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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.


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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.
page 51

faith, in the Lord Jesus Christ and in the glorious Virgin Mary, His mother, and they shall deliver you from the hand of the enemy ; and be sure to enquire of him what shall come to pass ;" after saying which, they went to a village that was near at hand, and related to the clergy and the people what they had seen and heard upon the road. In the meantime, the Devil returned, and bringing with him bread and water, refreshed the woman; after which, stooping down, she gave birth to a male child, which the Devil taking up, performed the duties of midwife, and was warming it before the fire, when, lo ! the priest of the village before-mentioned came to the sheepfold, armed with the Catholic faith, the cross, and holy water, and attended by the clergy and a great number of people. Finding that she was delivered, he was sprinkling the chÙd, which the Devil was holding in his arms, with holy water, in the name of the holy and undivided Trinity, when the Devil, being utterly unable to endure it, took to flight, and, carrying the cMld away with him, appeared to them no more. On this, the woman, returning to herself, exclaimed, " Now do I know of a truth that the Lord hath delivered me from the hands of the enemy ;" and she then related to them that she had been informed by the Devil, that, since the time when Jesus Christ prevailed over hell, there had not been so great sorrow or lamentation in hell as there was now, in consequence of the assumption of the cross : but, said she, his sorrow will be turned into joy, because so great will be the iniquities and offences of the Crusaders, that the Lord will blot them out of the Book of Life, and many of them, forsaking the religion of the cross, will become persecutors of the cross and of the name of Christ—a thing that afterwards proved to be the case. Our lord the king next came to Windsor, and there, on the Lord's day on which is sung5 5 "Lcetare, Jerusalem," [" Eejoice, Ο Jerusalem,"] which this year fell on the day before the calends of April, he dubbed his son John a knight, and immediately after sent him to Ireland, appointing him king thereof. In the meantime, a mighty earthquake was heard6 8 throughout nearly the whole of England, such as had not been heard in that M The commencement of the introït on the Fourth Sunday in Lent. 6 8 The word is " auditusj" at the present day we speak of feeling an earthquake, and, in general, not of hearing one.

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