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Wulstan

(St.). A Saxon Bishop of Worcester, who received his see from Edward the Confessor. Being accused of certain offences, and ordered to resign his see, he planted his crozier in the shrine of the Confessor, declaring if any of his accusers could draw it out he would submit to resign; as no one could do so but St. Wulstan himself, his innocence was admitted. This sort of “miracle” is the commonest of legendary wonders. Arthur proved himself king by a similar “miracle.”

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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