By Thomas Francis Carney

Biography of vital Roman army and political determine through a professor of Classics.

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Remembering the sity," say filia carissima of the kings of France. "Univer- MM. , treaty of hastened to renew defeats, took every op- portunity of manifesting fidelity to the English cause . . " The days are now long past when Henry u. of England wished the Doctors of Paris to arbitrate in his quarrel with St. Canterbury; when the Emperor Baldwin prayed 14 Thomas of the Pope to send masters from Paris to reform the schools of the East, when Abelard, Thomas, and Peter Lombard, and Rudolf of Cologne, Guillaume de Champeaux, Maurice de Sully, and dozen other famous professors drew all the world to Paris, the a City (so it was called, as the historian Rigord relates) of Philosophers, holding within her walls more learning than ever had Athens or Alexandria; when the panegyric of University was sung by Guy and St.

Ont charge Vartellerie sur mer, Force biscuit et chascun ung bidon, Et par la mer jusquen Bisquaye aller lis Pour couronner leur petit roy Godon. [They loaded their ships with artillery, with great supplies of and a wine-bottle apiece, and are gone over the sea to Biscay, to crown their little King Goddam; but all their effort is in biscuit, vain (The ! ) effort n'esl rien que moc query e\ And once more (for the songs of a people are precious, more than fine gold and the glossy periods of pedants), this, from that roaring rural song which has been called the Marseillaise of the Normans a A bitter jeft.

The Burgundians they hold brutish and slow, and thinking the Bretons fickle they often throw in their teeth the death of Arthur. The Lombards they call avaricious, full of malice, and unwarlike, the Romans seditious, violent, and nail-biters, the Sicilians tyrannical and cruel, the men of Brabant men of blood, incendiaries, and bandits, the Flemings prodigal, given over to feasting, and soft as butter. ] and insulting, the English are drunkards And so on many a summer evening a game of tennis or a sober promenade, two by two, thumbs in belt, on the Pre-aux-Clercs 1X might develop suddenly into a battle in mass and a procession of bloody heads after it.

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