Ice-Caves of France and Switzerland eBook

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[Footnote 26:  Jean Bontemps, Conseiller au bailliage d’Arbois.]

[Footnote 27:  ’Allez vous en reposer, rafraischir et boire un coup au chasteau, car vous en avez bon besoin; j’ay du vin d’Arbois en mes offices, dont je vous envoyeray deux bouteilles, car je scay bien que vous ne le hayes pas.’—­Petitot. iii. 9.]

[Footnote 28:  Mem. de la Comte de Bourgougne, Dole, 1592, p. 486.]

[Footnote 29:  One of the Seigneurs de Chissey, Michaud de Changey, who died in high office in 1480, was known by preeminence as le Brave.]

[Footnote 30:  Dr. Buckland visited these caves in 1826, to look for bones, of which he found a great number.  Gollut (in 1592) spelled the name Aucelle, and derived it from Auricella, believing that the Romans worked a gold mine there.  It is certain that both the Doubs and the Loue supplied very fine gold, and the Seigneurs of Longwy had a chain made of the gold of those rivers, which weighed 160 crowns.]

[Footnote 31:  Dion Cass. lib. lxiii.]

[Footnote 32:  Ib. lib. lxvi.]

[Footnote 33:  Known locally as the Porte Noire, like the great Porta Nigra at Treves, and other Roman gates in Gaul.]

[Footnote 34:  I should be inclined, from what I saw of the country, to go to the station of Baume-les-Dames on any future visit, and walk thence to the glaciere, perhaps three leagues from the station.]

[Footnote 35:  He was in error.  The Paris correspondent of the ‘Times’ gave, some months since (see the impression of Jan. 20, 1865), an account of an interesting trial respecting the manufacture of the liqueur peculiar to the Abbey of Grace-Dieu.  From this account it appears that the liqueur was formerly called the Liqueur of the Grace-Dieu, but is now known as Trappistine.  It is limpid and oily; possesses a fine aroma, a peculiar softness, a mild but brisk flavour, and so on.  It was invented by an ecclesiastic who was once the Brother Marie-Joseph, and prior of the convent, but is now M. Stremler, having been released by the Pope from his vows of obedience and poverty, in order that he might teach Christianity to the infidels of the New World.  The Brothers took the question of the renunciation of poverty into their own hands, by declining to give up the money which Brother Marie-Joseph had originally brought into the society; so M. Stremler, being now moneyless, commenced the secular manufacture of the seductive Trappistine, in opposition to the regular manufacture within the walls of the Abbey, abstaining, however, from the use of the religious label which is the Brothers’ trade-mark.  The unfortunate inventor was fined and condemned in costs for his piracy.]

[Footnote 36:  See p. 310.]

[Footnote 37:  Journal des Mines, Prairial, an iv., pp. 65, &c.]

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