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Historic Boys by Elbridge Streeter Brooks

' cried Frederick of Hohenstaufen


IV.--WILLIAM OF NORMANDY: THE BOY KNIGHT, 65

V.--BALDWIN OF JERUSALEM: THE BOY CRUSADER, 83

VI.--FREDERICK OF HOHENSTAUFEN: THE BOY EMPEROR, 104

VII.--HARRY OF MONMOUTH: THE BOY GENERAL, 126

VIII.--GIOVANNI OF FLORENCE: THE BOY CARDINAL, 154

IX.--IXTLIL' OF TEZCUCO: THE BOY CACIQUE, 178

X.--LOUIS OF BOURBON: THE BOY KING, 196

XI.--CHARLES OF SWEDEN: THE BOY CONQUEROR, 218

XII.--VAN RENSSELAER OF RENSSELAERSWYCK: THE BOY PATROON, 242

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

PAGE

Marcus Annius Verus, afterwards Emperor, from a bust in the Capitoline Museum, _Frontispiece_

Roman Lictors, 7

Annia, the Sister of Marcus, and her pets, 20

"The boy chieftain knelt and kissed the

hem of the darling little maiden's purple robe," 36

The Castle of Falaise--Birthplace of William the Conqueror, 70

"'So, hollo, my lord duke,' said Hubert, 'what taketh thee abroad in this guise so early?'" 77

"'Thou the king!' he exclaimed; 'thou that Baldwin of Jerusalem whom men do call the hero of the Jordan!'" 88

Conrad the Emperor quitting the Crusade, 101

"'Cross at thy peril, Baron Kapparon,' cried Frederick of Hohenstaufen," 108

Prince Henry picks up the gage of the Percies' defiance.--"'This shall be my duty,' he said," 140

Hualpilli the Lord of Tezcuco reveals himself,--"'Now who shall say me nay?' he asked," 184

"I'll make them rue their words ere this day's sun cross the dome of the Smoking Hill," 190

Cradle of Charles the boy King of Sweden, 219

Eagle Flag of Sweden, 237

"'Suppawn and malck and rulliches, with chocolate and soft waffles, you know,' said Mistress Margery," 252

"The throng of tenants greeted him with a rousing birthday cheer," 256

[Illustration]

HISTORIC BOYS.

I.

MARCUS OF ROME: THE BOY MAGISTRATE.

(_Afterward the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus._)

[A.D. 137.]


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