Imágenes de páginas
PDF
EPUB
[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

rgues ton unk 1

[ocr errors]

et de corriger ses faultes et erreurs en quoy | fut menee par ladicte justice lyee auvieil il pertinace et obstinee. Et en ce considere marche dedans Rouen et la publicquement les juges dessusditz procederent a prononcer | fut arse a la veue de tout le peuple. Lala sentence contre elle en tel cas de droit quelle chose ainsi faicte le dessusdit Roy introduite et ordonnee. Mais avant que dangleterre signifia p. ses lecttes comme

la sentence fut parluctee elle commencay dit est au dessusdit Duc de Bourgogne affin te si semblant amuer son courage disant quelle que icelle execution de justice tant par luy

vouloit retourner a saincte eglise, ce que comme les autres princes fut publiee en ire voulentiers et joyeusement oyrent les juges plusieurs lieux et que leur gens et subgectz le et des et le clerge dessusditz, qui a cela receu- doresenavant fussent plus seurs et mieux ing to

| rent benignement, esperant per ce moyen advertis de non avoir creance en telles ou
son ame et son corps estre rachaptez de semblables erreurs qui avoient regnes pour
perdicion et torment. Adonc se submist | a loccasion de ladicte Pucelle.
a lordonnance de saincte eglise et ses er-
reurs et detestables crimes revocqua de la
bouche. Et objura publicquement signant

Horse of the Idol Perenuth.
de sa propre main la cedulle de la dicte re-
| vocquacion et objuracion. Et par ain si

In the temple of the Idol Perenuth a nostre piteuse mere saincte eglise soy esi

horse was kept on which the god rode to oyssant sur la pecheresse faisant penitence

assist his votaries in the battle, frequently vueillant la brebris retourner et recouvrer

after a fight he was found covered with foam, urant qui par le desert sestoit esgaree et for

none but the priests dared approach the voyee ramener avecques les autres icelle

place where he was kept. Jehanne pour faire penitence condamna en

When the Saxons designed to declare war chartre. Mais gueres ne fut illec que le

against their enemies, they set their spears feu de son orgueil qui sembloit estre es

before the temple, and the sacred horse was | taint en icelle rembrasa en flambes pesti

led out, if he put his right foot forward, the lencieuses par les soufflemens de lennemy.

omen was held good, if he stepped with his Et tantost ladicte femme maleuree re

left foot first, the omen was esteemed unforcheut es erreurs et es rageries que par

tunate, and they desisted from the intended avant avoit proferees et de puis revocquees

business. — STRUT's compleat view of the et objurees comme dit est. Pour lesquelles

Manners, &c. of the ancient Inhabitants of causes selon ce que les jugemens et insti.

England. See p. 12. tucions de saincte eglise lordonnerent affin

The White horse ?- VERSTEGAN to be que doresenavant elle ne contaminast les consulted, and Saxo GRAMMATICUS. autres membres de Jesu Christ, elle fut de rechef foreschee publiquement. Et comme elle fut renchue es crimes et faultes vil.

Mercy Knives. laines par elle acoustumees fut delaissee a

Mercy knives used to kill knights in comla justice seculiere, laquelle incontinent la

pleat armour when overthrown, by stabbing condamna a estre bruslee. Et voyant son

them in the eye. After the battle of Pavia finement approucher elle congneut plaine

some of the French were killed with pickment et confessa que les esperitz quelle

axes by the peasantry hewing on their ardisoit estre apparans a elle souventeffois es

mour. toient maulvais et mensongiers, et que les promesses que iceulx espiritz luy avoient plusieurffois faictes de la delivrer estoient

Capture of the Maid. faulses. Et ainsi se confessa plesditz espe. As before ye have heard somewhat of this ritz avoir este deceve et democquee. Si damsels strange beginning and proceedings,

tree, vulat

du er

ells

[ocr errors]

ral af

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

Dane

so, sith the ending of all such miracle-mon- sold hir over again to the English, who for gers dooth (for the most part) plainlie deci- witchcraft and sorcerie burnt hir at Rone. pher the vertue and power that they worke, Tillet telleth it thus, that she was caught by hir shall ye be advertised what at last at Campeigne by one of the Earl of Lignei's became of bir : cast your opinions as ye soldiers, from him bad to Beaurevoir Cashave cause. Of hir lovers (the Frenchmen) tle, where kept a three months, she was after reporteth one, how in Campeigne thus be- | for 10,000 pounds in monie and 300 pounds sieged, Guillaume de Flavie the capteine in rent (all Turnois) sold into the English having sold hir aforehand to the Lord of hands."In La Vie du Charles VII. Lutzenburgh, under colour of hasting hir with a band out of the town towards their king, for him with speed to come and leavie the siege there, so gotten hir forth he shut

Sentence of the Maid. the gates after hir; when anon by the Bur In which for hir pranks so uncouth and gognians set upon and overmatcht in the suspicious, the Lord Regent by Peter Chauconflict, she was taken : marie yet (all things chon Bishop of Beauvois (in whose diocesse accounted) to no small marvell how it could she was taken) caused her life and beleefe, come so to passe, had she beene of any de- after order of law, to be inquired upon and votion or of true beleefe, and no false mis- | examined. Wherein found though a virgin, creant, but all holie as she made it. For yet first shamefullie rejecting hir sex aboearlie that morning she gat hir to St. Jameses minablie in cts and apparell to bave counchurch, confessed hir, and received her terfeited mankind, and then all damnablie maker (as the booke terms it) and after set- faithlesse, to be a pernicious instrument to ting hirself to a piller, manie of the towns- hostilitie and bloudshed in divelish witchmen that with a five or six score of their craft and sorcerie, sentence accordinglie was children stood about there to see hir, unto pronounced against hir. Howbeit upon them quod she ‘Good children and my dear humble confession of hir iniquities, with a friends, I tell you plaine one hath sold me. counterfeit contrition pretending a careful I am betraied and shortlie shall be deli- sorrowe for the same, execution spared and vered to death ; I beseech you praie to God all mollified into this, that from thenceforth for me, for I shall never have more power she should cast off hir unnatural wearing of to doo service either to the king or to the man's abilliments, and keepe hir to garments realm of France again.'"-Chroniques de of hir owne kind, abjure her pernicious Bretagne, p. 130.

practises of sorcerie and witcherie, and have

life and leasure in perpetuall prison to be“Saith another booke, Le Rosier, she was waile hir misdeeds, which to performe (acintrapt by a Picard capteine of Soissons, who cording to the manner of abjuration) a sold that citie to the Duke of Burgognie, and solemne oath verie gladlie she took. he then put it over into the hands of the “But herein (God helpe us) she fullie Lord of Lutzenburgh, so by that means the afore possest of the feend, not able to hold Burgognians approached and besieged Cam- | hir in anie towardness of grace, falling peigne; for succor whereof as damsell Jone streightwaie into hir former abominations, with hir capteins from Laignie was thither (and yet seeking to catch out life as long as come, and dailie to the English gave manie | she might) stake not (tho the shift were a hot skirmish, so happened it one a daie shamefull), to confesse hirself a strumpet, in an outsallie that she made by a Picard of and (unmarried as she was) to be with child. the Lord of Lutzenburghs band, in the For triall, the Lord Regent's lenitie gave fiercest of hir fight she was taken, and by her nine months staie, at the end whereof, him by and by to his Lord presented, who | she, found herein as false as wicked in the rest, an eight daies after, upon a further de- | threatening reprisal on Talbot, Suffolk, and finitive sentence declared against hir to be his other prisoners. The Cardinal of Winrelapse and a renouncer of hir oath and re-ton was the only Englishman among her pentance, was she thereupon delivered over judges. to secular power, and so executed by consumption of fire in the old market place of Rone, in the selfe same steede where now

Insults offered to the Maid in Prison. St. Michael's Church stands; hir ashes af- | Hist. de France par VILLARET, 4to. Paris, terward without the towne wals shaken into 1770, tome 8, p. 27, referring to 1431. the wind."—HOLINSHED, p. 604.

“Depos. du Seigneur de Macy present

à cette entrevue.

“Dans le temps que les commissaries Perfumed Room in Alhambra. travailloient à l'instruction du procès avec In the cabinet (of the Alhambra) where

le plus actif acharnement, le Comte de Lignethe Queen used to dress and say her pray

Luxembourg eut l'inhumaine curiosité de ers, and which is still an enchanting sight,

voir cette généreuse prisonnière, lui qui there is a slab of marble full of small holes, l'avoit si lachement vendue. Les Comtes through which perfumes exhaled, that were

de Warwick et de Strafford l'accompagkept constantly burning beneath. The doors

noient. Il voulut lui persuader qu'il venoit and windows are disposed so as t afford the

pour traiter de sa rançon. Elle dedaigna de most agreeable prospects, and to throw a

| lui faire des reproches, et se contenta de lui soft yet lively light upon the eyes.

es.

Fresh

Fresh dire, ‘Vous n'en avez ni la volonté, ni la currents of air, too, are admitted, so as to

so as to pouvoir. Je sçais bien que ces Anglois me renew every instant the delicious coolness

| feront mourir, croyant qu'après ma mort of this apartment. — From the Sketch of

ils gagneront la royaume de France ; mais Moorish History prefired to FLORIAN's Gon

seroient ils cent mille Goddons plus qu'ils salvo of Cordova. Consult SWINBURNE and

ne sont à present, ils n'auront pas ce royDu PERRON.

aume.' Strafford tira son epée et l'auroit perçée, si le Comte de Warwick ne l'avoit

retenu.” Fate of Flavy who betrayed the Maid.

“ JEANNE se plaignit qu'un tres grand “ Wuen Compeigne was besieged by the

| seigneur d'Angleterre l'avoit voulu violer English and Burgundians, the maid with

h dans sa prison. L'autorité du coupable n'a Xaintrailles threw herself into it. A party pas permis qu'il nous parvint d'éclaircissewhich sallied out were driven back by the

ment sur cette infamre particularité : voici English. Joan secured their retreat, but

un fait atteste; la Duchesse de Bedford, Flavy the governor shut the gates upon her, | princesse vertueuse obtint qu'on respecteand she was pulled off her horse and taken

roit du moins la virginité de la pucelle. by the bastard of Vendome.

Elle l'avoit fait visiter ; l'opinion de ce " Blanche the wife of Flavy suspected

temps etant qu'une sorcière ne pouvoit être him, soon after, of an intention to murder | vièrge. Il n'est pas du report de l'histoire her, she resolved to be beforehand with him,

de prononcer sur l'infallibilité des signes : courted the assistance of his barber and

equivoques ou certains ils ne prouveroient strangled her husband. Charles probably point l'innocence de l'accusée ; la purité de thought her motives such as justified the fact, for he granted her a free pardon.”—

1“Godam, jurement Anglois qui signifie Dieu ANDREWS. See BRANTOME.

me damne,”--the common term for the English Charles might have saved the maid by 1 in France at that time.

ses meurs étoit un témoignage irreproch- | windward of their adversaries, and then able de son intégrité. Ces monumens ajou- | threw plentifully of this lime into their tent que le Duc de Bedford vit cet examen faces.”—STRUTT. d'une chambre voisine, par le moyen d'une They had trumpets, horns, and other marouverture pratiquée dans le mur de sepa tial music on board. In one of Strutt's ration."

prints a man is represented standing in a

kind of battlement or box upon the mast' Sword at Fez.

and hurling down darts and stones upon his

enemies. It is one of the series of the life A. D. 1457. Alphonso V. of Portugal as

of Beauchamp, Earl Warwick, by John sails the Moors of Africa with a powerful

Rous. army and navy. He aims at the possession of a fancied sword which he supposed to hang on the summit of a tower at Fez.

From the notes of STEPHANUS STEPHANIUS

to Saro Grammat. Quoted from TURPIN. ANDREWS.

Image of Mahomed.
Death of Agnes and Charles.

“ TRADUNT Sarraceni, quod Idolum istud A. D. 1449. AGNES SOREL poisoned by the Mahumet, quem ipsi colunt, dum adhuc viDauphin (Louis XI.) who was known to

veret, in nomine suo proprio fabricavit, et hate her, and had once publicly given her

Dæmoniacam legionem quandam suâ arte a box on the ear. Jacques Coeur the king's

magicâ in eâ sigillavit; quæ etiam tantâ

fortitudine illud Idolum obtinet, quod a mint-master bore the blame; he was forsaken by the rascally Charles whom he had

nullo unquam frangi potuit. Cum enim assisted with his private fortune in his

aliquis Christianus ad illud appropinquat, greatest need. He went to Cyprus. His

statim periclitatur ; sed cum aliquis Sarrafriends raised him a large sum, and by com

cenus causa adorandi vel deprecandi Mamerce he became richer than ever.

humet accedit, ille incolumis recedit. Si

forte super illud avis quælibet se deposuerit, A.D. 1461. CHARLES VII. died, destroyed

| illico moritur. Est igitur in maris margine by abstinence lest his son should poison

lapis antiquus, opere Sarracenico optimè him.

sculptus, supra terram deorsum latus et quadratus, desursum strictus, altissimus sci

licet, quantum solet volare in sublime corAnglo-Norman Shipping.

vus; super quem elevatur imago illa de “The Anglo-Normans were very expert auro optimo, in effigie hominis fusa, super in the management of their shipping, and pedes suos erecta, faciem suam tenens verfought with great courage. Their chief aimsus Meridiem, et manu dextrâ tenens quanwas to grapple with the galleys of their ene- | dam clavam ingentem; quæ scilicet clava, mies, and come to a close engagement, hand ut ipsi Sarraceni aiunt, a manu ejus cadet, to hand, and board them if possible; though quando Rex futurus in Galliâ natus fuerit, they always began the fight at a distance, qui totam terram Hispanicam Christianis with their arrows froin their cross-bows, as- legibus, in novissimis temporibus, subjusisted by the archers and slingers. Upon a gabit.”—Cap. 4.' nearer approach, the close heavy-armed soldier (men of arms) with their spears, axes, This does not refer to Saxo Grammaticus swords, and other offensive weapons, sup but to Turpin's c. iv. “Mythologiæ suæ potius, ported the engagement. They provided | quam Historiæ de Vita Caroli Magni et Ro. themselves with quick lime finely powdered,

landi,” as Stephanus Stephanius calls it. See

Notes on Saw Grammaticus, p. 51. Ed. Soræ, and at all times carefully strove to be to 1 1644, folio.- J. W. W.

27

rorum

vilior, haberetur. In hoc eg White Horse of Swantowith. Rugiæ, (Swantowith) Suantovitus " Ingens in æde (urbis Arkon) simula- lacro vocabulum erat) adversun crum omnem humani corporis habitum gran

| suorum hostes bella gerere credebatur. ditate transcendens, quatuor capitibus, to- | Cujus rei præcipuum argumentum extabat tidemque cervicibus mirandum perstabat, e | quod is nocturno tempore stabulo insistens quibus duo pectus, totidemq; tergum respi- | adeo plerumque manè sudore ac luto res. cere videbantur. Cæterum tam ante quam persus videbatur, tanquam ab exercitatione retro collocatorum unum dextrorsum, alte- | veniendo magnorum itinerum spatia percurrum lævorsum contemplationem dirigere risset."-Saxo Grammaticus, lib. 14. videbatur. Corrasæ barbæ, crines attonsi figurabantur, ut artificiis industriam Rugianorum ritum in cultu capitum æmulatam

Grave of Balder. putares. In dextrâ cornu vario metalli ge

“Cujus (Balderi) corpus exercitus regio nere excultum gestabat, quod sacerdos sa- funere elatum, facto colle condendum cucrorum ejus peritus, annuatim mero per ravit. Hunc quidam nostri temporis viri, fundere consueverat, ex ipso liquoris habitu

quorum præcipuus Haraldus erat, vigente sequentis anni copias prospecturus. Læva |

veteris sepulturæ famâ, spe reperiendæ pearcum reflexo in latus brachio figurabat.

cuniæ noctu adorti, repentino cæptum horTunica ad tibias prominens fingebatur, quæ

roreliquerunt, ex ipso namque perrupti monex diversa ligni materia creatæ, tam arcano tis cacumine subita torrentis vis, magno nexa genibus jungebantur, ut compaginis

aquarum strepito prorumpere videbatur, locus non nisi curiosiori contemplatione de

cujus rapidior moles incitatissimo lapsu subprehendi potuerit, pedes humo contigui cer

jectis infusa campis quicquid offendebat nebantur, eorum basi intra solum latente.

involveret. Ad cujus impetum deturbati Haud procul frenum ac sella simulacri, com

fossores, abjectis ligonibus, variam carpsere pluraq; divinitatis insignia visebantur. Quo

fugam, irruentis aquæ vorticibus implicanrum admirationem conspicuæ granditatis

dos se rati, si cæptum diutius exequi niteensis augebat, cujus vaginam ac capulum rentur. Ita a diis loci illius præsidibus præter excellentem cælaturæ decorem, exo] | incussus subito metus, juvenum animos ava. terior argentispecies commendabat.-Hujus ritia abstractos.

ritiâ abstractos, ad salutis curam convertit, sacerdos, præter communem patriæ ritum, neglectoque cupiditatis proposito, vitæ stubarbæ comæq; prolixitate spectandus, pri. diosos esse docuit, hujus autem scaturiginis die quam rem divinam facere debuisset, speciem adumbratam, non veram fuisse consacellum (quod ei soli intrandi fas erat) stat ; nec ab imis terræ visceribus genitam, adhibito scoparum usu, diligentissime pur.

sed præstigiosâ quadam administratione gare solebat, observato ne intra ædem ha

productam, cum in arido liquidos manare litum funderet, quo quoties capessendo vel

fontes natura non sinat. Omnes hunc posteri emittendo opus babebat, toties ad januam

collem, ad quos fractionis ejus fama tranprocurrebat, ne videlicet dei presentia mor sierat, intentatum liquêre."-Saxo Gramtalis spiritus contagio pollueretur. - Alia

maticús, 1. 3. quoque fana compluribus in locis hoc nu. men habebat, quæ per supparis dignitatis,

Noi wegian Brothers in the torrent-circled ac minoris potentiæ flamines regebantur.

Island. Præterea peculiarem albi coloris equum ti. tulo possidebat, cujus jubæ aut caudæ pilos “ FRATRES, (duodecim) deficientibus a convellere nefarium ducebatur, hunc soli se sociis, intra insulam rapidissimo ambitam sacerdoti pascendi, insidendiq; jus erat, ne | fluvio præaltam moliti vallum, terrestrem in divini animalis usus, quo frequentior, hoc plano munitionem extenderant; cujus re

« AnteriorContinuar »