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things passing brought to Jezebel, &c. Lastly the 70 heads of Ahab's sons brought in, and message brought of Ahaziah's brethren llain on the way, C. 10.

Jehu Belicola, 2 Reg. 10.
Athaliah, 2 Reg. 110
Amaziah Doryalotus, 2 Reg. 14. 2 Chron. 25.

Hezechias worsopréjuevos, 2 Reg. 18, 19. (echia befieg’d. The wicked hypocrisy of Shebna, spoken of in the 11, or thereabout of Isaiah, and the commerdation of Eliakim will afford åpoppeds hóyou, together with a faction, that sought help from Egypt.

Josiah Alagómenos, 2 Reg. 23.

Zedechiah vecrapišov, 2 Reg. but the story is larger in Jeremiah.

Solymw Halosis; which may begin from a meflage brought to the city, of the judgment upon Zedechiah and his children in Ribla, and fo feconded with the burning and destruction of city and temple by Nebu. zaradan ; lamented by Jeremiah.

Afa or Æthiopes. 2 Chron. 14. with the deposing his Mother, and burning her idol. The three Children, Dan. 3.

British Trag. 1. The cloister king Constans set up by Vortiger. 2. Vortiger poison'd by Roena. 3. Vortiger immur'd. The three following were added afterwards in the

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Vortiger marrying Roena. See Speed. reprov'd by Vordin archbishop of London. Speed.

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

4. Sigher of the East Saxons revolted from the faith, and reclam'd by Jarumang.

5. Ethelbert of the East Angles slain by Offa the Mercian. See Holinsh. L. 6. c. 5. Speed in the Life of Offa and Ethelbert.

6. Sebert llain by Penda after he had left his kingSee Holinshed, p. 116.

7. Wulfer Naying his two sons, for being Christians.

8. Ofbert of Northumberland Nain for ravishing the wife of Bernbocard, and the Danes brought in. See Stow, Holinsh. L. 6. c. 12. and especially Speed, L. 8. c. 2.

g. Edmund last king of the East Angles martyr'd by Hinguar the Dane. See Speed, L. 8. C. 2.

19. Sigebert tyrant of the West-Saxons fain by a Swineherd.

11. Edmund brother of Athelstan Nain by a thief at his own table. Malmer.

12. Edwin, son to Edward the younger, for lust depriv’d of his kingdom, or rather by faction of Monks, whom he hated ; together with the impostor Dunstan,

13. Edward son of Edgar murder'd by his stepmother. To which may be inserted the tragedly stirr’d up betwixt the Monks and Priests about marriage.

14. Ethelred, son of Edgar, a llothful king, the ruin of his land by the Danes.


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15. Ceaulin, king of West-Saxons, for tyranny de-
pos’d, and banish’d, and dying.

16. The slaughter of the Monks of Bangor by
Edelfride stirr'd 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 determin superfluous points, which by them
was refused.

17. Edwin by vision promis'd the kingdom of
Northumberland on promise of his conversion, and
therein establith'd by Rodoald king of East-Angles.

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

19. Sigibert of the East-Angles keeping company
with a person excommunicated, Nain by the fame man
in his house, according as the bishop Cedda had fore-

20. Egfride king of the Northumbers Nain in battel
against the Picts, having before wasted Ireland, and
made war for no reason on men that ever lov'd
the English; forewarn’d also by Cuthbert not to fight
with the Pi&ts.

21. Kinewulf, King of West-Saxons, sain by Ki-
neard in the house of one of his concubines.

22. Gunthildis, the Danish lady, with her husband
Palingus, and her son, llain by appointment of the
traitor Edrick in king Ethelred's days. Holinshed,

L. 7. c. 5. together with the massacre of the Danes at
Oxford. Speed.

23. Brightrick of West-Saxons poison’d by his wife Ethelburge Offa's daughter, who dies miserably also in beggary after adultery in a nunnery. Speed in Bithrick.

24. Alfred in disguise of a ministrel discovers the Danes negligence, sets on with a mighty Naughter ; about the same time the Devonshire men rout Hubba and say him.

A Heroical poem may be founded fomewhere in Alfred's reign, especially at his issuing out of Edelingsey on the Danes, whose actions are well like those of U. lyfies.

25. Athelstan exposing his brother Edwin to the sea, and repenting.

26. Edgar slaying Ethelwold for false play in wooing, wherein

may be set out his pride, lust, which he thought to close by favoring Monks and building Monasteries : also the disposition of woman in Elfrida towards her husband.

27. Swane besieging London, and Ethelred repuls'd by the Londoners.

28. Harold Nain in battel by William the Norman. The first scene may begin with the ghost of Alfred, the second son of Ethelred, Nain in cruel manner by Godwin Harold's father, his mother and brother dissuading him.

29. Edmond Ironside defeating the Danes at Brentford, with his combat with Canute.

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30. Edmond Ironside murder'd by Edrick the traitor, and reveng'd by Canute.

31. Gunilda, daughter to king Canute and Emma, Wife to Henry the third Emperor, accus'd of inchaftity, is defended by her English page in combat against a giant-like adversary; who by him at two blows is sain, &c. Speed in the Life of Canute.

32. Hardiknute dying in his cups, an example to riot.

33. Edward Confeffor's divorceing and imprisoning his noble wife Editha, Godwin's daughter ; wherein is showed his over-affection to strangers the cause of Godwin's insurrection, wherein Godwin's forbearance of battel prais’d, and the English moderation on both fides magnified.

His Nackness to redress the corrupt Clergy, and superstitious pretence of chastity.

ABRAM from MOREA, or ISAAC redeem'd. The Oeconomy may be thus. The fifth or fixth day after Abraham's departure, Eleazer Abrain's stew, ard, first alone, and then with the Chorus, discourse of Abraham's strange voyage, their inistress' sorrow and perplexity accompanied with frightful dreams; and tell the manner of his rising by night, taking his servants and his son with him. Next may come forth Sarah herself; after the Chorus, or Ismael, or Agar; next some shepherd or company of merchants passing through the mount in the time that Abram was in the midwork, relate to Sarah wliat they saw. Hence lamentation, fears, wonders; the matter in the mean

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