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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. 1204.] MIRACLES OF THE IMAGE. cealed in it ; and then he vainly troubled himself in deliberating how be could cheat the nun, and carry the image away with him to his own country. On his arrival at the city of Acre, he went on board a ship, wishing, if possible, to return home; but after they had run with full sails for some days, a sudden storm arose, and they were in such peril, that every one threw the goods which belonged to him into the sea. Hut when the monk amongst the rest was about to commit his satchel to the waves, the angel of the. Lord said to him, " Do not do thus, but lift the image up in your hands towards the Lord;" and when he, in obedience to the commands of the angel, lifted the image on high, the storm immediately ceased ; but as the crew did not know where they were going they returned to the city of Acre. Then the monk learning God's will from the image and desiring to fulfil his promise, returned to the nun and again enjoyed her hospitality ; she, on account of her frequent ιιιο.^, did not know him, and consequently did not ask him for the image, on seeing which the monk again thought of taking the image with him on his return home. But early in the morning when he had obtained leave to depart, he went into the oratory to pray, and when, after having performed his devotions, he wanted to go out, he could not find the door ; he therefore put the image which he held on the altar of the oratory, on which he beheld the door open ; but when he again took up the image and endeavoured to go out, lie again could not find the door. At length when he saw that the divine virtue surrounded the image, he put it on the altar of the oratory, and going back to the nun, he relat •! in order all the wonderful circumstances connected with the image as has been related above ; he therefore said that it was the will of God for the image to remain there, and be worshipped with all due honour. The nun therefore took it, and blessed God and his mother, for all that the monk hail related to her. the monk too determined to pass the rest of his life at that same place, on account of the miracles which he knew the IiOrd had clfected by means of the image of his mother. The image then began to be greatly revered by all, and all admired the great and wonderful works of God in it.

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