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BLOSS C.A. Heroines of the Crusades


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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Heroines of the Crusades
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God. Let the army of the Lord when it rushes upon his enemies, shout but that one cry, ' Dens vult,' ' Dens vult.' Oli brave knights ! remember the virtues of your ancestors ; and if you feel held back from the course before j'ou, by the soft ties of wives, of children, of parents, call to mind the words of our Lord himself, ' Whosoever loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me. Whosoever shall abandon for my name's sake, his house, or his breth-ren, or his sisters, or his father, or his mother, or his wife, or his children, or his lands, shall receive an hundred fold, and shall inherit eternal life.' Gird yourselves then, my brave warriors, for the battle, and let him who is ready to march, bear the holy cross of the Lord upon his shoulders, in memory of that precept of the Saviour, ' He who does not take up his cross and follow me, is not worthy of me.'" The agony of conflicting emotions that shook the assem-bled throngs, burst forth in a storm of sighs, groans, and tears, and as the trees of the forest fall prostrate in the blast, the agitated multitudes sank upon their.knees, smote their breasts in sorrow, poured forth their confessions, and consecrated their persons and their property to the Holy Crusade. CHAPTER IX. " There the wild Crusaders form, There assembled Europe stands, Heaven they deem awakes the storm, Hell the payniius1 blood demands." CAELYLE. THE results of the council of Clermont were speedily felt throughout Europe. No nation was so remote, no people so retired, but, gaining the intelligence by common rumor, or miraculous revelation, commenced preparations for the mighty enterprise. The Welshman forsook his hunting,—the Scot his native 78 HEROINES OF THE CRUSADES.

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