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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.

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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.
page 487



ANNAIS OP BOGEB DE HOVEDEN. A.D. 1200. knowledge of Otho, he kept a watch night and day upon the street along which the duke's men were to pass with his treasures ; and so, taking no precaution against the same, while on their road, they fell into the hands of Otho, and they and the treasures were captured ; and thus Otho was enriched with the treasures of the duke of Suabia, his enemy. In the same year, one of the companions of the above-named Fulk, Eustace by name, the lord abbat of Flaye, came into England from the country of Normandy, to preach the word of the Lord, and did wondrous things during his life. Among these, he did one work that is wondrous in our eyes. For the said Eustace came to a town not far from Canterbury, of which the name is Wye, and there he bestowed his blessing on a certain spring, on which the Lord poured forth so exceedingly His grace, that whoever drank of the spring so blessed, the blind received their sight, the lame their power of walking, the dumb their speech, and the deaf their hearing, and every infirm person who drank thereof, rejoiced that he was restored to health. On this, a certain woman came to the abbat, being possessed by devils, and stout to a degree beyond what is credible, as though swollen by dropsy, and sought to be restored by him to health; to whom the abbat made answer, " Daughter, have faith, and go to the poolsof the spring at Wye, which the Lord hath blessed ; drink thereof, and thence thou shalt receive health." She departed, and, drinking thereof, was seized with a vomiting, on which there came forth from her two large black toads, which were immediately transformed into dogs of immense size and very black, and shortly after took the forms of asses. As to the woman, she stood astounded, and soon after ran after them, raving, and trying to catch them ; but a certain man, who had been appointed to take charge of the said spring, sprinkled some of the water from the spring between the woman and the monsters ; who, immediately departing, flew up into the air, leaving behind them foul traces of their footsteps. The woman was made whole from that hour, magnifying God, who had given such power unto men. Also, the said abbat, coming to Eumenel,™ where there was a deficiency of water, at the request of the people, struck a stone in the church in that town with his staff, on which water flowed forth, the draughts of which are a cure for various maladies. He w Komney.


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