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The flowers of history, especially such as relate to the affairs of Britain. Vol. II. A.D. 1066 to A.D. I307.


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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The flowers of history, especially such as relate to the affairs of Britain. Vol. II. A.D. 1066 to A.D. I307.
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MATTHEW 07 WÏSTlCIlf8MCB. A.D. 1292. many sorrows are laid up for those men who bring miseries on others by their impiety. But those unbelieving men, seduced by the devil, will be your broom wherewith you shall be chastised, because you do not worship God in purity, and you shall be tormented till your injustices and iniquities are purged. But those men are not deceivers who will come before the last day, and when the devil has flown away in flight, as he began at the beginning to fight against God ; but they are a forerunning short of them ; nevertheless, after they have been so detected in the perverse ways of Baal and in other wicked works, the chiefs and other great persons will attack them, and slay them like raging wolves wherever they find them. Then will be your dawn of justice, and your last days will be better than the former, and you will be released from fear respecting all that is past, and you will shine like the purest gold, and thus you will endure for a long time. For the first dawning of justice will then arise in the spiritual people, as it began to at first with a small number, nor do they wish to have large riches or many possessions, which slay the soul, but they will say, 'Woe unto us, because we have sinned !' For because of their past fear and past grief, they will be comforted and conducted to justice, as the angels were comforted by the fall of the devil and the love of God ; and so afterwards they will Uve in humility, and will not desire to rebel against God with wicked works, but being purged from many errors, they will afterwards persist in the strong way of uprightness." Here ends the second chapter of the second book of the " Pentacron, or Mirror of Future Times, by the blessed virgin Hildegarde." We have inserted this letter in this work, because there are many persons who have no copy or specimen of the work above alluded to ; and also in order that those who read it may understand that the spirit bloweth where it listeth, and announces what is about to happen in a brief space of time ensuing. The sun of the Minor Brothers being obscured by the death of the pope, who belonged to that order, as has been stated before, the moon also suffered eclipse ; for the archbishop of Canterbury, whose wisdom had been entirely swallowed up before his death, and who in his prosperity had despised and trampled on many persona, and especially on the professors of the most holy order of the most blessed Bene

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