The development of the associative principle during the Middle ages, 3 lectures

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Page 97 - The knights are dust, And their good swords are rust, Their souls are with the saints, we trust.
Page 9 - The Vision of Piers Ploughman' is one of the most precious and interesting monuments of the English Language and Literature, and also of the social and political condition of the country during the fourteenth century. . . . Its author is not certainly known, but its time of composition can, by internal evidence, be fixed at about the year 1362. On this and on all matters bearing upon the origin and object of the poem, Mr, Wright's historical introduction gives ample information In...
Page 72 - Now resting with a pilgrim by the side Of a clear brook ; beneath an abbey's roof One evening sumptuously lodged ; the next, Humbly in a religious hospital ; Or with some merry outlaws of the wood ; Or haply shrouded in a hermit's cell. Him, sleeping or awake, the robber spared...
Page 18 - And wisdom was with thee, which knoweth thy works, and was present when thou madest the world, and knew what was acceptable in thy sight, and right in thy commandments. 10 O send her out of thy holy heavens, and from the throne of thy glory, that being present she may labour with me, that I may know what is pleasing unto thee.
Page 26 - A great number of them which purchased those superstitious mansions, reserved of those library books, some to serve their Jakes, some to scour their candlesticks, and some to rub their boots. Some they sold to the grocers and soap sellers, and some they sent over sea to the bookbinders, not in small number, but at times whole ships full, to the wondering of the foreign nations.
Page 98 - Prudence and calculation were not suffered to check noble aspirations : army after army traversed countries, and crossed the sea to the Holy Land, reckless of pain or danger : duties were not cautiously regarded with a view to limit the performance of them ; for...
Page 96 - ... whipped on Sundays in the church, in the presence of the whole congregation. Brother Adam de Valaincourt, a knight of a noble family, quitted the order of the Temple, but afterwards returned, smitten with remorse for his disobedience, and sought to be admitted to the society of his quondam brethren. He was compelled by the Master to eat for a year on the ground with the dogs ; to fast four days in the week on bread and water, and every Sunday to present himself naked in the church before the...
Page 40 - If he neglect it, he shall be fined in a triple sum. If any of us fall sick within sixty miles, we engage to find fifteen men, who may bring him home ; but if he die first, we will send thirty to convey him to the place in which he desired to be buried. If he die in the neighbourhood, the steward shall...
Page 35 - They are all which now remain of a vast organization which once penetrated the entire trading life of England — an organization set on foot to realize that most necessary, if most difficult, condition of commercial excellence under which man should deal faithfully with his brother, and all wares offered for sale, of whatever kind, should honestly be what they pretend to be.* I spoke of the military principle which directed the distribution and the arrangements of land.
Page 63 - ... chivalry is gone ?" Many of its forms and modes have disappeared ; fixed governments and wise laws have removed the necessity for, and quenched the spirit of, knight-errantry and romance ; and, happily for the world, the torch of religious persecution has long since sunk into the ashes. But chivalric imagination still waves its magic wand over us. We love to link our names with the heroic times of Europe ; and our armorial shields and crests confess the pleasing illusions of chivalry. The modern...

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