We have almost forgotten that it began with the old Cymric stories, the stories of the people who lived in Britain before the coming of the Romans
. We have followed it before the coming of the Romans
"The old name translated means 'Diana's Grove.' Then the next one higher than it, but just beyond it, is called 'MERCY'--in all probability a corruption or familiarisation of the word MERCIA, with a Roman
Thus, the Roman
abbey, the philosophers' church, the Gothic art, Saxon art, the heavy, round pillar, which recalls Gregory VII., the hermetic symbolism, with which Nicolas Flamel played the prelude to Luther, papal unity, schism, Saint-Germain des Prés, Saint-Jacques de la Boucherie,--all are mingled, combined, amalgamated in Notre-Dame.
(though at the cost of how much humiliation when they were made to realise their error!), and it was also possible that He would be pitiful to those who had had no chance of learning the truth,--this was reasonable enough, though such were the activities of the Missionary Society there could not be many in this condition--but if the chance had been theirs and they had neglected it (in which category were obviously Roman
Catholics and Dissenters), the punishment was sure and merited.
"Nonsense!" said the Roman
Candle, "Romance never dies.
Catholicism is, so to speak, simply the same thing as unchristianity," he added with flashing eyes, which seemed to take in everybody in the room.
"Lower away the basket with the shekels of silver!" here shouted a Roman
soldier in a hoarse, rough voice, which appeared to issue from the regions of Pluto "lower away the basket with the accursed coin which it has broken the jaw of a noble Roman
Well, my name is Christabel Carstairs; and my father was that Colonel Carstairs you've probably heard of, who made the famous Carstairs Collection of Roman
The process by which Britain became England was a part of the long agony which transformed the Roman
Empire into modern Europe.
I mastered the notion of their communism, and approved of their iron money, with the poverty it obliged them to, yet somehow their cruel treatment of the Helots failed to shock me; perhaps I forgave it to their patriotism, as I had to forgive many ugly facts in the history of the Romans
So great was the wrath of Prince Richard, King of the Romans
, that he fell upon the baronial troops with renewed vigor, and slowly but steadily beat them back from the town.
Never any state was in this point so open to receive strangers into their body, as were the Romans
. Therefore it sorted with them accordingly; for they grew to the greatest monarchy.