Account of a Tour in Normandy, Volume 1 eBook

Dawson Turner
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it adheres to the Pallium, or to the Casula.  In either case, it must be considered as part of the vestment to which it adheres.
“It is quite out of my power to determine, or even to conjecture on any rational grounds, which, of a certain three-score of archbishops of Rouen, the figure represents; but, if I were to choose between Maurice, the fifty-fourth archbishop, who died in 1235, and William, of Durefort, the sixty-first, who died in 1330, from the comparative lowness of the mitre, and some other circumstances of the dress, I should determine in favor of the former.  Perhaps it may represent our Walter, who was first Bishop of Lincoln, and then transferred to Rouen, by Pope Lucius IIIrd.  He died in 1208, after having signalized himself as much as any of his predecessors or successors have done.
“P.S.  On consulting with an intelligent ecclesiastic of Rouen, I am inclined to think that the above-mentioned ornament upon the shoulders, is the Mozetta, being a short round cloak, which all bishops still wear, with the Rochet, Pectoral Cross, and Purple Cassock, as their ordinary dress; but, in modern times, the Mozetta is laid aside, when the prelate puts on his officiating vestments; though he retains the cassock, cross, and rochet, underneath them.  My informant says, that this mozett is common on the tombs of bishops who died in former ages.”

[83] The same idea is to be observed on many ancient monuments:  among others, it is engraved on the fine sepulchral brass to the memory of Sir Hugh Hastings, in Elsing church.—­See Cotman’s Norfolk Sepulchral Brasses.

[84] By the words Lilia and Quercus, are designated the armorial bearings of the King of France, and Pope Julius IInd, of the House of Rovere.

[85] The bodies of the Cardinals d’Amboise were dug up in 1793, together with most of the others interred in the cathedral, for the sake of their leaden coffins:  at the same time the lead was also stripped from the transepts; and a colossal statue of St. George, which stood on the eastern point of the choir, was likewise consigned to the furnace.

[86] Ducarel says (Anglo-Norman Antiquities, p. 20.) that she was the favorite mistress of two successive kings; but I do not find this assertion borne out by history.

[87] Vol.  IV. p. 47.

[88] The doctrine of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, gave rise to some curious doubts respecting the authenticity of the Virgin’s hair.  Ferrand, the Jesuit, states the arguments to the contrary with candor; but replies to them with laudable firmness.  The passage is a whimsical specimen of the style and reasoning of the schools:—­“Restat posteriore loco de capillis Deiparae Virginis paucis dicere, enimvero an illi sint jam in terris!—­Dubitationem aliquam afferre potest mirabilis ipsius anastasis, et in coelum viventis videntisque assumptio triumphalis.—­Quid

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