Roderick, the last of the Goths

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byRobert Southey

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1818. Excerpt: ... NOTES. At every saddle-bow A gory head was hung.--XIV. p. 4. This picture frequently occurs in the Spanish Chronicles. Sigurd the elder, Earl of Orkney, owed his death to a like custom. "Suddenly clapping spurs to his horse, as he was returning home in triumph, bearing, like each of his followers, one of these bloody spoils, a large front tooth in the mouth of the head which hung dangling by his side, struck the calf of his leg,--the wound mortified, and he died.--The Earl must have been bare-legged."--Torfceus, quoted in Edmonston's View of the Zetland Islands, vol. i. p. 33. In reverence to the priestly character.--XV. p. 14. "At the synod of Mascou, laymen were enjoined to do honour to the honourable clergy by humbly bowing the head, and uncovering it, if they were both on horseback, and by alighting also if the clergyman were a-foot."--Pierre de Marca. Hist, de Beam, I. 1. ch. 18. § 2. Whom not the spoils of Atabalipa Could satisfy insatiate.--XVI. p. 24. Hernando de Soto,--the history of whose expedition to Florida by the Inca Garcilaso, is one of the most delightful books in the Spanish language. Nor wicker storehouse for the autumnal grain. XVI. p.26. "Morales (8. 23. 3.), speaking of the Asturians, mentions with wonder their chairs, furniture, and granaries of basket-work,.. las sillas y otras cosas de servicio recias y firmas que hacen entretexidas de mimbres y varas de avellano. Y aun a mé no me espantaba en aquella tierra tanto esto, como ver los graneros, que ellos llaman los horreos, fabricados dcsta misma obra de varas entretexidas, y tan tupidas y de tanta firmeza, que sufren gran carga como buenas paredes." Covadonga.--XVI. p. 38. The valley of Covadonga is thus described by the Conde de Salduena;--and the description is a fair s...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1818. Excerpt: ... NOTES. At every saddle-bow A gory head was hung.--XIV. p. 4. This picture frequently occurs in the Spanish Chronicles. Sigurd ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217792383

ISBN - 13:9780217792387

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