Anglo-Saxon Literature

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Pub. under the direction of the Committee of general literature and education, appointed by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1884 - Anglo-Saxon literature - 262 pages
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Page 115 - Are not my days few? Cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death; a land of darkness, as darkness itself, and of the shadow of death, without any order and where the light is as darkness.
Page 117 - In billows, leave i' th' midst a horrid vale. Then with expanded wings he steers his flight Aloft, incumbent on the dusky air That felt unusual weight, till on dry land He lights, if it were land that ever...
Page 228 - tis Death itself there dies. EPITAPH. STOP, Christian Passer-by ! — Stop, child of God, And read with gentle breast. Beneath this sod A poet lies, or that which once seem'd he. — O, lift one thought in prayer for STC ; That he who many a year with toil of breath Found death in life, may here find life in death ! Mercy for praise — to be forgiven for fame He ask'd, and hoped, through Christ. Do thou the same ! 9th November, 1833.
Page 148 - Slender reason had He to be glad of The clash of the war-glaive — Traitor and trickster And spurner of treaties — He nor had Anlaf With armies so broken A reason for bragging That they had the...
Page 234 - Ocean stream : Him haply slumb'ring on the Norway foam The Pilot of some small night-founder'd Skiff. Deeming some Island, oft, as Sea-men tell, With fixed Anchor in his scaly rind Moors by his side under the Lee, while Night Invests the Sea, and wished Morn delays...
Page 192 - ... and they on the one hand maintained their peace, and their customs, and their authority within their borders '. while at the same time they spread their territory outwards, and how it then went well with them, both in war. and in wisdom '. and likewise the sacred orders, how earnest they were as well about teaching as about learning '. and about all the services, that they owed to god '. and how people from abroad, came to this land for wisdom and instruction...
Page 138 - In the same context we find that the monster had watched over this earthhidden treasure for 300 years; and if this may be something more than a poetical number, it may possibly indicate the time elapsed since the heathen age. Three hundred years would bring us to the close of the ninth or the beginning of the tenth century, a date which, on every consideration, I incline to think the most probable.

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