By Bede, J. E. King

ISBN-10: 0674992717

ISBN-13: 9780674992719

Bede 'the Venerable,' English theologian and historian, was once born in 672 or 673 CE within the territory of the one monastery at Wearmouth and Jarrow. He was once ordained deacon (691–2) and priest (702–3) of the monastery, the place his entire lifestyles used to be spent in devotion, choral making a song, learn, instructing, dialogue, and writing. in addition to Latin he knew Greek and doubtless Hebrew. Bede's theological works have been mainly commentaries, commonly allegorical in process, established with acknowledgment on Jerome, Augustine, Ambrose, Gregory, and others, yet bearing his personal character. In one other type have been works on grammar and one on usual phenomena; specific curiosity within the vexed query of Easter led him to write down in regards to the calendar and chronology. yet his such a lot famous construction is his Ecclesiastical historical past of the English country. the following a transparent and easy variety united with descriptive powers to provide a sublime paintings, and the evidence diligently amassed from strong assets make it a important account. ancient are also his Lives of the Abbots of his monastery, the fewer winning debts (in verse and prose) of Cuthbert, and the Letter (November 734) to Egbert his student, so vital for our wisdom concerning the Church in Northumbria. The Loeb Classical Library variation of Bede's ancient works is in volumes.

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P. Vi?. i». i02, Dal Biada, PICTS AND SCOTS of the inhabitants that they too might be suffered there to rest and plant themselves. The Scots answered that the island was not big enough to hold " them both: " but we can give you good counsel (quoth they) " what we think best for you to do. We know well there is another island not far from ours, standing eastwards from hence, which we may often see from afar in a fair sunny day. If you will go thither, you are strong enough to inhabit there at will or if there be any resistance made against you, rely on us to aid you " Whereupon the Redshanks making for Britain began to plant themselves throughout the north parts of the island, for as for the south parts the Britons had taken them up before.

This chapter is taken from Orosius passage about the stakes at the ford. vi. c. C. C. * Ships of war and transport. 22 9, except the Caesar's in- JULIUS CAESAR CHAPTER How that Gains Julius was came into Britain. c. Now the Romans had never access unto the said land of Britain nor knowledge thereof until Gaius Julius Caesar came who the 693rd year from the building of Rome but the 60th before the time of the incarnation of the Lord/ after filling the office of consul with Lucius Bibulus, at the time that he had battle against the nations of Germany and Gaul (which two countries only the river Rhine doth sever) came in the land of the Morini, whence is a very nigh and short passage into Britain, and with about 80 ships charged with warfare provision, and swift sailers, passed over into Britain where he being first tried with a very sharp and hot bickering, and after shaken by a contrary tempest, was fain to return into Gaul with the loss of a great part of his navy, and no small number of his soldiers, and of the most part of all his horsemen.

The Redshanks then (as we have said) arriving as far as Ireland in theu* navy, required : ; * Applied by Bede apparently to all the inhabitants of Ireland, but properly the tribe in Antrim. 17 THE VENERABLE BEDE petierunt in ea sibi quoque sedes et habitationem Respondebant Scotti, quia non ambos eas caperet insula: " sed possumus," inquiunt, " salubre Novimus vobis dare consilium quid agere valeatis. insulam aliam esse non procul a nostra, contra ortum solis, quam saepe lucidioribus diebus de longe aspicere solemus.

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