from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The name proposed by Brauner (of Prague, Austria) for a hypothetic chemical element of high atomic weight, of the probable presence of which in tellurium as hitherto known he supposed he had found some evidence.
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For the writer of the Chronicon rhythmicum austriacum, the girls 'loss of virginity referred back to the song that charmed the children into taking up the cross, the song that invoked a New Jerusalem where youths and virgins could "commingle chastely."
A similar condemnation of enchantment as the source of deception — that is, a demonization of magicians — coincided with an idealization of the beguiled children in the Chronicon rhythmicum austriacum, a source as detailed and as romanticized as the account of Alberic of Trois-Fontaines.
Note 70: Chronicon rhythmicum austriacum, p. 356: Risum luctus occupat, digne lamentantur.
The Chronicon rhythmicum austriacum condemned the misuse and appropriation of religious ideas — including references to the children as Innocents — that were incorporated into a song that enchanted the children for immoral, anti-Christian purposes.
Note 52: Chronicon rhythmicum austriacum, ed.W. Wattenbach, MGH SS 25.356: "Hic vide peregrinacionem puerorum et qualiter per incantaciones sunt decepti." back
Note 78: Chronicon rhythmicum austriacum, p. 356. back
Note 68: Chronicon rhythmicum austriacum, ed.W. Wattenbach, MGH SS 25.356: Arte quidam magica ista late sevit:/‘Nycolaus famulus Christi transfretabit,/Et cum innocentibus Ierusalem intrabit.