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Ages Alfred America arms army barbarians battle became become began believed better brought build built called carried castles chief Christian church civilized coast Columbus court cross Crusaders Danes dark death early East empire enemy England English Europe fell fighting fleet followed France French gave Germans gold Goths hands held hundred Indians island Italy kind king kingdom knights land later Latin laws learned lived looked lord marched miles monasteries monks Moors named needed never nobles passed peace plunder reached rich river roads Roman Rome route rule sailed sailors Saxons sent settle ships slaves sometimes soon Spain Spaniards Spanish strong taken Tell Teutons things thought thousand took towns trade tribes Turks turned village voyage walls warriors West wild
Stran 262 - There was crying in Granada when the sun was going down ; Some calling on the Trinity — some calling on Mahoun. Here passed away the Koran — there in the Cross was borne — And here was heard the Christian bell — and there the Moorish horn...
Stran 283 - Is there any one so foolish," he asks, " as to believe that there are antipodes with their feet opposite to ours ; people who walk with their heels upward, and their heads hanging down ? That there is a part of the world in which all things are topsyturvy : where the trees grow with their branches downward, and where it rains, hails and snows upward ? The idea of the roundness of the earth...
Stran 111 - Oh, sir, I work very hard. I go out in the dawning, driving the oxen to the field and I yoke them to the plough. Be the winter never so stark. I dare not stay at home for fear of my lord: but every day I must plough a full acre or more, after having yoked the oxen and fastened the share and coulter to the plough!
Stran 132 - that I have sought to live worthily while I lived, and after my life to leave to the men who come after me a remembrance in good works.
Stran 337 - I know that we shall starve if not soon relieved, but starvation is preferable to the dishonored death which is the only alternative. Your menaces move me not ; my life is at your disposal ; here is my sword, plunge it into my breast, and divide my flesh among you. Take my body to appease your hunger, but expect no surrender so long as I remain alive.
Stran 337 - Ye call us rat-eaters and dogeaters," they cried, "and it is true. So long, then, as ye hear dog bark or cat mew within the walls, ye may know that the city holds out. And when all has perished but ourselves, be sure that we will...
Stran 314 - Others of your accursed race," said he, " have, in years past, disturbed our peaceful shores. They have taught me what you are. What is your employment ? To wander about like vagabonds from land to land ; to rob the poor ; to betray the confiding ; to murder the defenceless in cold blood.