Account of a Tour in Normandy, Volume 1 eBook

Dawson Turner
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    “Extirpate Roth idolo,
     Fides est in lumine;
     Ferro cinctus, pane solo
     Pascitur et flumine,
     Post haec junctus est in polo
     Cum sanctorum agmine.”

The partizans of Roth are therefore supported by the authority of the church; the favorers of Magus must defend themselves by more worldly erudition; and we must leave the task of deciding between the claims of the two sections of the word, divided as they are by the neutral o, to wiser heads than ours.


[119] Precis Analytique des travaux de l’Academie de Rouen, pendant l’annee 1812, p. 164.

[120] At the sale of Mr. Edwards’ library, in April 1815, it was bought by the present Duke of Marlborough for six hundred and eighty-seven pounds fifteen shillings.—­The following anecdote, connected with it, was communicated to me by a literary friend, who had it from one of the parties interested; and I take this opportunity of inserting it, as worthy of a place in some future Bibliographical Decameron.—­At the time when the Bedford Missal was on sale, with the rest of the Duchess of Portland’s collection, the late King sent for his bookseller, and expressed his intention to become the purchaser.  The bookseller ventured to submit to his Majesty, that the article in question, as one highly curious, was likely to fetch a high price.—­“How high?”—­“Probably, two hundred guineas!”—­“Two hundred guineas for a Missal!” exclaimed the Queen, who was present, and lifted up her hands with extreme astonishment.—­“Well, well,” said his Majesty, “I’ll still have it; but, since the Queen thinks two hundred guineas so enormous a sum for a Missal, I’ll go no farther.”—­The bidding for the royal library did actually stop at that point; and Mr. Edwards carried off the prize by adding three pounds more.

[121] Published at Rouen, A.D. 1718.—­The book professes to be written by the Sieur de Moleon; but its real author was Jean Baptiste de Brun Desmarets, son of a bookseller in that city.—­He was born in 1650, and received his education at the Monastery of Port Royal des Champs, with the monks of which order he kept up such a connection, that he was finally involved in their ruin.  His papers were seized; and he was himself committed to the Bastille, and imprisoned there five years.  He died at Orleans, 1731.

[122] Ordericus Vitalis, in Duchesne’s Scriptores Normanni, p. 470.

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Abbey, of Fecamp,
Abbot of the Canards, his patent,
Academy, Royal, at Rouen,
Angel weighing the good and evil deeds of a departed spirit, on a capital
  in the church at Montivilliers,
Archbishop, tomb of, in Rouen cathedral,
Archbishop of Rouen, formerly had jurisdiction at

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