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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 468

herald went before, crying out, " Whoever you are, fear to appear before him who holds in his hand the life and death of kings." Louis, meantime, was repairing the fortifications of Caesarea and Jaffa, and making severe laws against the dissolute morals of the Christians in the East and of his own men. His knights went on pilgrimages to Jerusalem, whither he refused himself to go. But he went to Nazareth, to Mount Tabor, and other sacred places. After a little fighting, the news of his mother's death determined him to go home. He sailed in 1254, having been four years engaged in his disastrous expedition, which only had the effect of making the Mohammedans cautious how far they attacked the Christian settlements, and mindful of the exasperation into which their fall might throw the West of Europe. The subsequent efforts to raise a Crusade all failed. The poets as well as the priests did their best, but with no success. It is remarkable, however, that there is not a word about crusading in the whole of the Bomance of the Bose, except a reference or two to the palm of the pilgrim. Neither of its writers, certainly, was at all likely to be touched by the crusading enthusiasm. Butebeuf however, throws himself into the projected Crusade with extraordinary vigour. " Ha ! roi de France !" he cries— " Ha ! roi de France ! Acre est toute jor en balance." He laments that no one will come to tbe help of the sacred places. Ah ! Antioch ; ah ! Holy Land, Thy piteous wail has reached this strand. W e have no Godfrey, brave and bold ; The fire of charity is cold In every Christian heart ; And Jacobin and Cordelier May preach, but not for love or fear Will soldier now depart. He shows, too, the change come over the thoughts of

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