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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.

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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.
page 575



execution of his warlike projects, and circumspect and faithful t in the discharge of his promises, and sociable and affable in time of peace, and cheerful and good tempered at feasts, was well received among almost every people, both among the English and their neighbours, and especially among the Nor- wegiane. And so all received him with good will, and said, " Blessed is he who cometh in the name of the Lord, a pacific king, a victorious warrior, afather and protector of the desolate." And so, by the excellently regulated arrangement of God, who, governs and who overturns kingdoms, and who, regulating the counsels of princes, gives to every one as He wills, and for such a time as He wills, nor is there any one who can say to him, " Why doest thou this ? " the kingdom of England was transferred to the dominion of the Normans. We put off the continuation of our book to the second volume. EtfD or VOL. I.


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