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“ The Duke of Bedford, recovered a little from the astonishment into which the late

Johanne la Pucelle. singular events had thrown him, collected “ Et fut demande a Johanne la P. par about 4000 men, and sent them to join the

aucuns des princes la estans quelle chose il remains of the English army, now command- estoit de faire et que bon luy sembloit a ed by the brave Lord Talbot. When this ordonner. Laquelle P. respondit quelle reinforcement, conducted by Sir J. Fastolf, scavoit bien pour vray que leurs anciens joined Lord Talbot, they formed an army ennemis les Anglois venoient pour eulx comwhich the French a few months before battre. Disoit oultre que au nom de Dieu would not have dared to approach. The on allast hardiment contre eulx et que sans French commanders held a council of war, faille ilz seroient vaincus. Et ancuns luy in which they consulted their oracle the M. demanderent ou on les trouveroit, et elle of 0., who cried out “In the name of God, dist chevauchez hardiement on aura bon let us fight the English, though they were conduyt. Adonc tous gens darmes se misuspended in the clouds.” “But where," said rent en battaille et en bonne ordonnance they,“ shall we find them.” “March! march!" | tirerent leur chemin ayans des plus expers cried she, “and God will be your guide.” hommes de guerre montez sur fleur de courShe stood by the King's side, with her ban- siers allant devant pour descouvrir leurs enner displayed, during the whole ceremony;

nemys jusques au nombre de soixante ou and as soon as it was ended, she fell pros quatre vingtz hommes darmes, et ainsi par trate at his feet, embraced his knees, and certaine longue espace chevaucherent, et with a flood of tears entreated his permission vindrent par ung jour de Samedy a une to return to her former station."—HENRY.

grant demye lieue pres dung gros villaige nomme Patay en laquelle marche les des.

susditz coureurs Francois veirent de devant French Wars ruinous to the English.

eulx partir ung cerf, lequel adressoit son

chemin droit pour aller a la battaille des “ In the last year of the victorious Henry Anglois qui ja sestoient mis tous ensemble, V, there was not a sufficient number of gen- cestass avoir iceulx venans de Paris dont tlemen left in England to carry on the busi-dessus est faicte mencion, et les autres qui ness of civil government.

estoient partis de Boysiency, et des marches “But if the victories of Henry V. were so dorleans. Pour la venue duquel cerf qui fatal to the population of his country, the

se ferit comme dit est parmy icelle bataille defeats and disasters of the succeeding reign fut desditz Anglois esleve ung tres grant were still more destructive. In the twenty-cry et ne scavoyent pas encores que leurs fifth year of this war, the instructions given ennemys fussent si pres deulx, pour lequel to the Cardinal of Winchester, and other

cry les dessusditz coureurs Francois furent plenipotentiaries appointed to treat about a

acertainez que cestoient les Anglois." peace, authorize them to represent to those Moxst. 44. of France, " That there haan been moo men slayne in these wars for the title and claime of the coroune of France, of oon nacion and Decrees against the Fugitives from the Maid. other, than ben at this daye in both landys, IN Rymer's Fædera are two proclamaand so much Christiene blode shede, that it tions, one “ Contra Capitaneos et Soldarios is to grete a sorow and an orrour to think tergiversantes, incantationibus Puellæ teror here it."—RYMER's Fædera, vol. 10, p. rificatos;" the other, “ De fugitivis ab ex724. HENRY.

ercitu, quos terriculamenta Puellæ exanimaverant, arestandis."

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The place of encampment is distinguished
Chinon.
Cursor is situated near where the Vienne by a mound of earth, and the sites of tents

from the church southward to the village of loses itself in the Loire. Rabelais was born Cynwyd. On the south side of the church there.

wall is cut a very rude cross, which is shown

to strangers as the sword of Owen Glyndwr. Song on the Battle of Azincour.

Near the porch stands a pointed rude stone, - Deo gratias Anglia.

called Carreg y big yn y fach newlyd, which Redde

pro
victoriâ.

it is pretended directed the founder to place “ Owre Kynge went forth to Normandy, the church there. The river Trystion burstWith grace and mytz of chyvalry ;

ing through the hills forms Rhaider Cynwyd, The God for hym wrouzt marvlusly,

or the fall of Cynwyd. The Berwyn mounWherefore Englonde may calle and cry, tains are the east boundary of Corwen vale.

Their highest tops are Cader Bronwen, or

the White Breast, on which is a heap of “ He sette a sege, the sothe to say, To Harflue town, with royal array,

stones surrounded by a pillar; and Cader

Forwyn. Under their summits is said to
That toune he wan, and made a fray
That Fraunce shall rywe tyl domes day.

run Fford Helen, or Helen's Way; and
about them grows the Rubus Chamæmorus,

cloud berry, or knot berry, used in tarts.” “ Than for sothe that Knyzt comely, -Gough's Camden. In Agincourt feld fauzt manly, Thorow grace of God most myzty He had bothe felde and victory.

Plinlimon and Severn :-Mathraval, Pennant

Melangle, and St. Monacella.
“ Then went owre Kynge, with all his oste, “ PLINLIMON, where it bounds Montgo-
Thorowe Fraunce for all the Frensche boste, meryshire, on that side pours forth the Se-
He spared for drede of leste ne moste vern. Immediately after its rise it forms
Till be come to Agincourt coste.

so many meanders, that one would often
think it was running back, though it is all

the while advancing, or rather slowly wan“ There Dukys and Earlys, lorde and barone

dering through this country.”
Were take, and slayne, and that wel sone,

Mathraval is upon the Warnway.
And some were ledde into Lundone,

“ In Pennant Melangle church was the With joye and merth, and grete renone.

tomb of St. Monacella who protecting a hare

from the pursuit of Brocwell Yscythbrog, “ Now gracious God he save owre Kynge, Prince of Powis, he gave her land to found His peple, and all his well wyllinge ;

a religious house, of which she became first Gef bim gode lyfe, and gode endynge, Abbess. · Her hard bed is shewn in the cleft That we with merth may safely gynge, of a neighbouring rock. Her tomb was in

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a little chapel, now the vestry, and her image BURNEY.

is still to be seen in the churchyard ; where

is also that of Edward, eldest son of Owen Corwen.

Gwynedh, who was set aside from the suc* Corwex is a small town on a vast rock cession on account of a broken nose, and at the foot of the Berwyn hills, and famous flying here for safety, was slain not far off, for being the rendezvous of the Welsh forces

at a place called Bwlch Croes Jorwerth. On under Owen Glendwr, who from hence his shield is inscribed • Hic jacet Etward."" stopped the invasion of Henry II. 1166. -Gough's Camden.

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the chief magistrate, and second man in the Victim to Apollo.

kingdom of North Wales, next to the King. " Ar Terracina, in Italy, it was an im- Her virtuous parents desired above all things pious and barbarous custom, on certain very to breed her up in the fear of God, and to solemn occasions, for a young man to make preserve her soul untainted amidst the corhimself a voluntary sacrifice to Apollo, the rupt air of the world. About that time St. tutelar deity of the city. After having been Beuno, a holy priest and monk, who is said long caressed and pampered by the citizens, to have been uncle to our saint by the moapparelled in rich gaudy ornaments, he of- ther, having founded certain religious houses fered sacrifice to Apollo, and running full in other places, came and settled in that speed from this ceremony, threw himself neighbourhood. Thevith rejoiced at his arheadlong from a precipice into the sea, and rival, gave him a spot of ground free from was swallowed up by the waves. Cæsarius, all burden or tribute, to build a church on, a holy deacon from Africa, happened once and recommended his daughter to be into be present at this tragical scene, and not structed by him in Christian piety. When being able to contain his zeal, spoke openly the holy priest preached to the people, against so abominable a superstition. The Wenefride was placed at his feet, and her priest of the idol caused him to be appre- tender soul eagerly imbibed his heavenly hended, and accused him before the gover- doctrine, and was wonderfully affected with nor, by whose sentence the holy deacon, the great truths which he delivered, or ratogether with a Christian priest named Lu- ther which God addressed to her by his cian, was put into a sack and cast into the

mouth. The love of the sovereign and insea, the persecution of Dioclesian then rag- finite good growing daily in her heart, her ing, in 300."— Lives of the Fathers, &c. by affections were quite weaned from all the ALBAN BUTLER. Dub. 1780.

things of this world ; and it was her earnest desire to consecrate her virginity by vow to

God, and instead of an earthly bridegroom, Ejaculation.

to choose Jesus Christ for her spouse. Her “ ST. MALACHY used in his walks to send

parents readily gave their consent, shedding up short inflamed ejaculations from the bow

tears of joy and thanking God for her holy of his heart," says S. BERNARD, " which was

resolution. She first made a private vow always bent.”—Ibid.

of virginity in the hands of S. Beuno, and some time after received the religious veil

from him, with certain other pious virgins, St. Wenefride

in whose company she served God in a small “This name, in the Anglo-Saxon tongue, nunnery which her father had built for her, signifies winner or procurer of peace; but under the direction of S. Beuno, near Holy in the British, fair countenance. Thus St.

Well. After this, S. Beuno returned to Winfrid called himself Boniface in foreign the first monastery which he had built at countries. Her father, whose name was

Clynog Vaur, about forty miles distant, and Thevith, was very rich, and one of the prime there soon after slept in our Lord. After nobility in the country, being son to Eluith, the death of S. Beuno, S. Wenefrede left 1 “Winfrid, an obiainer of concord, or a win. Holy Well

, and after putting herself for a peace. Winifrid an Englishman was by means

short time under the direction St. Daifer, of Charles the Great unto Pope Gregory the entered the nunnery of Gutherin in DenSecond, made Archbishop of Mayence, and of bighshire, under the direction of a very holy the said Pope named Boniface.

abbot, called Elerius, who governed there a “Winnefrede; the name of a woman all one in signification." VERSTEGAN.

double monastery. After the death of the J. W. W. Abbess Theonia, S. Wenefrede was chosen

son successeur.

p. 112.

to succeed her. Caradoc, son of Alain, | droits de la ville, que chacun et particuliprince of that country, being violently fallen erement S. Euvertre, admira son humilite, in love with her, gave so far way to his sa patience, son austerite, et pardessus tout brutish passion for her, that finding it im- son incroyable charite, de sorte que n'en possible to extort her consent to marry him, pouvant rencontre un plus digne, il le nomma or gratify his desires, in his rage he one

Les Grands de la ville ne day pursued her, and cut off her head, as s'y accordans pas, en porterent deux des she was flying from him to take refuge in meilleures familles contre luy. S. Euvertre the church which St. Beuno had built at procura une assemblee generale, pour monHoly Well. Robert of Shrewsbury and trer que son election venoit du Ciel, que some others add, that Caradoc was swal- | Dieu des son Eternite l'avoit ainsi arreste, lowed up by the earth upon the spot; that et que la seule vertu du venerable A. l'y in the place where the head fell, the won- avoit induit; et pour plus les en assurer, il derful well which is seen there sprang up, fit une proposition qui fut trouvee bonne de with pebble stones and large parts of the toute l'assemblee ; c'est que l'on mist sur un rock in the bottom stained with red streaks, autel les noms de ceux qu'ils desiroient, and with moss growing on the sides under avec celuy de S. A: et apres avoir employe the water, which renders a sweet, fragrant la nuict en prieres, et celebre le saincte smell; and that the martyr was raised to Messe, nous envoyerons (dit il) un enfant life by the prayers of St. Beuno, and bore prendre les billets, celuy qu'il tirera le preever after the mark of her martyrdom by a mier, sera instale en mon lieu. Si cela ne red circle on the skin of her neck.”—Ibid.

vous suffit, nous prendrons le Psaultier, et le livre des Evangiles, pour voir si tout ne

se rapporte pas.' Cet advis estant geneSaint Aignan.

ralement receu, l'on passa le nuict en orai“ Sainct Aignan nasquit a Vienne en

son, et apres la Messe, que celebre S. E.

l'on prend un petit enfant qui ne pouvoit Dauphine, de parens riches, nobles, et

encore parler, pour

aller l'autel. Le Chretiens, et fut frere de S. Leonian, pere

pre

mier billet qu'il tira, fut celuy S. A. au d'un grand nombre de Moynes. La chair, le monde, et le diable luy livrerent en la grand estonnement de toute l'assistance, dis

tinctement par trois fois le proclama Evesfleur de son age de furieux assauts, pour lesquels repousser, il delibera de quitter le que. On ouvre le Psaultier, on l'on trouva monde, et s'enrooler sous les enseignes de la

de prime abord ce verset, ‘Bien heureux est Croix, bastissant luy-mesme un petit Her- celuy que vous avez eleu et etably, il demitage hors la ville ; ou il vescut quelque Evangiles, on y rencontra ces paroles. • Tu

meurera en vostre maison.' Et au livre des temps, chery et caressé de Dieu, mais mes

es Pierre, et sur cette Pierre je bastiray prise et mocque de ses concitoyens, qui ne pouvoient gouter une maniere de vie si

mon Eglise !' Et pour fermer entierement l'election, afin que chacun n'en doutast

plus, S. E. fit ouvrir l'Apocalypse, ou l'on estroittement, portoit sur son corps une

trouva: ‘Personne ne peut mettre un autre tres-rude cilice.

fondement " Ayant ainsi passe quelques annees, il

que celuy deja pose.' A ces mi

racles si manifestes personne n'osa resister, fut inspire de Dieu d'aller a Orleans. Ses rares et singulieres vertus donnerent incon

voyant palpablement la volonté divine, tel. tinent une odeur si souefue en tous les en

lement que S. E. la sacra aussi tost.

Apres la mort donc de S. E. S. A. prit ' I find “souef, suavis,” in MENAGE.-It is evidently the same in signification.

1 The verse occurs in 1 Cor. iii, 11. J. W. W.

J. W. W.

a

austere : car il prioit sans cesse, jeusnoit te

mort.

la charge de l'Eglise d'Orleans, en laquelle fait amas de beaucoup de chariots. Comme il se comporta si dignement, que comme un les citoyens effrayez eurent recours a leur vigilant Jardinier, il arrache de tout son prelat, luy, sans se soucier, pour le salut diocese les herbes dommageables, et y en des siens, sortit de la ville et parla a Attila. planta de bonnes ; prechant d'un zele nom- Mais ne l'ayant pu flechir, il se mit en pripareil, visitant les malades, assistant les eres, fit faire des Processions, et porter par vefues, defendant les orphelins, secourant les rues les reliques des saints. Un Prestre les pauvres et particulierement les prison- s'en estant mocque, disant, que cela n'avoit niers, desquels il avoit grand soin. Le de rien profite aux autres villes, tomba Colonel Agrapin n'ayant point voulu a sa roide mort sur la place, portant par ce moyen requeste relacher ceux qu'il tenoit, allant a la peine de son insolente temerite. Apres l'Eglise une pierre tomba sur sa tete, qui toutes ces choses, il commanda aux habitans le blesse si fort que l'on n'en pouvoit etan- de voir si le secours n'arrivoit point; ayant cher le sang, et n'en attendoit on que la ete respondu que non, il se remet en prieres,

Cette affliction desilla ses yeux, et et puis leur fait mesme commandement: le faisant souvenir de son injuste refus, pro- mais n'appercevant point encore de secours, testa d'accorder la requeste du Sainct, le- pour le troisieme fois il se prosterna a terre, quel par le signe de la Croix luy restitua sa les yeux et l'esprit vers le Ciel. Se senpremiere sante: et de la est provenu le pri- tant exauce, il fait monter a la guerite et vilege qu'ont ses successeurs Eveques, de luy rapporte-t-on que l'on ne voyoit rien si delivrer les prisonniers le jour de leur en- non une grosse nuee de poussiere; il asseure tree. Faisant agrandir une Eglise que que c'etoit le secours d'Etius et de Teudo S. E. avoit batie, le Maitre Masson tombe Roy des Goths, lesquels tardans a se montrer du faiste en bas, et se froisse tellement les a l'armee d'Attilla, S. A. fut divinement membres, qu'il en tiroit a la fin S. A. y ac- transporte en leur camp, et les advertit que courut, fit le signe de la Croix sur luy, et tout estoit perdu, s'ils attendoient au lendele rendit sain.

main. Ils parurent aussi.tost, et forcerent “ En ce temps le cruel Attila sortit des Attila de lever si hâtivement le siege, que Mers, resolu de s'emparer des Gaules. Le plusieurs des siens se noyerent dans la Loire, saint prelat prevoyant que cette nuee vien- d'autres s'entretuerent avec regret d'avoir droit fondre a Orleans, s'en va a Arles pour perdu le ville : et non contens de cette vics'aboucher avec Etius, Lieutenant General toire, le poursuiverent si vivement avec le de l'Empereur Justinian (!) a luy demander R. Meronec, que se vint joindre a eux, qu'ils secours, et comme une grande fontaine ar- le defirent en bataille rangee pres de Chârouse les terres par lesquelles elle passe, | lons, jonchant la campagne de 180,000 ainsi en son chemin il laissa des marques de cadavres. On ne peut rapporter la joye son heureux voyage, guerissant en beau- qu'eurent lors ceux d'Orleans, ny l'estime coup de lieux grand nombre de malades. qu'ils firent de leur sainct prelat, l'appellant Entr'autres estant loge une nuict en la mai- | Mur de France, Protecteur de leur ville, et son de S. Mammert qui avoit perdu la vray Pere de tous les Citoyens ; lesquels parole, et alloit rendre l'esprit

, et ayant prie furent tous conservez, exceptez quelques le long de cette nuict, il le guerit sur le incredules, qui tombans entres les mains de matin, tant du corps de de l'ame : car S. M. l'ennemy, furent traittez avec cruaute. En se voue depuis a Dieu, se separa de sa femme par son consentement et fut Archivesque de

From here is quoted in the notes to Joun of Vienne. A son retour la ville fut inconti-Arc, fifth book, p. 37, on the lines, nent assiegee, Attila fermant toutes les

“St. Aignan's shrine issues, et battant jour et nuict la muraille Callid on si. Aignan's name again to save

Was throng’d with suppliants, the general voice et avoit il deja partage le butin de la ville, et His people, as of yore,” &c. J. W. W.

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