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THE LEGEND OF A COCK AND A H EN,

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' Cùmque peregrini manè discessissent, exclamavit puella coram parentibus crateram sibi fuisse subreptam. Quod by Bishop Patrick in his Parable of the Pilgrim i audiens Praetor satellites confestim misit, ut peregrinos (ch. xxxv, pp. 43o—434.) Udal ap Rys relates it in | reducerent. Qui cùm venissent, puella conscia sui scelehis Tour through Spain and Portugal (pp. 35—38). l ris accessit ad juvenem et crateram eruit è cucullo. Quaiioth these writers refer to Lucius Marineus Siculus as ' propter comperto delicto, juvenis in campum productus their authority. And it is told also in the Journal du , iniquâ sententiâ et sine culpâ laqueo suspensus est: miseVoyage d'Espagne (Paris, 166q), by a Conseiller who ; rique parentes cùm filium deplorâssent, posteà discedenwas attached to the French Embassy in that country | tes Compostellam pervenerunt. Ubi solutis votis et Deo (p. 18). gratias agentes, subinde redeuntes, ad locnm pervenerunt,

The story may likewise be found in the Acta Sancto- | ubi filius erat suspensus, et mater multis perfusa lacryrum. A duplicate of the principal miracle occurs in the | mis ad filium accessit, multùm dissuadente marito. third volume, for the month of May (die 1 2*, p. 17 1 ); i Cùmque filium suspiceret, dixit ei filius, Mater mea, noli and is there ascribed to S. Domingo de la Calzada, the | flere super me: ego enim vivus sum, quoniam Virgo Dei

The Legend ( for a genuine Legend it is ) which has been made the subject of the ensuin; Ballad, is related

author, Luiz de la Vega, contending, that both relations genetrix, et Sanctus Jacobus me sustinent et servant in

are to be received as true, the Bollandist (Henschenius) ; columem. Vade, charissima mater, ad judicem qui me

contrariwise opining that they are distinct miracles, but leaving the reader nevertheless to determine freely for himself utrum id malit, an vero credere velit, unicum dumtaxat esse quod sub quadam circumstantiarum varietate refertur ut geminum. In the sixth volume of the same work, for the month of July (die 25*), the lcgend of the Pilgrim is twice told, once (p. 45) as occurrin; to a native of Utrecht (Caesarius Heisterbachensis is the anthority), once as having befallen a German at Toulouse (p. 5o); the lat ter story is in the collection of Santiago's miracles, which Pope Calixtus II is said to have compiled. The extract from Lucius Marineus Siculus may also be seen there. It is here annexed as it stands in the fifth book of that author's work de Rebus Hispaniæ Memorabilibus. « In antiquissimâ civitate quam Sancti Dominici Calciatensis, vulgus appellat, gallum vidimus et gallinam, qui dum vixerunt, cujus coloris fuissent ignoramus: posteà verò cùm jugulati fuissent et assi, candidissimi revixerunt, magnam Dei potentiam summumque miraculum referentes. Cujus rei veritas et ratio sic se habet. Vir quidam probus et amicus Dei, et uxor ejus, optima mulier, cum filio adolescentulo magnae probitatis, ad Sanctum Jacobum Compostellam proficiscentes, in hanc urbem itineris labore defessi ingrediuntur, et quiescendi gratiâ restiterunt in domo cujusdam qui adultam filiam habebat. Quae cùm adolescentem pulchrâ facie vidisset, ejus amore capta est. Et cùm juvenis ab eâ requisitus atque vexatus, ejus voto repugnàsset, amorem convertit im odium, et ei nocere cupiens, tempore quo discedere volebant ejus cucullo crateram sui patris clam reposuit.

falsò condemnavit, et dic ei me vivere propter innocentiam meam, ut me liberari jubeat, tibique restituat. Properat sollicita mater, et prae nimio gaudio flens uberiùs, Praetorem convenit in mensâ sedentem, qui gallum et gallinam assos scindere volebat. * Praetor,' inquit, filius meus vivit; jube solvi, obsecro! Quod cùm audisset Praetor, existimans eam quod dicebat propter amorem maternum somniâsse, respondit subridens, ' Quid hoc est, bona mulier? Ne fallaris! sic enim vivit filius tuus, ut vivunt hae aves!' Et vix hoc dixerat cùm gallus et gallina saltaverunt in mensâ, statimque gallus cantavit. Quod cùm Praetor vidisset attonitus continuò egreditur, vocat sacerdotes, et cives, proficiscuntur ad juvenem suspensmm : et invenerunt incolumem valdèque laetantem, et parentibus restituunt ; domumque reversi gallum capiunt et gallinam, et in ecclesiam transferunt magnâ solemnitate. Quæ ibi clausæ res admirabiles et Dei potentiam testificantes observantur, ubi septennio vivunt; hunc enim terminum Deus illis instituit; et in fine septennii antequàm moriantur, pullum relinquunt et pullam sui coloris et magnitudinis; et hoc fit in eâ ecclesiâ quolibet septennio. Magnae quoque admirationis est, quòd omnes per hanc urbem transeuntes peregrini, qui sunt innumerabiles, galli hujus et gallinae plumam capiumt, et nunquam illis plumae deficiunt. Hoc ego testor, proptereà quòd vidi et interfui, plumamque mecum fero. • — Rerum Hispanicarum Scriptores, t. ii, p. 8o5. Luiz de la Vega agrees with Marineus Siculus in all the particulars of this perpetual miracle except the

latter : • Sed scriptorem illum fictionis arguit, quod !

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