Wonders if not miracles, or, A relation of the wonderful performances of Vanlentine Gertrux of Assance neer Youghall in Ireland who cureth all manner of diseases with a stroak of his hand and prayer as is testified by many eare and eye witnesses.
Beacher, Lyonell.
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AS for the Person in Ireland I formerly writ of, there is such a full Concurrence of Testimo∣nies concerning the truth of this Relation about him, that it admits of no further doubt or scruple with us, in reference to the matter of fact; neither do I see any reason (the first being proved) to question, but that the things are wrought by the power of a Divine hand, in which there can be no juggle or delusion as to the truth of the matter it self. Besides the testimo∣ny before mentioned in my last, we have receiv'd a full confirmation thereof by Captain Hastell of Plymouth which he had from his Son in Waterford: As also from one Captain Lancaster living near this place and being partner with Gertrux and Captain Pley of this Town in a parcel of Land about Cornedy: who af∣firm, that they have received it under the hands of many men of note in Ireland, and that no disease stands before him. To which may be added the inclosed Relation from one Mr. eacher living in Youghall who was both an eye and ear witness, containing a very sober and rational account of the matter.

Upon the whol, the thing is wonderful, and stupen∣dous, and astonishing, and makes us as men in a dream, when we think or speak of it: And we cannot but conclude, that God is about to do some great work in the World, and that this is but the forerunner Page  5 of some great things which we may shortly see, unto which we desire to stand prepared. It is clear, that these 1500. years at least, we cannot hear of any in∣stance of the like nature. And that the Devil should have such power it cannot enter into me to imagine; else the Miracles wrought by Christ and his Apostles were no sealing evidence (as they were) of the truth of the Gospel, and of the Divine stamp and authority of the same; in as much as neither Man nor Devil could do the like with their utmost art and industry.

What the present instrument, is we cannot certainly say, onely that all that were of his acquaintance in these parts while he lived here, do give the character of a very sober, discreet, civil Gentleman; what is his present frame and posture we are not fully infor∣med, more then what the inclosed Relation signifieth: Onely that great and marvellous things are done by him cannot be denyed.—The particular design of God therein we must leave undetermined till time shall make it manifest.