The Holy Roman Empire

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Macmillan, 1871 - Holy Roman Empire - 424 pages
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Page 115 - He shall judge the poor of the people, He shall save the children of the needy, And shall break in pieces the oppressor. 5 They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, Throughout all generations.
Page 266 - Maximus ille es, unus qui nobis cunctando restituis rem. excudent alii spirantia mollius aera (credo equidem), vivos ducent de marmore vultus, orabunt causas melius, caelique meatus describent radio et surgentia sidera dicent : 850 tu regere imperio populos, Romane, memento (hae tibi erunt artes), pacisque imponere morem, parcere subiectis et debellare superbos.
Page 231 - Krönungsmahle. Die Speisen trug der Pfalzgraf des Rheins, es schenkte der Böhme des perlenden Weins, und alle die Wähler, die sieben, wie der Sterne Chor um die Sonne sich stellt, umstanden geschäftig den Herrscher der Welt, die Würde des Amtes zu üben.
Page 351 - With unexpected legions bursts away, And sees defenceless realms receive his sway ; Short sway ! fair Austria spreads her mournful charms, The queen, the beauty, sets the world in arms ; From hill to hill the...
Page 181 - ... blossom in the valley, to descend with his Crusaders and bring back to Germany the Golden Age of peace and strength and unity."1 So wrote Bryce in the early sixties of the nineteenth century.
Page 92 - Because divinity was divided, humanity had been divided likewise; the doctrine of the unity of God now enforced the unity of man, who had been created in his image. The first lesson of Christianity was love, a love that was to join in one body those whom suspicion and prejudice and pride of race had hitherto kept apart. There was thus formed by the new religion a community of the faithful, a Holy Empire, designed to gather all men into its bosom, and standing opposed to the manifold polytheisms of...
Page 66 - Thirdly, to do no violence nor treason towards the holy Church, or to widows or orphans or strangers, seeing that the lord emperor has been appointed, after the Lord and His saints, the protector and defender of all such.
Page 268 - Caesar, therefore, shew towards Peter the reverence wherewith a firstborn son honours his father, that, being illumined by the light of his paternal favour, he may the more excellently shine forth upon the whole world, to the rule of which he has been appointed by Him alone who is of all things, both spiritual and temporal, the King and Governor.
Page 100 - Donation. drew to herself the reverence which the name of the city still commanded, until by the middle of the eighth, or, at latest, of the ninth century she had perfected in theory a scheme which made her the exact counterpart of the departed despotism, the centre of the hierarchy, absolute mistress of the Christian world.
Page 343 - Baltic, each with its own laws, its own courts (in which the ceremonious pomp of Versailles was faintly reproduced), its little armies, its separate coinage, its tolls and custom-houses on the frontier, its crowd of meddlesome and pedantic officials, presided over by a prime minister who was generally the unworthy favourite of his prince and the pensioner of some foreign court.

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