Imágenes de páginas

cette mesmo annee Dieu le combla encore is borne up into the air, and must be caught d'une nouvelle faveur ; car comme pour les in a mantle before it reaches the earth. ravages des armees la famine fut extreme, The person who catches it must escape on par ses prieres la terre devint si fertile en horseback, for the snakes will pursue him bleds, vins, et autres provisions, que par till they are stopped by a river. The proof tout son Diocese l'on ne ressentoit plus les of it is, if it floats against the stream even pertes de la guerre."

when set in gold. It must be caught in a Two years after, on November 17, “ il certain period of the moon. passa de cette vie laborieuse en une pleine “On a little hill near Holyhead is a round de repos." He has a Church dedicated to chapel of St. Fraid, of which the people can him at Orleans; and on June 14, the day give no account, except that human bodies he delivered the city, a festival.

and stone coffins have been dug up in it From Le nouveau parterre des fleurs des within memory, and it is still walled round vies des Saints. Par Pere RIBADENEIRA de for burial. About one quarter of a mile la Compagnie de Jesus ; M. ANDRE DU VAL north of it on the hill overlooking Holyhead Docteur et Professeur du Roy en Theologie, are the remains of a double Cromlech in the et par Jean Baudoin Historiographe du same direction as the rest, and seeming to Roy. Lyons, 1666.

have been considerable. It is called Trechen Tre rechthre. Tradition says that a

very profligate debauchè, owner of the adAberfraw.

joining farms of Trergow and Pentros, com

mitted great excesses at these stones with “ ABERFRAW Palace is succeeded by a his mistresses, and at last in a fit of rage barn, in which are stones of better work

murdered them there. Under the mountain manship than usual in such buildings. Here that overhange the town (Ilolyhead), and was kept a copy of the ancient code of laws. is properly called the Head, is large caNear it are frequently found the Glain

vern in the rock, supported by natural pilNaidr, or Druid glass rings. Of these the lars, called the Parliament Houses, accessivulgar opinion in Cornwall and most parts ble by boats, and the tide flows into it. On of Wales is, that they are produced by its top is Caer Twr, a circular stone wall snakes joining their heads together and his without mortar, surrounding its summit ten sing, which forms a kind of bubble like a

feet with a wall, probably a pharos. Severing about the head of one of them, which ral other like fortifications appear on the the rest by continual hissing blow on till it tops of the hills on the coast in this island. comes off at the tail, when it immediately in the Church of Llanedan a reliquary of hardens and resembles a glass ring. Who

very ordinary grit stone with a roof-like ever found it was to prosper in all his un

cover, the celebrated Maen Mordhwyd, or dertakings. These rings are called Glain

stone of the thigh, is now chained to the Nadroedh or Gemmæ Anguinæ.

church walls, having defied the orders of Pliny says, “ a great number of snakes in Hugh Lupus to cast it into the sea, whence summer rolling together form themselves it returned to its usual place. into a kind of mass with the saliva of their

“ Llandyfrydog is remarkable for an acmouths and froth of their bodies, and pro- cident that befel Hugh Earl of Shrewsbury, duce what is called the anguinum or snake's in one of his invasions here; his dogs put egg. The Druids say, this by their hissing in the Church one night run mad, and the

Earl himself died miserably in less than a “ Like the lights

month after."-Gougi's Camden. Which there upon Aberfraw's royal walls Are waving with the wind.” Madoc, I. i.

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Winifred's Well.

French, in spoiling the country, rifeling the

houses, and carrying away children with 6 At the bottom of St. Winifred's well their baggage, upon their cowes backs."— are several round stones with red spots, a SPEED, P. 638. kind of Jungermania moss, odoriferous, which they pretend stained with her blood,

Arrows. and others on which grows a long odoriferous Bissus Iolithus, called her hair.”—Gough's “The tempests of arrowes still whisling

in the aire sparkled fire in their fals from

the helmets of the French, and with their Love of God.

steeled heads, rang manie thousands their “ The soul of one who serves God," said knels that doleful day."-Speed. At AzinSt. John Of The Cross, “ always swims in joy, always keeps holyday, is always in her palace of jubilation, ever singing with fresh

Pomp of an Army. ardour and fresh pleasure a new song of “ And surely the beauty and honourable joy and love.

horrour of both the armies, no heart can “ Perfect love of God (said he) makes judge of, unless the eye had seene it, the death welcome and most sweet to a soul. banners, ensigns, and pennons streaming in They who love thus, die with burning ar- the ayre, the glistering of armours, the vadours and impetuous flights, through the rietie of colours, the motion of plumes, the vehemence of their desires of mounting up forrests of lances, and the thickets of shorter to their beloved. The rivers of love in the weapons, made so great and goodlie a show." heart, now swell almost beyond all bounds, -SPEED, p. 632. being just going to enter the ocean of love. So vast and so serene are they that they

Paul the Hermit. seem even now calm seas, and the soul overflows with torrents of joy, upon the point A. C. 350. “Dans la Basse-Thebaide, il of entering into the full possession of God. y avoit un jeune homme, nomme Paul, que She

seems already to behold that glory, and son père et sa mère avoient laissé, à l'age all things in her seem already turned into de 15 ans, héritier d'un grand patrimoine ; love, seeing there remains no other prepa- il avoit une saur mariée, et demeuroit avec ration than a thin web, the prison of the elle. Son caractère étoit doux et sensible, body being already broken."1*

son esprit cultivé et reflechi; il étoit savant dans les lettres Grecques et Egyptiennes,

aimoit l'étude et la retraite ; et pénétré des Irish at Rouen.

grandes vérités de la religion, il trouvoit le “With the English (at the siege of Roan) bonheur dans la pratique des vertus qu'elle 1600 Irish Kernes were enrolled, from the prescrit. La persécution l'obligea à chercher Prior of Kilmainham, able men, but almost un asyle dans des montagnes désertes ; il naked; their arms were targets, darts, and avoit alors 23 ans. Paul, attendant la fin de swords, their horses little and bare, no sad- | la persécution, s'affectionna au genre de vie dle, yet never the less nimble, on which solitaire qu'il avoit embrassé par nécessité: la upon every advantage they plaied with the crainte le conduisit dans un desert, l'inclina

tion l'y fixa. Il s'avançoit chaque jour dans les | This is from his “ Flamma Vivi Amoris." montagnes, et ne s'arretoit que lorsque la fatiAs both paragraphs occur in Butler's Lives of the Saints, no doubt the extracts are to be re

gue l'obligeoit à prendre quelque repos. Si ferred to that work. See under November 24. la contemplation de la nature a des charmes

pour un philosophe, quelle impression vive

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et profonde ne doit-elle pas faire sur un That I were far from all the hollow train, homme pénétré de l'idée sublime de l'Etre Seated by your fire side. But when I say, Suprême qui a tout crée? Sans doute un As true it is,-for blessed be my God! Saint ne peut regarder les merveilles de The phrase of flattery never yet defiled l'Univers qu'avec les transports de l'enthou- My honest tongue;—that at the evening hour siasıne! Avec quel respect et quel atten- When we do think upon our absent friends, drissement ne doit-il pas considérer les Your image is before us; that whene'er ouvrages de Dieu! Les cieux, la terre, les With the first glow I read my finish'd song vastes mers, tout lui parle de Dieu, et tout And feel it good, I wish for your applause. lui prouve sa sagesse et sa puissance. Paul, This sure might prove that I remember you, après avoir erré long-temps, rencontra une Tho' far away, and mingling with a world montagne de roche au pied de laquelle étoit Ah! how unlike !—and when amid that une spacieuse caverne; il y entra, et trouva

world une espèce de grand sallon, sans toît, om- My soul grows sick, and Fancy shadows out bragé d'un majestueux palmier, et traversé Some blessed solitude where all is peace, par une fontaine d'une eau pure et trans- And life might be the foretaste of the joys parente, formant un ruisseau qui s'alloit The good must meet in heaven, then by our perdre dans les campagnes, et dont le mur- home, mure invitoit à cette réverie vague, délas- Beside our quiet home, I seem to see sement paisible et délicieux d'un esprit fa- A little dwelling, whose white, woodbined, tigué par une longue et profonde médita- walls tion. Ce fut dans cette retraite agréable Look comfort, and I think that it is yours.” que Paul fixa sa demeure; ce fut là que,

Bristol. Nov. 6, 1797. depouillé de toutes les frivoles passions humaines, oublié des hommes, mais priant pour eux, seul, sans société, mais ayant Dicu pour Chant for the Feast of St. John the Evangetémoin de ses pensées, pour objet de son list, extracted from a Amiens, written amour et de ses espérances, il connut le about 1250. BURNEY's History of Music. vérité, et le bonheur qu'elle seule peut pro

“ Bon Chrestien que Dieu conquist curer. Il mourut âgé de 113 ans."-Annales

En lon battaille, ou son fil mist, de la Vertu, p. 119.

Oiez le lechion con vous list,

Que Jhesus le fil Sirac fist.
Lines to M. C.

Sainte Eglise partie en prie,

Et en cette feste laissist, “ MABY! remember you !—poor proof it De Saint Jehan que Dieu eslit, were

Le cousin germain Jhesus Crist,
Of friendliest recollection, did I say

Qui paroles et fais escript.
How from the ready smile and courtly tones Lectio libri sapientiæ.
And worthless forms of cold civility

Jhesus nostre boins avoes My heart has turn'd, and thought of you, Sapience Dieu est nome. and wish'd

“It is easy to suppose," says the ABBE LE The reader will call to mind the beautiful Beuf, “ that the design of those who estalines addressed to Mary. Poems, p. 130. One blished such chants in some of the Churches volume.

of France, was to distinguish festivals and “ Mary! ten chequer'd years have past holy times, by the ornaments and graces Since we beheld each other last;

with which they were sung.” Yet, Mary, I remember thee, Nor canst thou have forgotten me," &c.

J. W. W.

tinuing a war, in order to possess it, which French Musical Instruments.

had already caused so much bloodshed and “The instrument which most frequently misery throughout the kingdom. Your seserved for an accompaniment to the harp, cond prayer was, that if the great troubles and which disputed the preeminence with and misfortunes which the poor inhabitants it in the early times of music in France, of France have lately underwent, were the was the viol; and indeed, when reduced to punishment of any sins by you committed, four strings, and stript of the frets with that he would please to relieve the people which viols of all kinds seem to have been of France, that you might alone be punishfurnished till the sixteenth century, it still ed, and make expiation, either by death, or holds the first place among treble instru- any torment he would please to inflict. Your ments under the denomination of violin. third desire was, that if the sins of the peo

“The viol played with a bow, and wholly ple were the cause of their sufferings, he different from the Vielle, whose tones are would be pleased in his divine mercy to produced by the friction of a wheel, which grant them pardon, and deliver them from indeed performs the part of a bow, was very the pains and miseries which they have early in favour with the inhabitants of been labouring under already above twelve France.-BURNEY.

years.' Charles knowing the truth of all she said, was now firmly persuaded that she

was a divine messenger.” Charles convinced by the Maid.

Extracted from the Annals of Normandy, “Charles thought proper to desire the by Joun NAGEREL, Canon and Archdeacon Maid to give him some unquestionable of the Church of Notre Dame at Rouen, in proofs of her being the messenger of God,

the Lady's Magazine for 1780. as he might then entirely confide in her advice, and follow her instructions. Joan an

Fairy Tree at Dompre. swered, “Sire, if I can discover to you your

“ Being asked whether she had ever seen thoughts which you confided to God alone, will you firmly believe that I am his mes

any fairies, she answered no; but that one senger ?' Charles said he would. She then

of her godmothers pretended to have seen asked him if he remembered that some

some at the fairy tree, near the village of months before, in the chapel of his castle Dempre.”—Rapin, from PASQUIER. of Loches, he privately and alone humbly begged three gifts from heaven? The king remembered very well his having made re

The Maid foretold by a Nun. quests to God, which he had not since re- “CHARLEs being informed that Joan of vealed even to his confessor, and said that Arc was coming, declared that Maria d'Avighe would no longer doubt of Joan's divine non, a nun, had formerly told him Heaven legation, if she could tell him what those would arm one of her sex in defence of intreaties were.

France."-RAPIN. " " Your first suit was, then,' replied Joan, that if you were not the true heir to the crown of France, God would please to de

Fort London. prive you of the courage and desire of con

Fort London was built upon the ruins of

the church of the Augustines. | This is used up in the notes to Joan of Arc, fifth book, p. 37, on the line,

I « There is a fountain in the forest called No more the merry viol's note was heard.” The fountain of the fairies," &c

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Joan of Arc. First book, p. 12.


dictature de l'instruction, qu'ils en prenThe Maid fettered.

nent l'initiative, qu'ils revêtent le glorieux “ On her appearance in court, she com- titre de conjurés pour la liberté, qu'ils s'ériplained that irons had been put on her legs, gent en magistrats sauveurs de leur concion which the bishop reminded her that she

toyens."-BABOEUF. often attempted to escape from prison.”— NAGERAL.

Scripture Extracts. The Maid throws herself from a Tower. “For strong is his right hand that bend

“ She was charged with throwing herself eth the bow, his arrows that he shooteth headlong from the tower, in order to kill are sharp, and shall not miss when they beherself, whilst she was prisoner at Beaure- gin to be shot into the ends of the world.” voir. She confessed the fact, but said her 2 Esdras, xvi. 13. design was not to kill herself, but make her “The trees shall give fruit, and who shall escape."-RAPIN

gather them ?

“ The grapes shall ripen, and who shall

tread them ? for all places shall be desolate Her favourite Saints.

of men.”—2 Esdras, xvi. 25, 26. Sr. CATHERINE and St. Margaret were “O my people, hear my word: make you her favourite saints.

ready to the battle, and in those evils be

even as pilgrims upon the earth.”—2 EsFranquet d'Arras.

dras, xvi. 40.

" And the angel that was sent unto meFranquet d'Arras, her prisoner, she replied said, -- Thinkest thou to comprehend the


of the Most High ? he was a known robber, and condemned to

" Then said I, Yea, my Lord. And he die by the bailiff of Senlis.

ered me and said, I am sent to show

thee three ways, and to set forth three siPaul the Hermit.

militudes before thee; Paul the Hermit clothed himself with the

“ Whereof if thou canst declare me one, leaves of the palm, eat the fruits, and drank I will show thee also the way that thou deof the spring beside it.

sirest to see, and I shall show thee from whence the wicked heart cometh.

“And I said, Tell on, my Lord. Then Duty of Insurrection.

said he unto me, Go thy way, weigh me the “ Alors il y a justice, il y a nécessité que weight of the fire, or measure me the blast les plus intrépides, les plus capables de se of the wind, or call me again the day that dévouer, ceux qui se croient pourvus au is past.”—2 Esdras iv. 145. premier degré d'energie, de chaleur et de But if the Most High grant thee to live, force, de ces vertus généreuses sous la garde thou shalt see after the third trumpet, that desquelles a été remis le dépôt d'une con- the sun shall suddenly shine again in the stitution populaire que tous les Français night, and the moon thrice in the day. vraiment libres n'ont jamais oubliée ; il y And blood shall drop out of the wood, a alors justice et nécessité que ceux là, con- and the stone shall give his voice, and the vaincus d'ailleurs que l'inspiration de leur people shall be troubled. propre cæur, ou celle de la liberté elle- “ And even he shall rule whom they look même, qui leur fait entendre plus fortement not for that dwell upon the earth, and the a tout entreprendre; il y a justice et néces- fowls shall take their flight away together." sité que d'eux-mêmes ils s'investissent de la

-2 Esdras, v. 4–6.


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