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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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THILE the unfortunate Henry was thus WHILE

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 areived at the city of Acon in Palestine, just as the Saracens were fitting down to befiege 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 defroy by treachery that valiant commander, whom they could not oppose in the field. A tribe of Mahonetan 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 Affalsins; from wbence we have Since borrowed the name to fignify a private stab

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