The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V, Volume 1

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Page 279 - Even so late as the year 1471, when Louis XI. borrowed the works of Rasis, the Arabian physician, from the faculty of medicine in Paris, he not only deposited in pledge a considerable quantity of plate, but was obliged to procure a nobleman to join with him as surety in a deed, binding himself under a great forfeiture to restore it.
Page 281 - He is a good christian who comes frequently to church ; who presents the oblation which is offered to God upon the altar; who doth not taste of the fruits of his own industry, until he has consecrated a part of them to God ; who, when the holy festivals approach, lives chastely, even with his own wife, during several days, that with a safe conscience he may draw near the altar of God ; and who...
Page 26 - As this distant pilgrimage could not be performed without considerable expense, fatigue, and danger, it appeared the more meritorious, and came to be considered as an expiation for almost every crime.
Page 281 - Redeem then your souls from destruction while you have the means in your power ; offer presents and tithes to churchmen ; come more frequently to church; humbly implore the patronage of the saints ; for, if you observe these things, you may come with security in the day of retribution to the tribunal of the eternal judge, and say, ' Give to us, O Lord, for we have given unto thee.
Page 85 - The wild exploits of those romantic knights who sallied forth in quest of adventures, are well known, and have been treated with proper ridicule. The political and permanent effects of the spirit of chivalry have been less observed.
Page 28 - ... fanatical monk, who conceived the idea of leading all the forces of Christendom against the infidels, and of driving them out of the Holy Land by violence, was sufficient to give a beginning to that wild enterprise.
Page 11 - ... the ruins of villages and cities that afforded shelter to a few miserable inhabitants whom chance had preserved, or the sword of the enemy, wearied with destroying, had spared. The conquerors who first settled in the countries which they had wasted were expelled or exterminated by new invaders, who, coming from regions farther removed from the civilized parts of the world, were still more fierce and rapacious. This brought fresh calamities upon mankind, which...
Page 16 - ... his standard with a number of men in proportion to the extent of the territory which they received, and to bear arms in his defence.
Page 31 - Saladin, as well as some other leaders of the Mahometans, as give us a very high idea of their manners. It was not possible...
Page 181 - We," said the Justiza to the king in name of his highspirited barons, " who are each of us as good, and who are altogether more powerful than you, promise obedience to your government, if you maintain our rights and liberties ; but if not, not.

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