The Thrall of Leif the Lucky: A Story of Viking Days by Ottilie Adelina Liljencrantz | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
The Thrall of Leif the Lucky: A Story of Viking Days

The Thrall of Leif the Lucky: A Story of Viking Days

by Ottilie Adelina Liljencrantz
     
 
THE Anglo-Saxon race was in its boyhood in the days when the Vikings lived. Youth's fresh fires burned in men's blood; the unchastened turbulence of youth prompted their crimes, and their good deeds were inspired by the purity and whole-heartedness and divine simplicity of youth. For every heroic vice, the Vikings laid upon the opposite scale an heroic virtue. If they

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THE Anglo-Saxon race was in its boyhood in the days when the Vikings lived. Youth's fresh fires burned in men's blood; the unchastened turbulence of youth prompted their crimes, and their good deeds were inspired by the purity and whole-heartedness and divine simplicity of youth. For every heroic vice, the Vikings laid upon the opposite scale an heroic virtue. If they plundered and robbed, as most men did in the times when Might made Right, yet the heaven-sent instinct of hospitality was as the marrow of their bones. No beggar went from their doors without alms; no traveller asked in vain for shelter; no guest but was welcomed with holiday cheer and sped on his way with a gift. As cunningly false as they were to their foes, just so superbly true were they to their friends.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148477846
Publisher:
Library of Alexandria
Publication date:
07/20/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
456 KB

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