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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 inJerusalem, and this signified that she was cense, somewhat of an Easter wax-candle, three hours in original sin, after'which she some consecrated salt, and the blood of was, by his mercy, delivered out of that an unbaptized child. This compositios 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 sin, 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 lie was ravished out of measure, and came a very short time in that state. She gate 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 sonre other an ordinary hostie, and of a sudden it ap- draughts that threw him into convulsious, 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 be past all doubt. She and at the end of the hole there was an said that the five wonnds 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 him ;'so the voice seemed to come; the image also she bid him reach his hand; he had no 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 by it. The little his hand, 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 withoat ‘lim 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 Iuded friar limself came to discover it, which she anointed him, though his confes. and resolved to quit the order. sor persuaded himn 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 brought some linen clothes, which had head. He also overheard the friars once some real or imaginary virtue to allay his talking among themselves of the contritorments, and the pretended Virgin said, vaoce and success of the imposture, so they were some of the linen in which pkinly, that he discovered the wlrole 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 horrot he was fast asleep, the other four woonds with which such a discovery could inspire were imprinted on his body, in such a him, manner that he felt no pain,
The friars fearing that an imposture, But in order to the doing of this, the which was carried on hitherto with so friars betook themselves to charnis, and much success, should be quite spoiled, and the stb.prior shewed the rest a book ful! be turned against them, thought the surest of 'them, but he said, that before they way was, to own the whole matter to tím, 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 continued to support the reputation 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 sbewed me, as well as the hole him i 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 be that were in the monastery, who died im- føre the discovery, it had passed down to mediately. His constitution was also so posterity as ope 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 renouvce God, which they judged neces- more successfully finished.- Letters consary, that so their charms miglit have their taining an Account of what seemed most effect on him, but he would never consent remarkable in Switzerlanıl, Italy, fc. by to that; at last they forced him to take a G. Burnet, D.D. Amsterdam, 1686. poisoned hostie, which yet he vonited ap 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 he would
I have this moment laid down your never discover the secret, but would still
Review of Nolan and Falconer on carry it on; and so he deluded them till be found an opportunity of getting 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
*, and I take up my pen to matter 'was sent, first to the Bishop of Lausanne, and then to Rome, and it may
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 Lausaune and of does not speak of Eusebius as a Zyov, with the Provincial of the Domini- wilful corruptert of the sắcred text, cans, were appointed to form the process. The four friars first excepted to Jetzer's • We are equally inclined with our corcredit; but that was rejected: then being respondent to admire the ability and zeal threateped 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 dured it long, but at last they all confessed against him related only to a single point the whole progress of the imposture. The in that work which had been made the Provincial appeared concerned, 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 one 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 Eusebjus, that he wanted neither powers from Rome, and, the whole cheat the power nor the will to suppress tliese being fally proved, the four friars were so. passages, particularly the latter, there will femnly 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 Ariaus or Soci. ings, 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 bas 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 arose 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. Mr. 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 PeterGriesbach'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, 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 deselves, 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 acted 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 acEusebius 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 viii. 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 Arian + 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 throngh so severe an first, and then bave 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 Bishop 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 linit. And as the Bishop was not aware Rector had previously agreed with bis' that any such constrnction could be put Curate for only 100l. For the population on it, lié considered the Consolidation Act of the parish of Byfield amounted to more as applying no less to the Curates of resi. than 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 55tla sec. of the 67th Geo. III. 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 bonnden 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. Wetberell applied to the only to those, who “ shall vot duly reside," Court of King's Bench for a prolžibition and Mr. Wetherell continued to reside, to stay further proceedings, and be obafter 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 Court 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 neither was, nor was so worded as not to include tbe 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 Šta- 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 has 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 has in 1813, provided for the Curates of those conscientiously acted in the discharge of who “shall daly 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
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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 Church, 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 correspondents 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- not 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 impres- statute on the subject, sion, that Church of England feeling
I am, 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.
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