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made a noise which was like to that of a pig; that it would have been proper to arge she sunk down iato the bed, and contract the Prioress upon this cause of animosity, ed berself into the postures and grimaces whereof she bad spoke in ber answers : of a person who is out of his wits; a Car- upon this he excused himself, that he was melite friar was at her right hand, and not allowed to make any questions of ci. Mignon at her left, the last of these put riosity.--The Lay-Sister bad also several his two fingers into her mouth, and pre-convulsions, and the motions of her body supposing that she was posscssed, used seemed very extraordinary. They were many conjurations, and spake to the Devil, desirons to propose some questions to her, who angivered him after this manner in hut she cried out twice, To the other, To their first dialogue.
the other; which was interpreted as if she Mignon demanded, Propter quam cau- had been willing to say, that 'twas only sam ingressus es in corpus ujus virginis ? the Superior who was sufficiently instructed For what reason bast thou entered into the to answer. The Judges retired, and unbody of this virgin? A. Causa Animosi- derstood the same questions had been altatis Upon the account of animosity. Q. ready put divers times to the Nuns, espePer qaod Pactum ? By what Pact? A. cia:ly in the presence of Paul Gronard, Per flores. By flowers. Q. Quales? Judge of the Provostship of Loudun, and What Aowers?' A, Ross, Roses. Q. of Irinquant, the King's attorney, of Quis misu? Who sent them? A. Ur- which, and all other things they had seen banus. Urban. She pronounced not this and heard, they drew up a verbal process, word before she had stammered many and signed it. things, as if slie had done it by a con The noise which this possession began straint. Q. Dic cognomen.
Tell his to make produced different opinions; the Sirname. A. Grandier. This was again devout souls, who regarded with respect and a word which she pronounced not till she veneration the ministers of the Church had been very much urged to answer. and who were inclined to receive blindQ. Dic qualitatem. Mention his quality. fold, and without inquiry, all that was 4. Smerdos. A Priest. R. Cijs Ec- presented to them on their part, could not cksie? Of what Church? X. Sancti persuade themselves that Barre, Mignon, Petri. Of Saint Peters. Bhe uttered the Carmelités, Ursulines, Priests, Friars these last words very boldly. Q. Que and Nins, could possibly be the authors of persona attulet flores ? What person so wicked a contrivance, or invent so brought the flowers ? A. Diabolica. A devilish an imposture. But the World diabolical person. She came to her senses liags, not judging so charitably, were more after this last answer; she prayed to God, inclined to suspect the whole: they could and she tried to eat a little bread, which not comprehend how these devils, who hapo was brought her; she put it from her, how, pened to go out at one door, did as quickly ever, a little after, saying she was not re-enter at another, to the confusion of the able to swallow it, bacause it was too dry. ministers of him by whose aathority they There was bronght to her liquid sweet- had been dispossessed. They were asto meats, of which she eat but very lit. nished that the devils of the Superior tle, because she was frequently per- spake Latin, rather than that of the Lay. plexed by the return of her convulsions. sister; and that she spake not better than The Bailiff and Lieutenant, who stood a scholar of the second form. They made near her, and observed with good atten- reflections upon this, that Mignon had not tion that which passed, seeing that they been willing to interrogate her upon the gave no more any sign of a possession, canse of the animosity, of which he himself withdrew towards the window. Mignon had spoken, and they concluded that it spas came near them and said, that in the because the devil was at the end of his action which was presented, there was lesson ; that he had not as yet learnt ang something like the History of Peter Gan- further; and that he was obliged to play fredi, who was prt, to death by virtue of a the same part before all sorts of spectators, decree of the Parliament of Aix, in Pro- seeing he had spoke nothing before the vence; to whom there was no answer Bailiff
, but what he had already spoke made, but the Lieutenant-Civil told him, before the Judge of the Provostship.
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COBBETT’S WEEKLY POLITICAL REGISTER.
Vol. XXVI. No. 6.] LONDON, SATURDAY, AUG. 6, 1814. [Price ls.
(162 SUMMARY OF POLITICS. enviable as the most enthusiastic admirers
of the present can possibly represent it; but THE GRAND JUBILEE. -Of all the with the facts which are now staring me in tricks that have been resorted to during the face, with the proofs wbich meet me the present war, (for the war is not vet every where, and which wonld be equally terminated) to cheat John Bull out of his apparent to all, if they would only be at the money
and senses, that which has just been trouble to look at them; I say, with the played off, under the name of “The Grand evidence, the broad-day evidence, which we Jubilec," appears to me to have surpassed have on every hand, that the change which them all in impudence and frivolity. With has taken place, has not been productive of whom this piece of mummery originated, it the good that was expected,—nor can be would be somewhat difficult to say. But productive of it; it is mere mockery to although it has been disclaimed by Minis- pretend, that the rejoicings have been on ters, and by the Vice Chamberlain, to account of the benefits we are now enjoying, whom the charge of the Royal purse is in a hy the new order of things. The real special manner confided, I do not find the object of these Fetes, the only cause of same anxiety has been shewn to persuade these inventions, was to blind, to mislead, the nation, that they are not to be saddled and to cajole the country; to lull it into a with the enormous expence attending these fancied security, while the hand of corfooleries. On the contrary, it has been ruption, wbich has already nearly exhausted Very plainly intimated, that the whole is to the hard-earned pittance of industry, strips be paid out of the civil list, which, although the credulous wretch of his last shilling. it is already nearly two hundred thonsand To have a proper conception of this matter, pounds in arre&r, must be made up by the let the reader only turn his attention, for a good people of this country, at a moment's little, to the remarks put forth in the notice. But there is another vicw to be Courier of the 1st instant, on the Regent's taken of this subject, wbich is even of more Speech, at prorogating the Parliament, a Consequence than that of applying the copy of which I have annexed to this ar. public money to objects which, it is pre- ticle:-“ The Speech from the Throne at tended, have not had the sanction of any “ the close of a Session (says the Courier) proper authority.-- The bustle of prepara-" rarely notices public measures prospection, its long continuance, and the topics “ tively; it is of much less importance than of conversation to which this Jubilee must the Speech at the opening of Parliament. give rise, has already diverted, and must,“ On the present occasion the Speech confor a considerable time to come, divert the "tains one important prospective passage ; public attention from those objects which “ that in which the expence of still keeping more immediately concern their true in-"-up for a time in our pay a body of foterest, and the ultimate welfare of the reign troops, is announced to the House Country, than all the shews and spectacles “ of Commons as the guardian of the public ever exhibited on the theatre of the world."
purse. This sufficiently proves that GoIt is said, that these Fetes are in honour of "vernment is not without apprehensions rethe peace, and that all ranks rejoice,“ specting the final settlement of the Conbecause the treaty concluded with France“ tinent; or, at least, that circumstances has been accompanied with all those bles-1“ exist which render it prudent for this Sings which were anticipated as the result country to maintain an IMPOSING ATTI. of such a happy event. For my part, TUDE. The success which has attended tasily guppose a state of things to which“ his Majesty's arms, the glory with which this conntry might easily be brought; I can the struggle has been crowned, will justify radily figure a treaty of peace, the terms “ Government in incurring any copence to of which would render our situation as “ finish the great work it has already so
“ nearly completed. Well and proudly may that this expression lras some allosion to “ the Regent boast that ALL THE OBJECTS a wish entertained here, to extend our “ havč been obtained for which the war was Continental possessions; which, it is sup
begun or continued; with exultation and posed, we can easily do at the present mo“ gratitude will the people hear the un-ment. But whether it be views of personal “ questionable truth, that the character of aggrandisement, or whether it be the dread " this country stands so high on the Conti- of an immediate renewal of hostilities, * nent. Never before was England so which lias given birth to the resolution not " powerful, or esteemed on the Continen', as to reduce our army to the peace establish" she is at present; never was she so power- ment; and to retaia in our pay a body of “ful and esteemed in all other parts of the forcin troops, it is as clear as day, that as «« world. With a mildGovernment at bome; this will occasion as great an expenditure “ for where can milder men be found than of public money as when the battle “Lords Liverpool, Castlereagh, B.thurst, was raging with all its fury, that this “Sidmouth, Eldon, and Melville ?' with a country is in as bad, if not in a worse, si“ mild Government which is at the same time tuation now than before the late change “strong in public opinion, because it has so took place. We have the same load of “ amply proved its ability, as well as its no- taxes to pay; and, with respect to the pro“ deration; with such advantages it remains fits of trade and commerce, the Courir “ but for the people to repair by their indus- consoles us with the idea, that they may be “
try and enterprise the disorders which so realised “ in three or four years, when " long and expensive a war haš unavoidably this country will again overflow with capi“ created. During the first years of peace tal, and a wise Government may dininish " there will necessarily be a drain of money our burthens nearly as rapidly as they "intonew channels of trade, a great revolu- arose.”-Blessed prospect!' In three or “tion in property must take place; but when four years the public burthens may be di" the profits of commercial exertion are minished; in three or four years, the pco“ realised, as they will be in three or four ple may calculate upon enjoying some of "years, this country will again overflow with the froits of their industry!' Yet this is "capital
, and a wise Government may dimi- what the enlightened and reflecting, at "nish our barthens nearly as rapidly as they least, those who pretend to know more than “ arose. The passage in the Speech announc- their neighbours, would have us believe, is
ing the necessity of keeping foreign troops a situation of profound peace and tran“still in ourpay, is supposed to have lowercd quillity, a state of enjoyment, of comfort, " the funds which have fallen considerably." and ease, in which we ought to give ourNo one who bestows the slightest attention selves up to all sorts of revels, and unon the above article, can fail to discover, bounded pleasure. To say nothing of the that it has been finally determined not to war with America and with Norway, which remit a single iota of the taxes which, in we are prosecuting with as much vigour as the name of war taxes, have, from year to ever, it is absurd to contemplate Great year, for a period of upwards of twenty years, Britain in any other light than as a counbeen gradually imposed upon the nation. try environed with all the pecuniary diffi
The reason is obvious : we are still keep- culties consequent on a state of war. But, ing in our pay a body of foreign tronps. - say the advocates of corruption, our suc This, says the Regent's speech, has "ren-cess has been glorious; we have obtained dered a continuation of our foreign expen- ALL THE OBJECTS for which the war was diture unavoidable;" and the Courier begun or continued; never were we besbrewdly remarks, “ this sufficiently proves forc so powerful or esteemed on tlie Conie that Government is not without apprehen- tinent, and in all parts of the world.sions respecting the final settlemerit of the Well, then, if it be true that we are so Contineni.” Wiatever may he the fears highly cstcemed every where ; and if we of others respecting the tranquillity of the are indebted for this character to the mildContinent, I confess I have seen nothing ness, ability, and moderation of Ministers, vet which appears to me to justify them. where is the necessity of assuming an ime The Courier, indeed, seems to wish to do posing attitude? Of whom are we afraid? aware that ideh, when it speaks of other Or whom is it necessary we should terrify! decum sremleribu it“ prudent for Why keep up an army on the Continent, this) way auntancan imposing atti- if we stand so high in the estimation of all ted
o not be surprised to find the Continental States ?Why continxe
the burthens under which the people groan, | does his name still strike terror into the it all the world are in admiration of our hearts of those whom he formerly threatenmoderation, and our justice? “ All the ed with destruction? Though in a manner objects, it is plainly admitted, for which the politically dead, does the existence wbich War was begun and continued, have been he enjoys excite apprehensions in the breast3 accomplished.”—The power of Napoleon of those soereigns, wbo were formerly inhas bcen broken ; the Bourbons have been debted to him for their crowns, but who restored; the Pope has re-ascended the spared him not when he was in their chair of St. Peter; the Inquisition has re- power?. To judge by the tone of our news newed its wholesome observances, by which paper press, there is every reason to be. the bodies of heretics are burned for the lieve, that this is the true cause of that good of their souls; the race of Jacobins alarm, of that panic, with which most of has been nearly exterminated; and, finally, the regular Governments have been seized, the deliverance of Lurope, and the march and that nothing will restore tranquillity of to Paris, for wiich so many prayers, for mind to these alarmists, but Napoleon's so many years, were offered up by the utter extermination. Hence the feverishpious, and so many sighs uttered by the ness which pervades the columns of these believers in the “divine rights of Kings;" journals, whenever they find it necesthese
great, these important objects have sary to mention his name ; hence the all been attained. Nothing, in fact, re- readiness to which they still attribute to mains to be done ; at least nothing in which him any obstructions which start in the this country can be any way interested. way of their favourite projects; and hence " I have the satisfaction (says the Prince their reiterated recommendations that this " Regent), of contemplating the full ac-object of their dread should be put to " complishment of all these objects for death, without regard to forms of law, " which the war was either undertaken or to the solemnity of treaties, or to the
continued; and the unexampled exer- immutable principles of justice. How "tions of this country,combined with those, it can be said, in this state of things, " of his Majesty's Allies, have succeeded in that all the objects for which the war was
effecting the dcliverance of Europe from begun and carried on, have been accom
the most galling and oppressive tyranny plished, is utterly inconceivable. I it is “ under which it has ever laboured.” -I not from fear of Napoleon that our war adınit that there may be some territorial establishment is to be kept-up, it is proper arrangements to settle, which may render that the people, who pay for this, should be farther discussion necessary, and for that informed of the true reason, that they may end it is that a Congress is to be held. But conduct themselves accordingly. But if it it will not surely be pretended, that it is is the fear of Napoleon's great name, (as I necessary, as was lately done at Chatillon, am disposed to think) that has occasioned that the armies should continue to fight the present warlike aspect of Europe, it is while the negociators are proceeding with impossible to regard the Jubilee rejoicings in their deliberations. For what other pur- any other light than a solemn mockery, than pose, then, is this country to be continually an insult to the human understanding. Surburdened not only with the expence of rounded by all the accompaniments of war; nearly our whole domestic troops, but with our war expenditure in no sensible degree that of keeping up a body of foreigners also ? abated
; and trade and commerce labouring Are we afraid of France or Spain? That under all the obstructions of such a state; cannot be. The Regent has assured us, the great majority of the nation are en that “ the restoration of so many of the an- gaged in celebrating, by riot and drunken cient and legitimate Governments of the festivity, by low gambling, and gormanContinent
, affords the best prospect of the dizing vice, what they bave been told is the permanence of that peace, which, in con- conclusion of a glorious and happy peace, junction with his Majesty's Allies, I have It is enough for them that corruption has
Of whom, then, are we proclaimed this. It is believed without afraid? Not surely of our Allies: It examination. The rabble get a day by it, Honld he treason to insinuate any thing of which seems to be the most that the inulti.
It cannot, then, be on Napo- tude of all countries calculate upon obtain. leon's acconnt, that all this note and pre-ing, by the political changes which are paration of war” is kept up on the Conti- constantly taking place. The friend of tent. Though deprived of his power
, humanity would fain fatter himself, that
the reign of corruption and error will ter- y object can be obtained, I am persu:ided you will minate at some period; but as long as he see the necessity of my availing any self of the sees beings, who pretend to rationality, give means now at my disposal, to prusecule the war themselves
with so much indifference to with increased vigour, the guidance of others, as the people of this Gentlemen of the IIouse of Comport,-1 tbank country are doing at this moment, he can you for the fiberal provision which you have scarcely regret, if they should be indebted made for the services of the present year. The for a restoration of their scnses, to some circumstances under which the war in Europe signal and overwhelming calamity, has been coucluded, and the necessity of mainPRINCE REGENT'S SPEECH.
raining for a time a body of troops in British pay, My Lords and Gentlemen, I cannot close this upon the Continent, have rendered a continuation Session of Parliament, without repeating the ex.
of our Foreign expenditure coaroidable. You 'pression of my deep regret at the continuance of may rely, however, upon my determination in This Majesty's lamented indisposition. When, in reduce the expences of the country as rapidly consequence of that calamity, the powers of as the nature of our situation will permit. Governmeột were first entrusted to me, I found
My Lords and Gentlemen, - It is a peculiar this country engaged in a war with the greater gratification to me to be enabled to assure you, part of Europe.- I determined to adhere to that that full justice is rendered throughout Europe line of policy which bis Majesty had adopted, to that manly perseverance which, amidst the and in which he had persevered under so thany country against all the designs of its enemies,
convalsions on the Continent, has preserved this and such trying difoulties. The zealous and unremitting support and assistance which I have has augmented the resources and extended the received from you, and from all classes of his dominions of the British Empire, and has pro. Majesty's subjects: the consumate skill and ved in its result as beneficial to other nations ability displayed by the great Commander whose as to our own. His Majesty's Subjects cannot services you have so justly acknowledged ; and fail to be deeply sensible of the distingnished the valour and intrepidity of his Majesty's forces advantages which they have possessed ; and I by sea and land; have enabled me, ander the am persuaded that they will ascribe them, under blessing of Divine Providence, to surmount al Providence, to that Constitution, which it has the difficulties with which I have had to contend. now for a century been the object of my family 1 tuyo the satisfaction of contemplating the full to maintain onimpaired, and under which the accomplishment of all those objects for which the people of this realm have enjoyed more of real war was either undertaken or continued ; and liberty at home and of trne glory abroad, than
has ever fallen to the lot of any nation. the unexampled exertions of this country, com. bined with those of his Majesty's Allies, have
URBAN GRANDIER. mcceeded in effecting the deliverance of Europe (Concluded from last week's Register.) from the most galling and oppressive tyranny They were not ignorant that some time beonder which it has ever labnored. The resto. ration of so many of the ancient and legitimate.
fore there Imd been a meeting of all the Govermuncrits of the Continent affords the best most violent enemies of Grandier, at the prospect of the permanence of that peace which,
village of Pindardane, in one of Trin. in conjunction with his Majesty's Allies, I have deal of probability, that wbat was acted
quant's houses, and they found a great concluded : and you may rely on my efforts being there had a relation to the possessions.directed at the approaching Congress to complete They could not also relish that Mignon the settlement of Europe, which has been al- had so readily explained himself upon the ready so auspiciously begun; and to promote, conformity, which he saw in this affair, upno principles of justice and impartiality, all with that of Ganfredy, the Priest, exethose measures which may appear to be best cal cuted at Aix. And, in fine, they had enlated in secure the tranquillity and liappiness rather that other Friars than Carmelites had of all the nations engaged in the late war.
been called to their exorcisms, because the regret the continuance of hostilities with the quarrels of these good Fathers with GranUnited States of America. Notwithstanding the dier had been known to all the world, by unprovoked aggression of the Government of that the sermons which he had made agajost a country, and the circumstances under which it privileged altar, of which they so much took place, I at sintetely desirous of the resto- boasted, and by the contempt which be ration of Peace 'between the two nations upon publicly shewed of their preachers. conditions honourable to both. But until this
The next day after, being the 12th of