The Library of Mary Queen of Scots

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E. Stock, 1889 - Early printed books - 180 pages
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Page 35 - Such forces met not, nor so wide a camp, When Agrican, with all his northern powers, Besieged Albracca, as romances tell, The city of Gallaphrone, from thence to win The fairest of her sex, Angelica, His daughter, sought by many prowest knights, Both Paynim, and the peers of Charlemain.
Page 39 - Thus endeth the legende named/ in latyn legenda aurea, that is to saye/ in englysshe the golden legende, For/ lyke as golde passeth in valewe alle/ other metalles...
Page 136 - England," seeing which the licentiate said, "Let the Olive be made firewood of at once and burned until no ashes even are left; and let that Palm of England be kept and preserved as a thing that stands alone, and let such another case be made for it as that which Alexander found among the spoils of Darius and set aside for the safe keeping of the works of the poet Homer.
Page 31 - ... desclama devant le roy Henry, la reyne, et toute la cour, publiquement en la salle du Louvre, une oraison en latin qu'elle avoit faicte, soubtenant et deffendant, contre l'opinion commune, qu'il estoit bien séant aux femmes de sçavoir les lettres et arts libéraux.
Page 117 - Though this sort of men ," he says , "are so detested by every one, that it is reckoned unlucky so much as to meet them by accident , they think nothing equal to themselves , and hold it a proof of their consummate piety, if they are so illiterate as not to be able to read. And when their asinine voices bray out in the churches their psalms , which they can count , but not understand («) , then it is they fancy that the ears of the saints above are enraptured with the harmony ;
Page 146 - He tells us that he had the Emperor's authority to demand, from the different governors of Spanish America, the documents he might need for his work ; ^ and as his divisions of the subject are those which naturally arise from its geography, he appears to have gone judiciously about his task. But the materials he was to use were in too crude a state to be easily manageable, and the whole subject was too wide and various for his powers.
Page 168 - Quae sortem antevenis meritis, virtutibus annos, Sexum animis, morum nobilitate genus, Accipe (sed facilis) cultu donata Latino Carmina, fatidici nobile regis opus.
Page 36 - Montague's preface to the Works of King James, 1616, folio : — " The King's father [Henry Darnley] tranflated Valerius Maxiinus into Englifli : and the Queen, his Majeftie's mother, [Mary, Queen of Scots] wrote a Booke of verfes, in French, of the Inftitution of a Prince, all with her owne hand, wrought the cover of it with her needle, and is now of his Majeftie efteemed as a moft precious Jewell.
Page 75 - D'une plainte incertaine, De sanglots toute pleine, Je veux chanter La misérable peine Qui me fait lamenter.
Page 56 - XL libros del compendio historial de las Chronicas y Universal historia de todos los reynos de España ( Amberes en 1571, en cuatro volúmenes).

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