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CHARLES J. ROSEBAULT. Saladin. Prince of Chivalry


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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Saladin. Prince of Chivalry
page 114

music and the reading of poetry written for the occasion, and all was going merrily when the teacher of one of Saladino children came forward unexpectedly and recited a verse of his own creation, of which the refrain was : " Enjoy for the last time the perfume exhaled by the violets of Nedj id : " This night passed, there will be no more violets." Saladin was strangely affected. His countenance, radiant only a moment earlier, became clouded and melancholy. All present were seized with sudden premonitions of evil. Had some djinn inspired the young man to utter his gloomy prophecy? Saladin never saw Egypt again.

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