Ecclesiastical History, Volume I, Books I-III (Loeb by Bede, J. E. King

By Bede, J. E. King

Bede 'the Venerable,' English theologian and historian, used to be born in 672 or 673 CE within the territory of the one monastery at Wearmouth and Jarrow. He was once ordained deacon (691–2) and priest (702–3) of the monastery, the place his entire lifestyles was once spent in devotion, choral making a song, examine, instructing, dialogue, and writing. in addition to Latin he knew Greek and doubtless Hebrew. Bede's theological works have been mainly commentaries, regularly allegorical in procedure, established with acknowledgment on Jerome, Augustine, Ambrose, Gregory, and others, yet bearing his personal character. In one other classification have been works on grammar and one on common phenomena; distinct curiosity within the vexed query of Easter led him to write down concerning the calendar and chronology. yet his so much widespread construction is his Ecclesiastical historical past of the English state. the following a transparent and easy type united with descriptive powers to provide a sublime paintings, and the proof diligently gathered from stable resources make it a necessary account. ancient are also his Lives of the Abbots of his monastery, the fewer profitable debts (in verse and prose) of Cuthbert, and the Letter (November 734) to Egbert his student, so very important for our wisdom concerning the Church in Northumbria. The Loeb Classical Library version of Bede's historic works is in volumes.

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And there is a mighty creek of the sea ^ which severed of old times the nation of the Britons from the Redshanks, which from the west runneth far into the land, where unto this day there is a city of the Britons, very strong and well fenced, called Alclyde * at the north side of the which creek the Scots, as we said, hath come and made their dwelling country. ^ Might be leaves of a book, but Pliny, A\H. xxv. 6, speaks of a herba Brilannica salvtaris contra serpentes. * In Bede's day Scottia meant Ireland.

The Latin text of the present edition is that of Moberly, Oxford, 1881, which is practically Smith's Alterations taken from Plummer's edition, text. as well as notes which have been borrowed have been acknowledged with the letters PI. Dr. Bright 's lectures are referred to as Bright, and Oman's History Matter that is common to different as Oman. editors has not been specially acknowledged. The present editor has had the advantage, for which he must express his gratitude, of being allowed to use Dr.

23. Angli used not of the tribe but more generally. OF THE VENERABLE BEDE'S ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH NATION PREFACE TO THE MOST GLORIOUS KING CEOLWULF,i BEDE THE SERVANT OF CHRIST AND PRIEST The history of things done in the Chuvch of the English 2 nation, which of late I had set forth, I did both first on your desire very gladly send your Grace to have a sight and proof thereof, and now do send it to you again, to the intent you may copy it out and more fully at your leisure consider it and I cannot but highly commend this your unfeigned zeal, not only to give diligent ear to the words of Holy Scripture, but also exercise a watchful care to know of things done or spoken by worthy men before your time, and specially of our own country.

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