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propriety attempt to trace to the forests of Germany all the subtleties of the scholastic philosophy (and which arose in the same age as the courts of Love), as to claim for their inhabitants that reverence and adoration of the female sex which has descended to our own times. This deference to female rights and the establishment of an equality between the sexes have in their origin been wholly independent of love as a passion, (whose language in all ages and among all nations has been the same,) and are manifestly the offspring of that dispensation, which has purified religion of every sensual rite, and which, by spiritualizing all our hopes and wishes of a future existence, has shed the same refining influence on our present institutions: “ L'amour de Dieu et des dames" was not a mere form.
Of the Origin of Romantic Fiction in Europe
i Note by the Editor on the Lais of Marie de France Ixxiv Note by the Editor on the Saxon Ode on the Victory of Athelstan....
On the Gesta Romanorum .
THE HISTORY OF ENGLISH POETRY.
and after the Norman conquest. Specimens of Norman-Saxon