The History of Spain: From the Establishment of the Colony of Gades by the Phœnicians, to the Death of Ferdinand, Surnamed the Sage, Volume 2

C. and G. Kearsley, 1793

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Pagina 197 - It consisted only of six rooms, four of them in the form of friars' cells, with naked walls ; the other two, each twenty feet square, were hung with brown cloth and furnished in the most simple manner.
Pagina 197 - He was particularly curious with regard to the construction of clocks and watches, and having found, after repeated trials, that he could not bring any two of them to go exactly alike, he reflected, it is said, with...
Pagina 197 - The service for the dead was chanted, and Charles joined in the prayers which were offered up for the rest of his soul, mingling his tears with those which his attendants shed, as if they had been celebrating a real funeral.
Pagina 66 - Trier, and four lay princes, the King of Bohemia, the Count Palatine of the Rhine, the Duke of Saxony, and the Margrave of Brandenburg. The...
Pagina 197 - ... on foot. When his infirmities confined him to his apartment, which often happened, and deprived him of...
Pagina 197 - He buried there, in solitude and silence, his grandeur, his ambition, together with all those vast projects which, during half a century, had alarmed and agitated Europe ; filling every kingdom in it, by turns, with the terror of his arms, and the dread of being subjected to his power.
Pagina 195 - Charles, in an assembly no less splendid, and with a ceremonial equally pompous, resigned to his son the crowns of Spain, with all the territories depending on them, both in the Old and in the New World. Of all these vast possessions, he reserved nothing , for himself, but an annual pension of a hundred thousand crowns, to defray the charges of his family, and to afford him a small sum, for acts of beneficence and charity.
Pagina 67 - In times of tranquillity, said he, we wish for an Emperor who has not power to invade our liberties; times of danger demand one who is able to secure our safety.
Pagina 197 - His more the reft of his time, he conftantly referved a confiderable portion of it for religious exercifes. He regularly attended divine fervice in the chapel of the monaftery, every morning and evening ; he took great pleafure in reading books of devotion, particularly the works of St. Auguftine and St. Bernard ; and converfed much with his confeflbr, and the prior of the monaftery, on pious fubjedls. Thus did Charles pafs the firft year of his retreat, in a manner not unbecoming a...
Pagina 197 - ... was found after his deceafe tinged with his blood. Nor was he fatisfied with thefe acts of mortification, which, however fevere, were not unexampled. The timorous and diftruftful folicitude which always accompanies fuperftition...

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