And Therefore Hath The White Thorn
Many Virtues, For He That Beareth A Branch On Him Thereof, No
Thunder Ne No Manner Of Tempest May Dere Him; Nor In The House,
That It Is In, May No Evil Ghost Enter Nor Come Unto The Place That
It Is In.
And in that same garden, Saint Peter denied our Lord
Afterward was our Lord led forth before the bishops and the masters
of the law, into another garden of Annas; and there also he was
examined, reproved, and scorned, and crowned eft with a sweet
thorn, that men clepeth barbarines, that grew in that garden, and
that hath also many virtues.
And afterward he was led into a garden of Caiphas, and there he was
crowned with eglantine.
And after he was led into the chamber of Pilate, and there he was
examined and crowned. And the Jews set him in a chair, and clad
him in a mantle; and there made they the crown of jonkes of the
sea; and there they kneeled to him, and scorned him, saying, AVE,
REX JUDEORUM! that is to say, 'Hail, King of Jews!' And of this
crown, half is at Paris, and the other half at Constantinople. And
this crown had Christ on his head, when he was done upon the cross;
and therefore ought men to worship it and hold it more worthy than
any of the others.
And the spear shaft hath the Emperor of Almayne; but the head is at
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