The History and Antiquities of the Round Church at Little Maplestead, Essex: Formerly Belonging to the Knights Hospitallers of Saint John of Jerusalem, (afterwards Known as the Knights of Rhodes, and Now of Malta:); Preceded by an Historical Sketch of the Crusades

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J. Weale, 1836 - Crusades - 207 pages
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Page 19 - ... where two or three are gathered together in his name, there is he in the midst of them ? 8.
Page 113 - Laud be to God ! — even there my life must end. It hath been prophesied to me many years, I should not die but in Jerusalem ; Which vainly I suppos'd, the Holy Land : — But, bear me to that chamber ; there I'll lie ; In that Jerusalem shall Harry die.
Page 22 - ... world. The pretence of debtors was admitted, that the calls of heaven were of greater obligation than any claims of man. Murderers, adulterers, robbers, and pirates, quitted their iniquitous pursuits, and declared that they would wash away their sins in the blood of the Infidels. In short, thousands and millions of armed saints and sinners ranged themselves to fight the battles of the Lord.
Page 4 - Jesus fias been hid from the knowledge of the church, as it has thus been saved from the desecration of the thousand sins that have been committed under the sanctity of its name. The church of the Sepulchre is approached by a narrow entrance, that leads from a small street into an open court nearly surrounded by convents, and used as a bazar.
Page 102 - how Eleanor, his lady, sucked all the poison out of his wounds without doing any harm to herself. So sovereign a remedy is a woman's tongue, anointed with the virtue of loving affection. Pity it is that so pretty a story should not be true (with all the miracles in love's legends), and sure he shall get himself no credit, who undertaketh to confute a passage so sounding to the honour of the sex. Yet can it not stand with what others
Page 117 - Cristen faithe as any prince cristened, and in this behalf nother to spare goods, richesse, nor men ; nor yet his own propre person yf it be nede...
Page 129 - Henry the Eighth, by the grace of God king of England and France, defender of the Faith, lord of Ireland, and on earth supreme head of the Church of England...
Page 99 - Active men, like millstones in motion, if they have no other grist to grind, will set fire to one another :" neither the Templars nor the Hospitallers were, however, finally suppressed until some years later.
Page 78 - At this time, the spring-tide of their mirth so drowned their souls, that the Turks coming in upon them, cut, every one of their throats to the number of twenty thousand : and quickly they were stabbed with the sword that were cup-shot before. A day which the Dutch...
Page 130 - John and his assigns, from the feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary last past...

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