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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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4G 4 OF WF.XDOVF.U. [A .D . 1225. eovetonsness, or drunkenness. This blessed virgin often entertained these and the like thoughts, and amidst all this whirl of temptation she still preserved her former virtues, aud. being armed with the weapons of God, she happily defeated all tlie deceitful wiles of the devil and sent liim in confusion to hell. Ilorc this girl iras released by a drvil from a ravisher. After a few days, when this girl had been altogether freed from these attacks of the devil, he returned to her and, saluting her, said, '-Save you mistress of mine, and virgin well beloved of the God of heaven ; I am that Satan, who have for seven months lately led you, although to no purpose, into so many temptations, in order to recall you from your intentions and to ensnare you in those toils ; but since I have been overcome by you and failed in my deceitful arts, a punishment has been imposed on me by the Lord of heaven, which is, that 1 shall never henceforth be allowed to tempt any race of beings or to hinder any one from good works. Moreover I am commanded by the Lord, whom I must obey, at once to perform whatever you order me, and aLo to undergo any punishment you may impose on me." The girl on hearing this, said to the devil, " May God preserve me from any intercourse with you and from any attendance of yours, for lie knows that I never liked such a servant." Soon after this, the said girl, happening to go to a certain city to obtain a lodging, entered the house of a woman aud procured a lodging with her. In the evening a young man, the son of the aforesaid woman, returned from his accustomed business, and when he saw the young woman to whom bis mother had given a lodging out of charity, he began to admire the natural disposition of all tin' girl's limbs, which were covered by such humble clothing, though she was pale and thin; for in her the work of nature was so perfect, that from the soles of her feet to the top of her head there was no defect, but by the disposition of her whole body she plainly showed ti»; nobility of her race. The younii man was fired with desire for the virgin, and approached her asking her to grant his wish. She in reply firmly refused the young man's request, and declared that she had from her youth consecrated her virginity to the Lord ; and she more

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