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MATTHEW OF WESTMINSTER The flowers of history, especially such as relate to the affairs of Britain. Vol. I. B.C. 4004 to A.D. 1066.

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MATTHEW OF WESTMINSTER
The flowers of history, especially such as relate to the affairs of Britain. Vol. I. B.C. 4004 to A.D. 1066.
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did in appearance ; well made in all the outline of his limbs ; and hie reign will be ended in a hundred and twelve years. In his days there will be great riches, and the earth will yield its fruit in abundance, so that a bushel of wheat shall be sold for one penny, a measure of wine for one penny, à measure of oil for one penny. And he will be king, keeping the scripture before his eyes ; and the king of the Greeks and Romans will claim all the kingdoms of Christendom for his own. He will lay waste all the cities and islands of the rebels, and will destroy all the temples of the idols ; and will invite all the heathen to baptism, and the cross of Jesus Christ will be erected throughout all temples. Then Egypt will pass through ^Ethiopia to submit to God. But they who do not adore the cross of Jesus Christ shall be punished by the sword. And when a hundred and seventy years are fulfilled, the Jews will be converted to Jesus, and his sepulchre will be glorious hi the eyes of all men, In those days, Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell fearlessly. CH. XVI.—Continuation of the Sibyl's prophecy—Of Antichrist—The different Sibyls. IN that time shall arise a prince of the tribe of Dan, who shall be called Antichrist ; he will be the son of Perdition, and the teacher of error, the fulness of wickedness ; who will subvert the world, and will do prodigies and great miracles by false pretences, and will delude many by false pretences, and magic art. So that he will appear to send fire from heaven, and the years will be diminished like months, and months like weeks, and days like hours. Then too there will arise foul nations from the north (which Alexander hemmed in), and Gog and Magog. These are the twenty-two kings whose number is like the sand of the sea. But when the king of the Romans comes, having collected an army, he will subdue them and crush them to their utter destruction. And after that, he will come to Jerusalem, and having there laid down the crown from off his head, and all his kingly apparel, he will leave his kingdom to God the Father and to Christ his Son. But during his reign, two most illustrious men will come forth, Elias and Enoch, to announce the arrival of the Lord Christ ; and Antichrist will slay them, and after three days they will be raised again by the Lord. Then there shall be a


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