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M.Besant E.Walter
Jerusalem, the city of Herod and Saladin


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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M.Besant E.Walter
Jerusalem, the city of Herod and Saladin
page 141

with an illness, and being unable to walk, was borne in a litter by Saracens. " Tell my people," said the duke, " that you have seen me borne to Paradise by devils ;" a speech which shows how far toleration bad spread in those days. Bobert found a large number of pilgrims outside the city unable to pay the entrance money. He paid for all, and after signalizing himself by numerous acts of charity he returned, dying on the way in Bithynia, regretting only that he had not died sooner, at the sacred shrine itself. To die there, indeed, was, as we have seen in the case of Baymond, a common prayer. The form of words is preserved : " Thou who hast died for us, and art buried in this sacred place, take pity on our misery, and withdraw us from this vale of tears." And the Christians preserved the story of one Lethbald, whose prayer was actually answered, for he died suddenly in the sight of his companions, after crying out three times aloud, " Glory to thee, Ο God !" Sometimes, but seldom, a sort of missionary spirit would seize a pilgrim, and he would try to convert the infidels. Thus Saint Macarius of Armenia, bishop of Antioch, learned Arabic and Hebrew, and going to Jerusalem began to preach to the Jews and Saracens. Of course he was beaten and thrown into prison. And we need not record the miracles that happened to him therein. Bichard, Abbot of Saint Vitou,-left Normandy at the head of seven hundred pilgrims, with whom was Saint Gervinus. There are accounts preserved of this pil grimage, which offers little of interest except the miracles which were wrought for Bichard. Lietbert, in 1054, bishop of Cambray, headed a band of no fewer than three thousand. They followed the road which the Crusaders were afterwards to take, through Hungary and Bulgaria. Here many of his men were disheartened and wished to return, but he persuaded them to go on. They passed into Asia Minor, but only got as

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