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JOHN LORD DE JOINVILLE Memoirs of Louis IX, King of France


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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Memoirs of Louis IX, King of France
page 189

A.D . 1271.] JOINVILLB'8 VISION. 531 others of their relations, to do honour to the corpse of him who had done them great honour, if they did not deprive themselves of it by their own faults, as I have before said. I must mention something more in honour to the good king St. Louis. I was ou a certain day in my chapel of Joinville, when I thought I saw him resplendent with glory before me. I was very proud to see him thus in my castle, and said to him, " Sire, when you shall depart hence I will conduct you to another of my castles that I have at Chevillon, where you shall also be lodged. Methought he answered me with a smile, "Lord de Joinville, from my affection to you, I will not, since I am here, depart hence so soon." When I awoke, I bethought myself, that it was the pleasure of God, and his own, that I should lodge him in my chapel, and instantly afterward I had an altar erected to the honour of God and of him. I also founded a perpetual mass for every day in honour of God and St. Louis. These things have I told to the king Louis, in order that by my endeavours to please God and my late lord, I might obtain some part of àie relics of the real holy body of St Louis to decorate my chapel of Joinville with, to induce those who shall see his altar to pay greater devotion to the saint I now make known to my readers, that all they shall find in this little book, which I have declared to have seen and known, is true, and what they ought most firmly to believe. As for such things as I have mentioned as hearsay, they will understand them just as they shall please. And I beseech God, through the prayers of my lord St Louis, that it may please him to give us such things as he knows to be necessary, as well for the body as the soul. Amen. END OF THE MEMOIRS.

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