Publisher Description

This bell—for we may as well drop our quaint personification—is of antique French manufacture, and the symbol of the cross betokens that it was meant to be suspended in the belfry of a Romish place of worship. The old people hereabout have a tradition, that a considerable part of the metal was supplied by a brass cannon, captured in one of the victories of Louis the Fourteenth over the Spaniards, and that a Bourbon princess threw her golden crucifix into the molten mass. It is said, likewise, that a bishop baptized and blessed the bell, and prayed that a heavenly influence might mingle with its tones.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1864
May 19
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
10
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SIZE
11.9
KB

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