William of Malmesbury's Chronicle of the Kings of England: From the Earliest Period to the Reign of King Stephen. With Notes and Illustrations

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H.G. Bohn, 1847 - 544 pages

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Page 47 - And God is able to make all grace abound toward you ; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work : 9 As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor : his righteousness remaineth for ever.
Page 278 - Many during their whole lives in outward appearance only embraced the present world, in order that they might exhaust their treasures on the poor, or divide them amongst monasteries. What shall I say of the multitudes of bishops, hermits, and abbots ? Does not the whole island blaze with such numerous relics of its natives, that you can scarcely pass a village of any consequence, but you hear the name of some new saint...
Page 362 - The sufferings of the present time are not worthy to be compared to the glory which shall be revealed in us.
Page 148 - ... that whilst every man knew his just measure shame should compel each neither to take more himself, nor oblige others to drink beyond their proportional share." Ibid.
Page 337 - Men of the meanest condition, or guilty of whatever crime, were listened to, if they could suggest any thing likely to be advantageous to the king: the halter was loosened from the robber's neck, if he could promise any emolument to the sovereign. All military discipline being relaxed...
Page 364 - This ardent love not only inspired the continental provinces, but even all who had heard the name of Christ, whether in the most distant islands, or savage countries. The Welshman left his hunting ; the Scot his fellowship with lice ;* the Dane his drinking party ; the Norwegian his raw fish.
Page 280 - I have related, they live in large edifices with economy ; envy their equals ; wish to excel their superiors ; and plunder their subjects, though they defend them from others ; they are faithful to their lords, though a slight offence renders them perfidious. They weigh treachery by its chance of success, and change their sentiments with money.
Page 11 - It is of this Arthur that the Britons fondly tell so many fables, even to the present day ; a man worthy to be celebrated, not by idle fictions, but by authentic history.

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