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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.η. 119 (5.] VISIONS OF rUKGATORT. my purpose, we returned to the oratory. J then went alone to the altar mentioned to me in my sleep, took off my shoes, and crawling on my knees, made for the place when! I hail been told the cross of our Saviour would be found. As had been foretold to me, I found it there, and shortly Γ became entirely dissolved in tears, and throwing myself on the ground at full length, I most devoutly worshipped it: as I was thus kneeling before the face of the image, and was kissing it on the mouth and eyes, I felt some drops falling gently on my forehead, and on removing my fingers, 1, from their colour, discovered it to be blood : moreover, I saw the blood flowing from the side of the image on the cross, as it does from a living man's veins when cut for letting blood. ] caught in my band I know not bow many drops as they fell, and with it I devoutly anointed my eyes, ears, and nostrils; afterwards, if ΐ sinned in this I know not, I swallowed one drop of it in my zeal, but the rest which I had caught in my hand I determined to keep. How the same monk iras separated from the body, and entered tlie first place of punishment. " When I had thus worshipped our Lord's cross, I, after a time, heard behind me the voice of the venerable man from whom, on the preceding night, I had received discipline. Then, leaving my shoes and staff near the altar, I know not how, 1 went to the chapter-house, and after receiving discipline, six several times, as I had done, before, I received absolution. This same old man was seated in the abbat's chair, and I prostrated myself before him, but he approached me, saying these words onlv, ' Follow me.' After he had raised me up, he took hold of my right hand firmly, yet gently, and we remained all the time with our hands linked together, and at that time I was deprived of all sense of body and mind. We then walked on a smooth road, straight towards the east, until we arrived in a lartre tract of country, dreadful to look at. in a marshy situation, and deformed with bard thickened mud. In this place were such a multitude, of men, or spirits, that no one could count them, who were cximsed to various and unmentionable tortures ; in this place was a great crowd of both «ev« . of every condition, profession, and rank, and all kinds of sinners condemned to torments according to the variety of their

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