said Gurth, setting down the cup, ``what nectar these unbelieving dogs drink, while true Christians
are fain to quaff ale as muddy and thick as the draff we give to hogs
So the chief of police ordered a gallows to be erected, and sent criers to proclaim in every street in the city that a Christian
was to be hanged that day for having killed a Mussulman.
At last I resolved to confide in a renegade, a native of Murcia, who professed a very great friendship for me, and had given pledges that bound him to keep any secret I might entrust to him; for it is the custom with some renegades, when they intend to return to Christian
territory, to carry about them certificates from captives of mark testifying, in whatever form they can, that such and such a renegade is a worthy man who has always shown kindness to Christians
, and is anxious to escape on the first opportunity that may present itself.
As I purposed to make a considerable stay here, it gratified me to learn that there is no longer the want of harmony between the town's-people and pilgrims, which impelled the former to such lamentably mistaken measures as the persecution of Christian
and the fiery martyrdom of Faithful.
The Muhammadans' comes on Friday, the Jews' on Saturday, and that of the Christian
Consuls on Sunday.
If you were an artist, you would think of Mistress Second-Cousin as antique form animated by Christian
sentiment--a sort of Christian
Antigone-- sensuous force controlled by spiritual passion.
Once again churches were built, priests came to live among the people, and the sound of Christian
prayer and praise rose night and morning from castle and from hut.
For the ultimate force in the universe of these fighters and their poets (in spite of certain Christian
touches inserted by later poetic editors before the poem crystallized into its present form) is Wyrd, the Fate of the Germanic peoples, cold as their own winters and the bleak northern sea, irresistible, despotic, and unmoved by sympathy for man.
And as he thought it an indispensable duty, enjoined both by the Christian
law, and by the law of nature itself; so was it withal so pleasant, that if any duty could be said to be its own reward, or to pay us while we are discharging it, it was this.
But I as a believer cannot, in a matter of such gravity, act in opposition to the Christian
The adventures of the Yellow Diamond begin with the eleventh century of the Christian
He told me he would use the same freedom and plainness in the second, and hoped I would take it as well; and this was, that notwithstanding these English subjects of mine, as he called them, had lived with these women almost seven years, had taught them to speak English, and even to read it, and that they were, as he perceived, women of tolerable understanding, and capable of instruction, yet they had not, to this hour, taught them anything of the Christian
religion--no, not so much as to know there was a God, or a worship, or in what manner God was to be served, or that their own idolatry, and worshipping they knew not whom, was false and absurd.