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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 184

that it was really he. Then, in their eagerness, and because everybody wanted to touch him, and to have even some little piece of his dress, they trampled him under their feet, cut off pieces of his flesh, broke his back-bone, and broke his ribs. He was only saved from being killed there and then by Eaymond Pelot, a knight, who hastily called a number of soldiers and rescued him. " When he was brought into our tent, we dressed his wounds, and asked him why he had stopped so long in the fire. 'Because,' he said, 'the Lord appeared to me in the midst of the flames, and taking me by the hand, said, 'Since thou hast doubted of the holy lance, which the blessed Andrew showed to thee, thou shalt not go out from this sound and safe. Nevertheless, thou shalt not see hell.' After these words He sent me on. ' See now the marks of fire on my body.' And, in fact, there were certain burnings in the legs, small in number, though the wounds were great." Peter Bartholomew died the day after—of the fire, said Bohemond, the doubter, who continued in his disbelief, in spite of the ordeal ; of the injuries he had received in the crowd, said Raymond of Toulouse. But the authority of the lance was established, and it was to do good service in the battles to come. The faith of the Crusaders was kept up by many other visions and miracles. One that had the greatest effect was a vision seen by Anselm. To him appeared by night Angelram, the young son of the Count of Saint Paul, who had been killed at Marra. "Know," said the phantom, " that those who fight for Christ die not." " And whence this glory that surrounds you ?" Then Angelram showed in the heavens a palace of crystal and diamonds. " It is there," he said, " that I have borrowed my splendour. There is my dwelling-place. One finer still is preparing for you, into which you will soon enter." The next day Anselm, after telling of this apparition, confessed and received the sacraments, though full of health,

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