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The Gaelic Maundeville (Author: John Maundeville)

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And in that night Peter denied our Lord, and thereafter our Lord was brought to the garden of Annas before the bishop and all the officers. And they scorned Him greatly, and they mocked Him, and did Him dishonours, and placed on His head a crown of white-thorn which grew in that garden, and which is called barberry, and it also hath many virtues. At last they brought Him to the house of Caiaphas and scorned and mocked Him, and put a crown of eglantine round His head, and took Him to Pilate's chamber. And there they accused Him of every evil that they knew, and put round His head a crown of sea-rushes, as we said before, and clothed Him with purple raiment like a lord, and set Him on a throne, and fell on their knees before Him, and this is what they said: ‘We salute thee, O king of the Jews.’ And it is that crown which was parted between Paris and Constantinople, and it is honoured by men because of its having been round His head on the Cross.