Savonarola, Erasmus, and Other Essays

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J. Murray, 1870 - Christian biography - 500 pages

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Page 300 - Others apart sat on a hill retired, In thoughts more elevate, and reasoned high Of providence, foreknowledge, will, and fate, Fixed fate, free will, foreknowledge absolute, And found no end, in wandering mazes lost...
Page 112 - And they, who to be sure of Paradise, Dying, put on the weeds of Dominic, Or in Franciscan think to pass disguised.
Page 109 - Stemmed the wild torrent of a barbarous age, And drove those holy Vandals off the stage. But see! each Muse, in Leo's golden days, Starts from her trance, and trims her withered bays; Rome's ancient genius, o'er its ruins spread, Shakes off the dust, and rears his reverend head.
Page 442 - Meroe, Nilotic isle, and more to west, The realm of Bocchus to the Black-moor sea ; From the Asian kings, and Parthian among these, From India and the golden Chersonese, . And utmost Indian isle, Taprobane, Dusk faces with white silken turbans wreathed, From Gallia, Gades, and the British west, Germans and Scythians, and Sarmatians north Beyond Danubius to the Tauric pool.
Page 24 - I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name." But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.
Page 2 - Life and Times of Titian, with some Account of his Family, chiefly from new and unpublished records. With Portrait and Illustrations. 2 vols. 8vo. 42s. CUMMING (R. GORDON). Five Years of a Hunter's Life in the Far Interior of South Africa.
Page 324 - ... a conspirator against its rights and privileges"; — a religion which they consider the champion and instrument of darkness, and a pollution calling down upon the land the anger of heaven; — a religion which they associate with intrigue and conspiracy, which they speak about in whispers, which they detect by anticipation in whatever goes wrong, and to which they impute whatever is unaccountable; — a religion the very name of which they cast out as evil, and use simply as a bad epithet, and...
Page 24 - Woe is me, my mother, that thou hast borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth ! I have neither lent on usury, nor men have lent to me on usury; yet every one of them doth curse me.
Page 342 - If we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful looking for of judgement and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
Page 145 - To the high qualifications of profound research, careful accuracy, great fairness and candour, with a constant reference to the genius and spirit of each successive age, common to the historians of Germany, Mr. Ranke adds the charm of a singularly lucid, terse, and agreeable style. We do not scruple to risk our judgment on this point, which it is sometimes thought presumptuous in any one but a native to pronounce ; as we are inclined to think, that for an historical style, which, above all others,...

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