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Long bed- languescens aegritudine, per quatuor annos et dimidium tlufhospi- 1n ilospitali Lincolniensi lecto jacuerat; et per annum tal. postmodum et dimidium, in atrio matricis ecclesiae se

war"s a receperat, ante januam pruecentoris habitaculum habens. mendicant Hio autem, exemplo quamplurium denique ductus, s^cr-yard"1 <luos, tumbam sancti Hugonis curatos, ad propria On the laetos redire videbat, vigilia assumptionis beake Virfeast of the ~nis se in ecclesiam et usque ad tumbam transferri

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tion, at the fecit. Et Bic, nocte eadem tota, cum lacrimis et sustomb. piriiS, Deo, siinctaeque matri ipsius, sanctoque pnesuli His^vision Hugoni, pia fundere precamina non cessavit. Mane clerks at vcro f'acte, cum parumper obdormisset, visum eidem in 156. somnis fuit, quod clerici duo, stolis albis induti, proxitist'faifar' mum altaxe, scilicet sancti Johannis Baptistas, tanquam and of the ad missam celebrandam decenter adornarunt. Quo biddin" f«cto, episcopus quidam, mitratus, et episcopalibus him rise, competenter indutus, vultu pariter et statura venustus, versus altare per ipsum transiens, dixit ei, "Surge." Cui ille; "Et quomodo surgam, qui me de loco quo "jaceo movere non possum?" Episcopus autem ad altare accedens, missam ibidem celebravit. Eaque complete, cum ministris suis per languidum eundem rediens, caputque suum ad ipsum inclinans, et in vultum ejus insufflans, dixit ei, "Surge, tibi dico, Surge," et sic disparuit. Contractus autem ad hanc vocem evigilans, crura sua et tibias quasi ferro sensit perforari. Sed quamvis anxiatus plurimum, et vulnerum veluti recentium dolore gravatus, tanti tamen praeceptis viri parere cupiens, surgere pro posse conatus est: statimque, cruribus et tibiis extensis, sese in stationem erexit: sed nutans in primis et titubans, protinus in terram The sisters corruit; iterumque per se surgens, firmius stetit. Sohospftal ro1'es autem praescripti hospitalis, qua! in languore suo witnesses ei ministraverant, simulque in vigiliis et orationibus miracle. tunc praesentes extiterant, videntes cum erecturo, et pedibus suis ambulantem, gaudio magno gavisae sunt; et muliebriter vociferantes et exultantes, cum universis qui tunc aderant et ho;e viderant, mirificum Deum in Sanctis suis, et gloriosum in cunctis operibus suis, voce 157. communiter praaconiali magnificabant.

Praecentor autem ecclesiae, vir bonus et veneratione The predignus, nomine Gaufredus, cujus ad januam diu lan- Geoffrey's guens ille jacuerat, de elemosynis ejusdem sustentatus, testimony, fama sanitatis illius audita, fide oculata rei certitudinem cum desiderio probans, Deum omnipotentem laetabundis vocibus et votis glorificavit.

Publicato vero sic miraculo, coram multitudine cleri Testimony, et populi, in capitulo Lincolniensi, et omnibus Deum J^wTM,? a in commune laudantibus, ecce canonicus quidam1 de canon of cella de Wirkesope, nomine sanctre Margaretae Graves, ^ Mother in hujus miraculi recitatione festinus pariter et festivus, miracle, ad duplicandam seu potius multiplicandam sancti sui in terris gloriam, tanquam a Deo missus advenit. Ait enim et assertive proposuit, plurima in ecclesia sua per merita beati Hugonis facta fuisse miracula. Quorum unum in publico tale recitavit.

In provincia de Len fuit vir quidam, multo tem- The bedpore corporali aegritudine lectum tenens, et gravi lan- ^'°|JJ° guore laborans. Accidit autem ut nocte quadam dor- Lynn.

1 There is no mention elsewhere of this canon of Worksop, and the miracle which he was sent to announce; and I can find no mention of this Worksop cell of St. Margaret's Graves. Felley priory, Notts, dedicated to St. Mary, was originally a cell of Worksop, but soon became independent, probably before Giraldus wrote this Life of St. Hugh. I find no other direct mention of any cell of Worksop; but there seems to have been a cell, or grange, at Gringley, Notts, which may have been this St. Margaret's Graves of Giraldus. In Uichard de Lovetot's confirmation charter of VOL. VII.

his father William's foundation of
Worksop, is this; "Confirmo etiam
"donum matris mea; Emma;,....
'* in Gringelcy juxta ecclesiam a
"parte orientali mansuram unam,
"a parte meridiana mansuram
"unam, ad proprios domos canoni-
"corum, cum quodam spatio ad
"pomerium faciendum, sicut per
"fossatum clauditur; et totam gra-
"vam sicut per fossatum cingitur;
"et extra fossatum unam mansu-
"ram atte vinas" (Dugdale, under
Worksop). The church of Gring-
ley is dedicated to SS. Peter and
Paul, according to Bacon's Liber
Regis.

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Bidden in mienti apparens in visu sanctus Hugo, sub eadem St Hugh sPecie quam vivens habebat, aegroto non incognita,

158. dixit ei, "Vade ad cellam sanctae Margaretae Graves, Ma^garef^" et 1n ecc^esia ihius desideratam recipies sanitatem." Graves, a Cui ille; "Et quomodo," inquit, "illuc irem, qui me

Worksop "^e ^oco ia^o movere non possum?" Cui sanctus abbey. Hugo; "Veniam tibi in auxilium." At ille subjunxit;

"Domine, nec prior loci illius nec conventus, quibus "sum prorsus incognitus, etsi illuc etiam venire pos"sem, verbis meis fidem haberent." Cui iterum sancThe pri- tus; "Vade secure, et nihil haesitans; quoniam et haec tothe°ken " hitersigna priori loci illius dices, quod cum ultimo prior. "tumbam meam visitavit, eundo ad nundinas sancti Boston "Botulfi, devote supplicavit pro quodam negotio quod M' "et impetravit;" idemque negotium aegro propalavit Experrectus igitur aegrotus, et de visione tali laetus effectus, rhedam ut potuit qua deferretur perquisivit; eaque impositus, et per dietas suas usque ad dictam cellam transvectus, priori, cum quo fandi copiam statim habuit, causam adventus sui, et intersigna quae a sancto Hugone ad ipsum acceperat, intimavit. Quibus auditis, quia neminem prater se solum hujus secreti conscium habuerat, prior ipsum in ecclesia sua gaudenCure of the ter admisit. Qui et eadem nocte, divinae pietatis gratia, perque viri sancti merita, promissae sanitatis gaudia recuperavit.

159. Prior autem loci ilbius et conventus, tam super visione tali quam etiam miraculo tanto non mediocriter exhilarati, dictum canonicum suum, haac referentem, et una cum visione miraculum hoc recitantem, Lincobaiam destinarunt. Quod etiam quasi pro miraculo quodam reputari potuit, quod in ipsa quoque tam solemni prions miraculi recitatione, divina bonitate ad multiplicandam sancti viri gloriam id totum ordinante, de remotis finibus ex insperato novi miraculi cum visione laudabili fidelis et fide dignus recitator advenit.

Intererant autem horum recitationibus miraculorum, in capitulo Lincolniensi, personse ejusdem ecclesiae tres, DigniGaufredus prsecentor, Reimundus1 archidiaconus Lei- 'jnons &c. cestriae, Willelmus archidiaconus de Westredinge,2 et present in canonici ac clerici ecclesiae plurimi, necnon et laici the redtamulti, Deum publice laudantes, et vocibus ac votis in tiom> of

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hujuscemodi prseconia, Deique magnaha prorumpentes : dgg. "Mirabilis Deus in Sanctis suis," et "Magnus3 in Ps. lx'vii. "omnibus operibus suis;" item, "Magnus Dominus p^' cxliv "et laudabilis nimis, et magnitudinis ejus non est 13,17, &3. "finis;" Quique "De fine in finem attingens fortiter, Sap.viii. l. "et disponens omnia suaviter," vivit et vincit, regnat et imperat, in secula seculorum. Amen.

Explicit.

1 This Reimnnd, archdeacon of Leicester, is spoken of in high terms in the Magna Vita. The author of which tells us that he was said to be a kinsman of bishop Hugh, who made him a canon of Lincoln. In the beginning of June 1200, he entertained Hugh at Paris, when the latter was on his way to the Great Chartreuse (Mag. Vit. 303). He was then studying theology at Paris, as afterwards in his exile during the Interdict; some time in the course of which, he entertained in his hospice the author of the Magna Vita for nearly three months (304, 305). He must, however, have been at Lincoln some time during the Interdict, if Giraldus is

right in what he here says. His
name occurs as archdeacon of Lei-
cester as late as 1222 (Hardy's Le
Neve).

2 Westredinge] i.e. of Lincoln-
shire; the archdeaconry of the
West Riding being the same as the
archdeaconry of Stow. In Domes-
day the North, South, and West
Ridings of Lincolnshire are spoken
of. In the Registrum Magnum of
the dean and chapter, there are
many continuous pages of deeds
relating to places in this archdea-
conry, and these pages are headed
with "Westredinge."

3 Magnus} The Vulgate has "Sanctus" instead.

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