France illustrated, exhibiting its landscape scenery, antiquities, &c. Drawing by T. Allom, Volumul 1;Volumul 265
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France illustrated, exhibiting its landscape scenery ..., Volumul 2;Volumul 266
George Newenham Wright
Vizualizare completă - 1849
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Pagina 39 - To kinder skies, where gentler manners reign, I turn ; and France displays her bright domain.
Pagina 24 - Now, my co-mates and brothers in exile, Hath not old custom made this life more sweet Than that of painted pomp? Are not these woods More free from peril than the envious court? Here feel we but the penalty of Adam, — The seasons...
Pagina 28 - O Cromwell, Cromwell, Had I but served my God with half the zeal I served my king, he would not in mine age Have left me naked to mine enemies.
Pagina 18 - Charlemagne was a friend of learning ; he deserves the name of restorer of the sciences and teacher of his people. He attracted, by his liberality, the most distinguished scholars to his court; among others, Alcuin, from England, whom he chose for his own instructor ; Peter of Pisa, who received the title of his grammarian ; and Paul Warnefried.
Pagina 19 - Menzel, in his history of the Germans, says of him, " His greatest praise is, that he prevented the total decline of the sciences in the West, and supplied new aliment to their expiring light ; that he considered the improvement of nations as important as their union and subjugation. This love of intellectual improvement is the more laudable in a prince whose youth was spent in military exercises and the chase, and his whole after life in the whirlpool of war ; at a time, too, before the charm of...
Pagina 19 - Arragon ; the Netherlands, Germany as far as the Elbe, Saale and Eyder, Upper and Middle Italy, Istria, and a part of Sclavonia. In private life, Charlemagne was exceedingly amiable ; a good father, and generous friend. His domestic economy afforded a model of frugality ; his person, a rare example of simplicity and greatness. He despised extravagance of dress in men, though, on solemn occasions, he appeared in all the splendor of majesty.
Pagina 18 - In this tomb lies the body of Charles, the Great and Orthodox Emperor, who gloriously extended the kingdom of the Franks, and reigned prosperously for fortyseven years. He died at the age of seventy, in the year of our Lord 814, the 7th Indiction, on the 28th day of January.
Pagina 18 - Aix-la-Chapelle received its name from a splendid chapel, which he caused to lie built of the most beautiful Italian marble. The doors of this temple were of bronze, and its dome bore a globe of massive gold. The imperial palace was built in the highest style of splendor. Charlemagne also erected baths, in which more than 100 persons could swim in warm water.