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BLOSS C.A. Heroines of the Crusades

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BLOSS C.A.
Heroines of the Crusades
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squadrons continually rallied round it. But the crescent had more numerous supporters than the cross, and for that reason triumphed.—Mills' History of the Crusades, p. 139. NOTE NNN.—PAGE 250. " Courtesies of life."—Through the whole of the war Sa-ladin and Bichard emulated each other as much in the re-ciprocation of courtesy, as in military exploits. If ever the King of England chanced to he ill, Saladin sent him pres-ents of Damascene pears, peaches, and other fruits. The same liberal hand gave the luxury of snow, in the hot sea-son.—Hoveden, p. 693. NOTE OOO.—PAGE 254. "Union between his brother."—Political disturbances in England demanded the presence of Kichard, and he was compelled to yield to his necessities, and solicit his gener-ous foe to terminate the war. He proposed a consolidation of the Christian and Mohammedan interests, the establish-ment of a government at Jerusalem, partly European and partly Asiatic ; and these schemes of policy were to be carried into effect by the marriage of Saphadin with the widow of William, King of Sicily. The Mussulman prince3 would have acceded to these terms : but the marriage was thought to be so scandalous to religion, that the imams and the priests raised a storm of clamor, and Bicliard and Saladin, powerful as they were, submitted to popular opin-ion.—Mills' Crusades. NOTE PPP.—PAGE 2^58. " This way sire."—A friend led him to a hill which com-manded a view of Jerusalem : but, covering his face with a shield, he declared he was not worthy to behold a city which he could not conquer.—Mitts' History of the Cru-sades, p. 164. NOTE QQQ.—PAGE 266. "Count liaimond."—The young count so well acquitted 482 NOTES.


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