The Rose Wolf and Erasmus

Erasmus wrote letters to Rosemondt. One letter has the Rosemondt wolf seal on it. This is about the Spanish Inquisition. and of great interest to the history of Haarlem. This is one of the greatest genealogical studies of all time.

Jon Presco

Copyright 2017

 

1153/ To Godschalk Rosemondt Louvain 18 October 1520

Gottschalk Rosemondt of Eindhoven in Northern Brabant, matriculated
at the University of Louvain on 1499 and remained there until his
death in 1526. A doctor of divinity in 1516, he succeeded in 1520 to
the chair o f theology formerly held by Jan Briart. Like Briart he
was a personal friend of the future Pope Adrian V1. His prominent
position in the theological faculty notwithstanding , he retained an
open mind towards humanists studies and a measure of sympathy for
Erasmus. This letter is addressed to him in his capacity as rector
of the university for the winter term of 1520-21 (cf Matricule de
Louvain 111-1963) It was published in the Epistolae ad diverse. In
preparation for a confrontations with the theologian Nicolass
Baechem  Egmondanus, to be held in the presence of the rector,
Erasmus launches an elaborate protest against his opponent, who had
attacked him from the pulpit of St, Peter’s church on 9 and 14
October,

ERASMUS TO THE DISTIGUISHED THEOLOGIN GODSCHALK ROSEMOND, MODERATOR
OF THE FAMOUS UNIVERSITY OF LOUVAIN, GRETTING

I have no desire to interrupt you so often with a letter, and yet it
is better for us both. We had enjoyed silence for a time from the
Frisian Domnican who put a gloss long ago on my Moria and since on
my Antibarbari, pouring every sort of rant and calummy on my name
and reputation. And he supposes he is doing right, for this reason
if no other, that I have touched on monks in what I write, although
I always refrain from the outrageous tales told of them too often –
and let us hope, without foundation – by common report, and repeated
of late at the crowded dinner table of the cardinal of Sion, and
have always avoided names of men and even of orders.

BREVOORT

John Hendricks Brevoort was the forerunner of the “self-made New
Yorker” of to-day. He started in life without a guilder, but rose to
wealth and prominence, like many another of the early Harlem
settlers, whose bouderies were many times destroyed by the Indians,
but whose courage and perseverance placed their names in the
forefront of New York’s roll of honor. Brevoort was only 14 years
old when Harlem village was first settled. He was living at that time
at Bushwick, with his father, Hendrick Jansen Van Brevoort. Their
farm was on a little eminence called Kyckuyt, or lookout. Young
Brevoort was often called Kyckuyt on this account, and is ven
mentioned on the later tax lists of Harlem as Jan Hendricks Brevoort,
alias Kyckuyt. But he discarded the nickname eventually, and,
throughout the later years of his life, maintained his proper surname,
which originated in the diocese of Utrecht, a little hamlet to the
northwest of Amersfoort.

Mr. Brevoort, it is said, was led to go to Harlem in 1675 because of
his acquaintance with Cornelis Janse Kortright. At this time Pierre
Cresson was desirous of leaving Harlem. Mr Brevoort seized the
opportunity of buying Cresson out, thus securing lot No. 5 on Jochem
Pieter’s Flat, together with lot h in the village, and No. 20 on Van
Keulen’s Hook, with meadows at Sherman’s Creek; he participated in
the Division of 1677, drawing No. 1 of the new lots shown on the map
just north of Jochem Pieter’s Flat. “Natural abilities making up in a
good degree hid lack of education, Mr. Brevoort rose to be an
overseer of the town in 1678, and was reappointed the next year. He
bore an active part in the building of the new church in 1686. In
1691 Mr. Brevoort drew lot No. 6 on Jochem Pieter’s Hills, to which,
on May 27, 1698, he added No. 7, by purchase from Jacques Tourneur.

“He was living on this property February 21, 1701, when he sold it to
Johannes Meyer.

“Mr. Brevoort was elected assistant alderman of the Outward in 1702,
and filled the same office from 1707 to 1713. He died in 1714,
leaving 4 children, among whom ws Hendrick.

“Hendrick Brevoort, after that excellent Dutch usage which gave each
son a trade, was bred a weaver, but followed farming. He married, in
1699, Maria, daughter of Hohannes

Papal College of Poor Boys

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I believe I have been ordained to reconcile the split between the Protestant and Catholic religions so that God can do battle with His enemies. The Swan Brethren admitted members of the new Protestant religion. A life-size statue of William ‘The Silent’ graces the façade of their meeting hall. Godschalk Rosemondt was the executor of Pope Adrian and built ‘The Pope’s College’ as his good friend instructed. Adrian came to believe only poor boys should be raised up to rule the Vatican. He hated the excesses of the Medicis. Pope Francis is the embodiment of this humble vision that my ancestor carried forth.

My Democracy was not founded as a sanctuary for the Rich, as is the claim of the false Evangelical cosmology invented in Ireland in 1840 by John Darby. Our Democracy was grounded upon the ideal of Pope Adrian, that was inspired by the teaching of Jesus;

“The meek shall inherit the earth.”

Thomas Moore had four children that he raised after his wife died. He was made a Saint and Martyr of the Catholic Church. Erasmus mentions my ancestor, Godschalk Rosemondt, in his letter to Moore in regards to the Inquisitor, Egmondamus, who is accusing this famous Biblical scholar of being in league with Martin Luther, and thus – is guilty of heresy! Erasmus knows his life is at stake – along with his reputation.

Rosemondt is the Rector of Leuven, and the Master of the Falcon Art College. He is a good friend of Pope Adrian. Perhaps he is lurking in the background of the painting we see above, where Moore’s daughter is in distress when her father is arrested. This is the calm before the storm my ancestor is trying to prevent.

I hereby offer the history of my illustrious family, and my Biblical knowledge in defense of the President of the United States in regards to the false accusations made by Catholic Bishops in order to hurt his reputation in the coming Presidential elections.

In this Democracy we all are presumed innocent until found guilty. To be found guilty, there must be a crime. Show me the crime, or, forever hold your peace!

If there is no crime, or, breach of the Constitution, then the Catholic Church is guilty of using the pulpit to spread a political agenda. If this is the case, then the Catholic Church should loose its tax exemption, along with all Federal funding, for it appears the Catholic church is against the Federal Government while they harbour a secret agenda that should be made visible to all!

Behind every crime, there lies a motive! What motive does our President have in any attack on religion? Establish the motive, or hold your slanderous tongue: Because things have changed in the world since the Pope’s people could freely go around destroying the lives of innocent people, first with their tongues, and then with a branding iron!

“Defamation—also called calumny, vilification, traducement, slander (for transitory statements), and libel (for written, broadcast, or otherwise published words)—is the communication of a statement that makes a claim, expressly stated or implied to be factual, that may give an individual, business, product, group, government, or nation a negative image. This can be also any disparaging statement made by one person about another, which is communicated or published. It is usually a requirement that this claim be false and that the publication is communicated to someone other than the person defamed (the claimant).[1]

In law, a class action, a class suit, or a representative action is a form of lawsuit in which a large group of people collectively bring a claim to court and/or in which a class of defendants is being sued. Class actions are commonly referred to as “class action suits,” however this phrase is redundant as the historical distinction between “actions” at law and “suits” in equity is no longer recognized. This form of collective lawsuit originated in the United States and is still predominantly a U.S. phenomenon. However, in several European countries with civil law, as opposed to the Anglo-American common law system, changes have been made in recent years that allow consumer organizations to bring claims on behalf of large groups of consumers.

Jon Presco ‘The Nazarite’

“I had written to the rector of the university to protest against the
attacks made on me by Egmondamus in the pulpit and he wrote back
that if I was prepared to listen in person while he did his tale
unfold, we might perhaps come to some agreement.”

1153/ To Godschalk Rosemondt Louvain 18 October 1520

Gottschalk Rosemondt of Eindhoven in Northern Brabant, matriculated
at the University of Louvain on 1499 and remained there until his
death in 1526. A doctor of divinity in 1516, he succeeded in 1520 to
the chair o f theology formerly held by Jan Briart. Like Briart he
was a personal friend of the future Pope Adrian V1. His prominent
position in the theological faculty notwithstanding , he retained an
open
mind towards humanists studies and a measure of sympathy for
Erasmus. This letter is addressed to him in his capacity as rector
of the university for the winter term of 1520-21 (cf Matricule de
Louvain 111-1963) It was published in the Epistolae ad diverse.In
preparation for a confrontations with the theologian Nicolass
Baechem Egmondanus, to be held in the presence of the rector,
Erasmus launches an elaborate protest against his opponent, who had
attacked him from the pulpit of St, Peter’s church on 9 and 14
October,

cf Ep 1162s1162/ To Thomas More Louvain November? 1520

This letter give a spirited account between Erasmus and Nicolas
Baechem
Egmondanus before the rector of the of the university of Louvain,
Godschlak Rosemondt. Printed in the Epistle ad diverse, it was no
doubt composed with a wider public in mind; Thomas More, to whom it
is addressed, need not have been told at length an episode of which
he was himself a protagonist. Erasmus also described the
confrontation with Baecahmen in Ep 1173:29-109

ERASMUS OF ROTTERDAM TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THOMAS MORE GRETTING

The story that has reached you about my little dispute with Nicolaus
Egdmondanus in the pressed of the rector of this university is not
wholly true, and yet not quite devoid of truth; such is the way of
rumor, which likes to enhance the facts and tell the story with a
difference. Nor are he and I so much at variance that I would
willingly see him the victim of false reports. So here is the true
story, since I see that in your part of the world you are so idle
you can find time to follow the silly things we do here.

I had written to the rector of the university to protest against the
attacks made on me by Egmondamus in the pulpit and he wrote back
that if I was prepared to listen in person while he did his tale
unfold, we might perhaps come to some agreement. I replied that I
had no objection, though well aware that no lasting good would come
of it. So we met, and the rector took the chair, with me on the
right and Egmondamus on the left. This arrangement was not without
point. He knew Egmondamu’s temperament, and of me he had quite the
wrong idea: he thought I was capable of losing my temper. So he sat
between us, to keep the combatants apart. There upon the rector
opened the subject in a few words, and then, with a countenance of
wonderful and comical gravity Egmondanus began: `I have spoken ill
of no man in my sermon. If Erasmus thinks he has suffered an injury,
let him declare it, and I will answer him.’I asked him whether there
could be a more atrocious injury that to traduce an innocent man in
a public sermon with a string of lies. That roused him at once;
dropping the mask he assumed, and almost purple in the face (his
face was red already, for it was after dinner), `And why, pray, says
he. `do you traduce me in your religious books, `I replied, `your
name is never mentioned.’ Nor has your,’ he retorted, `ever been
uttered in my sermons.’

I denied that my books were religious books, for in them I set down
my down my own imaginings and write whatever come into my head – a
thing, I added, which is not allowed in the pulpit. `Beside which’,
I said’ `I have written for less about you then the facts warrant.
You have told lies about me in public, calling me a supporter of
Luther, whom I have never supported in the sense that the public
reads into your words and you mean yourself.’ By this time he was
not merely exited, he was like a madman. `No, no’, he shouted, `you
are behind the whole lot. You are the slippery customer, the double-
dealer; you can twist everything somehow by the tail.’ And he spewed
up, rather than uttered, much more of the same kind, which
glittering bile at the moment put into his head.I felt my own
hackles rising, and already let out a word which was the forerunner
of rather intemperate language, not exactly `Thou fool’ but
something of the sort that would smell worse then it sounds. But I
controlled myself instantly, thinking it better to respect my won
health ( for I was poorly) and that of the rector, who was also in
the doctor’s hands, beside which it seemed foolish and undignified
to answer a madman in his own language.. So I turned to the rector
with a smile and said,’ I could bring evidence of his outrageous
calumnies, and I could return his abuse. He calls me slippery; I
could call him in my turn a fox..1164/ To Godschalk RosemondtThis
undated letter follows Ep 1153 and Erasmus’s visit to Cologne. It
also report an event that took place on 25 November. It was
published in the Epistle ad diversoss.

ERASMUS TO THE DISTIGUISHED THEOLOGIN GODSCHALK ROSEMOND, MODERATOR
OF THE FAMOUS UNIVERSITY OF LOUVAIN, GRETTING

I have no desire to interrupt you so often with a letter, and yet it
is better for us both. We had enjoyed silence for a time from the
Frisian Domnican who put a gloss long ago on my Moria and since on
my Antibarbari, pouring every sort of rant and calummy on my name
and reputation. And he supposes he is doing right, for this reason
if no other, that I have touched on monks in what I write, although
I always refrain from the outrageous tales told of them too often –
and let us hope, without foundation – by common report, and repeated
of late at the crowded dinner table of the cardinal of Sion, and
have always avoided names of men and even of orders.

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