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FRANCIS LANCELOTT, ESQ. Queens of England. Vol.1.

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FRANCIS LANCELOTT, ESQ.
Queens of England. Vol.1.
page 231



succour or console him, The priest admonished him of his situation, and holding' up the crucifix, hade him prepare to appear before his Maker. The forsaken monarch thanked the priest for his kindness, took the symbol of salvation into his hands, kissed it, pronounced the name of Jesus, wept, and expired. Amongst other acts of munificence, King Edward the Third rebuilt Windsor Castle, founded King's Hall, in Cambridge, now part of Trinity College, and the collegiate chapel of St. Stephen's. at Westminster, for a dean and twelve secular canons. In personal accomplishments and in mental powers, Edward is said to have been equal, if not superior, to any of his predecessors. Πβ could speak English, French, German, and Latin. His person was elegant, his deportment graceful. He defended the privileges of the people, as well as the prerogatives of the crown ; and, being bold, enterprising, active, and sagacious, most of his projects were plannedwith prudence, and executed with vigour.


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