January 20, 2012


By Marshall Foster

On the base of this King Alfred statue the following words are found:

Alfred found learning dead, and he restored it
Education neglected, and he revived it
The laws powerless, and he gave them force
The church debased, and he raised it
The land ravaged by a fearful enemy from which he delivered it
Alfred’s name will live as long as mankind shall respect the past
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