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352
THE FIELD OF BLOOD
CHAP.
Battail-Abby, in the Place where so great a slaughter of the Englishmen was made, after any shower, presently sweateth forth very fresh blood out of the Earth, as if the evidence thereof did plainly declare the voice of Bloud there shed, and crieth still from the Earth unto the Lord.' This is as true, as
Mount Street, Battle.
that in white chalky Countries (about Baldock in Hertford­shire) after rain run rivolets of Milk ; Neither being anything else than the Water discoloured, according to the Complexion of the Earth thereabouts."
The Conqueror was true to his vow, and the Abbey of St. Martin was quickly begun. At first there was difficulty about
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