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Page 62 - ... century, at a cheaper rate than they could obtain it from Egypt, where it was then extensively made. The first sugar plantations established in Spain were at Valencia, but they were soon after extended to Granada and Murcia. Prince Henry, the navigator, carried sugar-cane from Sicily to Madeira. Towards the end of the fifteenth and the commencement of the sixteenth centuries, it was conveyed to the Canary islands, where plantations were formed, especially on Gomera and Grand Canary. From Gomera...
Page 208 - Sultan has been enabled to offer us a more determined and regular resistance, whilst he had scarcely assembled together the elements of his new plan of reform and ameliorations, how formidable should we have found him, had he had time to give it more solidity, and to render that barrier impenetrable which we find so much difficulty in surmounting, although art has hitherto done so little to assist nature...
Page 302 - It is divided into four books ; and, from the manner in which it opens, Isengrimus being named without any explanation on the part of the author that the wolf is thereby intended, and no reason being given for be*
Page 300 - His inauguration took place in 1 130, and he held the office until 1 l6l, when he was succeeded by Franco. From this circumstance, and from the fact of the poem containing internal evidence of its having been written in North Flanders, we may reasonably conclude that its author was a countryman of Walter and Baldwin, that is to say a Fleming, and probably an ecclesiastic attached to the monastery of Saint Peter at Ghent.
Page 308 - Roman du Renart" which Meon has published contains no less than 30,362 lines ; and if to these we add " Le Couronnemens Renart," and " Renart le Nouvel," which are contained in the fourth volume of his collection, this number will be increased to 41,748. Our readers will see, therefore, that any attempt to epitomize this work for their amusement would be totally incompatible with the space which we could apply to that purpose.
Page 307 - ... hat. These are speedily procured from Reynard's enemies. Reynard next asks for food, and names a fowl and a piece of boar's flesh. The poor hen, Pinto, who had complained against him, is instantly killed, and a steak is as quickly cut from the haunches of the boar who had supported her cause. In the mean time, the king takes a bath, wraps himself in a wolf's hide, throws the bear's skin over him, and puts on his cat's-skin hat.
Page 118 - Where his glowing eye-balls turn, Thousand banners round him burn : Where he points his purple spear, Hasty, hasty Rout is there, Marking with indignant eye Fear to stop, and Shame to fly. There Confusion, Terror's child, Conflict fierce, and Ruin wild, Agony, that pants for breath, Despair and honourable Death.
Page 6 - From the topmast the sea appeared, as far as the eye could reach, of a dark red colour, and this in a streak, the breadth of which was estimated at six English miles. As we sailed slowly along, we found that the colour changed into brilliant purple, so that even the foam, which is seen at the stern of a ship under sail, was of a rose colour. The sight was very striking, because this purple streak was marked by a very distinct line from the blue waters of the sea...
Page 309 - Ou je trove 1'estoire escrite" — v. 4938-9. avows himself as the historian of Reynard, both at the beginning and at the end of the seventh branch of M6on's collection; which is certainly one of the earliest but not one of the best told divisions of the work. The branch in question commences : — " Pierre who was born at St. Cloot, Has taken pains and trouble too, Prompted by his friends...