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E DIN BU R G H

ENTERTAINER:

CONTAINING

HISTORICAL and POETICAL

COLLECTIONS.

For the US e of

SCHOOL S.

Taken from the best AUTHORS,

EDINBURGH:

Printed for G. HAMILTON & J. BALFOUR, J. TRAILL
J. Brown, J. Yair, and L. HUNTER.

MDCCL.

12.2.4

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An account of the famous retreat of ten.

thousand Greeks, under the conduet of the
great Xenophon, commonly styled Xeno-
phon's Retreat
A succinat account of the dreadful perse-

cution the Jews underwent at Alexan-
dria, and Philo's embally to the Emperor
Caius Caligula

181 A succinet history of Fames I. K. of Scotland 199 Bishop Kennedy's speech upon the tutelage of James III. From Buchanan

254

PO E T R Y.. Fables. From Mr Gay.

267 The Hermit. From Dr Parnell

295 The hymn of Cleanthes

304 Pythagoras's golden verses

306 The universal prayer. From Mr Pope 313 Ode on solitude. From ditto

315 A Lady's last farewell to her husband.

Wrote a few days before her death
A memorable fong on the unhappy hunting

of Chevy-chace, between Earl Douglas of

Scotland and Earl Piercy of England 317 The dying Christian to his soul. From Pope 324 Excerpts from Mr Thomson's Seasons Spring

325 Summer

331 Autumn Winter

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COLLECTION

OF

PROSE and VERS E.

For the Use of SCHOOLS.

The History and Character of DAVID 1. King

of Scotland. From the Scottish history,

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AVID succeeded his brother Alexander in the kingdom, in the year of Chrift 1124. As his brothers reigned

successively, one after another, in • Scotland, he staid with his sister Maud in England.

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 difpofition did presently appear. Upon this marriage, his revenues were much increased, by the accession of Northumberland and Huntingtonshire to the lands he enjoyed

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