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Página 236 - Lift up your gates, O ye princes, and be ye lifted up, O eternal gates ; and the King of Glory shall enter in.
Página 76 - He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune ; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried or childless men, which both in affection and means have married and endowed the public.
Página 358 - True, father," replied the abbess, " and my heart I have given to him. While he possesses it, he will not be offended with external...
Página 76 - It is indifferent for judges and magistrates: for if they be facile and corrupt, you shall have a servant five times worse than a wife. For soldiers, I find the generals commonly, in their hortatives, put men in mind of their wives and children.
Página 216 - Nevertheless he that standeth stedfast in his heart, having no necessity, but hath power over his own will, and hath so decreed in his heart that he will keep his virgin, doeth well. 38 So then he that giveth her in marriage doeth well ; but he that giveth her not in marriage doeth better.
Página 55 - ... ut omnino desit locus, ubi filii nobilium aut emeritorum militum possessionem accipere possint : ideoque vacantes ac sine conjugio, exacto tempore pubertatis, nullo continentiae proposito perdurent, atque hanc ob rem vel patriam suam pro qua militare debuerant trans mare abeuntes relinquant...
Página 328 - Northumbria were alarmed by the appearance of a Danish armament near the coast. The barbarians were permitted to land without opposition. The plunder of the churches exceeded their most sanguine expectations : and their route was marked by the mangled carcases of the nuns, the monks, and the priests, whom they had massacred.
Página 30 - Britons sold with scruple to the merchants of the continent their countrymen, and even their own children. Their religion was accommodated to their manners, and their manners were perpetuated by their religion. In their theology they acknowledged no sin but cowardice ; and revered no virtue but courage. Their gods they appeased with the blood of human victims. Of a future life their notions were faint and wavering ; and if the soul were fated to survive the body, to quaff ale out of the skulls of...
Página 264 - ... but to God alone : because no creature is worthy of that honour ; but he alone who is the maker of all things. To him only we ought to pray. He only is very Lord and very God. We desire intercession of holy men, that they will intercede for us to their Lord and our Lord. Nevertheless, we do not pray to them as we do to God...