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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. 1 19ÎÏ.J RELATION ΟΕ ΤΠΕ VISION. 151 from my weakness." On the night following, that is, of our Lord's resurrection, when the bell was ringing for matins, he went to church without any support, and, what be had not done for cloven months before, entered the choir. On the day after, when his religious rites were duly performed, be was deemed worthy to be refreshed by a participation in the holy communion. Ilote the aforesaid monk related the vision that he had seen. After this the same brother eagerly joined in tlie religious duties of the other monks; and they earnestly entreated him to relate for their edification what had happened to him and all that be had seen in his sleep ; for they were, convinced that many things had been shown him, by evident signs, and from having heard his words and beheld his unceasing lamentations when be awoke on the previous day. After putting them off for some time, they became urgent in their request, and at length with incessant tears and groans, choking bis voice, he related the circumstances in order as follow:— " When," said be, " I was, as yon know, failing from severe and lengthened bodily infirmity, and was blessing (iod verbally and mentally, and was returning him thanks for deigning to chasten his unworthy servant with his fatherly rod, after I had given up all hope; of recovery, I began, as much as I could, to prepare myself, in order that I might escape the punishments of the future state, as I was on the point of being called from the body. Whilst I was diligently thinking on these things, 1 fidi into temptation to ask of (iod that he would in some manner deign to reveal to me what was the state of the life to conic, and what was the condition after this life, of souls released from the body; that, by learning this, I might more (dearly ascertain what 1, who was about, as I thought, to depart this life shortly, had to hope for and what to fear, that I might thus gain as much as I could on God's affection, whilst 1 was wavering in this precarious state. Desiring, then, to be satisfied on this, I with incessant supplications kept invoking, at one time our Lord the Saviour of the world, at another time the glorious virgin, his mother, at another 1 called on all the elect people of (iod : but it was especially through the intercession of the mo.-t pious and holy saint Nicholas the confessor, that 1 hope to gain the

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