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tim hebescere coepissent. Iisdem porro conjagibas (res alite filiae natae sunt, quae omnes virginitatem suam professione religiosa Deo con¬

Abont the yeare 1618 M" AnneGaraons, wife to Mr Roger Garnons, of Amestree in the County of Hereford etc, on the feast of the Annuntiation of our B4 Lady feli in travayle of her flrst child; wherein her labour iras soe grieviously painfull and difficult that the persons abouteher wholy despaired of her life. Which as soone as her husband understood from her m other, who purposely withdrew to acquaint him thereof, he being then an earnest catholick (and a little before that, by the divine Goodnesse, forcibly called to the publique profession thereof) presently feli on his knees to pray to God in her behalf, and made a rowe in hocour of God, our BL Lady and S1 Wenefride, that if it should please his allmighty Good¬ nesse to sare his wifes life and bring the child to the grace of holy baptizme, he would goe in pQgrimage to S* Wenefrides Well, to yeeld to his divine Majesty, our BL Lady and S1 Wenefride thankes therefore. After wich she was immediatly delivered, and the child being bom alive and baptized, not Iong after dyed. The father according to his promise went to performe his rowe, and accompanied with one Mr W“ Guynne, arriTed at Holy-well on the 2lth of June the same yeare, being the ere of the feast of the Decollation of B* S1 Wenefride. Tbe nezt day, having ended his devotions first in his chamber then in the Well, wherin much about noone he earnestly recommended to God through the intercession of S* Wenefride the reconciliation of his wife to the catholique religion (she being then an earnest protestant) and that by her he might obtaine the fruict of holy matrimony. Then being returoed to his chamber, as he was making himself ready for his jonrney homewards, one of the guides brougfat him some stones and mosse out of the Holy-Well: which he layd aside on a table, while he was disposing himself for his departure. In the [meane time one M” James, a pOgrime out of Monmoutshire, curiously looking on one of those stones, offered to him dubie the benevolence wbich he had given for it Which he eargerly refused, demanding of her why she llked it so much ; who tould him that she perceaved in it a ffcire picture of a woman in a religionse habite, having as it were a circle about her neck. Which being exactly vewed by all ther present, was playnely and perfectly seen to be soe, the expression or picture glittering in a golden shining manner, to the greate wonder of alL Whereat he was marveilous glad, and he kept it as an ineatimable jewell, with confidence that it might betoken some further favour from God. In his returne homewardes be shewed it to severall persons, particularly at a place called White-Abbey; where all admiring thereat, and one gentlewoman more curiously viewing it, perceaved on that very place where even the face of

the miraculous picture was, the wrong end thereof turned upwards, a fair, per* fect and distinet picture of the Yultus Sanctus, wbich was thence after plainely seene by all others, to the greate increase of theire admiration and joy of the owner. Tbe sayd Mr Gwynne afterwards carried this miraculous stone to many

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