they are all equally blameable, and thus here are four faints whom I mull necelfarily devote to all the devils.

This railed in my mind fome fcruples about St. Thomas and St. Raymond de Pennafort. I read their works, and l was alionilhed when I found in Thomas and in Raymond, almolt the very fame words as in Bufembaum. Igot rid as foon as pollible of thefe two pa- trons, and burnt their books.

Thus was I reduced to the fingle name of jerom; but this Jerorn, the only patron that I had left, has been of no more fervice to me than the refi; is it becaufe jerom has no intereli in paradife? I con- fulted on this fubjefl a man ofgreat learning; he told me that jet-om was the molt choleric of all men ; that he ufed molt grofs and inju- rious language to john, the holy bilhop of Jerufalem, and to the holy priell: Rufinus; that he even called the latter Hydra and Scor- pion, and that he infulted him af. ter he was dead: he fhewed me the paffages. At length I found myfelf obliged to renounce jerom, and to [tile myfelf nothing but plain Carre, which is very clifa- greeable.”

Thus Carre lodged his grief in the bofom of brother Girofiée, who made him this anfwer: You [hall not want for faints, my dear child; take St. Francis d’Allife,” No,” fays Carré, " his wife of fnow would fotnetimes incline me to laugh, and this is a ferious affair.” Well then, take St. Dominic.” No, he was the founder of the inqu1fition.”—“ Will you have St. Bernard ?”—-“ He perfecuted too

mud! poor Abelard, who had more Von. X. '


wit than himfelf, and he intermed- dled too muchiwith bufinefs; give me a patron of fuch humility that no one ever heard him fpeak ; that is the faint for me.” _

Brother Giroliée laid before him the impofiibility of being canoniz- ed and unknown ; he gave a lifl: of many other patrons, with whom our friend was unacquainted, which was jail: the fame thing; but at each faint that he propofed, he de- manded fomething for his con- vent; for he knew that Carré had money. Jcrom Cane then told him this llory, which feems to me very curious : '

There was formerly a king of Spain who had promifed to bellow confiderable donations on all the inhabitants near Burgos, who had been ruined by the war. They came to the gates of the palace; but the guards refufed them ad- mittance, except on condition that they fhould allow the guards to go halves. Good Cardero lirll pre- fented himfelf before the king ; he fell on his knees, and laid, Great Sir, I intreat your majefly to order each of us a hundred lalhes with a thong.” A droll requell: this,” replied the king: Why do you make it i” Becaufe,” faid Car- dero, your guards would abfo- lutely have halfof what you lhould give us.” The king laughed very heartily, and made Cardero a con- fiderable prefent. This gave rife to the proverb, It i: beiter to have ta do rtuitb God than wit}: bisfaintr.’

With thefe fentiments my dear jerom Carré departed this life ; I have therefore annexed ‘fame of his works to thofe of William: and I flatter myfelf, that the Parifians, for whom Vadé and Carre have al-

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