S. Guinefort, Martyr

Sexto, dicendum est de supersticionibus contumeliosis, quarum quedam sunt contumeliose Deo, quedam proximo. Deo contumeliose sunt supersticiones que divinos honores demonibus attribuunt, vel alicui alteri creature, ut facit idolatria, et ut faciunt misere mulieres sortilege que salutem petunt adorando sambucas vel offerendo eis, contemnendo ecclesias vel sanctorum reliquias, portando ibi pueros suos vel ad formicarios […]

Mock

Whilest in the Lent season the king laie at Killingworth, there came to him from Charles Dolphin of France certain ambassadors, that brought with them a barrell of Paris balles, which from their maister they presented to him for a token that was taken in verie ill part, as sent in scorne to signifie that […]

Twice

King George II., at a review of his Horse Guards, asked Monsieur de Bussy, the French Ambassador, if he thought the King of France had better troops. “Oh, yes, Sir,” answered the ambassador, “the King of France has his gens d’armes, which are reckoned the best troops in the world. Did you never see them? […]

Mulier Amicta Sole

Et signum magnum apparuit in caelo: mulier amicta sole, et luna sub pedibus ejus, et in capite ejus corona stellarum duodecim: et in utero habens, clamabat parturiens, et cruciabatur ut pariat. Et visum est aliud signum in caelo: et ecce draco magnus rufus habens capita septem, et cornua decem: et in capitibus ejus diademata septem, […]

Les Terroristes de la Pensée

Nous découvrons (…) qu’il nous faut choisir notre camp; que nous nous armons contre le mal manifeste sans prendre position pour le mal sournois. Le chrétien se sent pris en tenaille entre deux idéologies. D’un côté, l’idéologie qui caricature Dieu au mépris de l’homme. De l’autre, l’idéologie qui manipule l’homme au mépris de Dieu. D’un côté, des adversaires déclarés […]

Who Can Bear the Thought of That Advent?

See where I am sending an angel of mine, to make the way ready for my coming! All at once the Lord will visit his temple; that Lord, so longed for, welcome herald of a divine covenant. Ay, says the Lord of hosts, he is coming; but who can bear the thought of that advent? Who […]

Glenorchy Charm-stone of Breadalbane

[A]ne stone of the quantitie of half a hen’s egg sett in silver, being flatt at the ane end and round at the vther end lyke a peir, quhilk Sir Coline Campbell first Laird of Glenvrquhy woir quhen he faught in battell at the Rhodes agaynst the Turks, he being one of the Knychtis of […]

And Thou Childe

And after the seconde lesson, throughout the whole yere, shalbe used Benedictus dominus deus Israel, etc. in Englishe as followeth: BLESSED be the lorde God of Israel : for he hath visited and redemed his people. And hath lyfted up an horne of salvacyon to us : in the house of his servaunt David. As he spake […]

Manfully to Triumph Over Tyrannical Madness

O God, who hast not without reason mingled the birthday of the glorious high-priest, Thomas, with the joys of thy nativity, by the intervention of his merits, make these thy servants venerate thy majesty with the reverence of due honour. Amen. And as he, according to the rule of a good shepherd, gave his life […]

Vigilate

Quod autem vobis dico, omnibus dico: Vigilate. And what I say to you, I say to all, Watch. — St. Mark xiii. 37.

Aide-toi et Dieu t’aidera

When the Alabama’s keel was laid Roll, Alabama, roll Twas laid in the yard of Jonathan Laird O Roll, Alabama, roll ‘Twas laid in the yard of Jonathan Laird Roll, Alabama, roll ‘Twas laid in the town of Birkenhead O Roll, Alabama, roll Down the Mersey way she rolled then Roll, Alabama, roll Liverpool fitted […]