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If at Third RICHARD we have storm'd,
Our lines were, like the man, deform’d;
And then we own'd no strains were ruder
Than those which told of HARRY TUDOR.
Eighth Harry's reign includes the lives
Of Wolsey and his master's wives ;
Sixth EDWARD and his early worth,
And MARY's much lamented birth,
Succeeded are by feeble lays
Which aim'd to sing Eliza's praise.
On James the First we spent some breath,
And sigh’d, indignant, o'er the death
Of murder'd CHARLES ;-wish'd BUTLER's pen
To lash the puritannic den
Of thieves, with CROMWELL and his crew
Who, Judas like, their master slew,
You'll find some few convivial lays
To picture CHARLES the Second's days;
Of Second James the Muse has rated
The theme so low—she abdicated.
Some giddy joy the Bard may plead,
While celebrating RUNNIMEDE;
The Bill of Rights, and England's law
Restored by MARY and NASSAU.

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Perhaps with too much haste we ran
O’er MARI.B'ro's deeds, and good Queen ANNE;
When BRUNSWICK coming to our aid,
A most delightful finish made ;
Or, “ rather,” says some critical effusion !
“Madea MOST LAME and IMPOTENT CONCLUSION

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Reader, adieu, confess my task
May somewhat of indulgence ask;
And since no fable aids the Muse,
Who may not here her subjects chuse,
But rough or smooth, plain truths rehearse,
Whether or no they suit her verse:
Your better humour will supply
My wishes, where the stream ran dry,
And Pegasus forgot to fly.
Adieu ! for dulness pardon me,
And yawning I'll forgive in thee.

FINIS.

VOL. II.

CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE,

CHRONOLOGICAL

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

VOL. I.

PART I.

A. A.C. PAGE, THE ANCIENT BRITONS, till the invasion of the Romans

.......... 55 .. 17

A.D.

Roman Emperors, till the Captivity of Caractacus 50 .. 27 Britain relinquished by the Romans ......... 408 .. 31 Invaded by the Picts and Scots ...... 440 .. ibid. Arrival of the Saxons in England .......... 447 .. 33 Vortigern yields his power to Hengist ....... 457 .. 34 The HEPTARCHY ................ 457 .. 36 Kingdom of Kent .......... from 457 to 823 .. 38 Christianity introduced by St. Austin........ 597 .. ibid. St. Paul's first built .............. 604 .. ibid. Kingdom of NORTHUMBERLAND.. from 547 to 792 .. 41

of East Anglia ...... from 575 to 793 .. 43 Cambridge University founded ......... 643 .. ibid. Kingdom of MERCIA .......... from 582 to 847 .. 44

- of Essex ............ from 527 to 746 .. 45 of Sussex ...... .... from 491 to 600 ..

of Wessex ...... .... from 519 to 1066 .. 47 End of the Heptarchy .............. 828 .. 48

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PART II.

A. D. PAGE.

EGBERT, first sole Monarch of England ...... 828 .. 50
ETHELWULPH

836 ..
ETHELBALD and ETHELBERT .............. 857 ..
ETHERED

...................... 866 ..
ALFRED the GREAT ......................
The Lord's Prayer, as a Specimen of the Lan-

guage of that period ......

Edward the Elder

ATHELSTAN

•••••••

925

EDMUND ......

941 ..

EDRED

EdwY

............

955 ..

Edgar the Peaceable

........ 959 ..

Three Love Tales of him .................. ......

PART III.

Edward the Martyr....................... 975 .. 95

His death related in a Vision

.. ...... 96
ETHELRED the Unready ......

978 .. 103
Massacre of the Danes ..

....1002 .. 104
Invasion of England by SWEYN, King of
Denmark

.......... 1014 .. 105
EDMUND IRONSIDES

............1016 .. 106

DANISH SOVEREIGNS.

CANUTE the Great

........1017 .. 110

HAROLD Harefoot

.........1036 .. 113
HARDICANUTE

......... 1039 .. 116

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