Universal History: From the Creation of the World to the Beginning of the Eighteenth Century, Volume 5

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Page 99 - BRiTAiN, at the end of the Fifteenth and beginning of the Sixteenth Century — Ferdinand and Isabella — Extinction of the Moors in Spain — Lewis XII.
Page 135 - James, who was killed by the bursting of a cannon at the siege of Roxburgh, in the thirtieth year of his age.
Page 177 - ... superstition and religious imposture : while this remote country, anciently the jest and contempt of the polite Romans, is become the happy seat of...
Page 243 - Public offices were appointed for the sale of them in every town, and they were farmed or leased out to the keepers of taverns and bagnios. Their efficacy was proclaimed by all the preachers, who maintained that the most atrocious offences against religion might be expiated and forgiven by the purchase of a remission. A Dominican friar of the name of Tetzel, a principal agent in this extraordinary and most abominable merchandise, was wont to repeat in his public orations this blasphemous assertion,...
Page 98 - In all the politics of Greece, the anxiety, with regard to the balance of power, is apparent, and is expressly pointed out to us, even by the ancient historians. Thucydides represents the league which was formed against Athens, and which produced the Peloponnesian war, as entirely owing to this principle.
Page 266 - This doctor, coming with the commission to Chester, on his journey, the mayor of that city, hearing that her Majesty was sending a messenger into Ireland, and he being a church-man, waited on the doctor, who, in discourse with the mayor, taketh out of a cloak-bag a leather box, saying unto him — " Here is a commission that shall lash the Heretics of Ireland ;" calling the Protestants by that title.
Page 38 - Montford, earl of Leicester, to attempt an innovation in the government, and to wrest the sceptre from the feeble hand that held it. This nobleman was the son of the famous general who commanded against the Albigenses, a sect of enthusiasts that had been destroyed some time before in the kingdom of Savoy.
Page 8 - It hath been through all ages ever seen, That with the praise of arms and chivalry The prize of beauty still hath joined been, And that for reason's special privity ; For either doth on other much rely ; For he...
Page 171 - In these Mysteries I have sometimes seen gross and open obscenities. In a play of the Old and New Testament*, Adam and Eve are both exhibited on the stage naked, and conversing about their nakedness ; this very pertinently introduces the next scene, in which they have coverings of fig-leaves. This extraordinary spectacle was beheld by a numerous assembly of both sexes with great...
Page 177 - Romans, is become the happy seat of liberty, plenty, and letters ; flourishing in all the arts and refinements of civil life : yet running perhaps the same course which Rome itself had run before it ; from virtuous industry to wealth ; from wealth to luxury ; from luxury to an impatience of discipline and corruption...

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