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、 PARADISE LOST.

THE PERSONS. Moses gooi, recounting how he assumed his true body; that it corrupts not, because of his [abode] with God in the mount; declares the like of

Mutes

Enoch and Eliah; besides the purity of the place, that certain pure winds, dews, and clouds preserve it from corruption; whence exhorts to the sight of

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Achitophel, 2 Sam. xv. xvi. xvii. xviii.

Adoniah, 1 Kings ii.

Solomon Gynæcocratumenus, or Idolomargus, aut Thysiazusa. 1 Kings xi.

Rehoboam, 1 Kings xii. where is disputed of a politic religion. Abias Thersæus, 1 Kings xiv. The queen after much dispute, as the last refuge sent to the prophet Ahias of Shilo, receives the message. The Epitasis in that she hearing the child shall die as she comes home, refuses to return, thinking thereby to elude the oracle. The former part is spent in bringing the sick prince forth as it were desirous to shift his chamber and couch as dying men use, his father telling him what sacrifice he had sent for his health to Bethel and Dan; his fearlessness of death, and putting his father in mind to set [send] to Ahiah. The Chorus of the elders of Israel, bemoaning his virtues bereft them, and at another time wondering why Jeroboam being bad himself should so grieve for his son that was good, &c.

Imbres, or the Showers, 1 Kings xviii. xix.

Naboth ovxoQartovμvos, 1 Kings

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Elisæus Menutes, sive in Dothaimis, 2 Kings vi.

Samaria Liberata, 2 Kings vii. Achabæi Cunoborameni, 2 Kings ix. The scene Jezreel: beginning from the watchman's discovery of Jehu till he go out: in the mean while, message of things passing brought to Jezebel, &c. Lastly the seventy heads of Ahab's sons brought in, and message brought of Ahaziah's brethren slain on the way, c. x. Jehu Belicola, 2 Kings x. Athaliah, 2 Kings xi. Amaziah Doryalotus, 2 Kings xiv. 2 Chron. xxv.

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3. Vortiger immured. The three following were added afterwards in the margin. Venutius husband to Cartismandua.

Vortiger marrying Roena. See Speed. Reproved by Vordin, Archbishop of London. Speed.

The massacre of the Britons by Hengist in their cups at Salisbury plain. Malmsbury.

4. Sigher of the East-Saxons revolted from the faith, and reclaimed by Jarumang.

5. Ethelbert of the East-Angles slain by Offa the Mercian. See Holinsh. 1. vi. c. 5. Speed in the Life of Offa and Ethel

bert.

6. Sebert slain by Penda after he had left his kingdom. See Holinshed, p. 116.

7. Wulfer slaying his two sons for being Christians.

8. Osbert of Northumberland slain for ravishing the wife of Bernbocard, and the Danes brought in. See Stow. Holinsh. 1. vi. c. 12. and especially Speed, 1. viii. c. 2.

9. Edmund last king of the East-Angles martyred by Hinguar the Dane. See Speed, 1. viii.

c. 2.

10. Sigebert, tyrant of the West-Saxons, slain by a Swineherd.

11. Edmund, brother of Athelstan slain by a thief at his own table. Malmesb.

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Monks and Priests about marriage.

14. Etheldred, son of Edgar, a slothful king, the ruin of his land by the Danes.

15. Ceaulin, king of WestSaxons, for tyranny deposed, and banished, and dying.

16. The slaughter of the Monks of Bangor by Edelfride stirred up, as is said, by Ethelbert, and he by Austin the Monk, because the Britons would not receive the rites of the Roman Church. See Bede, Geffrey Monmouth, and Holinshed, p. 104. which must begin with the Convocation of British Clergy by Austin to determine superfluous points, which by them was refused.

17. Edwin by vision promised the kingdom of Northumberland on promise of his conversion, and therein established by Rodoald king of East-Angles.

18. Oswin king of Deira slain by Oswie his friend king of Bernitia, through instigation of flatterers. See Holinshed, p. 115.

19. Sigibert of the East-Angles keeping company with a person excommunicated, slain by the same man in his house, according as the Bishop Cedda had foretold.

20. Egfride king of the Northumbers slain in battle against the Picts, having before wasted Ireland, and made war for no reason on men that ever loved the English: forewarned also by Cuthbert not to fight with the Picts.

21. Kinewulf, king of WestSaxons, slain by Kineard in the house of one of his concubines.

22. Gunthildis, the Danish lady, with her husband Palingus, and her son, slain by appoint

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