The Story of Early Britain

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G.P. Putnam's sons, 1893 - 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 - THE FIRST FOUR BRETWALDAS (ELLE, CEAWLIN, ETHELBERT, REDWALD). BEDE tells us in his " Ecclesiastical History" that seven princes at various times and in different places held the sovereignty or chieftainship ' of the English kingdoms. The seven of his list are Elle of Sussex, Ceawlin of Wessex, Ethelbert of Kent, Redwald of East Anglia, Edwin, Oswald, and Oswin of Northumbria. The title requires some explanation, an explanation which it is not easy to give without entering into a very difficult controversy....
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 155 - Who shook him from his favor, cast him down To the deep dales of Hell, where he became Devil. The fiend with all his comrades fell From Heaven, Angels, for three 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,...
Page 98 - AD 495. This year came two leaders into Britain, Cerdic and Cynric, his son, with five ships .... 519.
Page 159 - Which he did ; but at the ninth hour he said to me, ' I have some little articles of value in my chest, such as pepper, napkins, and incense ; run quickly, and bring the priests of our monastery to me, that I may distribute among them the gifts which God has bestowed on me. The rich in this world are bent on giving gold and silver and other precious things ; but I, in love, will joyfully give my brothers what God has given unto me.

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