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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 221

cited when it was announced that the surrender co incided with the date of Mahomet's ride to Jerusalem with the Angel Gabriel. That had been a foreshadow ing of this very conquest, according to the learned doctors ! " What a wonderful coincidence ! " exclaimed the devout Beha ed-din. " God allowed the Moslems to take the city as a celebration of the anniversary of their Holy Prophet's midnight journey. Truly this is a sign that this deed was pleasing to Almighty God!" So ran the thought from one end to another of the Moslem lands and every hafedh and scholar who could find any means of transportation was off to participate in the solemn celebration within the city itself. For weeks upon end, while the golden cross was being taken down from the Mosque, and the latter cleansed with rose water and purified of the profanation it had suffered at the hands of the Christians, these learned ones were rubbing elbows in the streets and excitedly discussing what would have to be done to restore the Holy City to its proud place of vantage in the eyes of the Lord. And while they gave due praise to Saladin, the splendid instrument of the Prophet, there was also not a little criticism in their whisperings. For altogether too much, in the opinion of many of them, was being done to relieve these Christians of the miseries which had been righteously visited upon them. However, these strictures were modified to some extent when the

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