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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.


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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.
page 530

A.D. 1201. DIVINE JUDGMENTS ON BBEAEEBS OF THE LORD'S DAT. 529 a hollow chest should be placed, under the care of two or three trustworthy men, into which the people might throw the money before mentioned. The said abbat also appointed that an alms'-dish should be placed every day upon the tables of the rich, in which they might place a part of their victuals for the benefit of the poor, who had nothing of their own. The said abbat also forbade any person to buy or sell any thing, or to plead causes, in churches or in the porches thereof. Accordingly, through these and other warnings of this holy man, the enemy of mankind being rendered envious, he put it into the heart of the king and of the princes of darkness to command that all who should observe the before-stated doctrines, and more especially all those who had discountenanced the markets on the Lord's Day, should be brought before the king's \ court of justice, to make satisfaction as to the observance of the Lord's Day. But our Lord Jesus Christ, whom it is better to obey than man, and who, by His Nativity, and Resurrection, and Advent, and by sending the Holy Ghost upon His disciples, rendered glorious this day, which we, accordingly, name the Lord's Day, and hallowed it as being the most distinguished, aroused the miraculous powers of His might, and thus manifested the same against some breakers of the Lord's Day. One Saturday, a certain carpenter of Beverley, who, after the ninth hour of the day was, contrary to the wholesome advice of his wife, making a wooden wedge, fell to the earth, being struck with paralysis. A woman also, a weaver, who, after the ninth hour, on Saturday, in her anxiety to finish a part of the web, persisted in so doing, feB to the ground, struck with paralysis, and lost her voice. At Bafferton also, a vili belonging to Master Boger Arundel, a man made for himself a loaf and baked it under the ashes, after the ninth hour on Saturday, and ate thereof, and put part of it by tiB the morning, but when he broke it on the Lord's Day, blood started forth therefrom; and he who saw it bore witness, and his testimony is true. At Wakefield also, one Saturday, whBe a miller was, after the ninth hour, attending to grinding his corn, there suddenly came forth, instead of flour, such a torrent of blood, that the vessel placed beneath was nearly filled with blood, and the mill-wheel stood immoveable, in spite of the strong rush of the water; and those who beheld it wondered thereat, saying, "Spare us, Ο Lord, spare thy people!" Also, in Lincolnshire a woman had prepared some dough, and taking it to the oven after tho VOL. II. M M

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