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JOHN LORD DE JOINVILLE Memoirs of Louis IX, King of France


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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Memoirs of Louis IX, King of France
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moro a paradise or heU. The friar asked why she uttered such words. "Because," she said, " I wish not that any one should do good for the reward of paradise, nor avoid evil from fear of hell ; but every good ought to be done from the perfect and sincere love we owe to our Creator, God, who is the supreme good, and who loved us so much that he suffered death for our redemption; which death he submitted to for the sin of our first father, Adam, and for our salvation." During the king's residence at Acre, there came likewise to him ambassadors from the prince of the Bedouins, called the Old Man of the Mountain. After the king had attended mass in the morning, he would hear what these ambassadors had to say. On their entrance, the king caused them to be seated, to deliver their message ; when one of the chiefs began by asking the king if he were acquainted with their lord, the prince of the mountain. The king said he was not ; he had never seen him, although he had heard much spoken of him. The chief continued: "Sire, since you have heard my lord spoken οζ I wonder much that you have not sent him such of your people as should have made him your friend, in like manner as the emperor of Germany, the king of Hungary, the sultan of Babylon, and many other princes have yearly done ; for they know well that they would not be allowed to exist or reign, but during his good pleasure. For this cause he has despatched us hither to advertise you, that he wills you should act in the like manner, or at least that you acquit him of the tribute he pays annually to the grand master of the Temple, or of the Hospital, and if you do this, he will consider it as paid to himself. My lord says truly, that should he destroy the master of the Temple, or of the Hospital, there would soon be others as good, and for this reason he is unwilling to risk his people's lives where little is to be gained." The king replied, that he would consider what they had said, and if they would return in the evening they should have his answer. When they came again before the king, it was about vespers, and they found the master of the Temple on one side of him, and the master of the Hospital on the other. The king, on their entrance, ordered them

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