1440 UNIVERSAL HISTORYTHE MODERN WORLD.
Monarchy rising above the ruins of Mediaeval
hope,the free cities growing great and
powerful as the conservators of public liberty, and the convex rim of the New World
seen afar in the watery horizon of the West, we pause, intending to resume, in the beginning of the following Book, the annals of
Germany, Italy, France, and England, from
the close of the thirteenth century to the discovery of America by Columbus.