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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.


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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.
page 455

ehains, he -was allowed to depart, and the king ordered one hundred shillings of English money to be given him. Mar chadès, however, the king not knowing of it, seized him, and after the king's death, first flaying him alive, had him hanged.25 The king then gave orders that his brains, his blood, and his entrails should be buried at Chalus, his heart at Eouen, and his body at at Eontevraud, at the feet of his father. He de parted this life on the eighth day before the ides of April, being the third day of the week before Palm Sunday, and the twelfth28 day after he had been wounded; on which his people buried him in the above-named places, as he had commanded. In relation to his death, one writer says : " In this man's death, the lion by the ant was slain. Ο evil destiny ! in a death so great the whole world fell.'"'29 Another wrote to this effect : "Valour,30 avarice, crime, un bounded lust, foul famine, unscrupulous pride, and blind de sire, have reigned for twice five years ; all these an archer did with art, hand, weapon, strength, lay prostrate."31 Another wrote thus, " If birth and prowess could have escaped the confines of death, I should not have entered on the path of fate. But think you the man exists, to whom, from the very first, death has announced his end, and repeats aloud, 'He is mine! he is my own!' Long is the hand of death; than mighty Hector is death more mighty ; man takes cities, death, man."3 2 Another has written these words: "His valour could no throng of mighty labours quell, whose way and onward progress no obstacles did retard, no roaring, no rage of the sea, no abysses of the deep, no mountain heights, no bold and steep ascent of the lofty range, no roughness of the path by rocks made rugged, no windings of the road, no devious unknown track, no fury of the winds, no clouds with showers drunk, no thunders, dreadful visitations, no murky air."3 3 [None of Cerne diem. Victis jam spes bona partibns esto Exemplumque mei." 2 7 The chronicle of Winchester says that this ruffianly Routier surrendered Gurdun to Joanna, the king's sister, and that she tore out his eyes, and put him to cruel tortures, in the midst of which he expired. 29 29 V. r. " ninth." An hexameter and pentameter couplet. 3 0 "Virtus" seems to be a more likely reading than "virus." Even this severe critic could hardly deny him the quality of valour. 3 1 This censure is conveyed in four leonine or rhyming lines. 33 33 Three elegiac couplets. Eight hexameter lines.

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