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...I take into account as soon as while a boy, I requested the past due James Davis, an old-time schoolmaster, why it was once that an writer wrote a preface to his booklet? His resolution was once that sometimes the terrible guy came across that the e-book wanted an apology.
...This uncomplicated compilation is absolutely with no intrinsic advantage. It had its inception in notes that I had taken a few years in the past, while helping my very own young children of their background classes. My inspiration on the time was once to urge a private curiosity within the king of the time the lesson observed, and hence render much less irksome the duty at once in hand.
...Who is it that doesn't comprehend whatever of the barren desolate tract that has to be traversed prior to a unmarried blossom of attractiveness is located within the box of heritage so wealthy in luscious browse after it's reached?
...If I shall support a few younger and impressionable brain over this flowerless waste that has confirmed an impassable Sahara to such a lot of vivid younger readers, I shall certainly be a lucky guy. If I fail during this specific, my attempt can have proved a complete failure. yet even then it truly is friendly to imagine no genuine damage could have been performed, for the exertions has been a downright excitement to me.
J. McN. Johnson.
Aberdeen, N. C,
August I, 1913.
...It has been my objective to jot down a narrative which may be learn in a winter's evening, embracing the 41 sovereigns that experience governed in England because the Norman Conquest, and of their order of succession to offer a quick and concise description of every sovereign, reminiscent of will be more likely to entice the minds of the younger; yet to around out my thousand years indicated within the caption above, it is going to be beneficial for me to hark again a few century and a half—to be specified, 100 and forty-six years prior to the Conquest—to locate my beginning point.
...If it have been attainable for us to return to England within the yr A. D. 912, only a thousand years in the past, we should always locate that King Alfred the good were useless 11 years, and that his son used to be king,
Edward the Elder — Athelstane — Edmund (the Boy King) — Edred (the Boy King) — Edwy the reasonable (the Boy King) — Edgar (the Boy King) — Edward, the Martyr — Ethelred, the Unready — Edmund Ironsides
Canute, the Dane — Harold Harefoot — Hardi Canute
Edward, the Confessor — Harold, final Saxon King
William I., Conqueror — William II., Rufus — Henry I. — Stephen
Henry II. — Richard I., Coeur de Leon — John (Lackland) — Henry III. — Edward I. — Edward II. — Edward III. — Richard II. — Henry IV. (Lancaster) — Henry V. (Lancaster) — Henry VI. (Lancaster) — Edward IV. (York) — Edward V. (York) — Richard III. (York)
Henry VII. — Henry VIII. — Edward VI. — Mary Tudor — Elizabeth
James I. — Charles I.
Oliver Cromwell — common Monk's military
Charles II. — James II.
William and Mary — William III.
George I. — George II. — George III. — George IV. — William IV. — Victoria — Edward VII. — George V.
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