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MATTHEW OF WESTMINSTER The flowers of history, especially such as relate to the affairs of Britain. Vol. I. B.C. 4004 to A.D. 1066.


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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The flowers of history, especially such as relate to the affairs of Britain. Vol. I. B.C. 4004 to A.D. 1066.
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78 MATTHEW 0 7 WB8TMI*8TEB. B.C. 1000. the will of God. And as we call all men who prophecy prophets or seers, so every woman who prophecies is called a Sibyl. And by credible authors there are said to have been ten sibyls. The first of whom came from the Persians ; the second was an African ; the third was a Delphian, born in the temple of the Delphian Apollo ; she it was who predicted the Roman wars. The fourth was the Cumasan Sibyl, in Italy. The fifth was an Erythraean, by name Eriphile, and born m Babylon; and she it was who prophesied to the Greeks when they were engaged in the expedition against Troy, that Troy would fall, and thai Homer would write lies. The sixth was a Samian, who was called Femonote. The seventh was a Cumsean, called Amalthea. The eighth was a native of the Hellespont, born in the Trojan territory, and it is related that she lived in the time of Solon and Gyrus. The ninth was Phrygian, who prophesied at Ancyra. The tenth a native of Tibur, named Albunea. There are verses of all of these prophetesses extant, in which they are most evidently proved to have written about God and Christ, and the heathen. But the Erythrean is said to have been more celebrated than the rest, and she, in Greek, was also called a native of Tibur, as has been previously mentioned. And some relate that she prophesied at the time when Rome is proved to have first began to flourish ; when Ahaz, or, as some say, when Hezekiah, who succeeded him, reigned in Judea. And she wrote some prophecies manifestly relating to Christ, as has been already mentioned. And a most illustrious man, and most acute interpreter, Flaccianus, has shown some verses of hers in a Greek manuscript, the first letters of which make up the words 'iqtfoD; Χξίατος \Aoç 2«nìg, which, in English, is Jesus Christ, the Son of God the Saviour ; and these verses, the first letters of which give the sense, some one, namely, Saint Augustine, has translated in Latin verses, which are still extant. And besides all these, they say that there was another Sibyl, who adored and worshipped the wood of the cross, which was for a long time despised by all men, and trampled on and looked disdainfully on in Jesusalem. HERB BUDS THE FOURTH AGE OF THE WORLD ; consisting, according to the Hebrews, of four hundred and seventy-three years ; according to the seventy translators of the Bible, of four hundred and eighty-four.

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