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ROGER OF WENDOVER Flowers of history. The history of England from the descent of the saxons to A.D. 1235. vol.2


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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Flowers of history. The history of England from the descent of the saxons to A.D. 1235. vol.2
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Α.η. 1170.] DEATH 01·' ST. OODIilC, some one to help him:* his pains and temptations wen-at this time so numerous that it is impossible lor tongue to tell or pen to write them. Two demons came to him, carrying a litter, and said to him, " We are come to carry you to hell, l'or you are an old madman, and from being wise are become foolish," but (iodric made the sign of the cross and uttered a prayer to God, which put the demons to flight. How the devil struck Godric on the head, and of his death. Afterwards, when the man of God was once lying alone on his bed, the attendants, who were without, heard a voice calling them ; one of them running in, found him lying naked on the floor of his oratory, and placing him back on the bed. asked him why he lay on the floor. "The devil,'" said Godrie, "stood by me, and seeing me lying careless after a doze, he suddenly threw me out of bed, and dashed my head against the bench." As he said this, he showed them swelling on his head, and added, "Th e devil came upon me so suddenly, that 1 had no time to protect myself by making the sign of the cross, saying, 'Ah, Godric the rustic, 1 could not vanquish you by the agency of my satellite-, but whilst you were enjoying repose in your bed, 1 havi now killed you.' Let every one therefore reflect how dangerous it is to give way to bodily pleasures, or to indulge in sloth ; God is never found among those who live luxuriously." The venerable father Godric died on the 21st of May, which was the octave of our Lord's ascension: his life and actionseem to be more than human, and above the power of man to describe: he was buried on the north side of his oratorv. before the steps of St. .John the Baptist's altar, and his tonili to this day is hallowed by the performance of miracle.-. The coronation of young king Henry. At this time, namely, A.D. 1170, ou the 1 ;lth of .luU. by the king's command, there met at Westminster, Unger archbishop of York,' and all the sullYagau bishops of lie church of Canterbury, to crown the king's eldest sou llenrv : who was crowned accordingly, by Roger archbi-hop of York. * This nan no clouhl brulichi (in by his austerity of lite, of which pains In tl^e limlv :ire the natural result : Ilio temptations « l.e imiurul (rum the tlc\il, may be ;eerilied to lmn^inatiun.

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