The Armorial Ensigns of the Royal Burgh of Aberdeen; With Some Observations on the Legend Relating to the Capture and Demolition of the Castle
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ... And fand yet ine the gret cite Foure aid monkis, that let thame se The towme quhare-in sancte Nicholas Wes lad the tyme he ded was; The Knychtis opnyt the towme and fand The banys vare in oyle fletand; Thane gert thai thame with thamc be Borne to the towne of Barre: In gret worschipe quhare they are And hele and helpe gyfis til al sare. And mad wes the translacione Of Cristis incarnacione A thousand auchty yere and sewine--Fore-thi be Joy to god of hewyne."--Barbour's? Legendensammlung. Heilbronn, 1881, p. 229. It is remarkable that neither in Barbour's Collection, nor in his principal authority, the Legenda Aurea of Jacobus de Voragine, is to be found the story that accounts for the appearance of the three children in the tub. It is given below from a different source--The fame of St. Nicholas's virtues was so great, that an Asiatic gentleman, sending his two sons to Athens for education, ordered them to call on the Bishop for his benediction: but they, getting to Mira late in the day, thought M proper to defer their visit till the morrow, and took up their lodgings at an inn, where the landlord, to secure their baggage and effects to himself, murdered them in their sleep, and then cut them into pieces, salting them and putting them into a pickling tub with some pork which was there already, meaning to sell the whole as such. The Bishop, however, having had a vision of this impious transaction, immediately resorted to the inn, and, calling the host to him, reproached him for his horrid villainy. The man, perceiving that he was discovered, confessed his crime, and entreated the Bishop to intercede, on his behalf, with the Almighty for his pardon; who, being moved with compassion at his contrite behaviour, confession, and thorough...
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