The venerable Bede's Ecclesiastical history of England, also the Anglo-Saxon chronicle, with notes, ed. by J.A. Giles


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Side 310 - and Cissa besieged Andredscester, and slew all that dwelt therein, so that not a single Briton was there left. A. 492.—494. A. 495. This year two ealdormen came to Britain, Cerdic and Cynric his son, with five ships, at the place which is called Cerdics-ore, and the same day they fought against the Welsh.*
Side 463 - willed, if they would live; or would keep their lands; or would hold their possessions; or would be maintained in their rights. Alas! that any man should so exalt himself, and carry himself in his pride over all! May Almighty God show mercy to his soul, and grant him the forgiveness of his sins! We
Side 357 - the alms which the king had vowed to send thither, and also to India, to St. Thomas and to St. Bartholomew, when they sat down against the army at London; and there, thanks be to God, they largely obtained the object of their prayer after the vow. A.
Side 503 - men starved with hunger—some lived on alms who had been erewhile rich: some fled the country—never was there more misery, and never acted heathens worse than these. At length they spared neither church nor churchyard, but they took all that was valuable therein, and then burned the church and all together. Neither did they spare the lands of bishops, nor of
Side 39 - in the royal city. [AD 597] As soon as they entered the dwelling-place assigned them, they began to imitate the course of life practised in the primitive church ; applying themselves to frequent prayer, watching and fasting ; preaching the word of life to as many
Side 74 - tion from the worship of idols to the faith of Christ, and having ended the days of his office in peace, died the 26th day of May, in the reign of the same king." CHAP. IV. Laurentius and his bishops admonish the Scots to
Side 503 - thou find a man seated in a town, or its lands tilled. Then was corn dear, and flesh, and cheese, and butter, for there was none in the land—wretched men starved with
Side 48 - Unto the pure all things are pure, but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure.
Side xxi - the Son, and to the Holy Ghost !' with other spiritual ejaculations. But know this, dearest brother, that I could say much concerning him, if my want of learning did not cut short my discourse. Nevertheless, by the grace of God, I purpose shortly to write more concerning him, particularly of those things which I saw with my own eyes, and heard with my own ears.
Side 75 - in France, that the Scots in no way differ from the Britons in their behaviour ; for Bishop Dagan coming to us, not only refused to eat with us, but even to take his repast in the

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