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And shut her, from that, to the day that she died,
Up three pair of stairs in a tow'r.
Should couples take warning from “Rosamond's
Bow'r,” Not vainly the Muse has harangued; And, ladies, if rivals shou'd fall in your pow'r, The Commons consult, or instead of the tow'r,
If you kill them, ycu're sure to be hang’d.
SUMMARY OF THE REIGN OF
RICHARD I. SURNAMED CŒUR DE LION.
Born, A. D. 1157. Began to reign, 1189. Was contracted to Alice, daughter of Louis VII. of France. Married Berengeria, daughter of Sancho VI. King of Navarre. Had no legitimate issue. Was killed, 1199, at the siege of a castle at Chalus, belonging to the Viscount of Linnges, by Bertrand Gourdon, a crossbowman, who, though pardoned by the King, was afterwards fleed alive. He reigned ten years, and was buried with his father at Font Evraud.
PRINCIPAL EVENTS. Richard released his mother who had been confined sixteen years. Took an army of thirty-five thousand men to the Holy Land, where he greatly signalized himself against Saladin the Great, was imprisoned on his return, by Leopold, Duke of Austria, and purchased his ransom for one hundred thousand marks. Sterling money first coined, and so called from the Easterlings, a people of Germany, who first gave it currency from its purity. London divided into corporate companies. (Medull. Hist. Ang.)"
EMINENT Persons. Hubert, Archbishop of Canterbury. Henry Fitzalwyn, first Lord Mayor of London, the city having been formerly governed by Portreeves. Philip and Isabel, natural children of the King. William Longchamp, Bishop of Ely, Regent in Richard's absence. Robin Hood and Liitle John, celebrated outlaws. Richard de Higel, Bishop of London, was the King's Apothecary, (the first we find mentioned.)
Popës. Clermont III. 1188. Celestine III. 1191, Innocent III.
Emperors. Of the East.-- Isaac II. 1185. Alexis III. 1195. Of the West.–Frederick I. 1152. Henry VI. 1190. Philip
Of France. Philip II. 1180.
RICHARD CŒUR DE LION.
“ Against whose fury and unmatch'd force
“ When Richard Cour de Lion reign'd,
" Which means a lion's heart.”
“ Cour de Lion loves the wars,
OPERA OF RICHARD.
“ Here the cowl'd zealots, with united cries,
O, GALLANT Prince ! who loved to roan,
Who conquer'd Cyprus, which denied
* Once, during this campaign, Richard was dangerously sick, and his disorder required fresh fruit and snow to render it cool: the generous Saladin sent both in profusion, and thus preserved the life of the only foe he dreaded.
Vita SALADINJ. + The Saracens so dreaded his name they would say to their restive horses, “ What do you start at, do you think you see King “ Richard ??
| To encourage the soldiers in repairing the ruined wall of Acre, (a spot which has since acquired such additional celebrity from the distinguished gallantry of Sir Sidney Smith and his