General History of Civilization in Europe: From the Fall of the Roman Empire to the French Revolution, Volume 2

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D. Appleton, 1846 - Civilization
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Page 366 - Imbrowned the noontide bowers : thus was this place A happy rural seat of various view ; Groves whose rich trees wept odorous gums and balm ; Others whose fruit, burnished with golden rind, • Hung amiable, Hesperian fables true, If true, here only, and of delicious taste : Betwixt them lawns, or level downs, and flocks Grazing the tender herb, were interposed ; Or palmy hillock, or the flowery lap Of some irriguous valley spread her store, Flowers of all hue, and without thorn the rose...
Page 371 - Out of my sight, thou serpent ! That name best Befits thee, with him leagued, thyself as false And hateful : nothing wants, but that thy shape, Like his, and colour serpentine, may...
Page 371 - This novelty on Earth, this fair defect Of Nature, and not fill the World at once With men, as Angels, without feminine; Or find some other way to generate Mankind? This mischief had not then befall'n, And more that shall befall, innumerable Disturbances on Earth through female snares, And strait conjunction with this sex.
Page 370 - Ah ! gentle pair, ye little think how nigh Your change approaches, when all these delights Will vanish, and deliver ye to woe ; More woe, the more your taste is now of joy...
Page 237 - Augustine, at the end of the fourth and the beginning of the fifth century. From that time forward the neuter gained ground in the Western Church till it altogether supplanted the masculine.
Page 123 - Rousseau, for a long time, follows out the consequences of it with inflexible rigor ; a time arrives, however, when he abandons them, and abandons them with great effect ; he wishes to give his fundamental laws, his constitution, to the rising society ; his high intellect warned him that such a work could not proceed from universal suffrage, from the numerical majority, from the multitude : " A God," said he,
Page 293 - The Benedictine monks were the agriculturists of Europe ; they cleared it on a large scale, associating agriculture with preaching. A colony, a swarm of monks, not very numerous at first, transported themselves into uncultivated places, or almost so, often into the midst of a still pagan population, into Germany, for example, or Brittany ; and there, at once missionaries and laborers, they accomplished their two-fold task, often attended with as much danger as fatigue.
Page 346 - It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?
Page 152 - Angrivarians possess the district, having, in concert with the adjoining tribes, expelled and entirely extirpated the ancient inhabitants." (ib. xxxii.) " The Marcomannians are the most eminent for their strength and military glory; the very territory they occupy is the reWard of their valour, they having dispossessed its former owners, the Boians." (ib. xlii.) " Even in time of peace the Cattians retain the same ferocious aspect, never softened with an air of humanity. They have no house to dwell...

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