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over the tenterbooks to the bottom of the torneamentis peregerat & rapinis. Hic ombridge again ; but when at last they reach nibus armis militaribus armatus, equo nigerthe church beyond, they remember not the rimo insidebat, qui piceam flammam cum torments they have passed.
fætore & fumo per os & nares, cum urgere“ Beatus Paulus Apostolus, ad finem tur calcaribus, in supplicium sui sessoris muri Septentrionalis residere cæpit, intrà effabat. Sella equi clavis igneis & prælonBasilicam, & extrà murum ex opposito gis erat undique præfixa. Lorica & galea, Apostoli, Diabolus cum suis satellitibus re- scutum & ocreæ ex toto flammantia nimio sidebat. Puteus autem flammivomus, qui sui pondere militem graviter onerabant ; os erat putei gehennalis, secus pedes diaboli sed non minori cruciatu eum medullitus exerumpebat. Quædam vero libra æquâ lance urebant. dependens affixa erat super murum inter The adulterer and adulteress act over Ap. & Diab. cujus pars media dependebat again their loathed lewdness to the sport of ante conspectum Diaboli exterius. Habebat the devils; then vent their mutual hatred itaq; Ap. duo pondera majus & minus, by mangling each other. omnino nitida & quasi aurea, & D. similiter There is little worth remarking in the duo fuliginea & obscura. Accesserunt remainder of the vision. Adam is rather ergo animæ ex toto nigræ cum magno timore finely imagined as beholding the events of & trepidatione una post alteram, singulæ the world with mingled grief and joy; his ponderationem operum suorum ibidem original garment' of glory gradually recovisuræ bonorum & malorum, nam pondera vering its lustre as the number of the elect prædicta ponderabant singularum opera ani- increases tiil it be fulfilled. - MATTHEW marum, secundum quod fecerant bonum PARIS. sive malum. Cum ergo statera se versus Ap. inclinaret, per suorum librationem ponderum, tollebat Ap. animam illam &
Disappearance of St. John. introduxit eam per portam orientalem, quæ
“ When St. John was 99 yeare old, conjuncta erat Basilicæ in ignem Purgato- thenne cam our Lord with hys dyscyples to rium, at illic crimina expiaret. Cum verò hym and said, come my frende to me, for it pars stateræ se ad diabolum inclinaret & is tyme that thou come, ete and be fed atte præponderaret, mox ille cum satellibus suis my table with thy bretherne. Thenne Saynt animam miseram nimis ejulantem, patremq; John aroos up and said to our Lord Jhu. suum ac matrem, qui eam ad æterna genue- Cryst, that he had desired it longe tyme, rant tormenta inaledicentem, rapientes, cum and began to goo. Thenne said our Lord multo cachinno, præcipitabant in foveam to hym, on Sonday next comyng thou shalt profundam & flammivomam quæ secus pedes
That Sonday the peple came diaboli librantis erat. De hujusmodi libra- alle to the chyrche, whiche was founded in tione bonorum & malorum, in Sanctrm. hys name and consecrate on that one side Patrm. scriptis sæpius reperitur.
of Ephesee; and fro mydnyght forth he Every Sunday the devils have their ceassed not to preche to the people that they theatrical sport; the damned see them sit- shold establysshe them and be stedfast in ting on red hot seats, and they are made the Crysten faith and obeyssaunt to the to exhibit their earthly follies and crimes ; | commandemens of God. the proud man acted over his haughtiness “And after thys he said the masse, and and supercilious manner, and as he looked howselyd and comuned the peple, and after with satisfaction on his costly robes, they that the messe was fynysshed he bade & became garments of fire.
dyde do make a pytte or a sepulture to fore “ Post hunc adductus est miles quidam qui vitam suam in cædibus innocentum & " See Third Series, p. 679.-J. W. W.
come to me.
the aulter, and after that he had taken hys
St. Patrick's Purgatory. leve and comanded the peple to God, he descended doun into the pytte or sepulture, The Golden Legend varies the discoveand helde up bys handes to heven and said, ry of St. P.'s Purgatory. " Thenne by the • Swete Lord Jhesu Cryste I yelde me unto commaundement of God Saynt Patryke thy desyre and thanke the that thou hast made in therthe a grete circle with his vouchedsauf to calle me to the, yf it plaise staffe, and anone therthe after the quantyte the, receyve me for to be with my bre- of the cercle openyd and there appyered a thern, with whom thou hast sumoned me, grete pytte and a deep, and S. P. by the opene to me the yate of the lyf permana- revelacion of God understood that there ble, and lede me to the feest of thy wel and was a place of purgatorye, into whiche who best dressed metes. Thou art Cryst the
somever entred therein he shold never have sone of the lyvynge God, whyche by the other penaunce ne fele none other payne, comandement of ye Fader hast saved the and there was shewed to hym that many world. To the I rendre and yelde grace
shold entre whiche shold never retourne and thankynges world wythouten ende, ne come ageyn, and they that shold rethou knowest wel that I have desired the tourne shold abyde but fro one morne to withal my herte. After that he had made another and no more." hys prayer moche amerously and piteously, anon cam upon hym grete clerenes and light, and so grete brightness that none
Standard of the Dragon. myght see hym.
“WHEN Aurel. Ambros. the British king “ And whan thys lyght and bryghtnes
was in the way between life and death, was goon and departed, ther was nothynge there appeared a star of marvellous greatfounde in the pytte or grave but manna,
ness and brightness, having only one beam, whiche cam spryngyng from under up
in which was seen a fiery substance after wards, lyke as fonde in a fontayn or spryng
the similitude of a dragon, which Merlin ynge welle where moche peple have ben deliverd of many diseases and sekenesses by who after his brother's death, obtaining the
expounded to signify Uther Pendragon, the merytes and prayers of thys gloryous crown, in remembrance of that star ljussit saynt. Somme saye and afferme that he fabricari duos dracones ex auro, ad draconis deyed without payne of deth, and that he similitudinem ; quem ad radium stellæ inwas in that clerenes born into heven body spexerat; qui ut mirâ arte fabricati fueand sowle, whereof God knoweth the cer
runt, obtulit unum in ecclesiâ primæ sedis taynte.”—From The Golden Legend.
Vuintoniæ, alterum vero sibi ad ferendum in prælio detinuit. Ab illo ergo, die voca
tus est Uther pen dragon, quod Britannicâ St. Agnes's Name explained.
linguâ caput draconis appellamus ;' whom
in like sort the Saxons called for the same " Agnes is said of agna, a lambe, for she cause, onak Hered, and this dragon was used was humble and debonayr as a lambe; or
“pro vexillo per regem usque hodiè,” as saith of agno, in Greke whyche is to saye de- Mathew Westmonasteriensis, who lived in bonayr and pyteous, for she was debonayr the time of King Edward I., and this draand mercyful; or Agnes of agnoscendo, for she knewe the waye of trouthe, and after gon, or not much unlike, is one of the regal
supporters at present. thys Saynt Austyn saith, trouthe is opposed " When the Britons invited the Saxons, ayenst vanyte, falsenes and doublenes, for
or ancient Westphalians, to their aid, Henthyse thre thyngis were taken from her, for the trouthe that she had.”—Golden Legend.
i Geff. Mon.
9 P. 180.
gist and Horsa, being their leaders, acknow- the country.”—Jones in HEARNE's Collecledged none other ensigns' but “pullum? tion. equinum atrum, quæ fuerunt vetustissima Saxoniæ arma;" not without a manifest allu
Royal Mode of Burial. sion unto their name of Westphali, valen or
“We must not forget the auncyent manphalen, or (as we in English have made it) foal, signifying a colt, and west, importing
ner of the sepulture of kings in this realme, those who dwelt on the west side of the
and how they have ben honored and adorned.
The river Visurgis or Weser; which arms their
corps preciously embalmed hath been kindred that remained in Germany changed
apparelled in royal robes or estate, a crowne into contrary colours, and their posterity, head, having gloves on his hands, bowlding
and diadeame of pure gould put uppon his which encreased in England forsook for
a septer and ball, with rings on his fingers, other different arms upon their first redu
a coller of gould and precious stones round cing unto Christianity. For I find that “ in
his neck, and the body girt with a sword, bello 3 apud Beorford in vexillo Æthelbaldi
with sandalles on his leggs, and with spurrs erat aureus draco," which is not unlikely to
All his atchevements of honor have been borrowed by imitation or challenged by conquest from the Britons."
and arms caryed up and offered, and theyre
tombe adorned therewith."--SIR WILLIAM Heaßne's Collection of Curious Discourses, DETHICK, Garter, in Hearns's Collection. from a paper by Mr. James Ley, on the antiquity of arms in England.
This dragon was used by Edward III., when was it laid aside ?
Noble Mode of Burial. " It doth appeare by the white booke in Guildhall, that before the tyme of K.
Edward III. at the buriall of barons, one Three Ranks of Poets.
armed in the armour of the defunct, and There were three kinds of poets, the mounted uppon a trapped horse, should carone was Prududd, the other was Teuluror, rye the banner, shield, and helmet of the the third was Klerwr. All these three kinds defunct. About that tyme begane the use had three several matters to treat of. The of Herses, composed all of wax candles,4 Prududd was to treat of lands, and praise
which they by a Latin name called Castra of princes, nobles, and gentlemen, and had
Doloris.”—LEY, in H. his circuit amongst them. And the Teulu
By Sir W. Dethick’s paper, the custom ror did treat of merry jests, and domestical
appears to have continued much later :pastimes and affairs, and had his circuit
“ In the tyme of King Henry VIII. and in amongst the countrymen, and his reward
the third year of his reigne, I find that the according to his calling. And the Klerwr Lord William Courteny had his majestys did treat of invective and rustical poetry,
gracious letters patents to be Earle of Devon; differing from the Prududd and Teuluror,
but he was not created. Neverthelesse the and his circuit was amongst the yeomen of
K. would that he should be enterred as an
* “ HERCE. Tigilla fibulata. Piéces de bois VERSTEGAN says that Hengistus was o qui sont
dans les Eglises où l'on pose des chanAngria in Westphalia, vulgarly of old time deliers ou des cierges, quand on y veut mettre called Westfielding,” and that his “
beaucoup de luminaires." RICHELET in v. Du arines was a leaping white horse, or Hengst, in Cange explains it by “ Candelabrum Ecclesiastia red field.” – Restitution of Decayed Intelligence,
cum ;” and “Castrum Doloris” by “ Feretrum.” p. 120,-J. W. W.
I think that under the words “ Herse” and · Albertus Crantzius de Saxonia.
“ Hearse” there is some confusion in Todd's * Mat. West. p. 273.
Johnson, Nares, and Richardson.–J. W.W.
earle, which was prepared in all sorts accustomed ; and further, that Sir Edmund
On Henry II. Carrewe, knt. was in compleat armor, and For King Henry IInd. I find this : coming ryding into the church, alighted at
“ Rex Henricus eram, mihi plurima regna the quier, and was conducted by two knights,
subegi, having his axe in his hand, with the poynt Multipliciq; modo Duxq; Comesq; fui, downward, and the heralds going before him. Cum satis ad votum non essent omnia terræ In that sort he was delivered to the bishop, Climata, terra modo sufficit octo pedum. to whom he offered the axe, and then he
Qui legis hæc, pensa discrimina mortis, et in was conveyed to the revestrie, &c.”
A plague upon their &c.s, unless a man Humanæ speculum conditionis habe." had Coke's talent at interpreting them.
66 SUFFICIT hic tumulus cui non sufficerat
Res brevis ampla mihi, cui fuit ampla
“But this one verse uppon his death com• Hic Richarde jaces, sed Mors si cederit prised as much matter as many long lynes armis,
to the glorye of himself and his successor, Victa timore tui, cederet ipsa tuis.'” King Richard I.
“Mira cano, soloccubuit, nox nulla sequuta." “ Istius in morte perimit formica Leonem.
CAMDEN in H.
“ An English poet, imitatinge the epitaphe made on Pompey and his children,
On Rhees ap Gyffydh. whose bodyes were buried in diverse coun- For Rhees ap
Rhees treys, made these following of the glory of odor, Prince of South Wales, renowned in this one kinge divided in three places by his his time, these funerall verses were made funerall."
amongst other.2 " Viscera Carceolum, corpus fons servat
" Nobile Cambrensis cecidit diadema deEbraudi,
coris, Et cor Rothomagum, magne Richarde
Hoc est, Rhesus obiit, Cambria tota gemit.
Subtrahitur, sed non moritur, quia semper tuum! In tria dividitur unus qui plus fuit uno,
habetur Non uno jaceat gloria tanta loco."
Ipsius egregium nomen in orbe novum. CAMDEN in H.
Hic tegitur, sed detegitur, quia fama perennis
Non sinit illustrem voce latere ducem : | The annexed extract from Speed will ex. Excessit probitate modum, sensu probitatem, plain the several names. “ Commanding further that when he was
Eloquio sensum, moribus eloquium." dead his bowels should be buried at Charron,
CAMDEN. among the rebellious Poictonins,as those who had only deserved his worst parts; but his heart to be interred at Roun, as the city which for her
On Richard I. constant loyalty had merited the same; and his
“At Font Everard, where Richard I. was corps in the church of the nunnerie at Font. Ererurd in Gascoigne, at the feet of his father enterred with a gilt image, were these six King Henry, to whom he had been some time disobedient." – Great Britaine, p. 529, folio. • They are quoted to“Madoc in Wales,” xii.
J. W. W. p. 345. - J. W.W.
excellent verses written in golden letters,
On Richard II.
“ Prudens et mundus Richardus jure seEast parts is called a Carvana, and the de
Corpore procerus, animo prudens ut Ho-
Quemvis prostravit regalia qui violavit,
Mersus, Carvana capta, retenta Jope.” Votis Baptistæ salves quem protulit iste.”
“ Talbot's sword," says
Camden, “ Christe tui calicis prædo, fit præda Ca- found in the river of Dordon, and sold by luzis."
a pesant to an armourer of Burdeaux, with
this inscription, but pardon the Latine, for “SAVARICUS, Bishop of Bath and Wells, it was not his, but his camping chaplain : a stirring prelate, which laboured most for “Sum Talboti M.IIII.C.XLIII. the redeeming King Richard when he was Pro vincere inimicos meos." captive in Austria, had this epitaph, for that he was alwayes gadding up and down the world, and had little rest :
Viceroy's Epitaph. Hospes erat mundo per mundum semper “ This was written for Don Pedro of To. eundo;
ledo, viceroy of Naples, wickedly,” says Sic suprema dies, fit tibi prima quies."
Camden,“ detorted out of the Scripture : CAMDEN.
" Hic est
Qui propter nos et nostram salutem, des-
cendit ad inferos."
To feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit
J. W. W. on St. Francis de Šales.-J. W. W.