History of Spain and Portugal, Τόμος 2

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Σελίδα 270 - ... the tongue, quoth he, which insulted you, is no longer a tongue, and the hand which wronged you is no longer a hand. And the old man arose and embraced his son and placed him above him at the table, saying, that he who had brought home that head should be the head of the house of Layn Calvo.
Σελίδα 262 - As when some city by the labouring earth Heaved from its strong foundations is cast down, And all its dwellings, towers, and palaces, In one wide desolation prostrated.
Σελίδα 208 - The battle which decided the fate of the two kings 1367. commenced the following morning, April the 3d. The war-cry of " Guienne and St. George ! " on the one side, and of " Castile and Santiago ! " on the other, were soon drowned by the clash of arms, the shouts of the victors, and the groans of the dying. The struggle was for a short time desperate : but who could contend with the victor of Cressy and Poictiers...
Σελίδα 278 - Bucar, being badly wounded, rode into the sea and got into a boat, and the Cid alighted and picked up his sword. And his people came up, hewing down the Moors before them, and the Moors in their fear of death, ran into the sea, so that twice as many died in the water as in the battle ; nevertheless, so many were they that were slain in the battle that they were thought to be seventeen thousand persons, and upward. And so many were they who were taken prisoners that it was a wonder; and of the twenty-nine...
Σελίδα 46 - You mean to call in the aid of the Almoravides ! Are you ignorant that these fierce inhabitants of the deserts resemble their own native tigers ? Suffer them not, I beseech you, to enter the fertile plains of Andalusia and Granada! Doubtless they would break the iron sceptre which Alfonso intends for us ; but you would still be doomed to wear the chains of slavery.
Σελίδα 262 - With rapid repetition, . . In the name Of God ! for Spain and Vengeance ! and forthwith On either side along the whole defile The Asturians shouting in the name of God, Set the whole ruin loose ! huge trunks and stones, And loosened crags, down down they rolled with rush And bound, and thundering force.
Σελίδα 274 - ... unfastened, the doors open, no cloaks hanging up, no seats in the porch, no hawks upon the perches, the tears came into his eyes, and he said, My enemies have done this . . God be praised for all things.
Σελίδα 240 - While one party contended that the undivided executive ought to depend on the queen, as domina et heeres of the monarchy, another maintained that he alone should govern ; since, in default of male issue by the deceased king, the crown devolved of right to him as the next heir. But the salic law had never been in force in this kingdom, however it might be recognized in some * Hernando del Pulgar, Cronica de los Senores Reyes Catolicos, Don Fernando y Dona Isabel, part ip 1 — 9.
Σελίδα 67 - Notwithstanding the destructive wars which had prevailed for nearly a century, neither Moors nor Christians had acquired much advantage by them. From the reduction of Saragossa to the present time, the victory, indeed, had generally declared for the Christians; but their conquests, with the exception of Lisbon and a few fortresses in Central Spain, were lost almost as soon as gained; and the same fate attended the equally transient successes of the Mahometans.
Σελίδα 52 - For form's sake, indeed, he invested Toledo, but he could have entertained no expectation of reducing it; and when he perceived that the Andalusian princes refused to join him, he eagerly left that city, and proceeded to secure far dearer and easier interests: he openly threw off the mask, and commenced his career of spoliation.

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