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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.


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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.
page 171

considerable distance, for fear lest they should be overwhelmed by the fury of the tide. On the other hand, Charybdis is unceasingly drawing towards it and sucking in the waves ; wherefore, those who pass by, ought to take care that they are not sucked in by it. Still, some incautious persons, while trying to avoid Scylla, fall into Charybdis. The king of England, while the final completion of the treaty of peace between him and king Tancred was being delayed, built a strong castle for himself on the brow of a lofty hill outside of the walls of the city of Messina, which they called Mate Griffon. The Griffons, before the arrival of the king of England, were more powerful than any of the inhabitants of those parts, and held in extreme hatred all the people who lived beyond the mountains, so much so, that they thought but very little of killing them, and there was no one to help them. But from the time that the king of England came there, their mischievous exploits were brought to a termination, and, their power being crushed, they became more contemptible than any other of the inhabitants of that land; for, hoping that they could do to the king of England as they had been able to do to others in days of yore, they fell into the pit which they themselves had dug, and became outeasts in the land. On the other hand, the English nation was held in the highest esteem in the kingdom of Sicily. Thus was fulfilled the prophecy which was found inscribed in ancient characters on tables of stone near a vili of the king of England, the name of which is Here ; which Henry, king of England, gave to William Fitz-Stephen, and where the said William built a new house, on a pinnacle of which was placed the figure of a stag ; which is supposed to have been done in order that the prophecy might be fulfilled, which said— '2 Œ&ljan thu itches in f?ne fteit great ; Chart Suini ISngleS in three be «ïttcïJ. Cfjat han Sal into ©rlanU aleniate mate, Chat other into $3uille mio prune be etite, Cije thvtOoe into &trhahen herìl alle ^reh e nìJrechegen. After this, the king of England, in his love for God and for 5 3 Verbatim as in the original. These lines are evidently corrupt. They seem to refer to the erection of the figure of the hart, the expedition to Ireland, and the feats of king Richard in Apulia and Sicily. The release of the right to wreck is perhaps alluded to in the last.

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