The Anglo-Saxon version

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W. Bowyer and J. Nichols and sold by S. Baker, 1773 - History, Ancient - 501 pages
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Page 35 - is covered with fnow, fo many as die are piled up in a hovel in the fuburbs, like billets on " a wood-ftack; they are as hard with the froft as a very ftone, till the fpring-tidc come and " refolve the froft, what time every man taketh his dead friend, and committeth him to the
Page 210 - Gaul, and after he had conquered thefe nations, he went into the ifland of Britonnie, where fighting with the Bryttas., he was defeated in that part of the country which is called Centland. Soon after this, he had a fecond engagement with the Bryttas, in Centland, who were put to flight. Their third battle was near the river which men call the Temefe (near thofe fords which are called Wallingford) : after which, not only all the inhabitants of Cyrnceaftre J fubmitted, but the whole ifland.
Page 34 - ... wealth, lie fometimes even for half a year " before the corpfe is burned, and the body continues above ground in the " houfe; during which time drinking and fports are prolonged, till the day " on which the body is confumed f . Then,- when it is carried to the funec Gewinn, Sax. " Multum ii'ii eft etiam inter eos—" according to the Latin tranflation ; (yElfrcdi Magni Vita, p.
Page 257 - MR. JR FORSTER, FRS» J. HE Geography of King JElfred is not to be confidered as a mere tranflation of Orofius, for he brings in the teftimony of Ohthere and Wulfftan, who came to the King, and gave him a moft minute and accurate account of • JOHN...
Page 33 - Eastland is very large, and there are in it many towns, and in every town is a king ; and there is also a great quantity of honey and fishing, and the king and the richest men drink mares' milk, and the poor and the slaves drink mead.
Page 34 - ... wealth) lye for half a year before the corpfe is burned, and the corpfe continues above ground in the houfe, during which time drinking and fports laft till the day on which the body is confumed. Then, when it is carried to...
Page 27 - ... far, on account of the inhabitants being hoftile, and all that country was inhabited on one fide of this river, nor had Ohthere met with before any land that was inhabited fince he came from his own home.
Page 34 - ... and largeft heap, and fo the others, in proportion, till the whole is feized upon. He procures, however, the leaft heap, who takes that which is neareft the town, and then every one rides away with his...

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