Abbildungen der Seite
PDF
EPUB

THE

E DIN BU R G H

ENTERTAINER:

CONTAINING

HISTORICAL and POETICAL

COLLECTIONS.

For the Use of
.SCHOOL S.

Taken from the best AUTHORS,

E DIN BURGH:
Printed for G. HAMILTON & J. Balfour, J. TRAILI,
J. Brown, J. Yair, and L. HUNTERI

MDCCL.

[merged small][merged small][ocr errors][ocr errors]

CONTENT S.

12

13 17

PROSE.

Page. THE history and character of David I.

1 King of Scotland. From Buchanan I The chara&ter of this most excellent Prince;

by another hand History of a bloody combat fought by two

Highland Clans in the month of September 1396, in the reign of Robert III. King of Scotland, on the North Inch of Perth,

in presence of the King and court, and a - vast crowd of SpeEtators Description of Babel History of the fiege of Tyre, by Alexander

the Great A description of the city of Jerusalem, its

antient and modern state The history of Joseph, his being sold into

Egypt, bis imprisonment there, and of

his brethren, &c. Of the siege of Babylon, by Cyrus The history of the frege of Troy The character of the Lacedemoniansi бI The history of Lycurgus The laws of Solon the Athenian lawgiver of profane bistory

[ocr errors]

48 52

62

64

74

[merged small][merged small][ocr errors][merged small]

The History and Character of DAVID I. King

of Scotland. From the Scottish history.

AVID succeeded his brother Alexan-
der in the kingdom, in the year of
Christ 1 124. As his brothers reigned

successively, one after another, in · Scotland, he staid with his fister Maud in Eng. land. There he married his cousin Maud, a woman of great beauty, wealth, and nobility; for Voldiosu's Earl of Northumberland was her father; and her mother was Judith, niece. to William the Norman. He had a son by her, named Henry, in whom both his father's and mother's disposition did presently appear. Upon this marriage, his révenues were muchí increased, by the accession of Northumberland and Huntingtonshire to the lands he enjoyed

before

« ZurückWeiter »