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The Gaelic Maundeville (Author: John Maundeville)

paragraph 9

Of the Cross and Crown of Christ

And in the church is the sponge which was put to Christ with a drink when He was on His Cross. And ye shall know that the Cross of our Lord was made of four trees, as saith this verse:
‘In cruce sit palma, cedrus, cypressus, oliva.’
to wit, the tree that went upright from the earth to His head was of cypress, and the tree that was overthwart, to which His hands were fastened, was of palm, and the stock that was in the earth, in which the Cross was set, was of cedar, and the table above His head, which was a foot and a half long, and on which the titles were written in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin, it was of an olive-tree.