Joan of Arc: Or, the Maid of Orleans: From Michelet's History of France

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Stanford & Delisser, 1858 - 238 páginas

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Página 39 - Pucelle. The King of Heaven sends you word by me that you shall be consecrated and crowned in the city of Rheims, and shall be lieutenant of the King of Heaven, who is King of France.
Página 215 - Had you put me in the prisons of the Church, and given me ghostly keepers, this would not have happened. And for this I summon you to answer before God." Then, seeing among the bystanders Pierre Morice, one of the preachers by whom she had been addressed, she said to him, " Ah, Master Pierre, where shall I be this evening?
Página 223 - This is a point on which we cannot implicitly rely on the interested testimony of the English. Nevertheless, it would betray scant knowledge of human nature to doubt, with her hopes so frustrated, her having wavered in her faith. . . . Whether she confessed to this effect in words is uncertain ; but I will confidently affirm that she owned it in thought. Meanwhile the judges, for a moment put out of countenance, had recovered their usual bearing, and the bishop of Beauvais, drying his eyes, began...
Página 231 - in the midst of the flames invoke her saints, her archangel ; several times she called on her Saviour ... At the last, as her head sunk on her bosom, she shrieked, ' Jesus !' " " Ten thousand men wept. . . ." A few of the English alone laughed, or endeavored to laugh. One of the most furious among them had sworn that he would throw a fagot on the pile. Just as he brought it, she breathed her last. He was taken ill. His comrades led him to a tavern to recruit his spirits by drink, but he was beyond...
Página 237 - May new France never forget the saying of old France : " Great hearts alone understand how much glory there is in being good!" To be and to keep so, amidst the injuries of man and the severity of Providence, is not the gift of a happy nature alone, but it is strength and heroism. . . . To preserve sweetness and benevolence in the midst of...
Página 203 - Jehanne tQ be a maid :* a favorable declaration which turned against her, by giving rise to another superstitious notion ; to wit, that her virginity constituted her strength, her power, and that to deprive her of it was to disarm her, was to break the charm, and lower her to the level of other women. The poor girl's only defence against such a danger had been wearing male attire ; though, strange to say, no one had ever seemed able to understand her motive for wearing it. All, both friends and enemies,...
Página 236 - ... centred in a daughter of France may surprise foreigners who choose to judge of our nation by the levity of its manners alone. We may tell them (and without partiality, as we speak of circumstances so long since past) that under this levity, and in the midst of its follies and its very vices, old France was not styled without reason, the most Christian people. They were certainly the people of love and of grace ; and whether we understand this humanly or Christianly, in either sense it will ever...
Página 237 - Great hearts alone understand how much glory there is in being good! " To be and to keep so, amidst the injuries of man and the severity of Providence, is not the gift of a happy nature alone, but it is strength and heroism. To preserve sweetness and benevolence in the midst of so many bitter disputes, to pass through a life's experiences without suffering them to touch this internal treasure—is divine.
Página 143 - Jehanne, do you believe yourself to be in a state of grace ? " They thought that they had bound her with an indissoluble knot. To say no, was to confess herself unworthy of having been God's chosen instrument ; but, on the other hand, how say yes? Which of us, frail beings as we are, is sure here below of being truly in God's grace? Not one, except the proud, presumptuous man, who, of all, is precisely the furthest from it. She cut the knot, with heroic and Christian simplicity : — " If I am not,...
Página 192 - I tell thee that thy king is a heretic and schismatic," the admirable girl, forgetting all her danger, burst forth with, " On my faith, sir, with all due respect, I undertake to tell you, and to swear, on pain of my life, that he is the noblest Christian of all Christians, the sincerest lover of the faith and of the Church, and not what you call him.

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