparrow, I say, flying in at one door, and immediately out at another, whilst he is within, is safe from the wintry storm ; but after a short space of fair weather, he immediately vanishes out of your sight, into the dark winter from which he had emerged. So this life of man appears for a short space, but of what went before, or what is to follow, we are utterly ignorant. If, therefore, this new doctrine contains something more certain, it seems...
Page 560 - Gresse ot de chevalerie Le premier los et de clergie; Puis vint chevalerie a Rome, Et de la clergie la some, Qui ore est en France venue.
Page 84 - Also the brethren, King and Atheling, Each in his glory, Went to his own in his own West-Saxonland, Glad of the war. XIV Many a carcase they left to be carrion, Many a livid one, many a sallow-skin...
Page 43 - What is the name," proceeded he, "of the province from which they are brought? " It was replied, that the natives of that province were called Deiri. "Truly are they De ira," said he, "withdrawn from wrath, and called to the mercy of Christ.
Page 127 - God; and how foreigners came to this land in search of wisdom and instruction, and how we should now have to get them from abroad if we were to have them.
Page 81 - Theirs was a greatness Got from their Grandsires Theirs that so often in Strife with their enemies Struck for their hoards and their hearths and their homes.
Page 162 - and restore to communion those whom you have excommunicated, and restore their powers to those whom you have suspended.' He answered : ' There has been no satisfaction, and I will not absolve them.' ' Then you shall die,' they cried, ' and receive what you deserve.
Page 68 - In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand : for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.
Page 224 - To all the faithful of Christ to whom the present writing shall come, Richard, by the divine permission, abbot of Peterborough and of the Convent of the same place, eternal greeting in the Lord...
Page 326 - And take only the wages, livery, meed, or salary, which were accustomed to be given in the places where he oweth to serve, the XX.

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