Early Britain

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T. Fisher Unwin, 1889 - 382 pages
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Page 217 - But those things which I met with, either of the days of Ine my kinsman, or of Offa, king of the Mercians, or of Ethelbert, who first among the English race received baptism, those which seemed to me the rightest, those I have here gathered together, and rejected the others.
Page 158 - Go on quickly, I know not how long I shall hold out, and whether my Maker will not soon take me away.
Page 112 - Beda's list comprises Ella of Sussex, Ceawlin of Wessex, Ethelbert of Kent, Redwald of East Anglia, and Edwin, Oswald, and Oswy, of Northumbria. THE SAXON ERA.
Page 160 - Receive my head into your hands, for it is a great satisfaction to me to sit facing my holy place, where I was wont to pray, that I may also, sitting, call upon my Father ! And thus, on the pavement of his little cell, singing : ' Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost ; ' when he had named the Holy Ghost, he breathed his last, and so departed to the heavenly kingdom.
Page 157 - ... nights and days, From Heaven to Hell, where the Lord changed them all To Devils, because they his Deed and Word Refused to worship. Therefore in worse light Under the earth beneath, Almighty God Had placed them triumphless in the swart HelL There evening, immeasurably long, Brings to each fiend renewal of the fire; Then comes, at dawn, the east wind keen with frost Its dart, or fire continual, torment sharp, The punishment wrought for them they must bear.

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