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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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192 ROGER OF WENDOVER. [A.D. 1-200. o'clock, and thus by unlawful work to profane the holy Sabbath day ; be moreover added, tfiat unless she at once desisted from her work, she would, without doubt, incur the anger of God and the vengeance of Heaven. But she, in answer to her rebuker, pleaded urgent poverty, and said that she had till then dragged on a wretched life by toil of that kind, and if she should desist from her accustomed labour, she doubted her ability to procure the means of subsistence. After a while the man vanished suddenly from her presence, and she renewed her labour of washing the clothes and drying them in the sun with more energy than before. But for all this the vengeance of God was not wanting; for, on the spot, a kind of small pig of a black colour suddenly adhered to the woman's left breast and could not by any effort be torn away, but, by continual sucking, drew blood, and in a short time almost consumed all the bodily strength of the wretched woman ; at length being reduced to the greatest necessity, she was compelled for a long time to beg her bread from door to door, until, in the sight of many who wondered at the vengeance of God, she terminated her wretched life by a miserable death. Of another miracle which teas wrought on the cutting of a loaf of bread. About this same time, a certain labourer in the county of Northumberland ordered his wife to bake some bread on the Saturday for eating on the morrow; the woman obeyed the commands of her husband, and when on the morrow, she had set the bread before her husband, and he began to cut it, there occurred a wonderful and unheard-of event; for warm blood followed the knife as he cut the bread, as if it (lowed from an animal just slain. This circumstance, after it came to the knowledge of the people, hindered many from labour on that day. //car Geoffrey archbishop of York, was deprived of all his goods. Abolit that time, Geoffrey archbishop of York, was, bv command of king John, deprived of all the emoluments of his archbishopric; for James sheriff of York, and his attendants, had presumed to attack with violence his manors, and the property of the clerks and other religious men, and to make a division of their goods ; on which the said archbishop


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