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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

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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
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ΠΟΟΕΠ OK WENDOVETÎ. [A.D. 1197. calling.' Whilst he was thus speaking to me, Τ suddenly heard a note of wondrous sweetness, as if the bolls of all the world, or everything that is musical, were all sounding together. In this sound there was a wonderful sweetness and a various mixture of melody, and I know not whether it was most to be admired for its grandeur or its sweetness. Whilst I was anxiously listening to such an unusual sound, and had lost my recollection, 1 found myself, as soon as it ceased, deprived of the company of my guide; and the strength of my body returning, and my eyes being restored to the faculty of sight, the pain of my former sickness was destroyed ; and being altogether freed from my weakness, 1 sat amongst you strong and healthy, although anxious and sorrowful. Being therefore restored to myself, as soon as 1 heard from the brothers that the festival of Easter was approaching, I considered that the music I had heard was a sign, that even amongst the inhabitants of heaven the mystery of the salvation of the human race is observed with joy and festivity by the inhabitants of heaven, even as it was wrought on earth by Iliin who created the world and the heavens out of nothing, Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, be all honour and glory world without end. Amen." Of the death of Henry kiny of Jerusalem. At this same time Henry of Champagne, who had succeeded Guy as king of Jerusalem, feli from the upper window of a house into the street, and, breaking his neck, was killed; he was a nephew of the kings of France and England, Philip and Kichard, being a son of tlie daughter of Louis king of the Freneh, Philip's father, whom he had by Eleanor, his queen, afterwards married to king Henry, father of king Kichard. When therefore the above-named king died, the condition of the Holy Laud necessarily required a new one ; on which, by the unanimous consent of the priests and people, the election fell on an illustrious Frenchman, John de Brienne, a man well skilled in warfare, who was at once crowned king, and under his rule the atfairs of the kingdom prospered. King Richard sent messengers to Home to complain of tlie archbishop of Rouen. A.D. 1197. King Richard was at Bure, in Normandy,


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