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Archaeologia Cantiana Vol. 14 -1882  pages 21
SMARDEN CHURCH By the Rev  Francis  Haslewood     Continued

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

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