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ROGER OF WENDOVER Flowers of history. The history of England from the descent of the saxons to A.D. 1235. vol.2


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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Flowers of history. The history of England from the descent of the saxons to A.D. 1235. vol.2
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Λ.Ό. HOC] VISION'S OK THE MONK OK EVESHAM. grievous bodily pain, taking sudi a nausea of food and drink, that sometimes for nine days and more lie would take nothing buttile least drop of cold water ; no skill of the physician could cure bini, but whatever was offered him by any one by way of relieving him, had the contrary effect. Thus lie lay languishing on his bed deprived altogether of bodily strength; he could not even move from the spot unless carried by the servants. As the day of our Lord's resurrection drew near, he began to feel easier, and walked about his cell leaning on his stick; and at length on the night next preceding the day of our Lord's supper, he went leaning on his stick into the large hall, instigated by devotion, not knowing whether be was in the body or in the spirit, and there, whilst the assembled monks were paying their accustomed nightly de votions to the, Lord, be felt such an impression of the divine mercy and heavenly grace, that his own holy devotion seemed to exceed measure, and from the middle of that night to the sixth hour of the following day he could not restrain himself from tears and giving praise to God. He then sent for two of the brotherhood, called by religious men 'confessors,' one, after the other, and there with tears and in all purity and contrition of heart, he made to each of them a confession of all his faults, even the smallest of them, whether against discipline or the commandments of God: he then asked for and obtained absolution ; anil thus in devotion and giving praise to God he passed the whole day. How the same monk was found tying as if dead. On the following night he obtained a little sleep, and when the bell for matins rang, he rose from his couch and took his way to the church; hut what happened there the following narrative will tell. On the morning of the following day, which was the day of the Preparation, when the brotherhood had risen to primes, and were crossing before the chapter-house on their way to the church, they beheld this same brother lying prostrate and with naked feet before the abbat's chair, where the brothers were accustomed to crave pardon, and with his face close to the ground as it' he was asking pardon of some one sitting before him ; the brothers, astonished at this sight ran up, and. trying to raise him, they found him breathless and motionless, with his eyes

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