The Transition Period, Volume 4

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Scribner, 1900 - 422 pages
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"This volume deals with the main European Literatures of the Fifteenth Century, when, according to critical tradition, the ideals of the mediæval world were transformed to the fashions of modern art."--Preface.

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Page 375 - Europe as being, for intellectual and spiritual purposes, one great confederation, bound to a joint action and working to a common result; and whose members have, for their proper outfit, a knowledge of Greek, Roman, and Eastern antiquity, and of one another.
Page 335 - Then Sir Bedivere cried: Ah my lord Arthur, what shall become of me, now ye go from me and leave me here alone among mine enemies? Comfort thyself...
Page 371 - He that negotiates between God and man, As God's ambassador, the grand concerns Of judgment and of mercy, should beware Of lightness in his speech. Tis pitiful To court a grin, when you should woo a soul ; To break a jest, when pity would inspire Pathetic exhortation ; and to address The skittish fancy with facetious tales, When sent with God's commission to the heart ! So did not Paul.
Page 327 - Dear brother, Master Reginald, since all heretics are blinded by the light of their own understandings, and will not own the perverse obstinacy of their own conclusions, we shall not dispute with you in many words (for we see that you abound more in talk than in reasoning), but briefly show you that you have manifestly presumed to contravene the sayings of the more authentic doctors.
Page 335 - Comfort thyself, said the king, and do as well as thou mayest, for in me is no trust for to trust in. For I will into the vale of Avilion, to heal me of my grievous wound. And if thou hear never more of me, pray for my soul.
Page 12 - This litel laste book thou gye! Nat that I wilne, for maistrye, Here art poetical be shewed; But, for the rym is light and lewed, Yit make hit sumwhat agreable, Though som vers faile in a sillable; And that I do no diligence To shewe craft, but o sentence.
Page 372 - divitibus noli blandiri, et coram magnatibus non libenter appareas. Cum humilibus et simplicibus, cum devotis et morigeratis sociare, et quae aedificationis sunt, pertracta. Non sis familiaris alicui mulieri; sed in communi omnes bonas mulieres Deo commenda.
Page 370 - Since this was written the attainder has been reversed; and Nicholas Barnewall is now a peer of Ireland with this title. The person mentioned in the text had studied physick, and prescribed gratis to the poor.
Page 99 - Jeunesse. Or, maintenant que deviens vieulx, Quant je lis ou livre de Joye, Les lunettes prens pour le mieulx; Par quoy la lettre me grossoye Et n'y voy ce que je souloye. Pas n'avoye ceste foibksse, Es mains de ma Dame Jeunesse.
Page 160 - Mo9a tan fermosa non vi en la frontera, como una vaquera de la Finojosa. Faziendo la vía del Calatraveño a Santa María, vencido del sueño, por tierra fragosa perdí la carrera, do vi la vaquera de la Finojosa. En un verde prado de rosas e flores, guardando ganado con otros pastores, la vi tan graciosa, que apenas creyera que fuese vaquera de la Finojosa.

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