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the greatest Saints in the Romish Communion; and it is claimed that he wrought a world of Miracles, both in his Life-time, and after his Death. Observe, that he once went up to his Neck into the Water, to free himself from the Temptation, into which the Sight of a Woman had led him.17 The best Edition that we have of his Works, is That of 1690. It is the second, which the learned Father Mabillon took care to procure. The Journalists of Leipsic have spoken very exactly of it:18 It is accompanied with several learned Prefaces. It is acknowledged, in one of them, that St Bernard taught, that the Souls of the Blessed are received into Heaven, and into the Society of the Angels, as soon as they are separated from their Bodies, but that they enjoy only the Sight of the Humanity of Jesus Christ, and not the Sight of God.

Castile (BLANCHE OF) , Queen of France, Mother of St Lewis, had very great Qualities. She Was Daughter of Alphonsus, the King of Castile, and was married to Lewis of France, the eldest Son of Philip Augustus,1 the Twenty-third of May, 1200. She was crowned, with her Husband Lewis VIII, the sixth of August, 1223, and declared Regent by That Prince's Last Will, in the Month of November, 1226. Their eldest Son, Lewis IX, was then beginning his twelfth Year, and at that Time the Kings of France were not of Age 'till Twenty-one Years compleat. So that the Regency of this Lady was of Continuance long enough to give her an Opportunity for shewing her Ability and Courage. She stood in need of both these Talents; for the young King was scarce crowned, the first of December, 1226, but there arose a terrible Civil War. The Princes and nobles of the Kingdom confederated together, and laid for

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At Purmor, in Normandy.
17
Vita Bern, lib.i, cap.3 apud Lyserum, Tract. de Polygam. pag.130.
18
In Sect.xi, Supplementorum, Tom.1, pag.566.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Introduction vii
  • Editorial Notes xxxiii
  • ABDAS 3
  • ADAM 8
  • ANABAPTISTS 26
  • AUGUSTIN 49
  • BERNARD 77
  • CASTILE 83
  • CONSTANCE 93
  • DAVID 96
  • Hobbes 125
  • JAPAN 142
  • KNUZEN 153
  • MANICHEES 157
  • POQUELIN 183
  • PYRRHO 202
  • REMOND 225
  • RUGGERI 241
  • SARAH 262
  • SPINOZA 291
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