Letters to Charles Butler, Esq. Comprising Essays on the Romish Religion and Vindicating the Book of the Church

Letters to Charles Butler, Esq. Comprising Essays on the Romish Religion and Vindicating the Book of the Church

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1826 edition. Excerpt: ...happier herein than Samson himself, who could not so sever his foes but both must die together."--Church History, 133. S charge disgraced and driven from Athelstan's court. A premature exhibition of his skill as a ventriloquist brought upon him this imputation; and he was accused, not for this display alone, but for performing f many things by aid of the Devil. If to this evidence of his early practices the story of the speaking crucifix % at the See Book of the Church, vol. i. 93. T When the harp began to sing... exiliunt obstrepentes puellulce, materfamilias, omnisque domus clientela vociferans hominem nimium esse sapientem, amplius tum qudm quod expediat scire. The Devil instigated certain persons to accuse him of sorcery after this display. Asserentes ilium malis artibus imbutum, nec quidquam divino auxilio, sed pleraque Dcemonum pmstigio operari.--Osbern, ut supra, 362. % See Book of the Church, i. 108. The secret of this miracle, according to Polidore Virgil, was suspected at the time: " Verum quia imago Christi de cruce pendentis, visa est eam reddidisse vocem, ita fides habita est oraculo, ut Presbyteri causd ceciderint, et turba omnis sedata sit; atque sic monachi, ope divind, vel humana potius (nam etiam tunc non defuerunt qui oraculum Phcebi, magis quam Dei fuisse, hoc est hominum fraude, npn Dei nutu editum putarint) utcwnque parta retinuerint." I find this passage in Yepes, who, in an attempt to disprove Polidore's opinion, fairly admits that the circumstance might be thought a trick if it had occurred before an ignorant assembly. "Y si aquella maraha, o ficcion que el dize, se hiziera delante de quatro o seys personas ignorantes, aun nos pudiera persuadir, que avia sidojuego de manos, o de boca, e efetos de algun...show more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236560965
  • 9781236560964