Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres

Printed at the Riverside Press for the Massachusetts Historical Society, 1904 - 401 pages

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Page 356 - To sit the midst of Trinal Unity, He laid aside ; and here with us to be, Forsook the courts of everlasting day, And chose with us a darksome house of mortal clay.
Page 241 - And, rapt thro' many a rosy change, The twilight died into the dark. "A hundred summers! can it be? And whither goest thou, tell me where? " "O seek my father's court with me, For there are greater wonders there." And o'er the hills, and far away Beyond their utmost purple rim, Beyond the night, across the day, Thro' all the world she follow'd him.
Page 263 - God was Justice, Order, Unity, Perfection; He could not be human and imperfect, nor could the Son or the Holy Ghost be other than the Father. The Mother alone was human, imperfect, and could love; she alone was Favour, Duality, Diversity.
Page 345 - Signore, per frate focu, per lo quale ennallumini la nocte: ed ello è bello et iocundo et robustoso et forte. Laudato Si', mi' Signore, per sora nostra matre terra, la quale ne sustenta et governa, et produce diversi fructi con coloriti flori et herba. Laudato si', mi' Signore, per quelli ke perdonano per lo tuo amore et sostengo infirmitate et tribulatione. Beati quelli ke 'l sosterrano in pace, ka da te, Altissimo, sirano incoronati. Laudato si', mi...
Page 104 - Who has ever heard tell, in times past, that powerful princes of the world, that men brought up in honour and in wealth, that nobles, men and women, have bent their proud and haughty necks to the harness of carts, and that, like beasts of burden, they have dragged to the abode of Christ these waggons, loaded with wines, grains, oil, stone, wood, and all that is necessary for the wants of life, or for the construction of the church?
Page 251 - Vergine bella, che di sol vestita, coronata di stelle, al sommo Sole piacesti sì che 'n te sua luce ascose, amor mi spinge a dir di te parole; ma non so 'ncominciar senza tu' aita e di colui ch'amando in te si pose.
Page 324 - En voyant l'aveuglement et la misère de l'homme, en regardant tout l'univers muet, et l'homme sans lumière, abandonné à luimême, et comme égaré dans ce recoin de l'univers, sans savoir qui l'ya mis, ce qu'il y est venu faire, ce qu'il deviendra en mourant...
Page 90 - ... the eternal child of Wordsworth, over whom its immortality broods like the day ; it is so simple and yet so complicated ; it sees so much and so little; it loves so many toys and cares for so few necessities; its youth is so young, its age so old, and its youthful yearning for old thought is so disconcerting, like the mysterious senility of the baby that — Deaf and silent, reads the eternal deep, Haunted forever by the eternal mind.
Page 301 - you are quick, M. du Pallet, to turn what I offered as an analogy, into an argument of heresy against my person. You are at liberty to take that course if you choose, though I give you fair warning that it will lead you far. But now I must ask you still another question. This concept that you talk about— this image in the mind of man, of God, of matter; for I know not where to seek it— whether is it a reality or not?" "I hold it as, in a manner, real.

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