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PRINTED FOR MESSRS. W. SLEATER, H. CHAMBERLAINE,
T. WALKER, W. WILSON, J. EXSHAW,
AND L. WHITE.
226. k. 221.
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Spirit of his fubjects, his fon and fucceffor, Edward, was employed in the Holy wars, where he revived the glory of the English name, and made the enemies of Chriftianity tremble. He had arrived at the city of Acon in Palestine, just as the Saracens were fitting down to befiege it. He foon relieved the place, followed the enemy, and obtained many victories, which, though splendid, were not decifive. Such, however, were the enemies terrors at the progrefs of his arms, that they refolved to destroy by treachery that valiant commander, whom they could not oppofe in the field. A tribe of Mahometan enthufiafts had long taken poffeffion of an inacceffible 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 whofe fubjects were called Affaffins; from whence we have dince borrowed the name to fignify a private stabA 2