The Lives of Edward the Confessor

The Lives of Edward the Confessor

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ... is Almighty God Has done this in love and gentleness, Who thus knows how to avenge his servants, And to a sinner discovers 1350 So glorious a miracle and deed." To clerks, to laymen, all together, Who are there, it seems a marvel; To Denmark they soon sent; The truth soon inquired 1355 Knights and wise clerks, Who now there are well certified That at this hour and on this day, That they learnt it from their lord, The king died in embarking, 1360 Drowned by falling into the sea. 1 1 have adopted the correction of mer for nef. To God they give thanks and glory Who has His servants in memory. All those who hear of the adventure Praise God Who has done such works, And he who ever hears of the miracle, 1365 Makes on himself the sign of the Cross, And they say, "God save and guard for us Our holy Lord Edward." The emperor and king of France, And other kings of great power, 1370 Come to see, and to become acquainted with him, And to strengthen their friendship with him. Prosperity Much he resembled King Solomon, country. Since they came from distant countries To make alliance with him, 1375 To hear his wisdom, to see his power; King Edward had not a neighbour, Who was not to him a respectful friend. The kingdom is in good condition; (So are) knights and prelates, 1380 Townsmen and merchants, Husbandmen and peasants, Clerks and citizens, Freemen and serfs, Since justice is upheld 1385 Throughout, and peace maintained; It might seem to be in England After the miseries of war That the world is renewed; Winter is gone, and summer arrived. 1390 But whoever is at ease Ought to think of his discomforts; And when he is in better condition To think of ruin and destruction; Since from a height man falls very low, 1395 And joy soon turns to...show more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236790294
  • 9781236790293