Father Cahier would even trace the book to Tatian, and it is true that that heresiarch mentions a writing of his own upon animals.
On the other hand, the opinion of Cardinal Pitra, who referred the Physiologus to the more orthodox though somewhat peculiar teaching of the Alexandrians, is fully borne out by a close examination of the irregularities of doctrine pointed out in the Physiologus by Cahier, all which are to be met with in Origen.
(Vienna, 1850); Cahier and Martin, Melanges d'archeologie, &c. ii.
(1856); Cahier, Nouveaux melanges (1874), p. 106 seq.; J.
Espousing the principles of the Revolution in 1789, he was commissioned by the noblesse of the province to draw up the cahier (statement of principles and grievances); and the senechaussee of Montpellier elected him deputy to the states-general of Versailles; but the election was annulled on a technical point.
In 1789 he drew up the first article of the cahier of the electors of the bailliage of Roye, demanding the abolition of feudal rights.
Cahier et A.
191-246 (Paris, 1896); Cahier, Caracteristiques des saints, p. 761 (Paris, 1867).
Nicola di Bari (Bari, 1901); Charles Cahier, Caracteristiques des saints (Paris, 186 7), p. 354; Frances ArnoldForster, Studies in Church Dedications (London, 1899), i.
This programme was adopted by the clergy of his diocese as their cahier, or book of instructions to their representative at the States General, namely Talleyrand himself.
- See Constant's Cahier rouge, published first in 1907, containing his autobiography from 1767 to 1787; Journal intime (1804-1816), re-edited with the Lettres a sa famine by D.
732-737 (London, 1896); Cahier, Caracteristiques des saints, pp. 183, 775, &c. (Paris, 1867).
In 1789 he was elected a member of the states-general by the clergy of the bailliage of Peronne, and from the first proved to be the most able and persevering defender of the ancien regime, although he had drawn up the greater part of the cahier of the clergy of Peronne, which contained a considerable programme of reform.
See Acta sanctorum, August, iii: 380-415; Charles Cahier, Les Caracteristiques des saints (Paris, 1867).