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Note 58, page 433, col. 2.

The Sarr'cen hearing that th' Asturianites their white signal-fag.

Hlad king created, and stood on their guard,

Sends multitudes of Mahometized knights A white flay, called El Alem, the signal, is hoisted To rouse them out their rocks, and force their ward. every day at twelve o'clock, to warn the people out of

Paligius, hearing of this enterprize,

Prepares his pelty power on Auseve mount; Tiearing, or at a great distance, to prepare, by the neces

Alcbamel comes with Zarzen multiplies, sary preliminary ablutions, to prostrate themselves be

Meaning Pelagius' forces to dismount. fore God at the service of prayer.-Jackson's Marocco, To blows they come: but lo! a stroke divine.

The Iber, few, beats nambrous Sarraceno, p. 149.

Two myriads with Malome went to dine
Note 59, page 433, col. 2.

In Parca's park.
The llumma's happy wings bave shadowed him.

Note 63, page 437, col. 1.
The humma is a fabulous bird: The head over which

The Bread of Life. its shadow once passes will assuredly be encircled with

It is now admitted by the best informed of the Romish a crown.-Wilkes, S. of India, v. i, p. 423.

writers themselves, that, for a thousand years, no other Note 60, page 434, col. 2.

but common or leavened bread was used in the EuLife hath not left bis body.

charist. The wafer was introduced about the eleventh Among the Prerogatives et Propriétés singulières du century. And as far down as the twelfth century the Prophète, Gagnier states that, «ll est vivant dans son

people were admitted to communicate in both kinds. Tombeau. Il fait la prière dans ce Tombeau à chaque

Note 64, page 438, col. 2. fois que le Crieur en fait la proclamation, et au même

And let po shame be offered his remains. tems qu'on la recite. Il y a un Ange posté sur son According to the Comendador Fernan Nunez, in bis Tombeau qui a le soin de lui donner avis des Prières Commentary upon the Trezientas, the tomb of Count que les Fidèles font pour lui.»--Vie de Mahomet, I. 7, Julian was shown in his days about four leagues from

lluesca at a castle called Loarri, on the outside of a The common notion, that the Impostor's tomb is church which was in the castle. suspended by means of a loadstone is well known. Labat, in his Afrique Occidentale (t. 3, p. 143), men

Note 65, page 439, col. 1. tions the lie of a Marabout, who, on his return from a

His wonted leathern gipion. pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina, affirmed «que le The Musical Pilgrim in Purchas thus describes the tombeau de Mahomet étoit porté en l'air par le moyen Leonese :de certains Anges qui se relayeot d'heure en heures pour

Wymmen in that land ose no rollen, soutenir ce fardeau. >> These fables, however, are mo

But alle in lether be the wounded : dest in comparison with those which the Francisca:is

And her hevedez wonderly ben trast, have invented to magnify their founder.

Standing in ber forbeved as a crest,

In rould clouthcz lappet alle be forn
Note 61, page 434, col. 2.

Like to the prikke of a N'unicorn.

And men bave donbelettez full schert,
Hast thou not heard

Bare legget and light to stert.-P. 1231.
How when our clay is learen'd first with lifo,
The ministering Angel brings it from the spot

Purchas supposes this very curious poem to have
Whereon 't is written in the eternal book,

been written about 200 years before lie published it, That soul and body must their parting take, And earth to earth return?

i. e, about 1425. It is probably much older. In enter

ing Castille from Elvas, the author says, The Persians in their creed have a pleasant imagination concerning the death of men. They say, that

Now into Castell schall we faire

Over the river, the land is bare. every one must come and die in the place where the

Full of heath and hunger also, Angel took the earth of which he hath been made,

And Sarasynez Governouriz thereto. thinking that one of these spirits has the care of forming the human creature, which he doth by mingling recovered from the Moors in the early part of the thir

Now Badajoz and that part of the country was finally a little carth with the seed.-- Thevenot.

teenth century. Purchas perhaps judged from the age Note 62, page 435, col. 2.

of the manuscript, which may have been written about

The time on which he fixes, and the language modernThey perish, all their thousands perish ibere.

ised by the transcriber. The battle of Covadonga is one of the great miracles of Spanish history. It was asserted for many centuries

Note 66, page 439, col. 2. without contradiction, and is still believed by the people, The light wbieh o'er the fields of Bethlehem shone, that when the Moors attacked Pelayo in the cave, their Irradiated wbole S, ain. weapons were turned back upon themselves; that the «Fallamos en las estorias que aquella ora que nuestro Virgin Mary appeared in the clouds, and that part of a Señor Jesu Christo nasció, seyendo media noche, apamountain fell upon the Infidels, and crushed those who resçió una nuve sobre España que dió tan gran clariwere flying from the destruction. In what manner dad, e tan gran resplandor, e tan gran calor, como el that destruction might have been effected, was exem- sol en medio del dia quando va mas apoderado sobre plified upon a smaller scale in the Tyrol in the memo- la tierra. E departen los sabios e dizen que se entiende rable war of 180g.

por aquella que despues de Jesu Christo vernie su magBarret sums up the story briefly, and in the true dadero a España a predicar a los gentiles la ceguedad strain of Mine Ancient:

en que estavan, e que los alumbrarie con la fee de Jesu

entrada por

their way.

Chrysto, e aquesto fue San Pablo. Otros departen que

Noic 69, page 442, col. 1. en España avia de nascer un principe chrystiano que Oh who could tell what deeds were wrought that day, serie señor de todo el mundo, c valdiie mas por el todo

Or who endure to hear ! el linaje de los omes, bien como esclaresçió toda la I have nowhere seen a more curious description of a tierra por la claridad de aquella nuve en quanto ella battle between Christians and Saracens than in Barret's duró.n-Coronica General. ff. 71.

manuscript : A more extraordinary example of the divine favour

The forlorn Christian troops Moon'd troops encharge, towards Spain is triumphantly brought forward by The Mooned troops requite them with the like; Francisco de Pisa. « Our Lord God,» says he, « has Whilst Grecian Jance cracks (thunderin3) Parthian targe, bceo pleased to preserve these kingdoms in the purity

Parth's flame-flash arrow Grecian through doth prick :

And whilst that Median scymctar unlimbs of the Faith, like a terrestrial Paradise, by means of the

The Christian knigbt, doth Christian curtle-are Cherubim of the Holy Office, which with its sword of Unhead the Median horsemen; whilst bere dims fire has defended the entrance, through the merits and The Pagan's goggling-eyes by Greckishi axe, patronage of the serenest Virgin Mary the Mother of

The Greek unborso lies by l'ersian push, God.» «Ha sido servido nuestro Señor Dios conservar

And Loth all raceful grapple on the groovd.

And whilst the Saracen with furious rush estos reynos de España en la entereza de la Fe, como a The Syrian shocks, the Syrian as round un Parayso terrenal, mediante el Cherubin del Santo Down shouldreth Saracen: wbilst Basel blade

Sends soul B. zantine to the starred cell, Officio, que con su espada de fuego les ha defendido la

Byzantine pike with like-employed trade,
los merilos y patrocinio de la serenissima

Packs Babel's spirit posting down to hell.
Virgen Maria Madre de Dios.»---Desc. de Toledo, L. I.
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Note 70, page 442, col. 1.
This passage is truly and lamentably characteristic.

Who from their thirsty sands,

Pray that the locusts on the peopled plaia
Notc 67, page 440, col. 1.

May settle and

prepare The Oaken Cross.

The Sahara waus, or Arabs of the Desert, rejoice to

see the clouds of locusts proceeding towards the north, The oaken cross, which Pelayo bore in battle, is said to have been preserved at Oviedo in the Camara Santa anticipating therefrom a general mortality, which they

call elkhere, the good, or the benediction; for, after in company with that which the angels made for Alfonso depopulating the ricla plains of Barbary, it affords to the Great, concerning which Morales delivers a careful

them an opportunity of emanating from their arid reopinion, how much of it was made by the Angels, and how much has been human workmanship. The people plains, or along the banks of some river.-Jackson's

cesses in the desert, lo pitch their tents in the desolated of Cangas, not willing that Pelayo's cross should be in

Marocco, p. 106. any thing inferior to his successor's, insist that it fell from leaven. Morales, however, says, it is more certain

Note 71, page 442, col. 2. that the king had it made to go out with it to battle at

But where was be whose hand Covadonga. It was covered with gold and enamel in

Had wielded it so well tbat glorious day? the year 908; when Morales wrote, it was in fine pre The account which the Fabulous Chronicle gives of servation, and doubtless so continued till the present Roderick after his disappearance, is in so singular a generation. Upon the top branch of the cross there was strain of fiction that I have been tempted to translate it. this inscription : « Susceptum placide maneat lioc in It strikingly exemplifies the doctrine of penance, of honore Dei, quod offerunt famuli Christi Adefonsus which monastic history supplies many instances almost Princeps et Scemena Regina.» On the right arm, as extraordinary as this fuble.

Quisquis auferre hæc donaria nostra presumpserit, fulmine divino intereat ipse.» On the left, « Hoc opus Chap. 238.- How the King Don Rodrigo left the battle perfectum est, concessum est Sancto Salvatori Ovelen

and arrived at a hermitage, and of that which be fell sis Sedis. Hoc signo tuetur pius, hoc signo vincitur him. iniinicus.» On the foot, « Et operatum est in Castello Gauzon anno Regni nostri XVII discurrente Era

« Now when the King Don Rodrigo bad escaped from DCCCCXLVI.»

the battle, he began to go as fast as he could

upon

his « There is no other testimony,” says Morales, « that horse along the banks of the Guadalete, and night came this is the cross of King Don Pelayo, than tradition on, and the horse began to fail by reason of the many handed down from one age to another. I wish the king wounds which he had received ; and as lie went thus by had stated that it was so in lois inscription, and I even the river side deploring the great ruin which had come think be would not have been silent upon this point, upon him, he kucw not wbere lie was, and the horse unless he had wished to imitate Alonso el Casto, who, got into a quagmire, and when he was in be could not in like manner, says nothing concerning the Angels

And when the king saw this he alighied, and upon his cross.» This passage is very characteristic of strip off all liis rich arms and the furniture thereof, good old Ambrosio.

and took off his crown from his head, and threw them Note 68, page 441, col. 2.

all into the quagmire, saying, of earth was I made, and

cven so are all my deeds like unto mud and mire. ThereLike a mirror sparkling to the sun.

fore my pomp and vanity shall be buried in this mud The Damascus blades are so highly polished, that will it lias all returned again to earth, as I myself must when any one wants to arrange his turban, he uses his do. And the vile end which I have deserved will bescymetar for a looking-glass. - Le Brocquiere, p. 138. seem me well, seeing that I have been the principal

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cause of this great crueliy. And as he thus stript off abstinence, lest it should grow proud; and thou shalt all his rich apparel, lie cast the shoes from his feet, and endure hunger and cold and thirst in the love of our went his way, and wandered on towards Portugal; and Lord, that he may have compassion upon thee. They he travelled so far that night and the day followinys, station till the hour of sleep must always be upon that that he came to a hermitage near the sea, where there rock, where there is an oratory facing the east; and was a good man who had dwelt there serving God for thou shalt continue the service of God in such manner full forty years; and now he was of great age, for he as God will direct thee to do. And take heed that thy was well nigh a bundred years old. And he entered soul fall not into temptation. And since thou hast into the hermitage, and found a crucifix therein, being spoken this day of penitence, to-morrow thou shalt the image of our Lord Jesus Christ, even as he was cru- communicate and receive the true body of our Lord cified; and for the remembrance of Him, be bent both Jesus Christ, who will be thy protection and support his knees to the ground, and claspl bis hands, weeping against the enemy and the persecutor. And put thou and confessing his sins before God, for he weened not thy firin trust in the sign of the Cross; and thus shalt that any mau in the world saw or heard lijm. And he thou please thy Saviour. said thus, 0 true Lord, who by thy word hast made all « Many other things the holy lermit said, which made the world from nothing which it was, and hast created the King right joyful to hear them; and there they conall things, those which are visible to men, and those tirued till it was the lour for sleep. And the holy ller which are invisible, the heavenly as well as the earthly, mit shewed him his bed, and said, When I shall have and who didst incarnate thyself that thou mightest left thy company, thou wilt follow the ways which I undergo thy passion and death, to save those who firmly have followed, for which our Lord will have mercy put their trust in thee, giving up thy holy ghost from upon thee, and will extend his hand over thee, that thou thy glorified body upon the tree of the true cross, mayest persevere in good, and in his holy service. And and wlio didst descend into Hell, and deliveredst thy then they laid down and slept till it was the hour of friends from thence, and didst regale them with the matins, when they should both arise. And the Hermit : glory of Heaven: And afterward thy holy spirit came awoke him, for as the King had not slept for a long again into that most holy body, which thou wast pleased time, and was moreover full weary, he would not have to take upon thee in this world; and, manifesting tlıy- awaked so soon, if the Hermit had not roused him; self for the true God which thou wert, thou didst deign and they said their hours. And when it was time the io abide in this dark world forty days with their nights, Hermit said mass, and the King heard it with great deand then thou didst ascend into thy heavenly glory, and votion, and communicated with great contrition, and didst enlighten with the grace of the Holy Ghost thy remained in prayer for the space of two hours. And beloved disciples. I beseech thee, O Lord, that thou the hour for taking food came, and the Hermit took a wouldst enlighteo me, a king in tribulation, wretched loaf which was made of pannick and of rye, and gave and full of many sins, and deserving all evils; let not half thereof 10 the King, and took for himself the over the soul which is thine, and which cost thee so dear, half: And they ate little of it, as men who could not receive the evil and the desert of this abominable tleslı; eat more, the one by reasou of age, and the other be! and may it please thee, O Lord, after the downfall, cause he was not used to such fare. And thus they con destruction, perdition, and desolation, which I, a miser- tinued till the third day, when the holy Hermit departed able king, lave suffered in this world, that my discon- this life.

1 solate soul may not be forgotten by thee, and that all this misery may be in satisfaction for my errors. And Ch. 239.-- How the Hermit dieil, and the king founda I earnestly beseechi thee, O Lord, that thy grace may

writing in his hand. breathe upon me, that in this world I may make satisfaction for my sins, so that at the Great Day of Judg « On the third day, the pious llermit expired at the ment I may not be condemned to the torments of hell. same hour which he had said to the King, whereat the

« Having said these words, weeping as though he woulu King was full sorrowful, as one who look great consoburst, he remained there a long hour. And when the her lation in the lessons which he gave. And wlien lie had mit heard him say all this, he was greatly astonished, and thus deccased, the king by himself, with luis bands, and he went unto him. And when the king saw him he was with an oaken stick which was there, made his grave. little pleased; howbeit after he had talked with iiim, bie And when he was about to bury him, he found a writing would rather have found him there than have been re-in his band; and he took it and opened it, and fouud stored again to the great honour which he had lost; for that it contained these words. the Hermit comforted bin in such wise in this his tribulation, that he was richit well contented; and he cou. Ch. 240.Of the rule of life which the lermit left fessed unto him, and told him all that concerned him.

written for King Don Rodrigo. And the Hermit said to him, King, thou shalt remain in this hermitage, which is a remote place, and where thou « () King, who through thy sins has lost the great mayest lead thy life as long as it shall please God. And honour in which thou wert placed, take heed that thy for me, on the third day from hence, I shall pass away soul also come not into the sime judgment which bath out of this world; and thou shalt bury me, and thou fallen upon thy flesh. And receive into thy heart the shalt take my garments, and fulfil the time of a year in instructions that I shall give thee now, and see that tbou this hermitage. Take no thought as to provision for swerve not from them, nor abatest them a jot; for if thy support, for every Friday thou shalt have it after thou obscrvest them not, or departest in ought from the same manner as 1, and ihou shall so husband it, them, thou wilt bring damnation upon thy soul; for all thit it may suffice thee for the whole week: That flesh that thou shalt find in ibis writing is given thee for pewhich hath been fostered in great delight shall suffer nance, and thou must learn with great contrition of re- !

pentance, and with humbleness of patience, to be con-, which lie came, and when lie saw lıim of so great age. tent with that which God hath given thice to suffer in be thought that it was some holy man who knew of this world. And that thou mayest not be deceived in the death of the Hermit, and was coine to bury him ; case any company should come unto thee, mark and and he humbled himself, and went to him to kiss lois observe this and pass it in thy life. Thou shalt arise hand, and the Devil would not, saying, It is not fitting (wo hours after midnight, and say thy matins within that a King should kiss the hand of a poor servant of the hermitage. When the day breaks thou shalt go to God. And the King was astonished at hearing himself the oratory, and kneeling upon the ground, say the nimed, and believed that this must needs be a man of whole hours by the breviary, and when ihou hast holy life, and that he spake by some revelation; neverfinished them thou shalt say certain prayers of our theless he said, I am not a king, but a miserable sinner, Lord, which thou wilt find there. And when thou hast for whom it had been belter never to have been born, done this, contemplate then upon the great power of our than that so much evil should have happened through Lord, and upon his mercy, and also upon the most holy me. And the falsc Hermit said to him, Think not that passion which he suffered for mankind upon the cross, thou hast so much fault as thou imaginest in what has being himself very God, and maker of all things; and now been done, for even if thou hadst had no part in ii, how with great liumility be chose to be incarnate in a this destruction would have fallen at this time. And poor virgin, and not to come as a king, but as a mediator since it was ordained that it should be so, the fault is among the nations. And contemplate also upon the not thine ; some fault thou hadst, but it was very little. poor life which he always led in this world, to give us an And think not that I speak this of myself; for my words example; and that he will come at the day of judgment are those of a spirit made and created by the will of

to judge the quick and the dead, and give to every one God, who speaks through me this and many other | thic mecd wliich he haih deserved. Then shalt thou things, which hereafter thou shalt know, that thou I give sustenance to thy flesh of that bread of pannick mayest see how God has given me power that I should

and rye, which shall be brought to thee every Friday in know all thy concerns, and counsel thee in what manthe manner that I have said; and of other food thou ner thou shouldst live. And albeit I have more need of shalt not eat, although it should be given or sent thee; rest than of labour, by reason of my age, which is far neither shalt thou clange thy bread. And when thou greater than my countenance shows, yet I have disposed hast caten give thanks to God, because he has lec chec myself to labour for the love of thee, to console thee in come to repentance; and ihen thou shalt go to the ora this thy persecution, knowing that this good man was tory, and there give praise to the Virgin our Lady holy about to die. Of a truth you may believe that on this Mary, mother of God, in such manner as shall come to day month I was in Rome, being there in the church of thee in devotion. If when thou hast finislied, heavi-St Jolin de Lateran, out of which I had never gone for ness should come upon thee, thou mayest sleep, and thirty years, till I came now to keep thee company acwhen thou shalt have rested as long as is reasonable, cording as I am commanded. Marvel not that a man return thou to thy oratory, and there remain, making of so great age and crippled as I am, should have been thy prayers always upon thy knees, and for nothing able to traverse so much land in so short time, for which may befall thee depart thou from thence, till certes I tell thee that he who speaks in this form which thou biast made an eod of thy prayers, whether it rain thou seest liast given me strength to go through so or snow, or if a tempest should blow. And forasmuch great a journey; and sans doubt I feel myself as strong as the tiesh could sustain so many mundane pleasures, now as on the day when I set forth. And the King so must it suffer also celestial abstinences; two masses said to him, friend of God, I rejoice much in thy comthou hast heard in this hermitage, and in it it is God's ing, for that in my misfortunes I shall be by thee conwill that thou shalt hear no more, for more would not soled and instructed in that which must be done to be to his service. And if thou obscrvest these things, fulfil my penitence; I rejoice also that this holy VerGod will bave compassion upon thy deserts. And when mit here shall reccive burial from the hands of a man

the King had read this, he laid it upon the altar, in a much more righteous than I. And the false Hermit · place where it would be well preserved.

said, Think not, King, that it is for the service of God

10 give to any person a name not appertaining to him. Ch. 241.-llow the Devil came in the form of a Hermit And this I say because I well know the life of this perto deceive the King Don Rodrigo.

son, what it was; and as thou knowest nothing of ce

lestials, thou thinkest that as the tongue speaketh, even « Now when the King had made a grave in which to such is the heart. But I tell thee the habit doll not bury the Hermit, the Devil was troubled at the good inake the monk, and it is from such persons as these course which the king liad taken, and he cast about for that the saying arose which is common in the world, I means how he might deceive him; and he found none would have justice, but not for my own house. This I so certain as to come to him in the figure of a hermit, say to thee, because he commanded thee to perform a and keep company with him, to turn him aside from penance such as never man did, the which is, that thou those doctrines which the Hermit had given him, that shouldst cat only once a day, and that of such bread lic might not fulll his penitence. And the king being that even the shepherds' dogs would not eat it: and of in great haste lo bury the body, the Devil came to him this that thou shouldst not eat as much as thou couldst; with a long white beard, and a great hood over the eyes, and appointed thee the term of a year that thou shouldst and some paternosters hanging from his girdle, and continue in this diet. Also he commanded thee that supporting himself upon a staff as though he were jame, thou shouldst not hear mass during the time that thon and could not go. And when lie came where the king abidest here, for that the iwo masses which thou hase was he humbled himself, and said unto him, Peace be heard should suffice; look vow if that docirine be good, with thec! And the king turacd toward that side from wbichi bids a man forget the holy sacrament! Certes !

tell that only for that which he commanded thee to found the four loaves, and he took one, and brake it in observe, his soul is consigned to a place where I would the middle, and laid by the rest carefully, and he went not that thine should go for all the world, if it were in out of the hermitage into the Portal, where there was a my power, with all its riches.

Nevertheless, to be rid table full small, and he laid a cloth upon it, and the of the ill smell which he would give, it is fit that you bread which he was to eat, and the water; and he began should bury him, and while you do this I will go for to bless the table, and then seated liimself. And the false food. And the king said, Friend of God, do not take Hermit noied well how he blest the table, and arose this trouble, but remain still, and before noon there from where lie was, and went to the king, and said, kino, will come food, which will suffice for you and for me; take of this poor fare which I have brought, and which belp me now to give burial to this good man, which has been given me in alms. And he look out two loaves will be much for the service of Gool, although he may which were full white, and a roasted partridge, and a have been a sivner. And the false hermit answered, fowl, of which the legs were wanting; and he placed it king, it would be less evil to roll him over these rocks upon the table. And when the king saw it, bis eyes into the sca; but if not, let him lie thus upon the were Silled with tears, for he could not but call to mind earth till the birds and the beasts devour his flesh. And his great honour in former times, and how it was pow the king marvelled at this: nevertheless, though he be- fallen, and that liis table bad never before been served lieved that this false hiermit was a servant of God, he like this. And he said, addressing himself to the Lord, left not for that to bury the good Hermit who there lay Praised be thy name, thou who canst make the high los, without life, and he began by himself to carry him to and the low nothing. And he turned to his bread and the grave which he had made. And as he was cm- did eat thereof. And inongli he had great hunger, yet ployed in burying him, he saw that the false llermit could he scarcely cat thereof, for he had never used it went away over the mountains at a great rate not as till in that liermitage, and now it seemed worse by retone who was a cripple, but like a stout man and a son of the white bread which that false Hermit had young; and he marvelled what this might mean. brought. And the false llermit, who saw that he gave

no regard neither to the bread, nor the meat which lie Ch. 242. How King Don Rodrigo informed himself con bad brouglit, said to the King, Why eatest thou not of

cerning the penance which he was to perform, from this which God has sent thce? And the King said, I came the writing which the holy lermit left him.

not to this hermitage to serve God, but to do penance for

iny sins, that my soul may not be lost. And the pe« When the King had finished burying the good ser nance which is given me in this life, I must observe for vant of Gou, he went to the altar, and took the writing a year and not depart from it, lest it should prove to my io his hand, and read it to inform himself well of it. Great hurt. And the false Hermit said, How, King, hath And when he had read it, he saw that of a certainty all ii been given thee for penance, that thou shouldse let that was said therein was for the service of God, and thyself die for despair? The Gospel commands not so; was of good doctrine for his soul; and he said, that, ac- contrariwise it forbids man to do any such pevance cording to the greatness of his sins, it beloveol that bis through which the body might be brought to death; pevilence must be severe, if he wished to save his soul. for is in killing another, he who causes the death is And then he called to mind the life which St Mary May- held for a murderer, much more is he who killesh bimdalene endured, for which God had mercy on her. And self; and such thou wouldst be. And now through des forthwith he went to his oratory, and began his prayers; pair thou wouldst let thyself die of hunger, that thou and he remained there will it was near noon; and he mightest no longer live in this world, wherefore I say knew that he had nothing to eat, and awaited till it cat of this food that I have brought thee some little, should be brought him.

that thou mayest not die. And with that he began to

cal right heartily. And the king, when he beheld him, ' Ch. 243.— How the Devil brought meat to King Don Ro- was seized with affection to do the like, howbeit he was

drigo that he should eat it; and he would only eat of withheld, and would eat nothing thereof. the Hermil's bread.

was time when he would drink of the water, the false

llermit said to him, that he should drink of the wine; ! « After it was mid-day the false hermit came witli a and the King would only taste of that water; and as be basket upon his shoulders, and went straight to where went to take of it, the false Hermit struggled with him, the king was, and he came sweating and weary. And but he could not prevail, and the King did according to the King had compassion on him, howbeit be said no-his rule, and departed not from it. And when he had thing, neither did he leave his

priyer. And the false eaten, lic began to give thanks to God. And the false lermit said to him, king, make an end of thy prayers, llerinit, who saw that he would have to cross bimself for it is time to cat; and here I bring food. And the at arising from the table, rose up before him, as ove King; lifted up his eyes

and looked toward liim, and hic i who was about to do something; and the king heeded saw that there came into the hermitage a sheplierd with it not. And when he had thus eaten, he went to the a wallet upon his back, and lie thought this must be he oratory, and began to give praises to the Virgin Vary, who brought him that which be was i0 cal. And so in according as the good man had commanded him; when Truth it was, ibat that shepherd brought every Friday that traitor went to him and said, Ceries this doctrine four loaves of pannick and rye for the holy Hermit, which thou holdest is no way to serve God, for sans upon which he lived during the week. And as this shiep- doubt when the stomach is heated with food the will herd knew not that the good man was dead, he did no shall have no power to pray as it ought; and although more than put bis bread upon the altar, and goliis way. the tongue may say the prayers, the heart confirms them Andibe King, when he had ceascd praying, rose up from not, being hindered by the force which nature derives the oratory, and went to the false Hermit. And he from the food. Therefore I say to ihce that thou

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