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Emperor, and his spending the income of that canonicate among the poor, a cozening of people out of their rights and possessions ?

The two most signal cures in Ireland, attributed through the bounty of God to the joint prayers of the Prince and the patients, have been successfully vindicated by the Right Rev. Doctors Murray and Doyle. That which made so great a noise throughout Europe, namely, that of the Princess of Schwartzenberg, followed by many others throughout Germany and France equally surprising and equally incontestible, has been published by the humble Prince himself, in his Letter to Pope Pius VII. dated Brucknau, July 16, 1820, and in his subsequent Declaration, which appeared a few days afterwards. These pieces, though published in England, as well as on the continent, must have escaped the notice of the Reviewer, or he would never have brought forward the greater part of his charges. He would have seen in particular, that the principal cures in question took place, not in convent-parlours, but in frequented palaces and crowded streets; that so far from dreading inquiry, and the examination of competent judges, he invited the local authorities to appoint proper persons for this purpose; that he practiced no incantation, or other art, in favour of the sick, but barely prayed for them, invoking the saving name of Jesus upon them, as the Apostles were accustomed to do on similar occasions; that in exhorting his patients to hope for acure, he never gave them an assurance of obtaining it, or any other relief, except as far as God should see it to be conducive to his divine glory and to their real benefit; finally, that so far from being elated with the favours of he en, or the praises of men, he ascribed nothing to himself but his sins, and proved himself ready to prevent any assemblages of the people at the least intimation of this nature from the authorities in church or state, and even to withdraw himself totally from society should this be judged expedient.

Not being able to procure a sight of Dr. Badeley's work on the cure of Miss O'Connor, at the present time, I shall say no more of it or of its respectable author, than that the latter, to my knowledge, is at the head of his profession in the Eastern

Counties, that he is a most honourable gentleman and a most amiable member of society; but having the happiness to know and to correspond with the lady just named, I will here state the particulars of her disorder and its cure, as a corrective of, the Reviewer's misrepresentations of them, accordingly as I have ascertained them to have taken place.On the last day of November, or the first of December, in the year 1820, the young lady in question felt a hard substance, accompanied with great pain in the palm of her right hand.

These rapidly encreased till the whole hand and arm became swollen to near three times their natural dimensions, the girth of her wrist when in health measuring six inches, and when diseased, sixteen inches. In short, the whole limb lost its shape and its colour as human flesh, emitting a fetid odour, and hanging like a huge lump of yellow tallow by the side of the patient. It was quite destitute of motion of every kind, and yet was excruciated with continual and severe pain. In this state she was regularly visited and treated by Dr. Badeley, the Physician of the house where she lives, and by Mr. Barlow, its surgeon. She was likewise visited by the celebrated anatomist, Mr. Carpue, who came to her from London at different times, to afford his advice, and by Dr. Blount, a physician of Hereford, who had a daughter in the house. Emolients and astringents of different kinds, the hot bath, the vapour bath, the cold bath, and the knife, were successively employed ; the limb was pierced and gashed, sometimes to the depth of an inch, on different occasions, and at last that powerful searcher of the bodily system, mercury, was resorted to, which produced a copious salivation. But all this was to no purpose; the patient's limb became worse and worse, till the weight and pain of it became almost insupportable, and the medical men agreed that amputation, (the amputation of a right arm) was necessary, because, as the chief of them urged, however painful the operation was of cutting off a limb, it was transient, whereas the torture of the limb was conti- . nual and hopeless. In this opinion the surgeon joined, when they both visited her on the day before her cure, which was a year and half from the commencement of her disease. The ensuing day, however, May 3, 1822, was that on which the pious and

charitable German Prince had engaged himself by letter to offer up

Mass for her recovery, if such should be the will of God, she, herself, at the same time, uniting her prayers with his, and receiving the blessed sacrament at a mass to be offered up at the same time in her residence. This was done, but without any sensible effect, till the last gospel of the Mass she was hearing, and she was actually making an act of humility and resignation to the will of God, declaring herself to be unworthy of becoming the subject of a miracle, when suddenly she felt, in her right shoulder, a sort of electrical shock, accompanied with an audible crack, that thrilled down to her finger ends. Instantly the pain ceased, the swelling began visibly to subside, and the healthy colour of the limb returned, the fetid odour was no longer perceived, and the patient found herself able to perform the several movements of her hand and arm. We


well suppose the fervour with which she joined her companions in singing Te Deum, in gratitude to her celestial physician. I do not expect that the Reviewer will credit


word though supported by the high authority I am about to adduce. He will probably rank me among the miracle-mongers whom he ridicules, though it is a fact, that I reject all modern miracles, except such as are incontestibly proved, and therefore am as remote from the character of an antiquated miracle-monger, as I am from that of a fashionable Sadducee. I invite him then to investigate the case himself on the spot in question, as many other respectable persons have done. Trusting, that he is a gentleman in his manners, as he is by his education, I can promise him that he will not be refused an interview with the restored Lady, nor with that other lady of ancient family and enlarged and polished mind, whom he has named. In short, by a morning's drive to Chelmsford, or engaging one of his truly respectable publishers in London to go thither for him, he may obtain the depositions of medical men, visitors, musicians, servants, &c. to any amount he pleases : which, if contradictory, or defeotive will not fail to overwhelm me and the cause I advocate with lasting confusion. I now proceed to lay before him and your readers, extracts from a letter which I received from the lady who is the subject of the present inquiry, (presuming on her permission) in answer to questions put to her by me since I saw the last Edinburgh Review.

Extracts of a Letter from Miss O'Connor to Dr. Milner, dated

New Hall, Deeember 4th, 1828. “ Dr. Badeley, and Surgeon Barlow saw my arm, May the

2nd, the day previous to my cure ; Dr. Badeley, on that day, “ declared to me, in presence of Mrs. Coleman, that he was

persuaded nothing but amputation would be of any service: “ that were I his own daughter, or if he himself was in my

situation, the arm should have been off long ago. Surgeon

Barlow on the same day, agreed to draw up a state of my “ case, to send it to my mother, who had requested it; but he declared, at the same time, that it was his decided opinion, “ that no remedies whatever would be of any avail. Mr. Car

pue saw my hand for the last time, on Passion Sunday, “ March 24, when he ordered a steam bath, in the hope of

giving me some little ease. Dr. Blount also declared ampu“ tation necessary, but Mr. Carpue affirmed that I should not “ have strength to undergo the operation. The Hon. Mrs. “ H. Weld, &c. Messrs. Forester, Reeve and Scott, every mem. “ ber of our community, Joseph Philipson, our carpenter who “ made the bath, and many others, saw the hand and arm in 66 their diseased state. From the 30th of November, 1820, to “ the 3d of May, 1822, I had no use of my diseased limb. “ The fetid odour from my hand and arm was so offensive, “ and judged by Mr. Carpue to be so 'unwholesome, that he “prescribed ventilators in the infirmary where I lodged. Im“ mediately after Mass I made the sign of the cross, turned my “hand behind me without pain or difficulty, took up and held

my office book, stretched my arm in the form of a cross, and

on coming out of the choir made use of it with ease, on se“ veral occurring occasions, as lifting and removing things.

Surgeon Barlow saw my hand on the 5th of May, and nearly “ fainted with surprise ; he declared, in the presence of Mr. “ Reeve, Mr. Marest of Canford, Mr. Dennett, &c. that it was

a most wonderful interference of Providence. Dr. Badeley • did not see it till the 11th of May, when he expressed great “ astonishment; this also he has expressed in his letters to “ Mr. Carpue and Mr. Scott. Mr. Carpue did not see me for “ two months, but he sent me a congratulatory message in an“ swering Dr. B's. letter to him, and declared that, in his life, he “ had never seen a worse case than mine was. No disagreeable “ odour remained after my cure. My hand and arm in their dis“eased state had the appearance of tallow, grown yellow by long

keeping. Immediately after Mass, the persons who had remark“ed this the day before the cure, on the day itself exclaimed: the restored hand and arm have a more healthy appearance than the other. The swelling began to subside instantaneously, and “and was visibly seen to diminish ; before night it had dimi“nished five or six inches round the wrist : there appeared no “swelling at all at the end of four or five days. Our establish"ment consisted at the time of 140 persons, besides the music “masters, drawing master, and dancing master, three of whom

are protestants. All of these, together with a great number of visitors, &c. were well acquainted with the deplorable state “ of my hand, and its wonderful cure.”

6 M. A. G. BARB. O'CONNOR. “ To J. Milner, D. D. Wolverhampton, Dec. 13, 1823.".


For the Catholic Miscellany.

MR. EDITOR.-If in the last month our Foxian Martyrs exhibited very few traits of genuine protestantism as practised in the present day, and appeared any thing else, rather than men laying down and devoting their lives in defence of the protestant church as now by law extablished, the martyrs of the present month, will, I am persuaded, upon examination, be exactly in the same predicament. To begin with the first upon the calendar for February: William Thorpe, priest, confessor. This “ warriar valiant under the triumphant banner of Christ,” to use the words of Fox, was cited in the reign of Henry the fourth, ann. 1407, before the Archbishop of Canterbury, at the same

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