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BLOSS C.A. Heroines of the Crusades

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BLOSS C.A.
Heroines of the Crusades
page 441



mother, the column and pillar of the whole realm ; there-fore, to her glory, the king her husband caused all those famous trophies to be erected, wherever her noble corpse did rest ; for he loved her above all earthly creatures. She was a godly, modest and merciful princess ; the English nation in her time was not harassed by foreigners, nor the country people by the purveyors of the crown. The sorrow-stricken she consoled, as became her dignity, and she made them friends that were at discord." Her sorrowing lord endowed the Abbey of Winchester with rich donations for the perpetual celebration of dirges and masses for her sonl, and waxen tapers were burned about her tomb, till the light of the Reformation outshone the lights of superstition ; but her imperishable virtues sur-vive every monumental device, illume the annals of history, and illustrate the true philosophy of female Heroism. ELEANOBA. 457


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