« ForrigeFortsæt »
to the saint's prediction, and his companions buried him there, raising a heap of stones over his grave. This cairn may be seen still on the sea-coast, and the river in which he was baptized is called to this day by the inhabitants, Dobur (the stream) Artbranani.”.
St. Adamnan usually appeals for confirmation to the local knowledge and traditions of his readers. At others he says simply,“ What more the prophecy of the holy man was fulfilled, and this was Aenghus, surnamed Bronbachar.” Once he says, Of the miracles recorded in this chapter, there are yet living not merely one or two witnesses as the law requires, but hundreds who can bear witness to their truth.
Curious “ signs of the times," are recorded, such as might be found in the poetry of Ossian, as, for instance, the holy man's prophecy concerning the polluted well.
“ Another time, after the convention of the kings at Drumceath, that is, between Aedh, son of Gabran ; and Aedh, son of Aainmurech, the saint returned to the sea shore, and on a cloudless day in summer, he and the abbot Comghaill sat down not far from the above named fort : after the saint had got a little water brought to him from a well that was close by, to wash his hands, he said to the abbot : 'A day shall come when the well from whence this water was drawn will be no longer fit for man's use.' Why,' said Comghaill, shall the water be corrupted ? Because,' replied the saiut, it shall be filled with human blood, for my relatives and yours, that is, the descendants of Neill and the Cruithnii shall wage war in the neighbouring fortress of Cethern, and in that conflict an unhappy relative of mine shall be slain, whose blood, mingling with that of many others, shall fill up the well.' This truthful prophecy was fulfilled after many years, for in that battle, it is well known, Domnall, son of Aedh, came off victorious, and in that well, according to the saiut's word, was slain a near relative of his. Another soldier of Christ, called Finan, who led the life of an anchorito blamelessly for a long time near the monastery of Durrow, and who was present at the battle, assured me, Adamnan, that he saw a man's body lying in the well, that on his return from the battle-field the same day to the monastery of St. Comghaill, in Irish Comas, he found there two aged monks who, when he told them of the battle he saw, and of the well filled with human blood, exclaimed, 'A true prophet is Columba, for he had foretold all the circumstances you now mention, long indeed before they occurred, in our hearing to St. Comghaill, when they sat together near fort Cethern."
But we have said enough to give our readers an idea of St. Columba's gifts of prophecy and miracle. We will only add that the translator, whose name is not given, has added notes that leave no names of places or persons unexplained, and an appendix containing some curious information. Altogether this little work is, as a fragment of antiquity, well worth the perusal.
VII.- Walking with God; or, Dwellers in the Recreation House of the
Lord. From the French of the Pere Rigoleuc, S. J. London : Richardson and Son, 1860.
A selection from the works of so eminent a divine as le Pere Rigoleuc, cannot but be highly valuable. The instructions it contains are of an ascetic character, in fact, addressed to the inmates of Religious Houses ; to such as “are learning to walk and dwell in the school of religious perfection.” Our readers will understand, without any observation of ours, that many things which it contains may be very generally edifying. We will mention especially the Counsels for souls whom God leads in the ordinary ways of grace," and the “Exercise of preparation for death.'
Note. We have received Mr. Massey's first, second, and third volumes of “a History of England during the Reign of George the Third.” We propose to review the work when completed in his fourth volume. Also O'Donoghue's “ Historical Memoirs of the O‘Briens,” which we hope to notice. MacMahon's “ Treatise on Metaphysics” comes so much within the scope of a recent article in the Dublin Review as to preclude our going furtber into the subject, at least for the present. We much regret that “T. A.P.'s" “ Introduction to the History of France” has reached us at too late a period to enable us to bestow on it, in this number, the attention which it appears to merit. We regret our ignorance of the identity of the author. We had prepared notices of “May Templeton;" “ United Irishmen, third series;" “ The Third Report on Reformatories ;"' and of other works which our want of space obliges us to postpone.
RICHARDSON AND SON, PRINTERS, DERBY
INDEX TO VOL. XLVIII.
Ascoli, Jerome de, entertains charges against
Bacon 334-becomes Pope 335.
listened to in England 449.
vented by Roger Bacon 327-
sent age 104.
A'Beckett, Gilbert, Abbot, his' qualities as an
author 136-comic histories by 137.
rity 88—their indelicacy 89-his description of
serviency of religion to state 102.
Workhouses 274-particulars respecting writ-
ten in Indoor Relief List 274.
Roger Bacon 319.
the indefinite 433-season of false disguises
vicinity of Rome 245-decay of under Roman
248-proprietors of, have resisted cultivation
17-rejects idea of chance 17-his views com-
philosophy considered 17.
genitors 51-different species of, dependent
on each other 60.
113-his coarseness 113.
-procured by unfair means 155-really de-
of piety sr.
that of Plato 34-practical character of 34-
-used by St. Thomas Aquinas 36.
known to other artists 446.
Catholic children 290--should be made obli-
Bacon, Lord, first writer of modern times who
had true ideas of science of jurisprudence
little studied in England 316-his works
languages 347—his career commented on 348
goldsby Legends, his resemblance to Hood
position of brought plainly before reader 254
Beetles, of Madeira, account of, by Mr. Wollas.
commencement of modern period 367.
extract from 136.
Priests' visits 277–decision of, in favour of
of Victor Emmanuel 183.
covered 42- and buried 43.
cuted 490-innocence of, established 490.
'monly known 53-enormous power of 54.
fession of 478.
Philosophy, by 1-his merits as author 1-his
ficiently known 37-unfair mention of by
Protestant Press 38.
after union 506.
ciple in the present day 447.
persons unjustly put to death for murder
457 -originally symbolical 457.
for Workhouses 280-expenses of, to be fur-
testant chaplains 283.
282- small numbers of, admitted to, in metro-
tration 308—liable to be influenced 314.
not provided for 297–proportion of, in work
the teaching of St. Francis Xavier 46-mar-
with deference by Catholic philosophers 372
influenced by persons not priests 227.
to 50-preface to, by Cardinal Wiseman 39-
extract from 49.
ine 260-occurrence at, described 26!.
in animals and plants 74.
-writes to request the account of discoveries
to 329 - gratitude felt towards, by Bacon 329.
Italian, want of spirit in 181-subservi.
-, Portuguese, heroic conduct of 186.
dangers of 455 and 456.
188-proclamation of 88-power of, widely
Calendar, reform of, urged by Roger Bacon
of St. Thomas 260.
dition of, brought as charge against Papal
various decrees 251.
by any goverrment 248.
of Union 508.
Comte, Philosophical system of, most free from | Emperor, Japanese, entertainment supplied by
contradictions 3-radically unsound 4- 417.
Empire. Roman, only great civilized nation that
has not produced great philosophers 14.
Encyclopædists, materialism of, tends to restore
value of 497-period comprised by 497 England, Protestant, History of, used in Kirk -
of indefensible 288.
Church of, doctrines of, handed down
from Catholic Church 43 - influence of,
brought to bear in workhouses 271,
-, unjust conduct of, towards Ireland,
nations 528—peculiar good nature of 529.
-, use of, in theological works 354--con-
trary to practice of the Church 355.
age of Koger Bacon 321
Error, tendency of, to slırink from definition
, observations of, on the Roman Cam-
Erenings on the Thames, article on 526 to 534.
by Mr. Justice Buller 474-depends on pri-
direct, inferior to circumstantial 475,
be explained 382-consists in privation of
corresponding good 385—theory of, considered
Eve, singular, produced on farm in Massachus-
setts 53-case of, unusual 53.
Famine, Irish, looked on with indifference, by
Darwin to be descended from several stocks Felix, Perè, conference by, on progress of
against Darwin's theory of selection 71. Ferrara, scenes enacted in during Revolution
tions endured by, with respect to Christianity, interview of, with Sir Arthur Wellesley,521.
Florence, will not long be satisfied with Sardinian
unscientific 52-his lisbelief in Revelation not Flowers, garden, the result of cultivation for
Formicu, refuscens, race of, degenerate 68.
* sanquinea, extraordinary instinct of
sophy at the period of the decline of Socratic Foreigners, jealousy of, in time of Roger Bacon,
of 402-determination of, to go to Yedo 409. on Roger Bacon 327.
Union 504–hoped for by Irish Catholics 505-
Gerdil, Cardinal, opinion on moral obligation
385-theory of, on natural rule 399.