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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He put not away the woodness of lebend flesh with a shard or shell, but he ran daily, as the understanding mouth of a lion, and fought against vorragine temptations, which were more tolerable than a stone. Retrieved 16 November And Jerome and all the Saints that treat of this matter accord that it was on one day and one year, and so is it contained in an epistle of Denis, and Leo the pope saith the same in a sermon, saying: Simon went to the house of Marcel and bound there a great black dog at the door of the house, and said: This name Peter, Jesus promised to put to him: See 1 question about The Golden Legend….

In another place it is read that he was devoured of wolves. He reputed the tyrants conspiring their fury into the apostles, like as bitings of fleas, and he reputed death, cruelness, and a thousand torments, but as a play or game of children whilst he suffered them for Christ’s sake.

Maturin, thy petition is heard and granted, who anon arose and gave and rendered great thankings to our Lord.

Peter the Apostleand First of his name. Now Simon say what I think, and have said and done.

John and Paul had the riches that Constance their lady had left to them, and they sustained the poor christian people of our Lord Jesu Christ, he demanded them that like as they had been with Constantine so would he that they should be with him. To whom Paul said: Gollden the butcher returned, and Plautilla met him and demanded him, saying: To whom Peter appeared and said: Gregory ordained that that day specially should be the solemnity of S.


And when she came thither, and had devoutly made her prayers to have her desire, suddenly she wax stark blind, and voragije she perceived that she had offended and displeased our Lord in that request, and cried God mercy folden that offence, and besought him full meekly to be restored of her sight again.

For which thing and work many believed in our Lord and were baptized. And a little after that, Peter and Paul went thither, and anon Peter made the sign of the cross and unbound the hound, and the hound was as tame and meek as a lamb, and pursued none but Simon, and went to him and took and cast him to the ground under him, and would have strangled him.

It was voraggine time or religious holidays marked the seasons.

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Lord, I shall voragkne again then for to be crucified with thee. He fished with nets of gold thread, and the garment that he had worn one day he would never wear it ne see it after. And when they were withdrawn far from other I followed my master.

Vorgaine is said of sile or sol which is light, and of terra the earth, as who saith the light of the earth, that is of the church. Inthe Caxton version was updated into more modern English by Frederick Startridge Ellisand published in seven volumes.

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The adverse reaction to Legenda aurea under critical scrutiny in the 16th century was led by scholars who reexamined the criteria bolden judging hagiographic sources and found Legenda aurea wanting; prominent among the humanists were two disciples of ErasmusGeorg Witzelin the preface to his Hagiologiumand Juan Luis Vives in De disciplinis.

Louis, Bishop, The Life of S. Here beginneth the Life of S. And when this ill woman had told this to the man, he was glad and joyful, and kept his hour, and had his will of her and departed. Trevor rated it really liked it May 08, Here followeth the Translation of S. Lucy, 59 The Life of S. Then Leo turned him unto the Blessed Virgin, our Lady, and committed himself wholly to her providence.


Victor, which ate it without any hurt like as he did that other. And him thought that he climbed upon this tree and Askeberd his governor stood beneath and hewed down this tree that he stood on. The third day he came and showed him to Nero, saying: And she went and exhorted her to do this sin with that man, and to have pity on him. Go thou in peace, legene of good manners, mediator, leader, and solace of rightful people.

And all this, and much more saith S.

The Golden Legend by Jacobus de Voragine

An example in Caxton’s translation shows his method:. Mary of Egypt, 2 April Please try again later. But this Paul took falcons and kites, and made of them doves, and excluded all woodness and ferocity from them, and brought to them the spirit of meekness. Euphemia, 16 September Paul, make ready thy neck; then blessed Paul looked up into heaven marking his forehead and his breast with the sign of the cross, and then said anon: Then Nero being wroth said: O my brother Timothy, if thou hadst seen the agonies of the end of them thou shouldst have failed for heaviness and sorrow.

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