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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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KOOER OF WENDOVER. [A.D. HOG. be snatched from their infernal prison-house and placed in heaven amongst the choir of angels? Many things, which 1 saw and heard bere, I fear to relate, lest they should appear unusual and incredible to many. At length, after a length of time spent in looking at this blessed vision, the vision itself suddenly disappeared ; and in the hallowed place, where the glory of such a mystery bad existed, they all returned with delight, each to his appointed place, and I followed my guide, full of admiration, to the inner regions into the abodes of the blessed ; here was the brightness of those assembled, here the fragrance of sweet smell, here the harmony of those singing praises to God. Of the third place of happiness and the visions of (iod. 'After proceeding for some distance, and as the pleasantness of the places before us increased, I saw what appeared a wall of crystal, which was so high that no one could look over it, and to the extent of which there was no end, and on our approaching it, I saw it glittered with a most shining brightness from within, I also saw the entrance to it open, but marked with the protecting sign of the cross ; thither approached crowds of those who b'ing near were very anxious to enter, and the cross in the middle of the gate now raising itself on big!:, opened an entrance to those who approached ; afterwards, falling again, it denied admittance to those who wished to enter. How joyfully those λνΐιο were admitted went in, or how reverently those who remained shut out waited for the next raising of the cross, I cannot describe. Here my guide stopped with mo some time, but as We at length went forward the cross was raised and the entrance was opened for us to enter ; my companion entered without hindrance, ami 1 was following, when on a sudden the cross descended upon our hands and was about to prevent me from following my guide; on seeing which 1 was in great alarm, but heard these words proceed from him, 'Fear not,'said he, 'only put jour trust in the Lord and enter in safety;' on this my confidence returned, and when the cross granted an entrance 1 went in. Hut bow glittering was the inconceivable brightness, or how strong was the light which filled all those places, let no one ask of me, for this I am not able to express in words, nor even to recollect

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