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الصفحة 445 - As he was about to rise, Leo advanced, and, raising an imperial crown, he placed it suddenly on the brows of the monarch, while the imperial salutations burst in thunder from the people, — " Long life and victory to Charles Augustus, crowned by God, great and pacific Emperor of the Romans!
الصفحة 236 - I touch with reverence the laws of Charlemagne, so highly applauded by a respectable judge. They compose not a system but a series of occasional and minute edicts, for the correction of abuses, the reformation of manners, the economy of his farms, the care of his poultry, and even the sale of his eggs.
الصفحة 494 - ... that, whether sitting or standing, there was always something in his appearance which breathed of dignity, and inspired respect. He was sober and abstemious in his food, and simple to an extreme in his garments. Passionately fond of robust exercises, they formed his great relaxation and amusement ; but he never neglected the business of the public for his private pleasure, nor yielded one moment to repose or enjoyment which could be more profitably employed. His activity, his quickness, and his...
الصفحة iii - THE HISTORY OF CHARLEMAGNE, With a SKETCH OF THE STATE AND HISTORY OF FRANCE, from the Fall of the Roman Empire to the Rise of the Carlovingian Dynasty. By GPR JAMES, Esq.
الصفحة 189 - ... fin por cierto generoso y alto y digno de grande alabanza; pero no de tanta como merece aquel a que las armas atienden, las cuales tienen por objeto y fin la paz, que es el mayor bien que los hombres pueden desear en esta vida.
الصفحة 85 - The appellation of great has been often bestowed, and sometimes deserved, but CHARLEMAGNE is the only prince in whose favour the title has been indissolubly blended with the name. That name, with the addition of saint, is inserted in the Roman calendar; and the saint, by a rare felicity, is crowned with the praises of the historians and philosophers of an enlightened...
الصفحة 229 - Gascons * pressed them on every point, and slaughtered them like a herd of deer, singling them out with their arrows from above, and rolling down the rocks upon their heads. Never wanting in courage, the Francs fought to the last man, and died unconquered. Rolando...
الصفحة 152 - The predominant figure was an armed warrior. Its right hand held a banner, in which a red rose was conspicuous ; its left presented a balance. The crest of its helmet was a cock ; on its breast was engraven a bear, and the shield depending from its shoulders exhibited a lion in a field full of flowers (7).
الصفحة 147 - The ancient Saxons have no king, but many chiefs set over their people, who, when war presses, draw lots equally ; and whomsoever the chance points out, they all follow as leader, and obey during the war. The war concluded, all the chiefs become again of equal power.
الصفحة 175 - This march and his reception by the grateful pontiff, are described with so much spirit by Mr. James, that, merely marking in italics a few silly affectations, we extract the whole passage : — ' In the meantime, Charlemagne set out from Pavia, accompanied by a considerable army, and an immense train of bishops, priests, and nobles ; and, passing through Tuscany, he advanced by rapid journeys, upon Rome. Shouts and songs of triumph greeted him on the way ; towns, castles, and villages, poured forth...