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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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150 ROGER OF WENDOVER. [A.D . 1100. turned up, and tlie balls of the eyes and the nose wet with a quantity of blood. They all together eried out that he was dead, finding that he had lost all wot'ioii of the veins for a length of time; but at length discovering that he breathed, although but slightly, they washed his neck, breast, and hands, with cold water. In the first place they saw him tremble slightly throughout his whole body, but he soon became quiet and remained without motion ; for a long time they were in doubt how to act, not knowing for certain whether he was dead or had got better; at length, after a debate, they carried him into the infirmary, and placing him ou a bed, appointed some persons to keep a careful watch over him; they next applied plasters to his chest, and pricked the souls of his feet with needles, but could find no signs of life in him. In this manner, then, lying on his bed altogether motionless, he remained for two days, that is. from midnight of the Preparation, till midnight of the following sabbath; but on the great sabbath, when the monks were about to assemble for midnight mass, the eyelids of the aforesaid brother began to quiver slightly, and after a while a moisture, like tears, began to flow gently over bis cheeks, and, as any one would lament in his sleep, lie seemed to utter frequent sighs, and after a while he seemed to be uttering words in bis throat with it deep though scarcely audible sound : at length as his breath by degrees returned, he began to call upon Saint Mary, saying, "( ) holy Mary! Ο holy Mary ! for what crime am I deprived of jov so immense?" In this manner, often repenting these and other words, he made known to the bystanders his deprivation of some great joy. After this, as if awaking out of a deep sleep, he shook bis head, and, weeping bitterly, he began to sob, his tears flowing unceasingly; then, with his hands clasped and his fingers bitched together he raised himself suddenly to a sitting posture, and placing lis head covered with his hands on his knees, he continued unceasingly, as he had begun, his lamentable meanings. After many entreaties by the brethren that he would, after such a long fasting and suffering, take something to eat, he took a small piece of bread, and then continued awake in prayer; on being asketl if he expected to escape from his sickness, he answered, " I shall live long enough, because I have entirely recovereil

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