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MATTHEW OF WESTMINSTER The flowers of history, especially such as relate to the affairs of Britain. Vol. I. B.C. 4004 to A.D. 1066.


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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The flowers of history, especially such as relate to the affairs of Britain. Vol. I. B.C. 4004 to A.D. 1066.
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ANSWER OF DIANA. In the far west, beyond the Gallic shore, A seagirt isle in that vast ocean lies ; A seagirt isle, which whilome giants bore, Now desolate, invites your band's emprise. Seek that, for it shall be your lasting home, Your flag shall on a second Troy be unfurl'd ; There, of your blood shall mighty monarchs come, And to their mighty sway subject the world. CH. XXII.—Brutus proceeds on his voyage—Joins Corinœus— A battle with Gqffravius—Bravery of Corinœus and Turnus. THE leader being awakened by such a vision as this, reported what he had heard to his companions ; they being elated with great joy, immediately return to the ships. Passing over the sea, after a voyage of thirty days, they came to Africa. From thence they came to the altars of the Philœni, and to the lake of Salivas, and sailed between Ruscitada and the mountain Azara. Then crossing the river Malua, they went towards the pillars of Hercules, and the Tyrrhenian sea, where, near the shore, they found four families of Trojan exiles, which had accompanied Rutinor in his flight. Their leader was Corinœus, a man of great wisdom, boldness and virtue. Brutus united him, and the people which he governed, to himself. From thence they proceeded to Aquitania, and entering the moutb of the Lijer, they examined the situation of the country. Corinœus himself, disembarking from the ships, with two hundred men, collected supplies with great bravery. And when the news of that proceeding was brought to Goffrarius, who at that time reigned in Aquitania, he came against him with the Gauls and Aquitanians, and endeavoured to wrest their booty from them. So a battle began, and a contest of great fierceness on both sides ensues. But Corinœus, with a dense phalanx, forces his way through the squadrons of the enemy, and put them to flight ; and as he had lost his sword by accident, he wielded a battle-axe. One man's hand arm and all he cuts off ; another's shoulder-blade he separates from his body ; another's head he cuts off at one blow ; another's legs he cuts asunder from their union ; all were rushing at him, and he by himself was rushing against all. And Brutus, per 8 The Loire.

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