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"And where, with mock religious zeal,
"I'm doom'd in genuine woe to feet
"And hark! a summons deep and drear,
*' Warns me no more to linger here,
"But hence, and count my crimes again."
And deep and drear the summons came,
And (haply you may be the same),
* Edward was canonized soon after,. and ranked among the martyrs; because he had defended the cause of the monks, ejected the secular clergy from their benefices, and made Dunstan archbishop of Canterbury.
SUMMARY SUMMARY OF THE REIGN OF
ETHELRED the lid, surnamed THE UNREADY.
Born, A. D. 966. Began to reign 978, was crowned at Kingston-on-Thames. Married twice, first to Elgiva, an English Lady, by whom he had Edmund, his successor; Ethelstan, died an infant; Edwy, murdered by Canute; Edgiva, married an English Earl; Edgith, married Edric, the infamous Duke of Mercia;* and Edgina, married Uthred,. Earl of Northumberland: by his second wife, Emma, of Normandy, he had Alfred and Edward, and a daughter named Goda, married to Gautier, Earl of Mantas, and to Eustace, Earl of Boulogne. Ethelred reigned 37 years. Died, April 23d, 1016, was buried in St. Paul's, London.
Principal Events. A great massacre of the Danes throughout England, which occasioned an invasion of this country by Sweyn, King of Denmark, who after receiving an immense sum to re-embark, returned, put King Ethelred to flight and pillaged the whole kingdom.
Benedict VII. 975. John XIV. 934. John XV. 985.
Emperors. Of the East.—Basil H. 975.
Of the IV~ett.—Otho II. 973. Otho III. 9S3. Henry II. 1003. Kings.
Of France.—Lothaire, 954. Louis V. 986. Hugh Capet,
987. Robert 11. 997. Of Scotland.—Kenneth III. 977. Constantine IV. 1002.
Grimus, 1095. Malcolm II. 1014.
• Vide the next Reign.
ETHELRED THE UNREADY.
"As tedious as a King."
"This Boy will turn out a Poltroon and a Coward."
St. Dunstan's Declaration at the Baptism of this Prince.
"II paroit Maitre de tout les autres Homines: Mais il "n'est pas Maitre de lui meme.
"On Voyoit plusiears de ccs Rois severement punis, non *' pour les Maux qu'ils avoient faits, mais pour avoir neglige "le biens quils auroient du faire."
Little recorded in this reign we find
Our seats of learning and its stores they burn,
* The Monks reported that the spectre of Edmund, King of East Anglia, whose remains Sweyn had disturbed by laying the Abbey of Bury under military execution, fought under Duntan's banner.
SUMMARY OF THE NEIGN OF
Born, A. D. 989. Began to reign 1016. Married Algi. tha, the English Widow of a Danish Noble, by whom he had issue, Edward, surnamed the Outlaw, (from living out of England during the ascendancy of the Danes); and Edmond. Reigned but nine months. Was murdered 1017. Buried at Glastonbury.
PRINCIPAL EVENTS. Several battles with Canute, King of Denmark, and a single combat between that Monarch and Edmund, who divided the kingdom with him.
EMINENT Persons. Livingus, Archbishop of Canterbury. Mercia, eminent for his treasons.
Edric, Duke of