A great thunder
A great thunder
"Now when I was shut in and had taken notice of the greatness of the Cave which I conceive to be about four cubits, I found the inner part thereof to turn and extend under me weak and shaking that it seemed as though it could not bear a man..."
Shane Leslie, 1885-1971
Translated from the Latin of O'Sulevan Beare's Compendium Historiae Cathonicae Iberniae, by Bishop Henry Jones, Leslie, Shane, Saint Patrick's Purgatory: A Record from History and Literature, p. 25
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"Now when I was shut in and had taken notice of the greatness of the Cave which I conceive to be about four cubits, I found the inner part thereof to turn and extend under me weak and shaking that it seemed as though it could not bear a man ; and therefore fearing to fall into some unknown depth I did step back, and having settled myself in the Catholic Faith and being firm in my resolution I did cast myself upon my knees to pray, supposing there had been no more to be done. But about one hour after I did begin to tremble every joint of my, to sweat and to be heartsick, to vomit also as if I had been on a long voyage at sea. In which troubles I was overtaken with sleep, but again roused up with the noise of a great thunder, which was not heard by me along, but by as many as were in the Island, and which they were the more astonished in that it was a clear and fair day..."
Shane Leslie, 1885-1971, “A great thunder,” Digital Derg: A Deep Map, accessed February 28, 2021, https://digitalderg.eu/items/show/88.