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celebrated writers and historians. Stephen Langton, Archbishop of Canterbary, divided our Bible into chapters and verses. The Earl of Salisbury, who defeated the French fleet. Robert Fitzwalter, chosen General of the Baron's army. John de Courcy, Earl of Ulster, famous for his strength and prowess. Fitzpeter, great justiciary of Eugland..
Innocent III. 1198.
Emperors. Of the East.-Alexis III. 1195. Alexis IV. 1203. Alexis
V. 1204. Theodore I. 1205. Of the West.-Philip, 1197. Otho IV. 1208. Frederick II.
“ When England's ancient Barons, clad in arms,
“When faithless John usurp'd the sully'd crowa,
6 Throw thine eye “On yon young boy.--I'll tell thee what, my friend, “ He is a very serpent in my way, “ And wheresoe'er this foot of mine doth tread “ He lies before me.”
“ No Italian Priest “ Shall tithe or toll in our dominions; “ But, as we, under heav'n are supreme head, “ So under him, that great supremacy, “ Where we do reign, we will alone uphold. “ So tell the Pope; all reverence set apart “ To him, and his usurp'd authority.” IBIDEM.
K. JOHN. “ Thus have I yielded up into your hands
“ The circle of my glory.” PANDULPH.
“ Take again,
At length a dawn of freedom 'gins to streak
Most inauspiciously begun, concludes
Success but seldom blest the claim of right
Philip of France, whose envy ne'er cou'd bend
Arthur! unfortunate ! thy seat usurp’d
The ENGLISH Barons murinur and deny
* ARCENTRE, in his “ Histoire de Bretagne,” says that, John came late one evening, and took his nephew out of prison ; that he rode with him to a cliff that overhung the sea ; that there he stabb’d him, and drawing his body by the heels to the brink of the precipice, threw it into the ocean.
With circumstantial cruelty, depriv'd
* “ Fair Eleanora! I wou'd no gallant mind
“ The cause of love, the cause of justice own,
“ To see them sparkle on their native throne ?
“ She wet with royal tears her daily cell,
# ELEANOR, of BRETAGNE, the lawful heiress of the English Crown upon the death of Arthur,-esteem'd the beauty of her time, she died in Bristol Castle, after suffering forty years imprisonment.