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One of the latest instances in which the sentence of "intercommuning," founded on the Roman judicial sentence of aquæ et ignis interdictio, was carried into effect against an individual harbouring an outlaw within the realm of England, was in the year 1685, shortly after the commencement of the reign of James II. when certain persons, who had been concerned in the duke of Monmouth's rebellion, were in concealment in London. One of these persons had thrown himself upon the charity and compassion of a benevolent lady, of the baptist persuasion, whose affecting story is related by bishop Burnet in his 'History of His Own Times.'[1]

    'Heavenly Love,' afford an instance of the primitive meaning of this word:—

    But he our life hath left unto us free,
    Free that was thrall, and blessed that was band:
    i. e. accursed.

  1. "There was in London one Gaunt, a woman that was an anabaptist, who spent a great part of her life in acts of charity, visiting the gaols, and looking after the poor, of what persuasion soever they were. One of the rebels found her out; and she harboured him in her house, and was looking for an occasion of sending him out of the kingdom. He went about in the night, and came to hear what the king had said, viz. that he would sooner pardon the rebels than those who harboured them. So he, by an unheard-of baseness, went and delivered himself, and accused her that harboured him. She was seized