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The Gaelic Maundeville (Author: John Maundeville)

paragraph 15

And know ye that on the night that our Lord was taken He was brought into the garden of Annas, and sharp dishonour was shewn to Him, and on His head was put a crown of white-thorn so hard that the blood of His head ran copiously down His face and His shoulders and His breast; and they made great mockery of Him. And whosoever carries a branch of white-thorn in his hand, or on his back, or keeps in his house a branch thereof, thunder nor lightning doth him no detriment. And it hath many other virtues, and no evil spirit dares enter the house in which it is.