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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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A.D. 1200.] MIRACLE ON A SAEUATH-ISUEAKKK. How the aforesaid ahhat caused a fountain of sweet water to spring forth. This same man (if God ennic to the town of Kumesiicl to preach, at which place there was a deficiency of fresh water, and at the request of the. people of the place, he, with his stalli struck a stone in the church there, on which, water in abundance flowed forth, and many who drank of it were • cured of various sicknesses. Afterwards going about from place to place, from province to province, from city to city, lie, by his preaching, induced many to relax in usurious habits, admonished them to assume the Lord's cross, and turned the hearts of many to works of piety ; he also forbade markets and traffic on Sundays, so that all the business which used to be transacted throughout Kngland on Sundays was now arranged on one of the days of the following week, and thus the people of the faith employed their leisure on Sundays in their duties to God, and refrained altogether from toil on that day; as time, however, went on many returned to their old customs, like dogs to their vomit. He forbade the rectors of the churches and the priests, with the persons subject to them, to keep a light constantly burning before the cucharist, in order that He who enlightens every man that comes into the world, might give the eternal lor the temporal light. To all the rich and to the upper ranks, especially to merchants and citizens, he gave the injunction always to have at their table the dish of Christ for the poor, that by taking from their accustomed abundance, they might alleviate the necessities of the indigent. He also commanded the Saturday after three o'clock to be kept holy from all servile work the same as Sunday, and also the whole of Sunday and the night following', which forms one natural day, and represents figuratively the repose of our everlasting rest. Of a dreadful miracle wrought on a certain woman. About this same time a certain woman of the county of Norfolk, despite of the warnings of this man of Cod, went one day to wash clothes after three o'clock of Saturday ; and, whilst she was busily at work, a man of venerable appearance, unknown to her, approached her, and rcproachingly , inquired the reason of her rashness in thus daring, after the prohibition of the man of God, to wash clothes after three

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