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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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A.D. 1206.] THE MOUNT OF JOT. Of the church situated on the mount of joy, and of the intercession made for the spirits. After having seen these things, when the morn of the Lord's day was just beginning to appear, the aforesaid saints, with the man whom they were conducting, proceeded to the mount of joy through the purifying fire, and the lake, and over the spiked bridge, until they arrived at a hall on the western side of the before-mentioned temple, which was situated on the mount ; and there was a handsome and large gate always open, through which the spirits, which had been made entirely white, were brought by St. Michael ; and in this hall were assembled all the purified spirits praying with all the eagerness of expectation for a happy admission into the place. In the southern quarter outside the temple the man beheld an infinite number of spirits, all of which, with their faces turned to the church, were praying for the assistance of their friends who were alive, by which means they might deserve to gain admission into that church, and the more especial assistance they received, the nearer they approached to the church. In this place he recognised many of his acquaintances, and also all those of whom he had the least knowledge in life. And St. Michael informed the man about all these spirits, for how many masses each spirit could be set free and be permitted to enter the temple. The spirits too which were waiting for admission there suffered no punishment, unless they were waiting for any special assistance from their friends ; nevertheless, all the spirits which stood there daily approach the entrance to that church by the general assistance of the whole church. Of the various stages of the said church. This man, being brought into the temple by St. Michael, there saw many whom, he had seen in life of both sexes in white apparel, who were climbing up to the temple ami enjoying great felicity ; and the further the spirits climbed up the steps of the temple, the more wdiite and shining they became. In that great church were to be seen many ino.-t beautiful mansions, in which dwelt the spirits of the just, whiter than snow, and wdiose faces and crowns glittered like golden light. At certain hours of each day they hear songs from heaven, as if all kinds of music were sounding in bar

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