The History of the Crusades for the Recovery and Possession of the Holy Land

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1822

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Strana 361 - They err who count it glorious to subdue By conquest far and wide, to overrun Large countries, and in field great battles win, Great cities by assault : what do these worthies But rob and spoil, burn, slaughter, and enslave Peaceable nations, neighbouring or remote, Made captive, yet deserving freedom more Than those their conquerors, who leave behind Nothing but ruin wheresoe'er they rove, And all the flourishing works of peace destroy ; Then swell with pride, and must be titled gods, Great benefactors...
Strana 281 - What though the field be lost? All is not lost; the unconquerable will, And study of revenge, immortal hate, And courage never to submit or yield: And what is else not to be overcome?
Strana i - To chase these pagans in those holy fields Over whose acres walk'd those blessed feet Which fourteen hundred years ago were nail'd For our advantage on the bitter cross.
Strana 362 - The blood of man should never be shed but to redeem the blood of man. It is well shed for our family, for our friends, for our God, for our country, for our kind. The rest is vanity .. the rest is crime.
Strana 314 - We may believe king Philip would never " have taken away their lives, if he might have taken their " lands without putting them to death : but the mischief " was, he could not get the honey unless he burnt the
Strana 378 - Your beauty, lady fair, None views without delight ; But still so cold an air No passion can excite ; Yet this I patient see While all are shunn'd like me. No nymph my heart can wound If favour she divide, And smiles on all around Unwilling to decide : I'd rather hatred bear Than love with others share.
Strana 159 - CHAP. iv. the Greek empire,, spent much time in collecting relics,, and at last returned to his kingdom, which had been so deeply exhausted by this expensive expedition, that it did not for years recover its pristine strength. The weak and infirm pilgrims, and such as courted pleasure, went to Acre. The king of Jerusalem, the duke of Austria, and the master of the Hospitallers, took up a strong position on the plains of Cesarea.
Strana 386 - I read thee right— thou boldest good, To this same land I straight should hie, And win it back with mickle blood, Nor gain one foot- of soil thereby. While here, dejected and forlorn, My wife and babes are left to mourn ; My goodly mansion rudely marr'd, All trusted to my dogs to guard. But I, fair comrade, well I wot An ancient saw, of pregnant wit, Doth bid us, " Keep what we have got ;" And troth I mean to follow it.
Strana 126 - Et bien en durent Nostre Seignor loer; que il n'avoient mie plus de vint mil homes armez entre uns et altres ; et par l'aïe de Dieu si avoient pris...
Strana 321 - The lawfulness and justice of the holy wars have been much disputed; but perhaps there is a principle on which the question may be easily determined. If it be part of the religion of the Mahometans to extirpate by the sword all other religions, it is, by the...

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