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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 523



a great chain in his hand ; and he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, and cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled ; and after that, he must be loosed a little season."85 Accordingly, our learned men asserted that these thousand years were now fulfilled, and that the Devil was loosed. Woe unto the earth and to the inhabitants thereof, for if the Devil, when bound, has brought so many evils upon the world, how many and how great will he bring when loosed ? Let us, therefore, suppliantly pray to God, that in our daily actions He will preserve us from evil—that He will check and curb our tongues—that the dreadful din of strife may not resound—that He will protect and cherish our perception—that He will not allow us to follow after vanity—that the inmost recesses of our hearts may be pure—that folly may be removed afar—that moderation in food and drink may destroy the pride of the flesh—that, when Christ, the Judge, shall come, at the end of the world, He will make us sharers in joy everlasting. In the month of May, in the same year, on the vigil of the Γ Ascension of our Lord, Walter de Ghent departed this life, the first abbat of the canons regular of the holy Cross at Waltham. In the same year, in the week of Pentecost, when the barons ofPmgLuidjvjre_assembled^a^ Portsmouth, for the purposejff crossing over with the king, the king received, from each of them the sum of money which they had intended to expend in his^ervice^_and_ar^wed_.them to return home; after which, he sent before Eim Into Nomanoiy^W'illiam'Marshal, earl of Striguil, with a hundred knights, and Roger de Lacy, constable of Chester, with another hundred knights, in order to make head against the attacks of his enemies upon the territories of L Normandy. The king also gave to Hubert de Burgh, his chamberlain, a hundred knights, and made him keeper of the marches of England and Wales. After this, the said king remitted his wrath against Geoffrey, archbishop of York, and restored him his manors and his servants, whom he set at Bberty, and by his charter confirmed to him the Bberties of the church of York, and of its archbishopric, in such manner as Roger, archbishop of York, had held the same. In return for the said confirmation, the said arch 85 Rev. χι. 1-3,


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