Great and good; or, Alfred the father of his people [by D. Alcock].
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able afterwards Alfred Alfred's amongst appears Asser beautiful became believe bestowed better bless brother called caused centuries certainly CHAPTER character child Christian Church considered continually Danes Danish death desire devoted doubt early enemy England English entirely Ethelred eyes faith father fear feel followed frequently friends gave give given hand heart hope influence interesting King King's kingdom knowledge labour land Latin learned light live looked Lord means mind nature never noble Northumbria once peace perhaps portion possessed prayer present probably proved received records remains rest Rome royal rule Saxon says scarcely seems soon sorrow sought spirit strength strong subjects suffering sword thee things thou thought throne toil took translation true turn usually victory whole wise youth
Page 50 - The quality of mercy is not strained'; It droppeth as the gentle dew from heaven Upon the place beneath* : it is twice blessed* ; It blesseth him that gives', and him that takes*.
Page 17 - For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
Page 2 - For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward ; for the memory of them is forgotten. Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished ; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun.
Page 146 - And we also bless thy holy Name for all thy servants departed this life in thy faith and fear; beseeching thee to give us grace so to follow their good examples, that with them we may be partakers of thy heavenly kingdom : Grant this, O Father, for Jesus Christ's sake, our only Mediator and Advocate.
Page 58 - This I can now truly say, that so long as I have lived I have striven to live worthily, and after my death to leave my memory to my descendants in good works2.
Page 98 - Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; not slothful in business ; fervent in spirit ; serving the Lord ; rejoicing in hope ; patient in tribulation ; continuing instant in prayer; distributing to the necessity of saints ; given to hospitality.
Page 124 - Hath hung before our mind's eyes,heavy and dark Enlighten now these mind's eyes with thy light, Master of life ; for thou, O tender Father, Art very brightness of true light thyself ; Thyself Almighty Father, the sure rest Of all thy fast and true ones ; winningly Thou orderest it that they may see Thyself. Thou art of all things...
Page 63 - Ye shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold.
Page 27 - Tis with joy I cease. The goddesses of destiny are come to fetch me. Odin hath sent them from the habitation of the Gods. I shall be joyfully received into the highest seat, I shall quaff full goblets among the Gods. The hours of my life are passed away. I die laughing.