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FULLER - BARLOWE.
those that are perfect,' and sound in the ceedeth all of his Society.”—FULLER, Abel faith."-Scott's Somers' Tracts, vol. 7, p. Red.
SANDERS was famished in Ireland.—Ibid.
[Pallets, or St. Eppalets. ] “EPPALETS, or Hippoletts, vulgarly Pal
[Conversion of Bohemia.] lets in Hertfordshire. This place was de
“THE Bohemians who came with Anne dicate to a supposed saint of that name,
when she married our Richard II. took back that in his life-time was a good tamer of with them the books of Wickliffe, which colts, and as good a horse-leach ; and for thus fell into the hands of John Huss, a these qualities so devoutly honoured after more illustrious Reformer.
6. This Queen his death, as all passengers by that way on Anne,” says FULLER, “taught our Englishhorseback, thought themselves bound to women modestie in riding on side-saddles, bring their steeds into the church, even up in exchange whereof the English taught to the high aulter, where this holy horse- her countrymen true religion. The conman was shryned, and where a priest con- version of Bohemia may fitly be stiled the tinually attended to bestow such fragments issue of this marriage. See here the pediof Eppolettes’ myracles upon their untamed gree of the Reformation, wherein Germany coltes and old wanton and forworne jades, may be counted the son, Bohemia the faas he had in store, and did availe so much ther, and England the grandfather.”—Life the more or less as the passengers were of Huss, Abel Redivivus. bountifull or hard-handed, but he that was coy of his coyne had but a cold and counterfeit cure."-Norden's Hartfordshire.
[Tyndal's Bokes.] “And then are they also to all Tyndal's
bokes, whiche for the manyfolde mortall [Spiritual Pride not confined to the Rich.] heresyes conteyned within the same openlye
Sir William Petty says it is natural condempned and forbydden, they are, I “ for those who have less wealth, to think
saye, yet unto those bokes so sore affecthey have the more wit and understanding, tionate, that neyther the condempnation of especially of the things of God, which they
them by the clergy, nor the forbydding of think chiefly belong to the poor.”—Political them by the kinges hyghnes, with his open Arithmetic.
proclamations upon greate paynes, nor the daunger of open shame, nor parell of payn
full deth, can cast them out of some fond Doctor Sanders-Cranmer's Enemy.
folkes handes, and that folke of every sorte.” “ SUFFICETH it us to know that as the
-BARLowe's Dialoge. Herneshaw, when unable by maine strength to grapple with the Hawke, doth slice upon her, bespattering the Hawke's wings with
[English Roman Catholic Fugitives.] dung or ordure, so to conquer with her “By this may be discerned the number taile which she cannot doe with her bill of our English fugitives, with their coland beake, so Papists, finding themselves leges, nunneries, and monasteries beyond unable to encounter the Protestants by the seas, which yeerely draw out of our force of argument out of the Scripture, land a hundred at least, of young gentlecast the dung of foule language and filthy men and gentlewomen ; who although they railing upon them, wherein Sanders ex- | pretend conscience and want of charity here
WADSWORTH - LATIMER.
the occasion of their departure, yet none (I perceiving that I could not do it, with a
[Superstitious Ringing of Bells.] monasteries and private persons : so that
" Ye know when there was a storm of it would be no small pains for a man so fearful weather, then we rang the holy bells ; long to travel amongst them, until he might they were they that must make all things find three persons to speak well of each well; they must drive away the devil. But other; this being a fault so common amongst I tell you, if the holy bells would serve them, that they are noted amongst all na- against the devil, or that he might be put tions whatsoever with whom they converse. away through their sound, no doubt we Others there are whose most earnest expec- would soon banish him out of all England. tation and heartiest desire is the ruin and For I think if all the bells in England utter destruction of their own native coun- should be rung together at a certain hour, try, which is the issue of their departure; I think there would almost be no place and accordingly God doth prosper them, lay- but some bells would be heard there. And ing on them the like punishment he inflicted so the devil should have no hiding-place in on the Jews, by dispersing of them through England, if ringing of bells would serve. many nations, and giving them up to dis- But it is not that that will serve against sension among themselves, and living in the devil: yet we have believed such foolgreat want and misery."—W ADSWORTH's eries in times past, but it was but mocking, English Spanish Pilgrim, p. 76.
it was the teaching of the devil. And no
[The Devil not afraid of Holy-Wuter.] of Arts: I was called, I say, to one of my “ What a trust and confidence have we kinsfolk which was very sick, and died im- had in holy water and holy bread! also in mediately after my coming. Now, there ringing of holy bells and such fooleries was an old cousin of mine, which after the but it was good sport for the devil; he man was dead, gave me a wax candle in could laugh and be merry at our foolishmy hand, and commanded me to make cer- ness ; yea, and order the matter so to keep tain crosses over him that was dead, for she us in the same error. For we read in stories thought the devil should run away by and that at sometimes the devil went away from by. Now I took the candle, but I could some men, because of the holy water, as not cross him as she would have me to do, though that holy water had such strength for I had never seen it afore. Now she and power that he could not abide it. O
crafty devil! he went away, not for fear of so friendly unto him, to bring him unto it the holy water, but because he would main- | in this world. I am not afraid to name tain men in error and foolishness. And no him. It was Master Sherington, an honest doubt it was the devil's teaching, the using gentleman, and one that God loveth. He of this holy water. It was not long ago openly confessed that he had deceived the since I, being with one of my neighbours | King, and he made open restitution. Oh, that was sick, there came in an old woman, what an argument may he have against the and when she saw the man sore sick, she devil, when he shall move him to desperaasked whether there was no holy water to tion."-LATIMER's last Sermon on Luke xii. be gotten. See here the foolishness of the 15, before King Edward VI. people, that in the time of the light of God's most holy Word, will follow such phantasies and delusions of the devil.”—LATIMER,
[First Ring of Bells in England.] Ibid.
“ The first ring of bells in England was
at Croyland. Turketule the Abbot, who [Latimer on Restitution.]
died 975, made one large one, which he my
first preaching of restitution, called Guthlac, after the Saint who first one man took remorse of conscience, and cleared that place of the devils that moacknowledged himself to me that he had lested it, and sanctified it by his life and deceived the King, and willing he was to death. Turketule's successor Egelric, added make restitution ; and so the first Lent six others, which he named Bartholomeo, came to my hands £20 to be restored to Bertelin, Turketule, Tolwin, Pega, and Bethe King's use. I was promised £20 more ga. Pega was a Saint, and sister to Guththe same Lent, but it could not be made, lac. Bertelin was his disciple, and author, so that it came not. Well, the next Lent as it appears, of most of the fables related came £320 more. I received it myself and of him. There was an especial good reason paid it to the King's Council. So I was for naming one after St. Bartholomeo, for asked what he was that made this restitu- consecrated bells have a virtue against tion. But should I have named him? Nay, thunder and lightning ; and the identical they should as soon have this weasand of thumb with which that apostle used to mine. Well now this Lent came £180 10s. cross himself when it thundered, was among which I have paid and delivered this pre- the relics of the monastery, having been sent day to the King's Council, and so this presented to Turketule by the Emperor.” man hath made a godly restitution. And -QUÆRE? so, quoth I to a certain nobleman that is one of the King's Council, if every man that hath beguiled the King should make resti
[Orders appertaining to the Church of tution after this sort, it would cough the
Crosthwaite, i. e. Keswick.] King £20,000 I think, quoth I.
“ The Commissioners for Ecclesiastical it would, quoth the other, a whole £100,000. causes, Ann. Eliz. 13, make order concernAlack! alack! make restitution for God's ing the goods of the church of Crosthwaite sake; ye will cough in hell else, that all the (Keswick), namely; that the eighteen sworn devils there will laugh at your coughing. men and churchwardens should provide, There is no remedy but restitution, open or
before Christmas then next following, two secret, or else hell. This that I have now fair large communion cups of silver, with told you of was a secret restitution. covers, one fair diaper napkin for the com
“ Some examples hath been of open res- munion and sacramental bread, and two titution, and glad may he be that God was fair pots or Aagons of tin for the wine;
NICHOLSON AND BURN - LATIMER.
which they shall buy with the money they | Nativity of our Lady, St. Laurence, Mary shall receive for the chalices, pipes, paves, Magdalene, St. Anne, or such like: and crosses, candlesticks, and other church that none shall pray on any beads, knots, goods that they have to sell ; and that they portasses, papistical and superstitious Latin shall sell for the use of the church, such primers, or other like forbidden or ungodly popish relics and monuments of superstition books: and that there be no communion at and idolatry as then remained in the parish; the burial of the dead, nor any month's and namely, two pipes of silver, one silver minds, anniversaries, or such superstitions paxe, one cross of cloth of gold, which was used."-NICHOLSON AND BURN's Cumberon a vestment, one copper cross, two cha- land, p. 89. lices of silver, two corporate rasts, three hand-bells, the Sion whereon the paschal stood, one pair of censures, one ship, one [St. Blessis' Heart, and St. Algare's Bones.] head of a pair of censures, twenty-nine brazen or latyn-chrismatories, the vail cloth,
“ To let pass the solemn and nocturnal the sepulchral cloths, and the painted cloths
bacchanals, the prescript miracles that are done
upon certain days in the West part of with the pictures of Peter, Paul, and the Trinity. They farther decree, that the four England, who hath not heard? I think ye
have heard of St. Blessis' heart which is at vestments, three tunicles, five chestables, and all other vestments belonging to the Malvern, and of St. Algare's bones, how said parish church, and to the chapels within long they deluded the people, I am afraid the said parish, be defaced and cut in pieces, Sermon preached before the Convocation of
to the loss of many souls." — Latimer's and of them, if they will serve thereunto, a
the Clergy. covering for the pulpit, and cushions for the church be provided : and likewise the albes and amysies sold, and fair linen cloths for the communion table, and a covering of
[Romish Trumpery.] buckram fringed for the same be provided,
“ Some brought forward Canonizations, and that for the chapels in the same parish be provided decent communion cups of sil- Unions, some Tot-Quots and Dispensations,
some Expectations, some Pluralities and ver or tin. And that a decent perclose of
some Pardons, and these of wonderful vawood, wherein morning and evening prayer rieties, some Stationaries, some Jubilaries, shall be read, be set up without the quire
some Pocularies for drinkers, some Manuadoor, the length whereof to be seven foot, ries for handlers of reliques, some Pedaries and breadth seven foot, with seats and desks
for pilgrims, some Oscularies for kissers ; within the same. And that they take care
some of them engendered one, some other that the church be furnished with a Bible
such features, and every one in that he was of the largest volume, one or two commu
delivered of was excellent, politic, wise, nion books, four psalter books, the two tomes of the homilies , the injunctions, the yea, so wise, that with their wisdom they
had almost made all the world fools." defence of the apology, the paraphrases in
LATIMER, Ibid. English, or instead thereof Marlorat upon the Evangelists, and Beacons Postil, and also four psalter books in metre. And that there be no service on the forbidden holy
[Why Kings should not have too many days, viz. on the feasts or days of All Souls,
Horses.] St. Katherine, St. Nicholas, Thomas Becket, “ I was once offended with the King's St. George, Wednesday in Easter or Whit- horses, and therefore took occasion to speak sun week, the Conception, Assumption, and in the presence of the King's Majesty, that
MONSTRELLET - MANOEL DA ESPERANCA.
dead is, when abbies stood. Abbies were marks on her hands and feet, similar to the ordained for the comfort of the poor, where- wounds of our Saviour, that ran blood, fore I said it was not decent that the King's which appeared to all who saw it very marhorses should be kept in them, as many vellous.”—Ibid. vol. 12, p. 106. were at that time, the living of poor men thereby minished and taken away. But afterward a certain nobleman said to me, What hast thou to do with the King's [Pedro de Olivam and the Franciscans.] horses ? I answered and said, I spake my “PEDRO DE Olivam litigated certain priconscience as God's word directed me. He vileges enjoyed by a convent of Franciscans. said, Horses be the maintenance and part They admonished him not to be the enemy of a King's honour, and also of his realm, of the Mother of God. He replied that wherefore in speaking against them ye are while he lived he would maintain his quaragainst his honour. Ianswered, God teacheth rel. He soon died, knawing the tongue what honour is decent for a King, and for that had offended, and was buried in the all other men according to their vocations. sepulchre of his fathers. After thirty-three God appointeth every King a sufficient
years the grave was opened and the corpse living for his estate and degree both by found entire, -que tinha nojo a terra de lhe lands and other customs; and it is lawful
comer o seu corpo blasfemo et arrogante for every King to enjoy the same goods for the earth had loathed to consume his and possessions; but to extort and take proud and blasphemous body." — Historia away the right of the poor is against the Serafica. MANOEL DA ESPERANCA. honour of the King; if you
do move the King to do after that manner, then you speak against the honour of the King."LATIMER's First Sermon before King Ed
[Literal acceptation of the words
My ward VI.
goods are nothing unto thee." — Abuse of
“ En ce temps n'estoit point de mémoire [Lying Miracles.]
De tant de Bulles, ne de Prothenotaires, “During the reign of Pope Sixtus IV. Qui ont huit, neuf Dignitez ou Prebendes, a young virgin called Stine, in the town of Grans Abbayes, Priourez et Commandes ; Hame in Westphalia, who had been lately Mais qu'en font-ils ? ilz en font bonne converted to the Christian faith, was marked chiere : on the hands, feet, and side, with the wounds Qui les dessert ? ilz ne s'en soucient guere: of our Saviour. About fifteen weeks after | Qui fait pour eulx ? ung autre tient leur her conversion, on the feast of the holy
place: sacrament, she displayed her wounds in the Mais, ou vont-ilz ? ilz courrent a la chace: presence of twelve witnesses, and foretold Et qui chante? ung ou deux povres moines : that within two hours afterward they would Et les Abbez? ilz auroient trop de peine: be no more seen; which was verified,—for De contempler ? ce n'est pas la maniere : at that precise time the wounds were all Et du Service ? il demeure derriere. perfectly healed.” — Contin. of Monstrel- Ou va l'argent ? il va en gourmandise : LET. Johnes's Trans. vol. 2, p. 122. Et du conte? sont les biens de l'Eglise :
Et les Offrendes ? en chiens et en oyseaulx : 1506. " In Lombardy there was a nun Et des habitz ? ils sont tous damoyseaulx : of the order of Jacobins, who, like to St. Et les rentes ? en baings et en luxure : Catharine of Sienna, had, every Friday, De prier Dieu ? de cela l'en n'a cure :