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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 hir : cast your opinions as ye soldiers, from him had 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

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 acts and apparell to have 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- bir 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

her nine months staie, at the end whereof, fiercest of hir fight she was taken, and by him by and by to his Lord presented, who she, found herein as fulse as wicked in the

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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 to 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. Fresh dire, Vous n'en avez ni la volonté, ni la currents of air, too, are admitted, so as to pouvoir. Je sçais bien que ces Anglois me renew every instant the delicious coolness feront mourir, croyant qu'après ma mort

ils of this apartment. — From the Sketch of gagneront la royaume de France; mais Moorish History prefixed 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 royDo 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 “ Wien Compeigne was besieged by the seigneur d'Angleterre l'avoit voulu violer English and Burgundians, the maid with

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 l in France at that time.

le moyen

ses mæurs 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

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.


to Saro Grammat. Quoted from TURPIN.

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 mint-master bore the blame; he was for

fortitudine illud Idolum obtinet, quod a saken 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 aim sus 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 from 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, I 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 Historia de Vita Caroli Magni et Ro

See themselves with quick lime finely powdered,

landi," as Stephanus Stephanius calls it.

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


vilior, haberetur. In hoc equo, opinione White Horse of Swantowith. Rugiæ, (Swantowith) Suantovitus, (id simu“ Ingens in æde (urbis Arkon) simula- lacro vocabulum erat) adversum sacrorum 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 rescere 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 nexu 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, ex

incussus subito metus, juvenum animos avaterior argentispecies commendabat.-Hujus 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 habebat, toties ad januam collem, ad quos fractionis ejus fama tranprocurrebat, ne videlicet dei presentia mor

sierat, intentatum liquêre."— Saxo Gramtalis spiritus contagio pollueretur. — Alia maticus, 1. 3. quoque fana compluribus in locis hoc numen habebat, quæ per supparis dignitatis, ac minoris potentiæ flamines regebantur.

Norwegian Brothers in the torrent-circled

Island. Præterea peculiarem albi coloris equum titulo 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

ceptaculo freti, crebrâ vicinos irruptione la- | from whence he went to France, where he cesserant. Excedentes enim insulâ, conti- studied under the celebrated Peter Abelard. nentem extructo ponte petere consueverant. Upon his return to Italy, he put on the haQuem portæ munitionis annexum ita quo- bit of a monk, and began to preach several dam funiculorum regimine moderari sole- new and uncommon doctrines, particularly bant, ut quasi volubili aliquo cardine cir- that the pope and all the rest of the clergy cumvectus, modo trans flumen iter sterneret, ought not to enjoy any temporal estate. He modo occulto restium ductu supernè retrac- maintained in his sermons, that those eccletus januæ deserviret. Fuere autem juvenes siastics who had any estates of their own, or hi acres animis, robusti juventâ, præstabiles held any lands, were entirely cut off from habitu corporis, gigantæis clari triumphis, the least hopes of salvation; that the clergy trophæis gentium celebres, spoliis locupletes, ought to subsist upon the alms and volunquorundam vero ex ipsis nomina (nam ce- tary contributions of Christians; and that tera vetustas abstulit) subnotavi. Gerbion, all other revenues belonged to princes and Gunbiorn, Armbiorn, Stenbiorn, Esbiorn, states, in order to be disposed of amongst Thorbigrn et Biørn. Hic equum habuisse the laity as they thought proper. He maintraditur præstantem corpore, præpetem ve- tained also several heresies with regard to locitate, adeo, ut cæteris amnem trajicere baptism and the Lord's supper. Otto Frinequeuntibus, hic solus obstrepentem inde- singensis and St. Bernard have drawn his chafessus vorticem superaret. Cujus aquæ lap- racter in very strong colours. The former sus tam in cito ac præcipiti volumine defer- tells us that he had wit, address and elotur, ut animalia nandi vigore defecta ple- quence; but that his eloquence consisted rumque pessundare soleat. Ex summis enim rather of a torrent of words, than in solid and montium cacuminibus manans, dum per cli- just sentiments. The same author observes vorum prærupta saxis exceptus eliditur, in that he was extremely fond of peculiar and profunda vallium multiplicato aquarum stre- new opinions; that he assumed a religious pitu cadit: verum continuo saxorum obsta- habit on purpose to impose upon mankind culo repercussus, celeritatem impetus eâdem more effectually, and under pretence of piety; semper æquabilitate conservat. Itaque to- and, as the Gospel expresses it, in sheep's ta alvei tractu, undis uniformiter turbida- cloathing carried the disposition of a wolf, dis, spumeus ubique candor exuberat. At tearing every one as he pleased with the ubi scopulorum angustiis evolutus laxius utmost fury, without the least regard to stagnanda effunditur, ex objectâ rupe insu- any person, and having a particular enmity lam fingit. Præruptum hinc inde jugum against the clergy, bishops, and monks. eminet variis arborum generibus frequens, “Would to God (says St. Bernard) that his quarum objectus amnem eminus pervideri doctrine was as holy as his life is strict ! non sinat."

would you know what sort of man this is ? These Norwegian brothers were killed by Arnold of Brescia is a man that neither eats the Dane Fridlevus, except Biørn.-Saxo nor drinks; who, like the devil, is hungry Grammaticus, l. 6.

and thirsty after the blood of souls; who goes to and fro upon the earth, and is always

doing among strangers what he cannot do Arnold of Brescia.

amongst his own countrymen ; who ranges Arnold of Brescia, a famous heretic of like a roaring lion, always seeking whom he the twelfth century, born at Brescia in Italy, may devour; an enemy to the cross of Christ;

an author of discords and inventor of schisms, It is so in the original to which I have re

a disturber of the public peace: he is a man ferred, p. 97, ut supra. Perhaps it should be turbidatis, which is used by Martianus Capella, whose conversation has nothing but sweetelsewhere followed by Saxo.-J. W. W. ness, and his doctrine nothing but poison in

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