and his immediate descendants possessed the reality, as well as the ensigns and dignity of imperial power.
So a great Frankish victory or defeat was gained or avoided; and in order to commemorate the episode, Charlemagne
commanded a city to be built there, which he named Frankfort--the ford of the Franks.
And the song he sang was of Roland, the great champion of Charlemagne
Here is a crumbling wall that was old when Columbus discovered America; was old when Peter the Hermit roused the knightly men of the Middle Ages to arm for the first Crusade; was old when Charlemagne
and his paladins beleaguered enchanted castles and battled with giants and genii in the fabled days of the olden time; was old when Christ and his disciples walked the earth; stood where it stands today when the lips of Memnon were vocal and men bought and sold in the streets of ancient Thebes!
In twenty horses for saddle and draught, which I have particularly at my chateau of Pierrefonds, and which are called - Bayard, Roland, Charlemagne
, Pepin, Dunois, La Hire, Ogier, Samson, Milo, Nimrod, Urganda, Armida, Flastrade, Dalilah, Rebecca, Yolande, Finette, Grisette, Lisette, and Musette.
He said this as if he had been Charlemagne
, and commanded armies; and indeed, much as I admired his courage, I was always in danger of smiling at his vanity: in danger, I say, for had I not kept my countenance, I would be afraid to think what a quarrel might have followed.
And if truth to life is the main thing the drama should keep in view, how is it possible for any average understanding to be satisfied when the action is supposed to pass in the time of King Pepin or Charlemagne
, and the principal personage in it they represent to be the Emperor Heraclius who entered Jerusalem with the cross and won the Holy Sepulchre, like Godfrey of Bouillon, there being years innumerable between the one and the other?
Be this conceit of mine as it may, gentlemen, at all events Steelkilt was a tall and noble animal with a head like a Roman, and a flowing golden beard like the tasseled housings of your last viceroy's snorting charger; and a brain, and a heart, and a soul in him, gentlemen, which had made Steelkilt Charlemagne
, had he been born son to Charlemagne
The Emperor Charlemagne
, in whose reign they were first introduced, seems to have been very sensible of the inconveniences arising from the fashion of this garment.
Thus spoke and acted the gallant knights of the time of Charlemagne
, in whom every cavalier ought to seek his model.
No; but just think, there are paltry country squires who have all some title or another and pretend to go back as far as Charlemagne
, or at least to Hugh Capet.
With all of the things swirling through his head the moment he realized he was winning the 2017 Charlemagne
Award the night of the recent event at Pheasant Run, the last thing on Circuit Court Judge Clint Hull's mind was his place in city history for an impressive "double win.