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1412 UNIVERSAL HISTORY-THE MODERN WORLD.

the pangs of dissolution; and when, after

the death and funeral of Saint Louis, Edward and his earls tried to persuade the

sick and dying soldiers of France to continue the Crusade by embarking for the

East, they refused to proceed. Not so, however, the English. With a steady perseverance

peculiar to their race they resolved to go alone