Alfred the Great

Alfred the Great

was King of Wessex from 871 to 899
He clasps the crag with crooked hands; Close to the sun in lonely lands, Ringed with the azure world, he stands. The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls; He watches from his mountain walls, And like a thunderbolt he falls.More Alfred the Great quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For in prosperity a man is often puffed up with pride, whereas tribulations chasten and humble him through suffering and sorrow. In the midst of prosperity the mind is elated, and in prosperity a man forgets himself; in hardship he is forced to reflect on himself, even though he be unwilling. In prosperity a man often destroys the good he has done; amidst difficulties he often repairs what he long since did in the way of wickedness.More Alfred the Great quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For man is man and master of his fate.More Alfred the Great quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
...For the unquiet heart and brain,
A use in measured language lies.More Alfred the Great quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I embrace the purpose of God and the doom assigned.More Alfred the Great quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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