ten inches, and was painted green; the board for the
superscription was of a brownish colour. To the right of the transverse
beam, and over it, was the "crown of thorns," sprinkled with
blood, as were also the three nails on the opposite side. Below these,
and beneath the left arm of the cross, were "the sponge on a
reed," and also "the spear," the head of which was
covered with blood spots. To correspond with these two instruments, on
the other side were two scourges, besprinkled with blood. The
inscription round this fresco was, "Credo in Deum Patrem
Omnipotentem, creatorem cæli et terræ:" the first clause of
the Apostles' Creed: "I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker
of heaven and earth."
II. On the same wall, but on the other side of the window,
was a repetition of the same group, but with no inscription visible.
III. On the north wall, between the
windows, was the same subject, and a mutilated inscription: "et
vitam ........ Amen," being distinct; also three letters "res;"
possibly the last part of the Creed abbreviated, "Carnis
resurrectionem, et vitam æternam. Amen;" "I believe in
the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting."
IV. The fourth was on the opposite wall, the painting was
repeated, and the almost perfect inscription was, "Qui conceptus
est de Spiritu Sancto, natus ex Maria Virgine;" "Who was
conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary."
The arched recess in the north wall was opened twenty years
ago, when we discovered a framework of wood, which speedily fell to
pieces; and also several