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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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Λ.I), 1200.] Ι·Ί;ΝΚΚΛΙ. OK ST. IIUGII. 19!) monts, a certain soldier, well known to the canons of the ehureh, whose arm was eaten away by a cancer till the bone appeared deprived of flesh, placed his arm over the body of the bishop, and frequently wetted his face with his tears to heal his di.sea.-cd limb, and immediately the flesh and skin of his arm were coin passionately restored by the Lord, through this merits of his saint ; for which the soldier returned thanks to God and to the holy predate, and often showed himself to the deacon of tin; church, and other credible persons. At the same time a certain woman, who had been for seven years blind of one eye, in the sight and to the wonder of all, recovered her sight. At the same time, a certain cut-purse, in the press and crowd of people which was assembled around this servant of Goti, cut away a woman's purse ; but, by the merits of the blessed bishop, who showed that he was not dead but alive, both hands of the wicked thief were so contracted, and his fingers became so firmly fixed to the palms of his hands, that not being able to hold the property he had stolen, he threw it down on the pavement of the church, and, looking like a madman, he became an object of derision to the people; and so, after he had been disturbed by an evil spirit for a length of time, he came to himself, and stood motionless: at length be began to weep bitterly, and in the hearing of all, he then confessed his most base crime to all who would listen to him. At length, when he had no other means of escape, he turned to a priest, saying, " Pity me, pity me, ye friends of God ; for I renounce Satan and his works, to whom I have till now been a slave; and pray to the Lord for me, that he may not confound me in my penitence, but may rather deal compassionately with me." And immediately, after a prayer had been uttered on his behalf to God, the chains of Satan, by which his hands had been bound, were loosed, and, becoming sound, he returned thanks to God and the blessed bishop. Of tlie burial of SI. Iluqh. When the vigils over the body of the bishop bad been duly observed, at day-light on the following day. the archbishops with the above-mentioned bishops, after performing mass in the new ehureh which be himself had built in honour of Mary, the mother of God, duly consigned his holy body


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