The Story of Joan of Arc

Appleton, 1842 - 189 Seiten

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Seite 100 - They tame but one another still: Early or late They stoop to fate, And must give up their murmuring breath, When they, pale captives, creep to death. The garlands wither on your brow, Then boast no more your mighty deeds; Upon Death's purple altar now See, where the victor-victim bleeds: Your heads must come To the cold tomb; Only the actions of the just Smell sweet, and blossom in their dust.
Seite 100 - The glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not substantial things ; There is no armour against fate ; Death lays his icy hand on kings : Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade.
Seite 76 - Charoléis of a most precious sword, ornamented with diamonds, that had belonged to the king of England. They had taken this sword, with other rich jewels, from king Henry's baggage*, — and had made this present, that, in case they should at any time be called to an account for what they had done, the count might stand their friend.
Seite 53 - The very vassals boldly dare despise! Ah, helpless monarch, whose enervate hands And wavering counsels dare no high emprize! Thy hapless reign will cause our tears to flow, And fill the land with beggars, well we trow.
Seite 30 - As they were thus riding, the pages, who were but children, grew negligent of themselves and their horses; and the one who bore the lance fell asleep, and, forgetful of what he had in his hand, let it fall on the casque of the page before him, which made both the lance and casque ring loudly. The king being...
Seite 97 - Henry, and pay him present obedience as regent : that this prince should unite his arms to those of king Charles and the duke of Burgundy, in order to subdue the adherents of Charles the pretended...
Seite 31 - The Duke of Orleans was not far distant from the king, who made up to him with his drawn sword — for at the moment his frenzy had deprived him of the means of knowing either his brother or uncles. The Duke of Orleans, seeing him approach with his naked sword, grew alarmed, and, spurring his horse, made off, and the king after him. The Duke of Burgundy, hearing the cries of the pages, cast his eyes to that quarter, and seeing the king pursuing his brother with his drawn sword, was astonished, and...
Seite 71 - ... constable, and others of the princes, to confess their sins with sincere contrition, and to fight boldly against the enemy. The English loudly sounded their trumpets as they approached, and the French stooped to prevent the arrows hitting them on the vizors of their helmets ; thus the distance was now but small between the two armies, although the French had retired some paces. Before, however, the general attack commenced, numbers of the French were slain and severely wounded by the English...
Seite 73 - English took instant advantage of the disorder in the van division, and, throwing down their bows, fought lustily with swords, hatchets, mallets, and bill-hooks, slaying all before them. Thus they came to the second battalion that had been posted in the rear of the first ; and the archers followed close king Henry and his men-at-arms. Duke Anthony of Brabant, who had just arrived in obedience to the summons of the king of France, threw himself with a small company (for, to make greater haste, he...
Seite 86 - ... great crowds to the houses of such as had favoured the Armagnacs, or of those whom they disliked, and killed them, without mercy, carrying away all they could find. In these times it was enough if one man hated another at Paris, of whatever rank he might be, Burgundian or not, to say, ' There goes an Armagnac,' and he was instantly put to death, without further inquiry being made.

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