In the tenth century the old Batavian and later Roman forms have faded away.
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The sword - the first, for a time the only force: the force of iron.
Thus the whole country was broken into many shreds and patches of sovereignty.
Enthusiasm could not supply the place of experience.
The whole territory of the Netherlands was girt with forests.
A soil, exhausted by the long culture of Pagan empires, was to lie fallow for...
For a century longer, Rome still retains its outward form, but the swarming nations are...
The history of the Franks becomes, therefore, the history of the Netherlands.
A terrible animal, indeed, is an unbridled woman.
Wealth brings strength, strength confidence.
With the Germans, the sovereignty resided in the great assembly of the people.
A good lawyer is a bad Christian.
The gigantic Gaul derided the Roman soldiers as a band of pigmies.
A new civilization was not to be improvised by a single mind.
Thus the liberties of Holland and Flanders waxed, daily, stronger.
Thus again the Netherlands, for the first time since the fall of Rome, were united...
The crusades made great improvement in the condition of the serfs.
The ferocious inroads of the Normans scared many weak and timid persons into servitude.
When did one man ever civilize a people?
History shows how feeble are barriers of paper.
Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries.