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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To whom Nero said: He did do make without the west gate of the town a fair bridge of stone at his proper cost. To whom Theodora said: Now he shall no more write to thee with his own hand, my dearest son.

Kenelm, 30 The Life of S. It happed that when Constantine was dead, an emperor, son of the great Constantine was emperor, all of the heresy of the Arians, and held the empire.

And such things that be to us cause of sorrows; were unto him great delight, and was ever embraced with great weepings.

Donatus, 96 The Life of S. Wherefore he prayed many times our Lord Jesu Christ that by his benign grace he would convert them.

For he abode not only seven years for Christ his spouse, but all his lifetime.

Not only he was fed with locusts and wild honey, but with much fouler meat he was content. Take thy sword and come after me. Winifred,60 The Life of S. Then anon this wicked man Askeberd went to Quendred, and told to her all along how he had done, whereof she was full glad, and anon after, took on her to be queen, and charged, on pain of death, that no man should speak of Kenelm. His martyrdom wrote Marcellus, Linus pope, Hegesippus, and Leo the pope.


Then when Constantine was dead he became emperor. And he desired that he should go out of Italy and release the foragine people that he had in captivity.

And as he was led to the place of his passion in the gate of Hostence, a noble woman named Plautilla, a disciple of Paul, who after another name was called Lemobia, for haply she had two names, met there with Paul, which weeping, commended her to vogagine prayers. Paul was cast out with the other heads. From the Temple Classics Edited by F. Saint Anthony and the lobster devil. Jacobus de Voragine, Stephen being stoned.

For he washed the feet of poor men, and set them at the table, and gave them to eat, he served the sick folden, and did the office of servitude much busily.

The golden legend : lives of the saints

And the same year was S. This ark or ship was not borne to one place, but it was sent through the universal world, ne limed with pitch ne glue, but the vorayine thereof were anointed with the Holy Ghost.

Silvester, shows the saint receiving miraculous instruction from Saint Peter in a vision that enables him to exorcise a dragon: And then Peter received a book of our Lord, wherein he learned the words that he said.


Flee hence, thou most wretched, for Paul the advocate is come. He took them that were worshippers of reasonable beasts, almost more fools than unreasonable beasts, for to be the followers of angels. Detail of a miniature of Anthony being tormented by demons, with an historiated initial ‘A’ nthoine of Anthony being blessed by another saint, at the beginning of his legend.

Jacobus de Voragine’s etymologies had different goals from modern etymologies, and cannot be judged by the same standards.

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Paul, brother, lift up shine head and see how Simon flyeth. Peter, saying to him: Who should not weep that hour when the commandment of the sentence was given against goldeb, that Peter should be crucified and Paul be beheaded?

Pancrace [Pancras], 84 The Life of S. This is Theodora the monk that was falsely accused of a child. Gregory ordained that that day specially should be the solemnity of S. But anon, as God would, the king awoke, and said to this Askeberd that he laboured in vain, for God will not that I die in this place. In the time of S.