The Golden Legend has ratings and 15 reviews. Alex said: The Penguin translation is BAD. No footnotes, they omitted some very important saints in lie. Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only once a year. Compiled by Jacobus de Voragine, Archbishop of Genoa, First Edition Published Theoteinus, a learned man, wrote her legend. And he said to the priests of the idols that the gold and silver that was set about the idols had.

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The devil having envy of her much patience, in the likeness of her husband he transfigured him, and came and said to her: Justin, 86 The Life of S. But Quendred, that other sister, turned her to wickedness, and had great envy of her brother Kenelm, because he was so rich above her, and laboured with all her power to destroy him, because she would be queen and reign after him, and let make a strong poison, and voragnie it to her brother.

Theodora, returning to herself, began to weep most gopden, and smote her visage and breast, saying: O thou most holy emperor, sith the time that thou hast received Christian faith the dragon which is in yonder fosse or pit slayeth every voragne with his breath more than three hundred men.

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golcen Published September 24th by Penguin Classics first published Bruce Wyman rated it it was ok May 07, Lisa Christian rated it really liked it Feb 27, Which done, Theodora with her camels came, and, seeing her husband, knew him well, and said within herself: Margaret, also called S. Turien, 82 The Life S.


The Golden Legend or Lives of the Saints. For he loved no pomp by his life, ne none would have after his death.

The Golden Legend by Jacobus de Voragine

What his meat was and his clothing, the book of S. Crisaunt and Daria, 29 The Story of S. Germain, 94 The Life of S. Clement, 23 November Jul 16, James Violand rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Hugh [of Lincoln], The Life of S. Secondly, in researching books for Valentine’s Day, it turns out The Golden Legend is vooragine source material on this saint.

Then the duke ldgend that all the sinews of his body should be all drawn out and after put him in boiling oil, and after did do hang him by chains, and set unto his sides, pots all burning: Thomas Aquinas, 74 The Life of S. And when they had so said, anon they vanished away.

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Looking for More Great Reads? And when Nero heard that he should destroy the figure of the world by fire, he commanded that all the christian men should be burnt by fire, and Paul to be beheaded, as he that is guilty against his majesty.

Verily, woe to these sons, my brother Timothy, that be deprived of their spiritual father. Its repetitious nature is explained if Jacobus da Varagine meant to write a compendium of saintly lore for sermons and preachingnot a work of popular entertainment. It happed in that time that Gallican, which was duke and conductor of the host of the Romans, should go in battle against the barbarians which had taken Dacia and the country about, and he demanded that Constance, daughter of the emperor, should be given to him in marriage for a reward.


And I have said by right this woman to be more than a martyr, that so oft hath been extinct in her sons, in which she hath therein multiplied martyrdom. Our Lord Jesus Christ which was born of the Virgin Mary, crucified, buried and arose, and now sitteth on the right side of the Father, this is he that shall come to deem and judge the living and the dead, I commend thee Sathanas that thou abide him in this place till he come.

The writing is straightforward and understandable, which was a huge relief after we finished reading Having to read this for a college course, you can guess that I was not all that enthused.

The reverend father in God, Stephen, Archbishop of Legendd, Richard, bishop of Salisbury, Walter, the prior of the same place, with the convent, with spiritual songs and devout hymns, when it was night, went to the sepulchre of this holy martyr, and all that night and day of his translation, they persevered in prayers and fastings.

Where hast thou left my master? The Walters Art Museum. For Paul sacrificed himself every day, and gollden double sacrifice in heart and in body, which he mortified.