The correspondent introduces a diagram of the 'Holy Cross of St. Thomas Aquinas', comprising Latin sentences which may be read in various ways. The diagram had been 'found behind every window-shutter in a house at Frescati, to preserve it from Thunder and Lightning!'. An editorial note reminds readers that it is not the cross, 'superstitiously reverenced' in Roman Catholic countries, that is worthy of trust, but Jesus.
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