Ye Oldest Diarie of Englysshe Travell; Being the Hitherto Unpublished Narrative of the Pilgrimage of Sir Richard Torkington to Jerusalem in 1517
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... all way the Wardeyne of the seyd ffrers or sum of hys Brothern by hys assigment Daly accompanyd with vs Informyng And shewing vnto vs the holy places with in the holy lande. Munday, Seynt Margaretes Day, we begane ower Pylgrymage at the Mount Syon. Five Genoese " galleys," a small copper coin, value about A., current in many parts of the Mediterranean owing to the scarcity of copper money and the extensive trade of the Genoese. t Served. ffyste the place wher the Jewys wold a restyd and take a way the holy body of our blyssyd lady whanne the Apostys bar hyr to the Vale of Josaphat to be buryed. And ther by we cam in to a place wher Seynt Petir, Aftyr that he had Denyed our lord, thryse went owt of the howse of Cayphas in to a Cave and wept byttyrly, Whanne he hard the Coke crow iijes. The place ys callyd Gallicantus. Pylgrmagis in to the Vale of Josophat. And Thanne we Descendyd Downe by the Vale of Salamons temple. And fyrst we cam to Torrens Cedron, which in somer tyme ys Drye, And in wynter, and specially in lente, it ys mervelows flowyng with rage of watir that comyth with Grett violence thorow the vale of Josophat. And it renne be twyne the Citee and the Mounte of Olivete, And it ys callyd as it ys be for Torrens Cedron. And over the same watir seynt Eline made a brygge of stone whiche ys yett ther over. And many yers be for the passion of Crist, the lay over the same watir a tree, ffor a foote bryge, wheroff the holy Crosse was aftyr wardes made. This seying Quene Saba, by the spirite of prophecie, whanne she passyd that wey she wold nott trede thervpon, but wadyd thorow the watir. Seying that the Savyor of all the world shuld suffre hys Deth vpon that Tree, Ther is clene remission. And thus Descendyd we come to the...
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