On April the 14th, fell a great Snow ; the reſt, and all May, were cold and dry. The late cold Spring raiſed the Price of all Corn. Stow. --— This Year the Plague raged over moſt of the Continent of Europe, and laid Spain almoſt waſte. Zacut. Luſitan. --— A peſtilential, contagious, mortal Cholick afflicted all Europe ; the Sick oppreſſed with malignant Symptoms, all died ; none lived to the 4th Day. This aroſe from a peſtilent Air. It laid Spain in a manner waſte. After they were ſeized, they became preſently ſenſeleſs ; all the Hair fell off their Heads ; a livid Puſtle roſe on the Noſe, which in 20 Hours ate it up ; then the extream Parts turned cold and mortified. All that had it, died ; none recovered. ---In Norſea and Florence, was a terrible Earthquake, which deſtroyed and ruined many ſtately Buildings. Theodor. Meurer. As Conſtantine the Great is falſly and audaciouſly ſaid to have prepared a Bath of human Blood by the Slaughter of many Infants, to cure him of a Leproſy which he never had ; ſo from 1550 to 1580, two or three old Gentlemen, and a few purple-gown’d Subabterns, fell into a raging Fever, attended with an inſatiable Thirſt (which nothing but Chriſtian Blood could quench) and Delirium ; curſing a Book called the Bible, and all its Lay Readers and Believers, talking of Infallibility, Succeſſion, Hereſy, &c. To quench their Thirſt, were killed in Italy, Spain, France, England, and Flanders, 39 Princes, 148 Earls, 235 Barons, 147518 Nobles, 700060 common People, in all 848000 ; yet ſtill they were thirſty after all this Blood. Chr. Math.