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HONORARY STUDENT OF CHRIST CHURCH, AND HONORARY FELLOW OF CORPUS

CHRISTI COLLEGE, OXFORD.

PART I.--THE BIBLE OF AMIENS.

CHAPTER I.-BY THE RIVERS OF WATERS.

GEORGE ALLEN,

SUNNYSIDE, ORPINGTON, KENT.

1880.

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PREFACE.

THE

HE long abandoned purpose, of which the

following pages begin some attempt at fulfilment, has been resumed at the request of a young English governess, that I would write some pieces of history which her pupils could gather some good out of;—the fruit of historical documents placed by modern educational systems at her disposal, being to them labour only, and sorrow.

What else may be said for the book, if it ever become one, it must say for itself: preface, more than this, I do not care to write : and the less, because some passages of British history, at this hour under record, call for instant, though brief,

comment.

I am told that the Queen's Guards have gone

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