History of the Holy Rood-Tree; A Twelfth Century Version of the Cross Legend, with Notes on the Orthography of the Ormulum (with a Facsimile) and a Middle English Compassio Mariae

History of the Holy Rood-Tree; A Twelfth Century Version of the Cross Legend, with Notes on the Orthography of the Ormulum (with a Facsimile) and a Middle English Compassio Mariae

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ... him even so. When it had passed over, he said, 'I pray thee now by the almighty Lord, that thou tell me in what place Moses was when he first found the rods.' Then he answered him and said, 'In the place which is called Quinquaginta Finicas, there we found them.' As soon as David heard that, he fell on his knees 5 and prayed to his Lord, and spoke thus: 'Lord, who didst make heaven and earth and all the things that are in them, reveal to me concerning the request which the angel bade me to desire of Moses, whether it be this sight which I have here seen in these rods. If it be that, send me some revelation through them.' When 10 he had thus prayed, God's angel came to him and raised him up, and thus spoke: 'Arise and behold this marvel which has been wrought on these rods.' When he rose up, he saw the three rods burning as though three tapers were burning there. Then he fell a second time on his knees, and cried to his Lord and spoke 15 thus: 'Lord, of thy mercy reveal to me whether I may get these rods.' Then there came to him a voice from heaven, anjd spoke to him thus, 'Arise, David, and go to Moses and ask for these rods, for, truly, thy Lord gives them thee.' Then David did as the voice commanded him, and went to Moses, and said to him, 'Dear 20 father Moses, I desire that thou give me that which I saw to-day, where thou wast within.' Then Moses was silent, and thought in his mind that he had seen the rods. He ordered the servant to be called to him to whom he had entrusted the rods, and commanded him to take the rods and convey them secretly from 25 thence. The servant did as he bade him. As he was about to take them in his hands, they suddenly became all fiery so that the servant's hands were entirely burnt except his arms. Then he went...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236616170
  • 9781236616173