The Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation

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great a man, there can be no doubt of the truth thereof. Ceadd died on the 6th day of the nones of March, and was first buried by St. Mary's church, but afterwards, when the church of the most holy prince of the apostles, Peter, was built, his bones were translated into it. In both which places, as a testimony of his virtue, frequent miraculous cures are wont to be wrought. And of late, a certain distracted person, who had been wandering about every where, arrived there in the evening, unknown, or unregarded by the keepers of the place, and having rested there all the night, went out in his perfect senses the next morning, to the surprise and delight of all; thus showing that a cure had been performed on him through the goodness of God. The place of the sepulchre is a wooden monument, made like a little house, covered, having an hole in the wall, through which those that go thither for devotion usually put in their hand and take out some of the dust, which being put into water and given to sick cattle or men to drink, they are presently eased of their infirmity, and restored to health. In his place, Theodore ordained Winfrid, a good and modest man, to preside, as his predecessors had done, over the bishoprics of the Mercians, the Midland Angles, and the Lindisfarns, of all which, Wulfhere, who was still living, was king. Winfrid was one of the clergy of the prelate he had succeeded, and had for a considerable time filled the office of deacon under him.


CHAPTER IV.
BISHOP COLMAN, HAVING LEFT BRITAIN, BUILT TWO MONASTERIES
IN SCOTLAND; THE ONE FOR THE SCOTS, THE OTHER FOR THE
ENGLISH HE HAD TAKEN ALONG WITH HIM.

In the meantime, Colman, the Scottish bishop, departing from Britain, took along with him all the Scots he had

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