The Thirteenth, Greatest of Centuries

Catholic Summer School Press, 1907 - 436 pages

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Page 359 - No freeman shall be arrested or detained in prison, or deprived of his freehold, or outlawed, or banished, or in any way molested, and we will not set forth against him, nor send against him, unless by the lawful judgment of his peers and by the law of the land.
Page 359 - ... from all evil tolls, except in time of war such merchants as are of the land at war with us. And if such are found in our land at the beginning of the war, they shall be detained, without injury to their bodies or goods, until information be received by us, or by our chief...
Page 183 - Until they won her; for indeed I knew Of no more subtle master under heaven Than is the maiden passion for a maid, Not only to keep down the base in man, But teach high thought, and amiable words, And courtliness, and the desire of fame, And love of truth, and all that makes a man.
Page 189 - Youths rejoice ! In sportive measures Sing ye ! join the chorus gay! Hail this merry, merry May! Up, then, children ! we will go Where the blooming roses grow; In a joyful company We the bursting flowers will see ; Up, your festal dress prepare ! Where gay hearts are meeting, there May hath pleasures most inviting, Heart and sight and ear delighting. Listen to the birds
Page 256 - In the beginning of the thirteenth century, when the clouds and storms had come, when the gay sensuous pagan life was gone, when men were not living by the senses and understanding, when they were looking for the speedy coming of Antichrist, there appeared in Italy, to the north of Rome, in the beautiful Umbrian country at the foot of the Apennines, a figure of the most magical power and charm, St. Francis.
Page 119 - The glorious company of the Apostles, The goodly fellowship of the Prophets, The noble army of Martyrs praise thee.
Page 205 - HORA novissima, tempora pessima sunt, vigilemus ! Ecce minaciter imminet Arbiter Ille supremus : Imminet, imminet, ut mala terminet, aequa coronet, Recta remuneret, anxia liberet, aethera donet.
Page 309 - the central man of all the world, as representing in perfect balance the imaginative, moral, and intellectual faculties, all at their highest, is Dante.
Page 354 - A widow, after the death of her husband, shall forthwith and without difficulty have her marriage and inheritance; nor shall she give anything for her dower, or her marriage, or her inheritance, which her husband and she held at the day of his death; and she may remain in the mansion house of her husband forty days after his death, within which time her dower shall be assigned.
Page 192 - The beautiful spring delights me well, When flowers and leaves are growing ; And it pleases my heart to hear the swell Of the birds' sweet chorus flowing In the echoing wood ; And I love to see, all scattered around, Pavilions and tents on the martial ground ; And my spirit finds it good, To see, on the level plains beyond Gay knights and steeds...

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