Alfred the Great

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Macmillan & Company, 1869 - 334 pages

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Page 162 - If he came in by himself, he shall go out by himself: if he were married, then his wife shall go out with him.
Page 310 - BEHOLD a pupil of the monkish gown, The pious ALFRED, King to Justice dear ! Lord of the harp and liberating spear...
Page 100 - And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, And a covert from the tempest; As rivers of water in a dry place, As the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.
Page 162 - Then his master shall bring him unto the judges ; he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door-post ; and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl ; and he shall serve him for ever.
Page 326 - Will you solemnly promise and swear to govern the people of this kingdom of England, and the dominions thereto belonging, according to the statutes in parliament agreed on, and the laws and customs of the same?
Page 83 - A fire devoureth before them, and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
Page 7 - The Commander over Men ; he to whose will our wills are to be subordinated, and loyally surrender themselves, and find their welfare in doing so, may be reckoned the most important of Great Men. He is practically the summary for us of all the various figures of Heroism...
Page 56 - Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound the alarm in my holy mountain ; let all the inhabitants of the land tremble : for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand : a day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness...
Page 291 - ... when he had learned this book, and turned [it] from Latin into the English language, he afterwards composed it in verse, as it now is done.
Page 173 - Wherefore now let the fear of the LORD be upon you; take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with the LORD our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts.

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