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The Gaelic Maundeville (Author: John Maundeville)

paragraph 68

This land of Jerusalem hath been in the hands of many nations in the world, such as the Canaanites and Assyrians and Persians, and Medes, and Turks, Macedonians, Greeks, and Romans, Franks, Christians, and Saracens, and many other nations, for God was not willing to leave that land to sinners. And it is now for a long while in the hands of the Saracens; but God is able to wrest it from them whenever he shall think fit.