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  • There was a certain unique type of state and culture which we call mediæval, for want of a better word, which we see in the Gothic or the great Schoolmen.

    A Short History of England

  • On the other hand not a few apply the word to the henbane (hyoscyamus niger) so much used in mediæval Europe.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • So in mediæval Europe on Christmas Eve the cattle worshipped God in their stalls and I have met peasants in France and Italy who firmly believed that brute beasts on that night not only speak but predict the events of the coming year.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The Greeks and Romans also slept stripped and in mediæval

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • But such violent methods, all very well in mediæval Italy, are out of place to-day.

    Try Anything Twice

  • In times agone, all people were agreed there was something astray with a red-headed man, and so, in mediæval paintings, Judas Iscariot was represented with a carroty poll.

    Janey Canuck in the West

  • Lastly, her emblem is the Sistrum, and the sound of the Sistrum, according to Plutarch, was supposed to terrify and expel Typhon (the evil principle); just as in mediæval times the ringing of church-bells was supposed to scare Beelzebub and his crew.

    A Thousand Miles Up the Nile

  • 6 Since that term is has become a media code word that is all too often used as a justification for the Jewish war crimes and crimes against humanity that are routinely committed in occupied Palestine, it is tainted.


  • Polo, has shown that “Roc’s” feathers were not uncommon curiosities in mediæval ages; and holds that they were mostly fronds of the palm Raphia vinifera, which has the largest leaf in the vegetable kingdom and which the Moslems of Zanzibar call “Satan’s date-tree.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Narcissus and Hippolytus are often assumed as types of morose voluptas, masturbation and clitorisation for nymphomania: certain mediæval writers found in the former a type of the Saviour, and ‘Mirabeau a representation of the androgynous or first Adam: to me Narcissus suggests the Hindu Vishnu absorbed in the contemplation of his own perfections.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night


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