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PRINTED FOR MESSRS. W. SLEATER, H. CHAMBERLAINE,

J. POTTS, w. COLLES, R. MONCRIEFFE,
T. WALKER, W. WILSON, J. EXSHAW,

AND L. WHITE.
M,DCC LXXXIX.

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WHILE

HILE the unfortunate Henry, was thus

vainly struggling against the ungovernable {pirit of his subjects, his son and successor, Edward, was employed in the Holy wars, where he revived the glory of the English name, and made the enemies of Christianity tremble. He had arrived at the city of Acon in Palestine, just as the Saracens were sitting down to besiege it. He soon relieved the place, followed the enemy, and obtained many victories, which, though splendid, were not decisive. Such, however, were the enemies terrors at the progress of his arms, that they resolved to de Aroy by treachery that valiant commander, whom they could not oppose in the field. A tribe of Mahometan enthusiasts had long taken poffeflion of an inaccessible mountain in Syria, under the command of a petty prince, who Went to the Christian armies, under the name of the Old Man of the Mountain, and whose subjects were called Afaffins; from wbence we have dince borrowed the name to signify a private stab

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