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FRINTED FOR MESSRS. w. SLEATER, H. CHAMBERLAiNE,
£2ts. A. sa/.
WHILE the unsortunate Henry was thus vainly struggling against the ungovernable spirit of his subjects, his fon and succesfor, -Edward, was employed in the Holy wars, where he revived the glory of the English name, and made therenemies of Christianity tremble. He had arrived at the city of Aeon in Palestine, just as the Saracens were sitting down to besiege it. He foon 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 refol*ed to destroy by treachery that valiant commander, whom they could not oppose in the .sield. A uibe of .Mahometan enthusiasts had long taken possession 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 Assassins; from whence we have since borrowed the name to signisy a private stabA 2 ber.