King Alfred's Anglo-Saxon version of the Compendious history of the world by 0rosius (Google eBook)

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Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1858 - History - 253 pages
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Page lx - ANALECTA ANGLO-SAXONICA. A Selection, in Prose and Verse, from Anglo-Saxon Authors, of various ages, with a Glossary. By Benjamin Thorpe, FSA A New Edition, with corrections and improvements. Post 8vo, cloth, 8s.
Page lxiv - OVID'S Works, complete. Literally translated into Prose. 3 vols. 5^. each. PASCAL'S Thoughts. Translated from the Text of M. Auguste Molinier by C. Kegan Paul. 3rd Edition, y, dd. PAULI'S (Dr. R.) Life of Alfred the Great. Translated from the German. To which is appended Alfred's ANGLO-SAXON VERSION OF OROSIUS. With a literal Translation interpaged, Notes, and an ANGLO-SAXON GRAMMAR and GLOSSARY, by B. Thorpe. 5^. PAUSANIAS
Page xviii - Dr. Dee died at Mortlack in Surrey, very poor, enforced many times to sell some book or other to buy his dinner with, as Dr. Napier of Linford, in Buckinghamshire, oft related, who knew him very well.
Page 50 - ... for England is literally, Englaland, the land or country of the Engles. The Engles were the most powerful and energetic of the tribes, that constituted the great Saxon confederacy, which, in the third and two following centuries, had the greatest extent of territory in the north west of (ii'rinany.
Page 66 - The fruit greatly resembles externally a large smooth apple or orange, hanging in clusters of three or four together, and when ripe is of a yellow colour. It was now fair and delicious to the eye, and soft to the touch ; but on being pressed or struck, it explodes with a puff, like a bladder or puff-ball, leaving in the hand only the shreds of the thin rind, and a few fibres.
Page xv - When I remembered how the knowledge of Latin had formerly decayed throughout England, and yet many could read English writing, I began, among other various and manifold troubles of this kingdom, to translate into English the book which is called in Latin Pastoralis...
Page 56 - ... there is a king. There is also very much honey and fishing. The king and the richest men drink mare's milk, but the poor and the slaves drink mead. There is very much war among them ; and there is no ale brewed by the Esthonians, but there is mead enough. There is also a custom with the Esthonians, that when a man is dead he lies in his house, unburnt, with his kindred and friends a month sometimes two ; and the king and other men of high rank, so much longer according to their wealth, remain...
Page 47 - The Cwenas sometimes make war on the Northmen over the waste ; sometimes the Northmen on them. There are very large fresh water meers beyond the wastes ; and the Cwenas carry their boats over land into the meers, and thence make war on the Northmen. They have very little boats, and very light.
Page xxxviii - By his last will, he bequeathed to the university of Oxford all his printed books and manuscripts on Saxon and Northern literature, for the use of the Saxon professor; all his manuscripts, printed books, and pamphlets, prints, and drawings, maps, and copperplates relating to British topography, (of which, in 1808, he had nearly printed a complete catalogue); his interleaved copies of the
Page 178 - ... from Rome half that were within it. Then the door of Janus was opened again, because the leaders in many countries disagreed with Augustus, although no battle took place. BOOK VI : CHAPTER II. 1. Seven hundred and sixty-seven years after the building of Rome [Orosius, Alfred and Clinton AD 14], Tiberius, the emperor, succeeded to the government after Augustus. He was so forgiving and so mild to the Romans, as no ruler had ever been to them before, until Pilate sent him word from Jerusalem...

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