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Page 13 - He said that about midday, when the sun was beginning to decline, he saw with his own eyes the trophy of a cross of light in the heavens, above the sun, and bearing the inscription : ' IN HOC SIGNO VINCES ! ' ' Under this sign t/tou tfhalt conquer.
Page 91 - The disastrous fortunes of Powys during the latter part of the eighth and the beginning of the ninth centuries, would thus provide a suitable background. They created the poet who sang these sorrowful englynion: gave him his material, and a sympathetic audience.
Page 80 - THE place is shown to this day, and held in much veneration, where Oswald, being about to engage, erected the sign of the holy cross, and on his knees prayed to God that he would assist his worshippers in their great distress. It is further reported, that the cross being made in haste, and the hole dug in which it was to be fixed, the king himself, full of faith, laid hold of it and held it with both his hands, till it was set fast by throwing in the earth...
Page 10 - The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, the fir tree, the pine tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of Thy feet glorious.
Page 8 - Jordan: 7 Then with the oil of his mercy he will anoint all those who believe on him; and the oil of his mercy will continue to future generations, for those who shall be born of the water and the Holy Ghost unto eternal life.
Page 80 - Let us all kneel, and jointly beseech the true and living God Almighty, in his mercy, to defend us from the haughty and fierce enemy; for He knows that we have undertaken a just war for the safety of our nation.