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account of Alfred's Alfred the Oreat Alswitha Anglo-Saxon Chronicle Annals appears Asser Athelney Austin Ballads battle battle of Ethandune biography Bishop Bishop of Sherborne Blackmore Blanche Book Britannia brother cakes castle Cedric century cottage Cottle Cuthbert Danes Danish Danish camp daughter death declares defeat Denewulf disguise drama Earl of Devon Edgiva Edward Elvida England England's Darling English epic Ethelred Ethelswida fiction Fitchett five acts Florence of Worcester follows Grimbald Guthrum Haldane hero Hinguar Hubba Ibid John King Alfred King's Konig later legend Lives London Mallet Masque mentioned minstrel Neot Odune Ordolf Oswith Oxford Parker passage patriotic play Plegmund Plummer poem poetic Pope Preface present Prince Raven Rolls Series Rome saint Saxon scene Selwood Forest shepherd Simeon of Durham Spelman subsequent supposed supra tells Thomson translation verse victory vision wife William William of Malmesbury Winchester Wise words writers York
Page 123 - BEHOLD a pupil of the monkish gown, The pious ALFRED, King to Justice dear ! Lord of the harp and liberating spear...
Page 16 - ... should not be forgotten, and concealed. For every craft and every power soon becomes old, and is passed over in silence, if it be without wisdom; for no man can accomplish any craft, without wisdom. Because whatsoever is done through folly, no one can ever reckon for craft. This is now especially to be said ; that I wished to live honourably whilst I lived, and after my life to leave to the men who were after me, my memory in good works.
Page 15 - This year, during mid-winter, after twelfth night, the army stole away to Chippenham, and overran the land of the West-Saxons, and sat down there; and many of the people they drove beyond sea, and of the remainder the greater part they subdued and forced to obey them, except king Alfred : and he, with a small band, with difficulty retreated to the woods and to the fastnesses of the moors.
Page 60 - Wrapt in pale tempest, labour'd through the clouds. The demons of destruction then, they say. Were all abroad, and mixing with the woof Their baleful power: The sisters ever sung, Shake, standard, shake this ruin on our foes.
Page 83 - Which is not garner' d up until 'tis cut ; Which is not fit for use until 'tis ground ; Nor use'd then till kneaded into bread ! Ne'er knew you this ? It seems you never did, Else had you known the value of the bread ; Thought of the ploughman's toil, the reaper's sweat, The miller's labour...
Page 27 - II [yElfred] fist escrivere un livre Engleis Des aventures e des leis E de batailles de la terre E des reis ki firent la guere E maint livre fist il escrivere U li bon clerc vont sovent lire.
Page 122 - Scouring of the White Horse. Or, the Long Vacation Ramble of a London Clerk. By the Author of
Page 67 - Is it improbable to suppose, that a young hero was in love ? Is it inconsistent to represent the person, who was a legislator when advanced in years, as a lover in his youth ? Does it degrade the character of a hero to suppose, that he was in love with the Princess, whom he afterwards married ? Is it not rather injurious to his heroism to conclude, that he chose a consort whom he did not love ? If this reasoning is just, there will be no difficulty in vindicating the subsequent conduct of the hero.
Page 116 - A Heroicall Poem may be founded somwhere in Alfreds reigne. especially at his issuing out of Edelingsey on the Danes, whose actions are wel like those of Ulysses.
Page 59 - Lyttelton professed himself the patron of wit: to him Thomson was introduced, and being gaily interrogated about the state of his affairs, said, " that they were in a more poetical posture than formerly ;" and had a pension allowed him of one hundred pounds a-year.