The Thirteenth, Greatest of Centuries

Catholic Summer School Press, 1907 - 480 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 198 - Recordare, Jesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae, Ne me perdas illa die. Quaerens me, sedisti lassus ; Redemisti, crucem passus : Tantus labor non sit cassus.
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.
Page 200 - Quis est homo qui non fleret, Matrem Christi si videret In tanto supplicio...
Page xii - The sources of the noblest rivers which spread fertility over continents, and bear richly -laden fleets to the sea, are to be sought in wild and barren mountain tracts, incorrectly laid down in maps, and rarely explored by travellers. To such a a tract the history of our country during the thirteenth century may not unaptly be compared.
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 352 - In the first place we have granted to God, and by this our present charter confirmed for us and our heirs for ever that the English church shall be free, and shall have her rights entire, and her liberties inviolate...

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