Donor challenge: For only 2 more days, a generous supporter will match your donations 2-to Triple your impact! Dear Internet Archive Supporter. TheLegenda Aurea, orGolden Legend, of Jacobus de Voragine was one of the most influential books of the later Middle Ages. It is a compendium of saints’ lives . Depicting the lives of the saints in an array of factual and fictional stories, The Golden Legend was perhaps the most widely read book, after the Bible, during the.

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And on a day when her husband was out, she cut off her hair, and clad her with the clothes of her husband, and went to a monastery of monks which was eighteen miles thence, and hied her, and there required that she might be received with the jcobus. He converted four concubines of Agrippa the provost, so that they would no more come to him, wherefore the provost sought occasion against Peter. To whom Simon said: Silvester put himself to prayer, and S. Theodore,66 The Life of S.

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I have provided for myself and to you. Louis of France, 97 The Life of S. Yea, and Peter said then: Jacobus de Voragine, Cosmas and Damian, attaching the black leg to the sick man. Scanned by Robert Blackmon. Reames, Lwgend Legenda Aurea: Thou strumpet above all other, and adulterer, thou hast forsaken thy husband for to come hither and despise me.

Simon then, as he made his incantations upon the dead body, he was seen move his head of them that stood by; then all they cried for to stone Peter. From to it was also the most often printed book in Europe. To make the text as useful as possible to readers, the Golden Legend is available at this site in multiple forms: He suffered of all the world, business for the churches, bolden burning for slanders.

He was committing heaviness and sorrow when he rented Jesu Christ, for he went out and wept bitterly. We love better God than thee, and we doubt nothing thy menaces because that we will not anger our God.


For a little tofore his death a young man died and was raised again by miracle. Te martyrum candidatus, and therewith he gave up his spirit to our Lord Jesu Christ in likeness of a dove, as afore is said. And as soon as he set hand on the rings they came off leegend the stone, and no token was seen in the stone, where they were fastened in. British Library, Yates Thompson 49 vol. Brice, 74 The Life of Jacovus.

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This said, our Lord ascended into heaven, Peter beholding it, which wept sore. It was compiled around by Jacobus de Voragine, a scholarly friar and later archbishop of Genoa, whose purpose was to captivate, encourage, and edify the faithful, while preserving a vast store of information pertaining to the legends and traditions of the church.

When the duke understood that, he commanded that his back should be all to-broken and his sinews to be drawn out, and this holy man gave great thankings to God for the torments that were done to him, and also of that, that he abode always in very faith. KenelmKng and Martyr.

Its repetitious nature is probably explained by the fact that Jacobus de Voragine meant to write a compendium of saintly lore for sermons and preaching, not a work of popular entertainment. Victor answered that he was a true knight to Jesu Christ and that he would not do sacrifice. Volume 1 Complete Text in one file. Arise hastily and take thy horse, and ride into the city, and him that thou meet, take and bring him with thee. Then this duke went to battle and was discomfited, and fled into a city of Tarsus, and anon the barbarians assieged him.

Agatha to supernaturally repel an eruption of Mount Etna:. All these were called by the commandment of the emperor Anthony, tofore Publius the provost.

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And when she approached him she saluted him saying: Common terms and phrases abbot altar Ambrose angel answered apostle Arians asked Augustine baptized began beheaded Beleth Bernard birth bishop blessed blood body brother brought buried called carried celebrated Christ Christian church circumcision command cross cured daughter dead death Decius demons devil Diocletian disciples divine earth emperor eternal Eusebius faith father fear feast fell fire flesh friars Gallienus gave give glory God’s gods gospel Gregory hand heard heart heaven Herod Hippolytus Holy Spirit honor idols Jerusalem Jesus Jews John John of Damascus Julian king Laurence live Lord Lord’s Luke martyrdom martyrs Mary Maximian miracles monastery monk mother Nazarius night offered ordered Paul penance Pope prayed prayer preaching prefect priest reason Rome sacrifice Saint Dominic Saint Voraggine Saint Peter says jacobuus Septuagesima servant sins soldiers soul suffered tell temple things third told tomb took torture Virgin wanted wife legebd words.


Or Silvester is said of silvas and of trahensthat is to say he was drawing wild men and hard unto the faith. Pernelle, 86 The Life of S. An example in Caxton’s translation shows his method:. Then said Simon Magus to Nero: He came to Rome when Nero was not fully confirmed in the viragine, and Nero hearing that there was disputing and questions made between Paul and the Jews, he, recking not much thereof, suffered Paul to go where he would, and preach freely.

Then said Simon Magus, as S. He thought he was made more fair with binding of chains than he had been crowned with a diadem. Then were his two daughters also converted, and he left his duchy and gave all to poor people, and himself served God, and did after many miracles, insomuch that devils and wicked spirits went out of the bodies of creatures by his simple regard and sight.

He forsook and despised all things and required to have but one thing, and that was the charity and love of Jesu Christ. In the morn early she went to a monastery of nuns, and demanded of the abbess if God could know any sin done and committed by night, after the day was passed. Permission is granted for electronic copying, distribution in print form for educational purposes and personal use.

He was not only burnt with the heat of the day, ne suffered only the frost of the night, but suffering temptations, now with beatings, now stoned with stones, and always among his torments caught the sheep and drew them to the faith from the mouth of the devil.