Three Kings

Three Kings:

see Wise Men of the EastWise Men of the East,
 Magi,
or Three Kings,
men who came from the East to adore the newborn Jesus. Mat. 2. They were the first to tell Herod of the birth. A star (the Star of Bethlehem) had been a sign for them.
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A general confessed, in my presence, "that he got a victory purely by the force of cowardice and ill conduct;" and an admiral, "that, for want of proper intelligence, he beat the enemy, to whom he intended to betray the fleet." Three kings protested to me, "that in their whole reigns they never did once prefer any person of merit, unless by mistake, or treachery of some minister in whom they confided; neither would they do it if they were to live again:" and they showed, with great strength of reason, "that the royal throne could not be supported without corruption, because that positive, confident, restiff temper, which virtue infused into a man, was a perpetual clog to public business."
Some time after, three grand embassies came to the old king's court, with rich gifts of gold and precious stones for his youngest son; now all these were sent from the three kings to whom he had lent his sword and loaf of bread, in order to rid them of their enemy and feed their people.
So that I am not so sanguine as your friend the popish priest." "Nay, to be sure, sir," answered Partridge, "all the prophecies I have ever read speak of a great deal of blood to be spilt in the quarrel, and the miller with three thumbs, who is now alive, is to hold the horses of three kings, up to his knees in blood.
In York the shipwrights acted the building of the ark, the fishmongers the Flood, and the gold- beaters and money-workers the three Kings out of the East.
"Are you Masr-ed-Deen, the merchant of Alexandria, or is it from far Bagdad that you bring your goods, O, my uncle; and yonder one-eyed youth, do I see in him one of the three kings of whom Scheherazade told stories to her lord?"
By the three kings! I have seen a man gasp out his last breath for less.
I was going through Lombard Street in the dusk of the evening, just by the end of Three King court, when on a sudden comes a fellow running by me as swift as lightning, and throws a bundle that was in his hand, just behind me, as I stood up against the corner of the house at the turning into the alley.
The pane that was smashed shows two of the three kings giving their gifts to Jesus.
A WINNING pointer, having only his fourth run for Gordon Elliott, Three Kings should prove tough to beat in the Freddie Doyle Memorial Beginners Chase in Wexford.
6, during which the festival called Three Kings Day or " Dia De Los Reyes " was being observed in the country 6 a time when people exchange gifts with their loved ones.
All the pupils had their part to play and took on a variety of roles including the three Kings, shepherds, Mary and Joseph and the angels.
Christian tradition acknowledged the three kings: Balthazar of Tarse and Egypt, Gaspar of Sheba, and Melchor of Arabia.