American Lady's Preceptor: A Compilation of Observations, Essays, and Political Effusions (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from American Lady's Preceptor: A Compilation of Observations, Essays, and Political Effusions
IN the year 1270, Eleanor of Castile, who was married to the prince of Wales, afterwards Edward I. Accompanied her husband in the. Crusades, when he received a wound which was supposed to have beenmade by a poisoned ar row. Eleanor immediately sucked the wound, that by drawing away the poison from him to her self, she might preserve his life, which was dear er to her than her own. Eleanor did not meet that death which she expected, but her name is transmitted to posterity as having felt the strong est of conjugal attachments. Thomson has this beautiful incident in his' tragedy of Edward and Eleonora.
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