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" Stimulated by these words, or rather by the Divine inspiration, and allured by the beautifully illuminated letter at the beginning of the volume, he spoke before all his brothers, who, though his seniors in age, were not so in grace, and answered, " Will... "
Royal Descents and Pedigrees of Founders' Kin - Page 2
by Bernard Burke - 1864 - 400 pages
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The Antiquary, Volume 36

Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson - 1900 - 408 pages
...no positive reason for doubting : " On a certain day, his mother \ was showing him and his brother a Saxon book of poetry, which she held in her hand,...soonest learn this volume shall have it for his own.' Stimulated by these words, or rather by the Divine inspiration, and allured by the beautifully illuminated...
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The Saints and Missionaries of the Anglo-Saxon Era

D. C. O. Adams - 1901 - 482 pages
...device of his mother.' " On a certain day," Asser tells us, " she was " shewing him and his brother a Saxon book of "poetry, which she held in her hand...soonest learn this volume, " ' shall have it for his own.1 Stimulated by these "words, or rather by the Divine inspiration, and i Asser. a Alfred's mother...
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The South Atlantic Quarterly, Volume 1

John Spencer Bassett, Edwin Mims, William Henry Glasson, William Preston Few, William Kenneth Boyd, William Hane Wannamaker - 1902 - 406 pages
...Asser also relates how that Alfred's mother (perhaps his step-mother) on a certain day showed Alfred and his brothers a Saxon book of poetry, which she...soonest learn this volume shall have it for his own." Stimulated by these words, or rather by the Divine inspiration (as Asser says), and allured by the...
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Collections of the Maine Historical Society

Maine Historical Society - 1904 - 514 pages
...Chronicles t Bonn), p. 48. was showing an illuminated Saxon book of poems to her boys, and remarked " Whichever of you shall the soonest learn this volume, shall have it for his own."1 The beauty of its letters pleased the eye of Alfred. He took the book to his master, learned...
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The Story of King Alfred

Walter Besant - 1905 - 200 pages
...gifts of God, as we also have often witnessed. " On a certain day, therefore, his mother was showing him and his brothers a Saxon book of poetry, which...soonest learn this volume shall have it for his own.' Stimulated by these words, or rather by the Divine inspiration, and allured by the beautifully illuminated...
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Readings in English History Drawn from the Original Sources: Intended to ...

Edward Potts Cheyney - 1908 - 830 pages
...gifts of God, as we also have often witnessed. On a certain day, therefore, his mother was showing him and his brothers a Saxon book of poetry, which she held in her hand, Alfred's and said, " Whichever of you shall the soonest learn this volted ume sha11 have it for his...
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English History Stories: Alfred the Great, Queen Elizabeth, William the ...

1909 - 328 pages
...man to be unable to read and write. But the queen wished her sons to be scholars as well as soldiers. "Whichever of you shall the soonest learn this volume shall have it for his own," she said to her sons. Little Alfred was standing at her knee, admiring the pictures, and he spoke quickly....
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A Source Book of English History for the Use of Schools, Volume 1

Arthur Donald Innes - 1912 - 398 pages
...gifts of God, as we also have often witnessed. On a certain day, therefore, his mother was showing him and his brothers a Saxon book of poetry, which...soonest learn this volume shall have it for his own." Stimulated by these words, or rather by the Divine inspiration, and allured by the beautifully illuminated...
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Alfred the Great, His Life and Times

George Frederick Bosworth - 1914 - 230 pages
...nearly one thousand years ago. On a certain day, his mother was showing him and his brothers an English book of poetry, which she held in her hand, and said, " Whichever of you shall soonest learn this volume shall .iave it for his own." Stimulated by these words, or rather by the...
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English Literature from Widsith to the Death of Chaucer: A Source Book

Allen Rogers Benham - 1916 - 674 pages
...gifts of God, as we also have often witnessed. On a certain day, therefore, his mother was showing him and his brothers a Saxon book of poetry, which...soonest learn this volume shall have it for his own." Stimulated by these words, or rather by the Divine inspiration, and allured by the beautifully illuminated...
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