France in the lives of her great men: Charlemagne, المجلد 1

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Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman, 1832 - 510 من الصفحات
 

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الصفحة 449 - Italy; and the monarch approaching, knelt on the steps of the altar, and for some moments continued to offer up his prayers. 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 490 - ... the latent claims of the clergy. The royal youth was commanded to take the crown from the altar, and with his own hands to place it on his head, as a gift which he held from God, his father, and the nation.
الصفحة 238 - 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 191 - ... 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 499 - Ceterum per omne vitae suae tempus ita cum summo omnium amore atque favore et domi et foris conversatus est, ut numquam ei vel minima iniustae severitatis nota a quoquam fuisset obiecta.
الصفحة 170 - Napoleon, have each undertaken, and each succeeded in the enterprize ; but of all these, perhaps the monarch of the Francs had to contend with th'e greatest difficulties with the least means. The Carthaginian, it is true, was harassed by enemies, and the Corsican was burdened with artillery ; but the one could call to his aid all the resources of ancient art, whose miracles of power shame our inferior efforts ; and the other could command all the expedients of modern science, to support...
الصفحة 430 - Charlemagne remained gazing upon their departing vessels, while the tears were seen to roll over his cheeks. " I weep not, my friends," he said, turning to the nobles, who looked on in surprise, " because I fear myself those miserable savages ; but I weep that they should dare to...
الصفحة 231 - Rolando and his companions, after a thousand deeds of valour, were slain with the rest ; and the Gascons, satiated with carnage, and rich in plunder, dispersed among the mountains, leaving Charlemagne to seek for immediate vengeance in vain. " The battle must have been fierce and long, and the struggle great, though unequal ; for, during the lapse of many centuries, tradition has hung about...
الصفحة 499 - 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 indefatigable energy in conducting the affairs of state, having already been spoken of at large, it only remains to be said, that in private life he was gentle, cheerful, affectionate, and kind ; and that — with...
الصفحة 154 - 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).

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