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be the instrument of persuading the Pope The composition of the draught was a of the truth in that matter : she gave him mixture of some fountain water and three drops of her Son's blood, which were chrism, the hairs of the eyebrows of a three tears of blood that he had shed over child, some quicksilver, some grains of in. Jerusalem, and this signified that she was cense, somewhat of an Easter wax-candle, three hours in origipal sin, after'which she some cousecrated salt, and the blood of was, by his mercy, delivered out of that an unbaptized child. This composition state. For it seems the Dominicans were was a secret, which the sub-prior did not resolved so to compound the matter, that communicate to the other friars. By this they should gain the main point of her the poor friar Jetzer was made almost conception in síu, yet they would comply quite insensible : when he was awake, and so far with the reverence for the Virgin came out of his deep sleep, he felt this with which the world was possessed, that wonderful impression on his body; and now she should be believed to have remained Ite was ravished out of measure, and came a very short time in that state. She gave to fancy himself to be acting all the parts him also five drops of blood in the form of of our Saviour's passion; he was exposed a cross, which were tears of blood that she to the people, on the great altar, to the had shed while her Son was on the cross. amazement of the whole town, and to the And to convince him more fully, she pre- no small mortification of the Franciscans. sented an hostie to him, that appeared as The Dominicans gave him some other an ordinary hostie, and of a sudden it ap- draughts that threw him into convulsions, peared to be of a deep red colour. The and when he came out of those, a voice was cheat of those supposed visits was often heard, which came through that hole which repeated to the abused friar; at last the yet remains and runs from one of the cells Virgin toid him that she was to give him along a great part of the wall of the Bach marks of her Son's love to him, that church; for a friar spoke throngh the pipe, the matter should he past all doubt. She and at the end of the hole there was an said that the five wounds of St. Lucia and image of the Virgin, with a little Jesus in St. Catherine were real wounds, and that her arms, between whom and bis mother she would also imprint them on bim ; so the voice seemed to come; the image also the bid him reach his hand; he had to seemed to shed tears, and a painter had great mind to receive a favour in which drawn those on her face so lively that the he was to suffer so much; but she forced people were deceived hy it. The little his band, and struck a nail through it, the Jesus asked why she wept, and she said it hole was as big as a grain of peas, and was because his honour was given to her, lie saw the candle through it. This threw since it was said that she was born without liim out of a supposed transport into a real sin; in conclusion the friar did so overact agony; but she seemed to tonch his hand, this matter, that at last even the poor deand he thought he smelt an ointment with luded friar himself came to discover it, Which she anointed him, though his confes, and resolved to quit the order. sor persuaded him that that was only an It was in vain to delade him with more imagination, so the supposed Virgin left apparitions, for he well nigh killed a friar "him for that time.
that came to him personating the Virgin The next night the apparition returned, in another shape, with a crown on her and broaght some'linen clothes, which had head. He also overheard the friars ouce some real or imaginary virtue to allay bis talking among themselves of the contritorments, and the pretended Virgin said, vaoce and success of the imposture, 50 "they were some of the linen in which plainly, that he discovered the wliole matChrist was wrapped, and with that she ter; and upon that, as may be easily ima gave liim a soporiferous draught, and while gined, he was filled with all the horror he was fast asleep, the other four wounds with which such a discovery could inspire were imprinted on his body, 'in such a him. manner that he felt no pai).
The friars fearing thiat an imposture, But in order to the doing of this, the which was carried on hitherto with so friars be took themselves to charnis, and much success, should be quite spoiled, and the sub-prior shewed the rest a book full be turned against them, thought the surest of them, but he said, that before they way was, to own the whole matter to bin, could be effectual they must renounce and to engage him to carry on the cheat. God; and he not only did this bimself, but They told him in what esteem he would be, by a formal act put in writing, signed with if he coutinued to support the tępntation his blood, he dedicated himself to the that he had acquired, that he would become devil; it is true, he did not oblige the rest the chief person of the order, and in the to this, but only to renounce God.
end they persuaded him to go on with the
imposture : but at last they, fearing lest the great church. The place of their exhe should discover all, resolved to poison ecution was sliewed me, as well as the hole him of which he was so apprehensive, in the wall through which the voice was that once a loaf being brought him that conveyed to the image. It was certainly was prepared with some spices, he kept it one of the blackest, and yet the best carfor some time, and, it growing green, he ried on cheat, that has been ever known, threw it to some young wolves whelps and no doubt had the poor friar died bethat were in the monastery, who died im fore the discovery, it had passed down to mediately. His constitution was also so posterity as one of the greatest miracles vigorous, that though they gave him poi- that ever was; and it gives a shrewd sus. son five several times, he was not destroyed picion, that many of the other miracles of by it. They also pressed him earnestly to that church were of the same nature, but renounce God, which they judged neces- more successfully finished.-Letters consary, that so their charins might have their taining an Account of what seemed most effect on him, but he would never consent remarkable in Swilzerland, Italy, go, by to that; at last they forced him to take a G. Burnet, D.D, Amsterdam, 1686. poisoned hostie, which yet he vomited up soon after he had swallowed it down ; that failing, they used him so cruelly, whipping him with an iron chain, and gird
To the Editor of the Remembrancer. ing him about so strait with it, that, to avoid further torment, he swore to them, SIR, . in a most imprecating style, that be wonld
I have this moment laid down your never discover the secret, but would still carry it on; and so he deluded them till
Review of Nolan and Falconer on tre found an opportunity of vetting out of the case of Eusebius. I have read the convent, and of throwing himself into neither of the pamphlets, to which the hands of the magistrates, to whom he your remarks apply, but I have discovered all.
read Mr. Nolan's Defence of the The four friars were seized on, and put Greek Vulgate. with inexpressible in prison; and an account of the whole
pleasure ", and I take up my pen to matter 'was sent, first to the Bishop of pre Lausanne, and then to Rome, and it may say,
say, that I think you have, no doubt be easily imagined that the Franciscans inadvertently, mistaken the drift of took all possible care to have it well ex. that gentleman's argument. He amined : the bishops of Lausanne and of does not speak of Eusebius as a Lyou, with the Provincial of the Domini. wilful corruptert of the sacred text, cans, were appointed to form the process. The four friars first excepted to Jetzer's ' • We are equally inclined with our cor. credit; but that was rejected: then being respondent to admire the ability and zeal threatened with the question, they put in displayed by Mr. Nolan in his elaborate a long plea against that; but though the work on the Greek Vulgate. There are few, Provincial would not consent to that, yet perhaps, who can compete with this learnthey were put to the question ; some en- ed writer on his own ground. Our opinion dored it long, but at last they all confessed against him related only to a single point the wbole progress of the imposture. The in that work which had been made the Provincial appeared coucerned, for though subject of controversy.-Nor bave we asJetzer had opened the wisole matter to serted that the disputed passage of St. him, yet he would give no credit to him; John's Epistle cannot be proved to belong on the contrary, be charged him to be obe to the sacred canon. Our view was condient to them, and one of the friars said fined entirely to one argument adduced in plainly that he was on the whole secret, its support, which we think altogether inand so he withdrew; but he died some valid. days after at Constance, having poisoned How does our correspondent then inhimself, as was believed. The matter lay terpret the following passages : asleep some time, but a year after that, a . If two points can be established Spanish bishop came, authorized with full against Eusebius, that he wanted neither powers from Rome, and, the whole cheat the power nor the will to suppress these being fally proved, the four friars were so. passages, particularly the latter, there will lemnly degraded from their priesthood, be fewer objections lying against the and eight days after, it being the last of charge, with which I am adventurons May 1509, they were burnt in a meadow enough to accuse bim; in asserting that on the other side of the river over against the probabilities are decidedly in favour
but he represents him as inclined to use that edition, must, almost of favour the adoption of those read- course, become Arians or Sociings, which were then found, and nians*. Nolan has proved, that are many of them, still found in this edition is founded on false MSS., which were written in that principles : and in doing so, he has hot-bed of heresy, Egypt: from stood forth the undaunted, and sucwhich first sprang the specious ab. cessful champion of truth, and of surdities of the ascetic hermits, our common Christianity. monks, and friars; and from whence You will oblige me by publishing atose the readings so eagerly em. this letter in your next Number. braced by Griesbach, which would I am, Sir, . shake the foundations of our holy . . Your faithful servant, religion. Griesbach has built his
and constant Reader, syslem upon a false foundation.
OSWALD. Nr. Nolan has proved it to be false.* Oswestry, 5th July, 1824. He has shewn the leaning of Eu. - . sebius to the subtleties of Origen and of the School of Alexandria. Law Proceedings in the case of The He has clearly proved that two of King v. The Bishop of Peter. Griesbach's recensiones are one, borough, and the same. Whence he has de- The following letter appeared in the monstrated the gross absurdity, of John Bull Newspaper, of July 11. which the German editor is guilty, Som
, Some misrepresentations having gone in adopting a reading found in two
abroad respecting the proceedings MSS. rather than another, which is
to which it alludes, we give it inserfound in two hundred. I fear the
tion here, as an act of justice to a excellent Bishop of Peterborough
highly respectable Prelate ; who has done, inadvertently, like your has stood ‘manfully forward in dem selves, unspeakable mischief to the
fence of the rights of the Church, Church, by recommending in such
without obtaining that support which high terms of approbation the
he was entitled to expect; and Greek Testament, edited by Gries
who, it appears, as to the case in bacht. All “ unstable souls,” who
question, has only conscientiously of his having expunged, rather than the ácted in the discharge of his duty. Catholics having inserted, those passages Sir-The account which you have in the sacred text.”
given in your last paper of the case which Nolan's Inquiry into the integrity of the has been lately decided in the Court of Greek Vulgate, p. 27.
King's Bench, between the Bishop of “ The main position of my ' absurd Peterborough and the Rev. C. Wetherell, hypothesis' remains to be considered,' that has fewer inaccuracies than any other ac Eusebius of Cæsarea, bishop and historian, count which I have seen. But as the real was a corrupter of the holy Scriptures :' merits of the case do not appear from it, inasmuch as he suppressed or altered the I am snre you will readily insert in your following passages in the circulated edi.
next number the following authentic statetion, John viij. 1-11. Mark xvi. 9-20. ment. . . Acts xx, 28. 1 Tim. iii. 16. 1 John v. 7."
Nolan's Remarks, &c. p. 56. the faith once delivered to the saints can" I repeat the assertion I formerly not be shaken by verbal cavils, or excepmade, that Ensebius was a professed cor. tions of particular passages. recter of Scripture,” Ibid. p. 62. * We do not believe any honest, though * Query?
unstable, inquirer would become an Ariad + Griesbach's edition of the Greek or Socinian by using Griesbach's edition, Testament ought rather to confirm the This would be an inversion of the usual faith of the orthodox Christian; for the process. Men are Arians or Socinians text having passed through so severe an first, and then have recourse to the critical ordeal of criticism, and yet remaining so acumen of themselves or others to bolster strong on every vital point, proves tbat up their prejudices,
It is true, that when the Bisliop li- 'struction of the act, it could not have censed Mr. Wetherell's Curate, he assigned reduced the summary process to its former in the licence a salary of 1201., thongh the limit. And as the Bishop was not aware Rector had previously agreed with bis' that any such construction could be put Curate for only Joot. For the population on it, le considered the Consolidation Act of the parish of Byfield amounted to more as applying no less to the Curates of resitian 900 persons, and the Rector was in- dents, than to the Curates of absentees. stituted after 1813, under which circum- : When Mr. Wetherell's Curate, therefore, stances the 55th sec. of the 57th Geo. II. complained to the Bishop that be could c. 99, requires a stipend of 1201: and all not obtain payment, the Bishop thought it agreements made contrary to the Act are his bonpden duty to issue a monition for void. ' But as the obligation to pay the payment, as directed by the 75th section salaries specified in that section attached of the act. Mr. Wetherell applied to the only to those, who " shall vot duly reside," Court of King's Bench for a proljibition and Mr. Wetherell continued to reside, to stay further proceedings, and he ob. after he was provided with a Curate, the tained a rule for that purpose, as being a Bishop reduces the Curate's salary, to the resident incumbent. The rule was granted sum proposed by the Rector. And this on the last day of Trinity Term in 1823. reduction had taken place before Mr. The 'rule was argued in the following Mi. Wetherell appealed against the Bishop to chaelmas term, but nothing was decided. the Conrt of King's Bench: for Mr. We. It was argued again, and by the counsel therell, himself, stated the reduction in his on both sides, at the end of the last Easter very first affidavit. Nor did the monition term. The Judges took time to deliberate, require the payment of 120l., for no sum till the expiration of Trinity Tern), and whatever was named in the monition. they at length decided, that whatever
The question at issue therefore in the might bave been the intent of the Act, it Court of King's Bench nejther was, nor was 80 worded as not to include the case could be, the amount of the salary. In in question. Of course, therefore, the fact it was nothing more than an abstract "rule was made absolute. . question of law, and turned entirely on This is a true statement of what has the construction of an Act of Parliament, been strangely misrepresented in the pubnotwithstanding the formidable title which lic papers. The matter at issue was simply has been given to the case of The Ring v. the construction of an Act of Parliament, The Bishop of Peterborough. By a Sta- and it is surely no disgrace to a Bishop, if tute of Queen Anne, Bishops were em- he is mistaken on a legal point, which bas powered to enforce the payment of Curates been subject to so much doubt and diffisalaries by a summary process. But as ' culty, as to require, after full argoment on this Statute was confined to the Curates both sides, the deliberate consultation of of absentees, the power of enforcing pay the Learned Judges themselves. ment bad, of course, the same limitation. As I am sure that your columns are But Lord Harrowby's Act, which passed open to the defence of a Bishop who bas in 1813, provided for the Curates of those conscientiously acted in the discharge of who “shall duly reside," as well as for his duty, you will excuse the length of an the Curates of those who “shall not duly explanation which could not have been reside." And as in this Act the summary compressed into a shorter compass.-I am, process was re-enacted, it necessarily ac. Sir, your most obedient humble Servant, quired under this act the same extensive
JOHN GATES, Secretary, : application with the act itself. It became
Peterborough. applicable to the Curates of resident incumbents, as well as to the Curates of abseptees. In 1817, Lord Harrowby's Act. was repealed, for the purpose of consoli. To the Editor of the Remembrancer. dating it with certain other acts, whence the 57th Geo. III. c. 99, acquired the title SIR, of the Consolidation Act. In this act the
ct the The following advertisement is cosummary process for the recovery of a Curate's salary was again enacted. It
pied from a Newfoundland paper, of was again enacted in the same general the month of September last. mapper as it was in Lord 'Harrowby's
« HENRY WINTON" .
ä. Has just received from the British the summary process was again confined to the limits whicb it bad under the Sta.
" and Foreign Bible Society, Bibles, tute of Ande. Unless, therefore, such li. “ Testaments, Psalters and Tracts, mitation could be inferred from some cons “ of various sizes, which will be dis
s posed of at the Society's prices, but started forward, and in the first " with a suitable advance for the ebullitions of his astonishment, ex“ difference of exchange only." claimed, “ It is not true;" being
The point which I wish to have called upon to explain, made himexplained, is how the inviolable self more intelligible by the declarule of the Society, which limits its ration," it is false;" and pressed circulation to the pure text of Scrip- still further, completed the climax ture, has come to be so shamelessly by adopting a plainpess of speech violated on the other side of the which could not be mistaken, and Atlantic, that its violation is pro- pronouncing it to be." A "LJE." claimed by public advertisement ? To what extent this interruption · I have another question to pro- of harmony proceeded, I have not pose relating to the last Anniversary learnt; but the pacification was, I Meeting. I am told, that at that am, told, completed by Dr. Stæu. 'meeting, one of the speakers, a kopff, who engaged that all that Quaker, I believe, moved by what had given such just ground of ofspirit I will not presume to deter. fence, should be suppressed in the mine, took occasion to introduce official report of the proceedings, the Church of England to the no- . This, Mr. Editor, is one of the on tice of the assembly; and upon the dits which has been buzzing about ground of its circulating the Com- town; and appears to me to require mon Prayer Book together with the either a disclaimer, or further exBible, indulged himself in a leng- planation. I therefore send it for thened parallel between it and the insertion in your pages, and remain Romish Churcb, very much to the
Your obedient servant, contentment of by much the greater July 17th,
SCRUTATOR. part of his auditory; but to the evi- 1824.
dent discomposure of a Right Rev. ' . Prelate upon the platform with him; To the Editor of the Remembrancer. who, notwithstanding, from an ami- . Sir, able indisposition to disturb a meet- I SHALL feel obliged to any of your ing, from which every disharmo- numerous correspondeols to inform nious sound is to be, at all adven- me, through the medium of your tures, excluded, suffered the speaker Publication, by what authority to proceed without interruption, Church-wardens are enjoined to set
I am told, further, that this su- up the Royal arms in Churches.preme self-command was pot gene- They are generally supposed to be ral; but that the so-much-to-be a necessary appendage; but I have deprecated disharmony was pro- pot been fortunate enough to meet duced by a clergyman, who came with any one, who can refer me to a to the meeting, under the imprese statute on the subject.. sion, that Church of England feeling . Tam, Sir, was its governing principle, and who Your obedient servant, was so electrified at what he heard,
A. M. that he could not contain himself, July 19.
MONTHLY REGISTER. Society for the Propagation of the been indefatigable in his researches Gospel.
into the literature of Thibet, and at The Library of Bishop's College, the time of the dispersion of the Calcutta, is about to receive an im, libraries upon the Continent, conportant accession through the mu. sequent upon the French Revolu. nificence of the Widow of Major tion, had expended several hundred Barrè Latter. That gentleman bad pounds in procuring all the works to