A Consolidated Library of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

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A.3.4 1 far from here in the regions of the East / is the noblest of l
A.3.4 2 s of the East / is the noblest of lands, famed among men. / That
A.3.4 3 amed among men. / That expanse of earth is not accessible / to m
A.3.4 4 t accessible / to many leaders of nations across the world, / bu
A.3.4 6 evil-doers through the might of God. / That whole plain is bea
A.3.4 8 and with the fairest perfumes of the earth. / That island is pe
A.3.4 13 ortal is often open, / the joy of voices released to the blesse
A.3.4 16 rain nor snow, nor the breath of frost, / not the blast of fire
A.3.4 17 eath of frost, / not the blast of fire, nor the dropping of hai
A.3.4 18 ing of hail, / nor the falling of rime, nor the heat of the sun
A.3.4 26 es there ever incline a trace of roughness, / but that noble fi
A.3.4 31 in their writings, / than any of the gleaming mountains / that
A.3.4 32 us tower high under the stars of heaven. / That victory-plain i
A.3.4 42 . / Just as long ago the power of water, / a sea-flood covered t
A.3.4 45 / against the watery onslaught of the cruel waves; / it stood ke
A.3.4 46 ssed and sullied by the grace of God, / and abides so blooming
A.3.4 47 s so blooming till the coming of flame, / the Lord’s judgemen
A.3.4 49 death-beds, / the dark vaults of men come to be opened. / There
A.3.4 51 r weeping nor grief, no token of woe, / old age or grimness, no
A.3.4 53 , nor narrow death, / nor loss of life, nor coming of hatred, /
A.3.4 55 wful grief, / nor the struggle of poverty nor the want of wealt
A.3.4 57 winter-squalls nor the flurry of storms / harsh under the heave
A.3.4 64 water the land from the midst of the wood, / every month bursts
A.3.4 67 ul spurts. / It is the bidding of the prince that twelve times
A.3.4 68 ce that twelve times / the joy of watery-floods should eddy / th
A.3.4 73 fallow blossoms, / the beauty of the forest-trees, but there m
A.3.4 78 adorned, / through the powers of the Holy one, the brightest o
A.3.4 91 . / He shall behold the course of the sun, / and to come to face
A.3.4 93 y to witness when the noblest of stars comes up, / shining from
A.3.4 94 from the east over the waves of the sea, / the ancient work of
A.3.4 95 of the sea, / the ancient work of the father, gleaming with orn
A.3.4 96 ornaments, / the bright token of God. The stars are hidden, / v
A.3.4 97 nder the waves in the regions of the west, / hidden in the dawn
A.3.4 109 the stream before the coming of that beacon, / the sky-candle,
A.3.4 115 n the sky’s taper, the lamp of light, / brightly shines over
A.3.4 116 rightly shines over the surge of the sea. / The lands are adorn
A.3.4 118 rld made fair, / after the gem of glory lights up the ground ac
A.3.4 119 e world, the most magnificent of stars. / As soon as the sun to
A.3.4 122 bright, departs from the tree of the grove, / passes swift in f
A.3.4 129 s bright voice, / than any son of man ever heard under the heav
A.3.4 130 ce the high king, the creator of glory, / established the world
A.3.4 132 heaven and earth. / The sound of that song is sweeter and more
A.3.4 134 trumpets nor horns nor sound of harp, / nor voice of any man o
A.3.4 135 nor sound of harp, / nor voice of any man on earth, / nor the mu
A.3.4 136 man on earth, / nor the music of an organ’s melody, / nor swa
A.3.4 137 nor swan’s feather, nor any of the joys / which the Lord creat
A.3.4 148 ordained / for the inhabitant of the grove that he may be perm
A.3.4 149 may be permitted / to make use of the plain as he wishes, / and
A.3.4 151 s plenty, until the guardian of the wood-grove / has passed a
A.3.4 152 / has passed a thousand years of this life. / Then the pale-fea
A.3.4 155 ill be weighed down. / The joy of birds flies from the green ea
A.3.4 156 nd, and seeks a broad kingdom of earth, / where no men dwell, a
A.3.4 159 ake dominion / over the family of birds, exalted among his kind
A.3.4 165 ce, / until they seek the land of the Syrians, / in the greatest
A.3.4 166 the Syrians, / in the greatest of hosts. There the pure bird / su
A.3.4 170 and concealed from multitudes of men. / There he inhabits and k
A.3.4 174 ‘phoenix’ after the name of the bird. / The king glorious
A.3.4 175 g glorious in might, the lord of mankind, / has granted to that
A.3.4 178 ne is the brightest blooming / of all trees spreading / upwards
A.3.4 183 ather is fair, / the clear gem of heaven shines holy, / the clou
A.3.4 185 s are swept away, / the forces of the waters stand still, / ever
A.3.4 188 le, / sheds light on the bands of people, / then he begins to bu
A.3.4 191 d is upon him / through a surge of awareness that he may swiftly
A.3.4 196 he dwelling-place, / every one of those noble perfumes, / lovely
A.3.4 197 / lovely herbs, that the king of glory, / the father of every b
A.3.4 198 he king of glory, / the father of every beginning created over
A.3.4 199 over the land / for the honour of the race of men, sweetness un
A.3.4 207 red perfumes, and the noblest of the earth’s harvest. / He si
A.3.4 208 for the journey. When the gem of the sky, / in the summertime,
A.3.4 211 heated through the clearness of the sky. / The herbs grow warm
A.3.4 216 then flame enfolds / the house of the disheartened creature, fi
A.3.4 220 e is leaving, / the soul-hoard of the fey one, / when the pyre-f
A.3.4 226 a ball. / Then that brightest of nests is pure, / purged by the
A.3.4 227 the pyre, the dwelling-place of the valiant one. / The corpse
A.3.4 228 grows cold, the broken vessel of bone, / and burning subsides.
A.3.4 230 hen from that pyre / the image of an apple is found again in th
A.3.4 235 s nestling, / the fair makings of a bird; / then further yet it
A.3.4 243 meone / brings home the fruits of the earth / at harvest, the lo
A.3.4 245 vely crop, / before the coming of winter at reaping-time, / lest
A.3.4 246 reaping-time, / lest a shower of rain should damage them under
A.3.4 250 m those fruits / the prosperity of men shall arise again, / throu
A.3.4 251 se again, / through the nature of corn, / which is first sown as
A.3.4 253 pure seed, / and then the ray of the sun, / life’s token, at
A.3.4 262 h, unless he tastes a portion / of the honey-dew that often drop
A.3.4 265 s ancient settlements, a land of his own. / Then the bird proud
A.3.4 268 life is renewed, / young, full of gifts. Then from the dust / th
A.3.4 270 taken off, from the remnants of the flame, / collects with cun
A.3.4 273 es and cinders, / the remnants of the pyre back together, and t
A.3.4 284 is own bones, which the surge of flame / had engulfed with fire
A.3.4 286 n the mound, / for an increase of ashes. Then the battle-skille
A.3.4 288 er on that island. / The light of the sky is renewed for him, /
A.3.4 289 / the sun’s thegn, gladdest of gems, up over the ocean, / the
A.3.4 290 , up over the ocean, / the joy of noble stars gleams from the e
A.3.4 291 the east. / That bird is fair of hue at the front, / tinted wit
A.3.4 292 various colours at the front of his chest. / His head is green
A.3.4 301 ant, inside and out. The cast of his eye / is piercing and most
A.3.4 303 lovely gem, when by the skill of smiths / it is set in a golden
A.3.4 305 round the throat, like a ring of sunlight, / the brightest of c
A.3.4 306 g of sunlight, / the brightest of circlets is woven in feathers
A.3.4 326 / from far and near in throngs of people, / where they gaze upon
A.3.4 329 the beginning / the true king of victories established for him
A.3.4 335 to the troops / the adornments of the one swift in flight. Then
A.3.4 347 t in wings, / so that the band of rejoicing ones cannot follow
A.3.4 348 follow him, / when the delight of hosts seeks his homeland / awa
A.3.4 349 homeland / away from the turf of this earth. / So, after the ti
A.3.4 350 is earth. / So, after the time of death, the blessed one / again
A.3.4 357 der is, / male or female; none of mankind / knows, except the lo
A.3.4 365 ed. Then there comes / the end of his life; the pyre covers him
A.3.4 369 r death, / the sorrowful agony of demise, / since he always know
A.3.4 374 venated under the protection / of the sky. Yet he is himself / b
A.3.4 376 likewise also / the heir again of the ancient inheritance. / The
A.3.4 377 inheritance. / The mighty lord of mankind granted him / that he
A.3.4 381 ame should take him. / So each of the blessed chooses for himse
A.3.4 385 ater days to enjoy / the gifts of the lord in perpetual bliss,
A.3.4 388 for their deeds. / The nature of this bird points to a great s
A.3.4 389 rity / with those elect thegns of Christ in the dwelling-places
A.3.4 391 shining joy / with the support of the father in these dangerous
A.3.4 394 d woman through the abundance of his miracles, / and then set t
A.3.4 395 et them up in the best region of the earth, / which the childre
A.3.4 396 he earth, / which the children of men call paradise, / where the
A.3.4 397 ise, / where there was no lack of bounty, / for as long as they
A.3.4 398 were willing to keep the word of the eternal one, / the command
A.3.4 399 the eternal one, / the command of the holy one in that fresh jo
A.3.4 400 ice afflicted them, the spite of the ancient enemy, / who offer
A.3.4 401 offered them food, the fruit of the tree, / so that through ev
A.3.4 411 d that food / against the word of the Eternal one. Because of t
A.3.4 413 have had to give up / the joy of their homeland, because of th
A.3.4 417 welling-place / in this valley of death. A better life / was hid
A.3.4 420 rely closed through the plots / of the fiend for many years, / un
A.3.4 421 r many years, / until the king of glory, through his advent, / m
A.3.4 422 ankind’s joy, the comforter of the weary, / and the only hope
A.3.4 426 tings reveal, / is the journey of the bird when, full of experi
A.3.4 429 comes upon the lofty covering of the forest / in which he build
A.3.4 434 ung again, / through the blast of flame, life after death, / be
A.3.4 437 ght settlement / after the bath of fire; just so those ancestors
A.3.4 440 ul plain and the lovely seat / of glory behind them, took a lon
A.3.4 441 long journey / into the hands of vicious creatures, where thei
A.3.4 446 that the lord, / the high king of heaven, / was loyal towards th
A.3.4 449 ve their dwelling, where none of the ancient enemies / can cause
A.3.4 451 m with poison, / with the sign of enmity in that dangerous time
A.3.4 452 ous time. / There the champion of the lord builds a nest for hi
A.3.4 455 to the poor, / to those bereft of benefits, / and calls out to t
A.3.4 458 ns forth, / blots out the sins of this fleeting life, / the dark
A.3.4 459 leeting life, / the dark deeds of sin, keeps god’s law, / brav
A.3.4 462 very evil, grim sins for fear of God, / glad at heart yearns to
A.3.4 465 / in every journey, the ruler of victories, / a willing benefac
A.3.4 466 tories, / a willing benefactor of hosts. These are the herbs, /
A.3.4 467 se are the herbs, / the fruits of plants, that the wild bird / ga
A.3.4 470 those dwellings the champions of the creator / perform accordin
A.3.4 475 l be established / in the city of glory as a recompense for the
A.3.4 483 in the heavens, until the end of his day comes, / when he death
A.3.4 485 ng by weapons, takes the life of every one, / and swiftly sends
A.3.4 486 swiftly sends into the bosom of the earth the fleeting bodies
A.3.4 487 he fleeting bodies, / deprived of souls, where they shall be lo
A.3.4 488 red in earth until the coming of flame. / Then many of mankind
A.3.4 489 e coming of flame. / Then many of mankind will be brought / to t
A.3.4 490 / to the gathering: the father of angels, / the true king of vic
A.3.4 491 her of angels, / the true king of victories, the lord of hosts,
A.3.4 495 the mighty king, / the prince of angels summons them, / the sav
A.3.4 496 ls summons them, / the saviour of souls across the wide earth /
A.3.4 499 he blessed / through the might of the lord. The noble ones depa
A.3.4 506 ely the accumulated property / of the earth, greedily seizes / a
A.3.4 508 grily swallows / the trappings of the land. Then to men / at tha
A.3.4 510 utiful and joyous, the symbol of this bird [tmesis?], / when th
A.3.4 513 dies together, and the spirit of life / before Christ’s knee.
A.3.4 516 holy ones, / the beautiful gem of glory. It shall be well for t
A.3.4 518 time. / There the bodies clean of sinful blemishes, / glad at he
A.3.4 524 ful, soul and body, / from out of their graves in the ground / s
A.3.4 528 d in their works after a time of exile, / their own deeds: thes
A.3.4 536 / anew. Just so is every one / of the race of men, wrapped in f
A.3.4 538 own wishes, so that the king of glory, / mighty in the assembl
A.3.4 541 e and elect, praise the power of the king, / voice upon voice,
A.3.4 544 heir good deeds. / The spirits of men are then purified, / brigh
A.3.4 545 y refined through the burning of the fire. / Let none of the ra
A.3.4 546 urning of the fire. / Let none of the race of men expect / that
A.3.4 549 poetry. Listen to the wisdom / of Job’s songs. Inspired in hi
A.3.4 550 is breast / through the bounty of the spirit, the bold one spok
A.3.4 552 o not disdain in the thoughts of my heart / that I should choos
A.3.4 562 er at all, / experience an end of that life, / of life and of jo
A.3.4 563 erience an end of that life, / of life and of joys. Though my b
A.3.4 565 re for worms, just so the God of hosts, / after the time of dea
A.3.4 566 God of hosts, / after the time of death, frees my soul / and awak
A.3.4 567 awakens it to glory. The hope of this will never / fail in my h
A.3.4 569 and lasting joy in the prince of angels.’ / Thus the wise man
A.3.4 576 rs together / all the remnants of bones, ashes and cinders / afte
A.3.4 578 them in his feet to the court of the lord, / facing into the sun
A.3.4 588 e hosts in the dwelling-place of glory. / Then the saviour Chri
A.3.4 597 oenix-bird, in the protection of the Lord, / beautiful in glory
A.3.4 598 beautiful in glory. The deeds of every one / gleam brightly in
A.3.4 600 t happy home / before the face of the eternal Lord, / together i
A.3.4 604 tones, towers over the heads / of each of the blessed. Their cr
A.3.4 606 s diadem / finely adorns each of the righteous, / brilliant in
A.3.4 610 ornments alongside the father of angels. / In those dwellings t
A.3.4 611 wellings there is not a trace of sorrow; / mishap nor poverty n
A.3.4 612 / mishap nor poverty nor days of strife, / hateful hunger, nor
A.3.4 615 good thing. There the company of spirits / acclaim the saviour
A.3.4 617 saviour and honour the might / of the heavenly king, sing prais
A.3.4 618 make melody with the greatest of sounds, / clearly around the h
A.3.4 619 rly around the holy high seat of God, / happily bless the best
A.3.4 621 among the angels with harmony of voice as follows: / ‘Peace b
A.3.4 622 h you, true God, and strength of wisdom, / and thanks to you, si
A.3.4 625 d beyond measure the strength of might, / high and holy. The he
A.3.4 628 lled, father almighty, / power of all powers, with your glory,
A.3.4 630 on earth. / Preserve us, maker of beginnings; you are the fathe
A.3.4 631 r almighty / on high, the ruler of the heavens.’ / Thus the rig
A.3.4 632 / Thus the righteous, purified of sin, / speak out in that famou
A.3.4 635 the majesty, sing the praise / of the sovereign in glory, the c
A.3.4 638 ver was a beginning, / a start of bounty. Though he was born / h
A.3.4 639 rn / here on earth in the form of a child / in middle-earth, yet
A.3.4 640 iddle-earth, yet the fullness of powers, / high above the heave
A.3.4 643 h he had to suffer / the pains of death on the tree of the cros
A.3.4 645 e third day / after the demise of his body he received life aga
A.3.4 646 fe again / through the support of the father. Just so the phoen
A.3.4 648 g-places, / betokens the might of the son of god, / when he awak
A.3.4 650 ens from ashes / into the life of life, developed in limbs; / ju
A.3.4 654 herbs, / with the fair fruits of the earth, when he is eager t
A.3.4 656 writings tell us, / the voice of the holy, whose hearts are ea
A.3.4 658 to merciful God, / in the joy of joys, where they bring as a g
A.3.4 662 ntinually / throughout the age of ages, and the splendour of gl
A.3.4 663 nour and power in the kingdom of the skies / above. He is justl
A.3.4 665 / above. He is justly the king / of the world and of the mighty p
A.3.4 667 t beautiful city. / The author of light has granted us / that we
A.3.4 672 y thrones, / live in the bliss of light and peace, / have dwelli
A.3.4 673 ht and peace, / have dwellings of kindly happiness, / enjoy glor
A.3.4 674 y glorious days, see the lord of victories / calm and kind with
A.4.2 4 d when she had greatest need / of the protection of the highest
A.4.2 5 mpt her / from the retribution of the highest, the crafter of o
A.4.2 9 all extravagances. The leader of the men invited / all the most
A.4.2 14 brilliant in her plans, / lady of supernatural beauty, first vi
A.4.2 19 e hall-visitors; they partook of that as doomed men, / those fi
A.4.2 21 the powerful, / dreadful lord of the men did not suspect so. T
A.4.2 22 Holofernes, / the gold-friend of the men, was in a mood for po
A.4.2 24 nd reveled, / so that the sons of men could hear from far off /
A.4.2 30 , / that firm-willed dispenser of riches, until they lay uncons
A.4.2 32 ey were struck dead, / drained of all good. Thus the leader of
A.4.2 33 commanded / that the occupants of the hall be attended to, unti
A.4.2 34 urky night / overtook the sons of mortals. Steeped in viciousne
A.4.2 39 eir leader had asked, / prince of the mail-coated warriors, mar
A.4.2 41 here they found Judith, / sage of spirit, and then those bearer
A.4.2 42 irit, and then those bearers / of linden shields set out to lea
A.4.2 46 feasting. There was a net all of gold / to keep out flies, sple
A.4.2 49 so that the baleful / captain of the fighters could look throu
A.4.2 53 braggart commanded some one / of those brave in adversity to c
A.4.2 57 ent. Then the famous governor of cities / was pleased, thought
A.4.2 59 lth and defilement. The judge of glory, shepherd of the host,
A.4.2 61 r for them, / the Lord, guider of armies. That baleful devil’
A.4.2 62 travagant spirits with a band of men / to visit his bed, where
A.4.2 64 precipitously, / in the space of a single night. That fierce-h
A.4.2 67 n this world / under the vault of the sky. The mighty one then
A.4.2 68 ne then fell / into the middle of his bed, so steeped in wine t
A.4.2 70 ts. The soldiers marched / out of the chamber in great haste, /
A.4.2 76 y easily deprive / the monster of life before the shameless / cr
A.4.2 79 p sword, / hardened in showers [of battle], and drew it from the
A.4.2 81 s warden by name, the Savior of all / mortals, and spoke these
A.4.2 83 words: / “I want to request of you, God of origins / and cons
A.4.2 84 ns / and consoling spirit, son of the Almighty, / triune force,
A.4.2 90 ed / to cut down this purveyor of murder. Grant me my deliveran
A.4.2 91 e my deliverance, / stern Lord of men. I never had greater need
A.4.2 92 en. I never had greater need / of your mercy. Avenge now, might
A.4.2 93 rd, / noble-minded distributor of glory, what sits so bitterly
A.4.2 98 were lifted, / the confidence of the saintly one restored; gra
A.4.2 121 d, / in that dim realm, devoid of the comfort of hope. / Judith
A.4.2 126 n without delay / put the head of the war-wager, / bloody as it
A.4.2 128 at lily-cheeked lady, mindful of her duties, / had brought thei
A.4.2 131 ith entrusted it / to the hand of her conscientious subordinate
A.4.2 137 could plainly see / the walls of that lovely city glimmer, / Be
A.4.2 140 their chosen way / until, glad of heart, they had reached / the
A.4.2 153 an tell you / something worthy of gratitude, that you no longer
A.4.2 154 no longer need / have anxiety of mind. Providence is kind to y
A.4.2 155 is kind to you, / the splendor of kings; it will be reported / t
A.4.2 162 eople hurried toward the gate of the fortress, / men and women
A.4.2 166 ord’s handmaiden. The heart of every person / in that mead-fo
A.4.2 173 ttendant / to uncover the head of the war-wager / and show it al
A.4.2 175 ody to the citizens / as proof of how she had succeeded in the
A.4.2 178 renowned in victory, / leaders of men, you can gaze unobstructe
A.4.2 179 aze unobstructed / at the head of the most despicable / heathen
A.4.2 181 er, lifeless Holofernes, / who of all people caused us the most
A.4.2 185 njuries. I drove the life out of him / through God’s help. No
A.4.2 187 help. Now I want to request / of every man of this citizenry,
A.4.2 189 elay for battle after the God of creation, / that compassionate
A.4.2 192 before your breasts, garments of mail / and bright helmets into
A.4.2 193 bright helmets into the crowd of attackers; / cut down their ge
A.4.2 199 h my hand.” / Then that host of the keen and competent / was i
A.4.2 204 holy city / at the very break of day. Shields clattered, / reso
A.4.2 209 d to furnish them / their fill of the fated; but behind them fl
A.4.2 214 red over / with curved shields of linden, who for long / had end
A.4.2 215 long / had endured the insults of foreigners, / the abuse of hea
A.4.2 216 lts of foreigners, / the abuse of heathens. That was harshly / p
A.4.2 217 was harshly / paid back to all of them, the Assyrians, / in the
A.4.2 218 the Assyrians, / in the launch of ash-spears, after the Hebrews
A.4.2 221 martly / let fly forth showers of arrows, / battle-adders from b
A.4.2 227 t hated people, / marched firm of mind with fortified resolve,
A.4.2 233 / the ill-intending champions / of Assyria, spared none / of that
A.4.2 234 ons / of Assyria, spared none / of that army, high or low / of li
A.4.2 235 e / of that army, high or low / of living men whom they could ov
A.4.2 239 ere the cruel / chief-watchmen of that military people / perceiv
A.4.2 247 to be struck down started out of sleep, / and, weary of heart,
A.4.2 248 ted out of sleep, / and, weary of heart, they began to throng i
A.4.2 249 ups / around the sleeping-tent of Holofernes, / the baleful one.
A.4.2 253 d descend on them, / the might of the Hebrews. They all suppose
A.4.2 254 all supposed / that the prince of men and the radiant young wom
A.4.2 261 the holy maid, / the handmaid of the Lord. The force advanced,
A.4.2 262 The force advanced, / the army of the Hebrews, fought heatedly
A.4.2 266 hat day’s work / the stature of the Assyrians was diminished,
A.4.2 272 ounds with their teeth, / void of God, suffering anxiety. Then
A.4.2 275 y hardly succeeded. / Then one of the war-wagers sooner or late
A.4.2 279 e bed / his ashen patron, void of spirit, / deprived of life. Th
A.4.2 280 on, void of spirit, / deprived of life. Then he at once fell / t
A.4.2 282 to tear his hair, / perplexed of mind, and also his garment, /
A.4.2 287 near / the time when we shall of necessity be lost, / perish to
A.4.2 289 by a sword, beheaded.” Full of grief, / they then threw down
A.4.2 293 ind, until the greatest part / of that army lay devastated by w
A.4.2 294 vastated by war / on the field of victory, slashed by swords, /
A.4.2 295 ed by swords, / to the delight of wolves, and also for the enjo
A.4.2 296 , and also for the enjoyment / of bloodthirsty birds. Those who
A.4.2 297 urvived fled, / a shield-troop of the despised. Behind them cam
A.4.2 298 . Behind them came / a company of Hebrews blessed by victory, /
A.4.2 302 / a war-path through the host of enemies / with inlaid swords,
A.4.2 306 battle, Hebrew men, / warriors of that age, deeply desirous / of
A.4.2 307 of that age, deeply desirous / of spear-conflict. There in the
A.4.2 308 dirt / fell the greatest part of the head-count / of the elders
A.4.2 309 atest part of the head-count / of the elders of Assyria, / that
A.4.2 315 from their most hated enemies of old, lifeless, / the blood-soa
A.4.2 316 ess, / the blood-soaked spoils of war, magnificent equipment, /
A.4.2 320 atched their opponents, / foes of old, in that place of the peo
A.4.2 322 sted on the grass, / those who of living races were, alive, / th
A.4.2 324 pulation, / that most glorious of nations, for the duration of
A.4.2 326 nd bore / to the glorious city of Bethulia / helmets and hip-dag
A.4.2 331 pert could describe. / The men of the nation had acquired all t
A.4.2 333 / through the wise instruction of Judith, / that brave young wom
A.4.2 337 lmet, likewise his broad coat of mail, / trimmed with red gold,
A.4.2 339 verbearing superior had owned of riches and of select heirloom
A.4.2 342 proclaimed / glory to the Lord of hosts, who had granted her re
A.4.2 343 renown, / esteem in the realm of earth, likewise recompense in
A.4.2 346 n the end there was no doubt / of the reward that she had long
A.4.2 349 ng / sea-currents and the joys of heaven, by his own generosity
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus praefatio 5 ascend to the saintly realms of the skies on high, / and your
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus praefatio 7 and day throughout the period of your whole life / may the loft
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 1 5 y indicate to you leading men of your own blood, / being alre
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 1 7 ive, learned father, the gift of a beloved friend, / and sing
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 1 12 t, are here climbing the path of light. / If you were to find a
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 1 13 were to find anything worthy of you in these pages, / I urge
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 2 1 ith fell by the hostile sword of the Picts, / behold, his basta
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 2 2 her Aldfrith assumed the rule of the English, / and produced a
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 2 4 s, while maintaining the rule of the Saxons, / being vigorous i
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 3 1 bounds. / / # / Accordingly, one of these was a shepherd venerabl
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 3 2 ious, allied with the friends of Christ; / he went from the dee
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 3 3 rist; / he went from the deeds of this world to the promised re
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 3 4 e in heaven, through the gift of the Lord. / He was exceedingly
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 3 8 ealdorman was nobler / because of the eminence of his most high
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 3 10 bodies and cleanses the minds of men with thorns removed. / He
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 3 12 ved throughout the whole rest of his life, / the mighty ruler w
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 4 1 nt was butchering the leaders of the English exceedingly, / the
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 4 2 d warrior entered the service of the Lord / and he rejoiced to
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 4 5 took away the thorny thickets of evils from the world / and cau
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 4 22 onvey them over to the shores of light, / decked all around wit
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 4 23 ll around with virtues worthy of the Lord . / When the leader,
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 4 27 , coming to take away the sin of a guilty world, / made the wor
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 5 1 ent bishop, famed by the gift of his merits, / Eadfrith, shone
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 5 2 e forth, maintaining the rule of the holy men, / where waves de
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 5 7 the shore bare. / The servant of the Lord strove to come and v
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 5 9 ven to him now / from the seed of the divine harvest. With his
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 5 11 rom pious showers to the body of the thirsty man. / He gladly d
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 5 13 her sent out from the depths / of his breast, and he took it in
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 5 14 understood the mystical words of the pious man through his sha
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 5 16 braced it all in the thoughts of his heart. / Accordingly, he a
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 5 19 monks, unrolling the scrolls of the ancients, / which the crea
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 1 n. / / # / Meanwhile, the servant of Christ / learned that there wa
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 6 oly table, / and to be mindful of what he had promised and show
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 10 onsecrated to God in the name of mighty Peter, / came quickly a
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 15 , / so that, when the conflict of looming war is over, / you may
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 16 ay attain the perpetual peace of heaven without end. / I confes
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 17 hat I never saw with the eyes of flesh / the estates which the L
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 21 mes quickly during the period of Libra, the weigher, / and thor
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 24 all their seed from the ridge of the aforementioned expanse, /
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 29 d hastened to bring the words of the beloved bishop / to his fa
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 31 ous man finished off the roof of a very beautiful temple, / spr
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 32 er on the outside with sheets of lead, / With all his powers to
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 33 ook care to render this house of the Lord / splendidly adorned.
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 34 y adorned. Beneath the middle of the stack, he placed the alta
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 37 while churches for the father of heaven and earth, / now rise a
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 39 nmund] set about sending word of these deeds to his teacher, /
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 40 nger came to convey the words of the one venerable man to the
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 43 se your monks, whom the grace of Christ / has summoned gently a
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 46 ruler, who fortifies the vows of his people. / For I confess (l
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 60 nts for former ones. / Because of this, I urge everyone to pile
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 63 nds winged birds / to the vows of the pious, and they descend l
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 68 inisters come with light / out of heaven, and carry blessed sou
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 7 7 / By such benefits the hearts of the monks were increased and
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 7 10 ry thought. / So a certain one of them, desiring to pass a nigh
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 7 12 her, beating the marble floor of the church with his knees, / e
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 7 14 oided great cold in the midst of fires. / Another, desiring to
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 7 18 distributing the consolation of food to the poor, / while suff
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 7 21 te robes, / but mingled by way of adornment with various colour
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 7 23 d upon the right, the Mother / of the Ruler, who by his divinit
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 3 to lead a perfect life. / One of them was Ultan , a man called
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 4 ame. / He was a blessed priest of the Irish race, / and he could
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 6 in this way he made the shape of the letters beautiful / one by
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 8 is no wonder if a worshipper of the Lord could do such things
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 11 / So this man came to the cell of the beloved father, / and bein
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 18 the body. / And when the chosen of God, full of time completed,
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 21 ter without changing the joys of his life. / And when the bowel
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 22 is life. / And when the bowels of the earth had been eating his
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 24 hed to put them in the inside of a fitted tomb, / which stood o
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 25 ich stood on the marble floor of the blessed church. / The body
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 26 the blessed church. / The body of the holy father produced its
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 27 sacred bones / from the bowels of the earth, and they were take
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 29 remains were / Into the sight of the sun. Suddenly accompanied
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 34 drous joy to all, / and on top of that they veiled the holy man
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 40 lay some time / in the shadow of death, and disease consumed h
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 41 e was unable to move any part of his body, / except for the plec
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 42 body, / except for the plectrum of his tongue, and that could sc
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 48 h away my sins, / by the merits of the saint so that if I am con
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 49 nd deserve to ascend the path of life.’ / The servant obeyed
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 53 s head, prevented his demise / of, and relieved the sick man, an
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 58 reat a gift. / And the company of brothers gathered into a sing
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 59 / and carried the sacred bones of the holy man under the roof o
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 63 re hidden in the holy bowels / of a casket, but his spirit rejo
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 9 6 th adorned by the great grace of his merits. / The joy of the m
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 9 7 grace of his merits. / The joy of the monks flourished, being i
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 9 8 , / and the burgeoning prayers of the good shepherd grew strong
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 10 6 dowed this man with the grace of his merits in life, / and redee
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 10 9 ok care to keep the teachings of Christ with all his powers, /
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 10 15 days, / as if the solemnities of the Lord’s saints were occu
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 10 18 entioned kept to the confines of the church / and did not refra
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 10 21 rs came again, with the light of the sun, / and desired to comm
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 10 25 Lord. / Then, when the psalms of matins had been properly comp
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 10 32 rest. / For when strong forces of sickness racked his body, / a
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 10 34 nd hastened to visit the cell of the blessed shepherd, / and to
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 10 36 , indeed surpassing the light of the sun, / and flying along wi
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 10 41 g songs / rose above the light of the lofty sun, / suddenly the
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 1 ertain brother under the rule of the holy monastery, / well-kno
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 2 world, and called by the name of Merhtheof. / Once, at a certai
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 5 wn to him. The inner recesses of his heart seethed in the frig
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 12 iously driven from the shores of current life. / Though recentl
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 24 ask here and now in the hour of chilly death / for forgiveness
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 33 p and revealed the upper room of that pious married wife. / The
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 40 please, / and forgive the sins of your husband, though he does
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 47 with a second marriage? / Both of us made an agreement and conf
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 48 h our hands , / before the day of death in the name of the high
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 50 with the uncomprehending face of the unhappy at heart, / and at
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 57 , / and begged her in the name of God: ‘have pity, we pray, /
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 65 om there again in the company of those blessed children, / and
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 67 g turned back from the shores of death, / he learned to live ag
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 74 / the glorified inner chambers of his glorified bride. / / # / And
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 12 3 eds, / being at that time full of time, he abandoned the fellow
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 12 4 essedly entered into the joys of his Christ. / Then the host of
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 12 5 of his Christ. / Then the host of brothers placed the limbs of
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 12 6 a fitting tomb under the roof of the church, / and with immeasu
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 13 1 wine followed him as shepherd of the fold entrusted. / He was a
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 13 2 ding priest, a diligent lover of [monastic] life, / prudent in
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 13 5 ng up the rich inner recesses of his mind, / and those riches,
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 13 8 him throughout the whole time of his life. / He was generous to
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 13 17 nning. Too often through fear of the sacred group, / and that [
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 13 26 stood out as true in his way of life and in all he said; / he
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 1 fourth shepherd was a priest of a very famous name, Sigbald.
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 3 alously built a church worthy of God. / This is the very house
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 4 e very house which the Mother of the high divinity / inhabits a
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 5 d protects beneath the summit of the expansive sky. / Dedicated
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 7 painted panels, / in the midst of a portico, and the holy men c
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 8 enclose in the pyx the gifts of precious life. / On the west s
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 10 nisters / who adorn the height of heaven with modulating melody
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 12 nhabit and protect the floor / of the midst of the church, at a
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 13 when summoned to the prayers of the pious, / whom they always u
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 15 hfully to battle for the palm of life. / Who could tally up all
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 20 on high, standing constructed of silver, / and that pious man ga
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 21 ous man gave it to the church of the great mother. / While lead
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 22 ile lead plates cover the top of the lofty church-building, / a
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 23 and no less do brazen vessels of copper resound / to the deligh
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 24 opper resound / to the delight of the brothers, with their clap
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 33 n which she received the joys of the very beautiful life, / or
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 35 n whatever day the feast-days of the church shine forth, / on a
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 37 / he restored the golden gifts of his melodious mind: / and he c
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 42 and was led over to the halls of life. / / # / After him, his very
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 15 1 ntle brother took up the rule of the monastery / and the other
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 15 6 Somebody saw him in the hours of the dark night, / dressed in u
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 15 8 e poor wretches who, shut out of the gates, / laid their exceed
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 15 10 e pious man distributed gifts of shining metal, / he begged and
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 15 11 nd entreated them in the name of the kingdom of the most high
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 15 14 , / for whatever time remained of the present life. / A brother,
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 15 19 ealth increased in every part of the place, / and the cultivate
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 15 21 ntiful shoots, / and all kinds of livestock, taken from the she
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 15 23 When the venerable feast-days of God’s saints came round aga
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 15 26 ther the sweet-sounding music of the fluid antiphon. / And the
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 15 29 n, they completed the singing of mass, / the brothers accompani
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 15 32 ebrate the sacred solemnities of the Eucharist / alongside his o
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 16 2 ame / piled up the worthy joys of the father, / Concerning whom
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 16 4 sang about certain pious men of English race in song, / unlear
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 16 12 s blessing came upon the head of the holy man, / and unseeing w
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 16 15 ones too he, who was robbed / of the eyes of the flesh, unders
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 16 16 the English, when in ecstasy of mind, / saw the most lofty kin
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 16 18 s spirit shining in the light of the sun. / If anyone in the wo
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 16 20 f in the waves we have spoken of already. / / # / The priests and
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 17 1 ts and the monks and the rest of the band of brothers, / whom t
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 17 3 was, to see within the walls of the blessed cell, / and whom I
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 17 8 s, / I shall receive the gifts of salvation. / After his time wa
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 17 13 sanctified peace / by the sign of the lofty cross which that le
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 18 2 s to rule the holy stronghold of the church. / At first, apolog
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 18 5 he rejoiced that the prayers of the brothers should prevail,
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 18 6 , / and took up the governance of the rejoicing monastery. / He
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 18 10 red / and frequented the walls of the present cell / and we both
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 18 11 / and we both coveted the calm of one house, / until, after a per
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 18 12 house, / until, after a period of six years had already passed,
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 18 14 dark nights, when the company of brothers were at rest, / he sa
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 18 17 slips through the lowest part of the sky, as with a chaste hea
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 18 23 mns. / And when, in the middle of the day, the brothers then be
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 18 25 food, / and pounded the floor of the chapel with bended knees,
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 18 31 food, / as far as the measure of food asked, he took only what
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 18 33 by these good deeds, the joy of the monks increased, / and the
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 18 34 or themselves the good wishes of their father. / After the perf
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 18 39 entered / the holy strongholds of the living, gladdened by his
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 19 4 ther believed him to be a man of faith, and embraced him / with
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 19 5 art, and placed him in charge of the brothers’ robes. / He wa
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 19 8 scharged the responsibilities of a worldly office, / he did not
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 19 13 alone, / he pounded the floor of the church with his knees as
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 19 15 e stars / himself and the soul of his father dear to the Lord.
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 19 17 world without ending the joys of life, / and received his hoped
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 1 adorned with honour this cell of brothers. / May they now all r
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 5 jected the lowest to the rule of the princes of this world. / L
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 9 y scattered the splendid seed of a celestial gift in the heart
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 11 ring up through the confines / of the monastery in the sweetnes
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 12 hroughout the cell to the joy of Christ, / the clergy grows gla
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 22 e leaders, who kept the walls of the cell, / adorned with gifts
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 27 church. / Since the ornaments of the saintly shrine are very m
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 31 ous rows underneath / the roof of the church shimmer their trem
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 32 their tremulous flames. / Men of gentle mind once gave some of
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 37 h, / and others set up banners of shining metal, / which promote
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 38 romote the venerable miracles of holy Christ, / who redeemed th
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 39 world from death on the wood of the cross. / Some ordered the
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 40 ss. / Some ordered the writing of sacred books, / which present
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 41 ich present the lofty sayings of the Thunderer, / who resoundin
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 43 ks are covered over by plates of bright malleable gold; / and s
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 44 ilarly men adorned the altars of the saintly church. / Someone
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 45 Someone dressed in the flames of gems and yellow gold / the al
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 46 s and yellow gold / the altar of our Lady, who is noble by ori
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 47 in. / Shining decorated panels of silver, on which you could se
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 49 play these things: / the souls of the saints shine along with t
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 52 ould learnedly speak worthily of such things. / That golden cha
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 56 es. / While the inner recesses of the sacred house gather such
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 57 / which preserve the remedies of our life, / rightly does the s
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 58 / rightly does the sacred band of brothers rejoice throughout t
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 21 4 as you are. Once, in the time of dark night, / the brothers, in
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 21 13 / and then it filled the place of ashes with a very wondrous li
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 21 16 song ascended to the heights of the sky / and shook them, it r
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 21 20 , / which rise above the stars of heaven: help I believe , from
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 21 24 e by the doors under the roof of the church, / I myself and the
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 21 32 t, endeavoured to steer clear of the ashes. / It has been estab
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 21 34 s remained asleep in the time of dark night, / by the gift of Ch
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 21 35 me of dark night, / by the gift of Christ whose grace now always
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 1 nt light. / / # / It was the time of night, when the cock announce
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 7 t with a beautiful face, / and of my own accord took steps on u
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 9 l flowers to the wondrous joy of all, / who could see these thi
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 13 certainty, since I am unaware of such a crop. / And when in has
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 15 ad, / suddenly we caught sight of a city shining exceedingly br
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 19 rful follower. / The precincts of a shrine lay were revealed, /
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 20 utifully crafted in the shape of a cross. / But the interior of
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 21 of a cross. / But the interior of the building glistened with e
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 22 e its rounded walls were made of stone. / But outside, the buil
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 25 nd very small porticoes. / Four of these faced the four corners
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 26 e world, / and touched the top of the wall above, / and between
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 30 vellous in marble. / The floor of the building underneath the m
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 33 n towering stem / from the top of the altar and, and upon it em
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 40 ve / a fearful man in the face of his foes.’ / I turned my eye
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 46 it had on its top the emblem of a lofty cross. / This glittere
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 47 dy gold and splendid gems out of the east. / A shining fine lin
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 49 nen vestment covered / the top of a tomb, which contained the c
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 50 tained the consecrated bones / of some saint in the recesses of
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 62 ous obligation / the holy tomb of Cuthbert with body and mind.
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 67 ed / from there along the walls of the extensive church, / and af
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 69 opened, he led me in. / In all of these there hung close at han
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 88 adorned condition, being made of a precious source / they could
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 89 indeed surpass all the metals of the world. / Among these, a ta
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 90 eplenished with various forms of sustenance / and food of all k
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 91 forms of sustenance / and food of all kinds offered the gift of
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 92 nking-vessel made from a seam of mined crystal, / and drew off
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 93 w off with his hands the gift of venerable liquid, / which he b
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 95 hen, when I had received wine of a wonderful flavour, / I rende
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 98 has been established because of the holy merits of the souls,
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 100 s placed here in piety. / None of them will feel hunger, pain,
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 102 though all the ages the Lord of heaven, / who will grant bless
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 23 15 r thanks to God, that fathers of your blood / have merited to b
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 23 24 k from the bonds and beatings of hell.
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 1 first all the building-blocks of the world / with only the Godh
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 2 world / with only the Godhead of the Word, pour forth fine spe
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 5 fty language at the beginning of my poem / a man shining in heav
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 6 heaven through the reputation of his virtues, / embellished with
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 7 es, / embellished with the name of ‘the Old Protector’ — / l
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 8 otector’ — / like the stars of soaring Olympus with fiery br
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 10 y roam the fire-flooding mass of the sky / which towers over the
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 12 dark from cold, with the heat of the hearth, / pour forth light
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 13 r forth light from the height of heaven with saffron lightning
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 16 everywhere out / to the edges of the earth right up to the hin
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 18 / illuminating with the cusps of her crescent moon / as she roa
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 20 minaries scatter their breath of fire from the sky, / nor do th
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 21 eir brightness the wooded sod of earth / irrigated by an unremi
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 22 ted by an unremitting rivulet of dampening dew; / but the stars
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 24 re, / with the burning javelin of a blazing sphere; / as the har
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 27 pot; / they take up the savour of sap, if they sprout through t
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 28 he gem-bearing embellishments of ‘the Old Protector’ / shin
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 31 ld, just as the bright stars / of vaulted Olympus become brilli
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 32 o the green earth. / For I sing of Aldhelm, the most exalted and
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 36 arise throughout the heights of heaven: / I say that he is equa
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 39 increasing length and extent / of this song fail to speak of th
AETHILVVALD.Offa.Octo 1 faithful and dearest follower of Christ, / whom I clasp in the c
AETHILVVALD.Offa.Octo 2 , / whom I clasp in the chamber of my heart with the bond of lov
AETHILVVALD.Offa.Octo 4 uted with the suppliant words of Æthilwald. / The Lord made y
AETHILVVALD.Offa.Octo 7 e beneath the scudding clouds of the highest sky / can inquisiti
AETHILVVALD.Offa.Octo 9 hrough deep inquiry the first of your family line; / yet having
AETHILVVALD.Offa.Octo 11 rung from the loftiest Father of noble stock, / born from a well
AETHILVVALD.Offa.Octo 14 mble in appearance. / A shock of shining hair surrounds your l
AETHILVVALD.Offa.Octo 16 ust as throughout the heights / of broad heaven blazing stars of
AETHILVVALD.Offa.Octo 22 innumerable gifts. / A crown of wordy wisdom attests shining
AETHILVVALD.Offa.Octo 29 elf to be wondrous and worthy of praise, / nor can any mortal ma
AETHILVVALD.Offa.Octo 32 late or recount with any kind of praise / what is clear to every
AETHILVVALD.Offa.Octo 33 e throughout all the confines of the world. / May the Lord kee
AETHILVVALD.Offa.Octo 34 keep you safe from all stains of sin, / cloak you wholly in his
AETHILVVALD.Offa.Octo 35 s protection, once the attack of the enemy has been repelled, /
AETHILVVALD.Offa.Octo 37 ace you in the heavenly bosom of the celestial realm, / where yo
AETHILVVALD.Offa.Octo 38 lways enjoy the companionship of angels / without end, spending
AETHILVVALD.Sator.Octo 2 ound by the menacing citadels of high Olympus, / observing by t
AETHILVVALD.Sator.Octo 3 ight everything in the summit of the skies, / the heights of hea
AETHILVVALD.Sator.Octo 4 mit of the skies, / the heights of heaven and the lowest thresho
AETHILVVALD.Sator.Octo 6 le to sing / in strident songs of soaring praise / (before my de
AETHILVVALD.Sator.Octo 9 stiffens in the listlessness of death) / — that is the one I
AETHILVVALD.Sator.Octo 11 often bending the curved nape of my neck / and the top of my he
AETHILVVALD.Sator.Octo 12 nape of my neck / and the top of my head right down to the gro
AETHILVVALD.Sator.Octo 15 ly aid take away the missiles of enemies, / with which foes pen
AETHILVVALD.Sator.Octo 18 the forth in flashing showers of spears). / Them, them may th
AETHILVVALD.Sator.Octo 21 ns the roasted / in the bowels of the earth, in avenging eddies
AETHILVVALD.Sator.Octo 23 ecting from the savage arrows of enemies
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 2 hout any delay completed soon of movements sinking slowly down
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 3 the prominent poet, a native of the city of Rome / once in mel
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 5 es, / with the screaming point of his reed-pen assiduously writ
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 7 eech, / narrating that the mass of the earth, reeling with teete
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 8 d speedily rejected intervals of time / long drawn out by exten
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 11 enowned / throughout the skies of the loftiest Olympus, / whose c
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 12 rested heads a wreathed crown of virtues encircles; / for faith
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 14 hout the burgeoning creation / of the heavenly Lord and girds t
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 15 tplate. / Just so, the spears of tyranny with which it attacks
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 16 e forced back by the standard of the young warrior, / where the
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 18 one battling in the conflict of Christ, makes clear: / ‘We be
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 19 top our foreheads the banners of Christ’s cross, / which Orcus
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 20 eing from the vicious showers of spears.’ / But you, famous
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 22 enemy with a heavenly trophy of war, / you who, spurning famili
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 24 travelled to the foreign soil of an unknown land. / Nor did th
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 26 with wave-sounding crashings / of the swelling sea battling the
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 28 s massing with inborn malice / of murderous lust and ghastly gr
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 30 sts, with the shuddering maws of a wild snout, / wandering throu
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 31 ng through the remote regions of thorny country, / rein back the
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 32 ountry, / rein back the purpose of the exalted warriors of Chris
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 33 rriors of Christ. / Then, out of love for the Godhead, traveli
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 34 ad, traveling over the route / of their endeavour, they seek ou
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 35 er; / they gather for the sake of visiting him, so that they mi
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 36 from the Godhead with the aid of Peter’s intercession: / they
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 38 y way) / with the cohesive bond of brotherhood. / At last, once
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 39 hood. / At last, once the end of the lengthy expedition had be
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 41 t they sought, / where the body of Peter lies buried in the grou
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 42 ied in the ground. / Then one of the two blessed brother born
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 43 g torn from the secret prison of the flesh, / and joined the key
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 44 sh, / and joined the key-bearer of the fortified royal dwelling-
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 45 ne away to the flowering turf of Paradise / reigns accompanied b
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 46 ompanied by sublime thousands of angels, / reaping eternal joys
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 49 ing like the budding flowers / of paradise in the pleasing pass
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 51 hey seek the fleeting flotsam of the world with its luxury, / bu
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 52 ear no very trivial offerings of spiritual gifts, / with which
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 53 fts, / with which a garden bed of souls, full of flowers, is en
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 55 d laboriously with many kinds of mystic rules, / for the author
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 56 mystic rules, / for the author of which the Holy Ghost is recko
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 57 d what the prophets, apostles of a revelation skilled in speec
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 59 / Now they offer up garments of attire, handsome adornments, /
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 63 tiful shoot / certain offspring of a clever worm which feeds on
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 65 ppears it springs from a womb of eggs, / nor did that worm, the
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 67 ngsters, from the basest germ of nature, / but what seems to the
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 71 g with fleeciness. / The wool of the purple dye falls away fro
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 74 thread, with great grindings / of a spindle flying, which turns
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 76 hey were wearing, / the variety of which mightily shines, just a
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 77 ines, just as the fair plain / of Paradise is empurpled with sc
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 79 crimson outstanding examples of Syrian robes, / beautifully dec
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 83 e bringing outstanding relics of several saints, / consecrated p
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 85 y assent / the faithful prayers of those who pray. / They also s
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 88 ng back to gazing eyes / images of the mother of Christ with gil
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 91 s bride, the fine church / both of themselves and of all those b
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor P 1 / Christ God, strength, wisdom of the highest Father, / life, sa
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor P 2 ion, creator, redeemer, lover of mankind, / sole voice of God,
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor P 3 lover of mankind, / sole voice of God, you, kindly giver of gif
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor P 4 er of gifts, / give the grants of mind, give words to a feeble
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor P 5 simple heart with the waters of life / so that my tongue may t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor P 6 tongue may through you speak of your gifts; / without you no t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor P 7 thout you no tongue can speak of anything worthy. / Citizens of
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor P 8 of anything worthy. / Citizens of Olympus, you too I call to wi
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor P 9 s, mighty people, divine race of the Thunderer, / who bear vict
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor P 10 e-standards into the citadel of heaven, / bearing royal gifts
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor P 14 ad you with him into the hall of God the Father. / Walk with me
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor P 16 mind hastens to utter praise of my homeland / and for a short
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor P 18 proclaim the ancient cradle / of the famous city of York in ap
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor P 26 its leaders, / and an ornament of the empire, and a terror for
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor P 36 and realms all over, / in hope of benefit, seeking riches from
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 40 defend the realm and homeland of Hesperia [Italy], / the lazy
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 41 eria [Italy], / the lazy race of Britons then held control of
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 43 underwent at last the burden of servitude, / nor could she def
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 47 hysique, / between the peoples of Germany and foreign realms, /
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 48 ock’ [Saxi] by name because of their hardness. / It seemed go
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 52 th loud shouting and approved of their elders’ decrees. / They
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 55 o achieve / to striking a pact of agreed-on peace. / But they saw
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 59 ing that it was the very love of freedom that urged them / and
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 60 that urged them / and the hope of ransoming their homeland. / Why
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 62 ame, carried over the billows of the wavy sea, / bringing aid t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 68 / more pay: that was the cause of conflict / that turned the swo
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 72 / should vanish from the lands of their fathers on account of t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 78 egan to produce / mighty kings of their own. At that time holy
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 80 e whole world, / ruled the see of the church of Rome as supreme
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 81 / and as a devoted cultivator of Christ’s fields everywhere /
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 82 / he scattered very many seeds of life everlasting. / He not only
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 83 not only broke up the fields of Latium, / but as a fine and pi
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 84 s a fine and pious cultivator of foreign plots of land, / beyon
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 85 , / beyond the billowing waves of the ocean, / he furrowed heath
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 86 eathen hearts with the plough of the divine word, / drenching d
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 89 tons, drained their draughts / of everlasting salvation which C
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 90 / Meanwhile Edwin, from a line of ancient kings, / born in York,
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 99 sh care enflames you, bravest of young men? / God the everlastin
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 106 said: / ‘Let this be a sign of our bond.’ / Once this had be
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 115 . / He soon accepted the honour of royal rule, / he sought benefi
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 118 he people’s beloved, father of the homeland, the glory of th
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 123 r his kingly yoke / the people of the Saxons, the Picts, the Ir
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 124 ides, and in the serene peace of his realm, / the man strong in
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 126 peoples with the strong reins of justice. / Crushed under the we
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 127 ice. / Crushed under the weight of the law, wrath does not take
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 131 l wife from the southern part of the country, / one outstanding
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 133 / blessed with all the virtues of the holy faith. / A priest was
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 134 st was given to her, a keeper of a decent life, / Paulinus by n
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 135 name, a most renowned citizen of the city of Rome / strengthene
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 136 rengthened by the great glory of his merits. / He was likewise t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 138 ent in thought, / a cultivator of justice, a true lover of piet
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 141 / hastening before the rising of the sun, dispelling the gloom
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 143 y father, by the divine light of the word, / drove the gloomy s
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 147 g man driven from the borders of his homeland, / and . [Paulinus
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 148 ced his right hand on the top of his head. / The king, terrified
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 149 rrified, recognised the signs of his predicted salvation, / imm
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 151 supplication fell at the feet of the revered priest, and: / ‘N
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 154 granted me life and the crown of the realm. / For he will be my
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 158 ‘First let the foul worship of gods be driven far away, / and
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 159 ay, / and do not let the blood of beasts smoke any more on fals
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 161 aged augur observe the songs of birds: / but let all images of
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 162 of birds: / but let all images of the gods be cast down to the
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 164 ear witness / to the mysteries of the faith openly in sequence
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 168 priest / and the fountainhead of error. To him the king said:
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 171 pear! / Once you were a teacher of sins: now be one of salvation
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 172 and replied with a few words of his own: / ‘Thus far my life
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 174 cloaked my spirit with shades of doubt; / from now on I shall f
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 182 ug the ground; / as, impatient of delay, it chafed a golden bit
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 185 did he aim a spear at the top of the temple. / What blessed bold
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 196 e / also under the lofty walls of the city of York; there, in t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 198 ight receive the sacred water of baptism therein. / When the fes
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 199 rein. / When the festive dawned of that hallowed season, / accomp
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 201 in tow, / in the eleventh year of his reign, Edwin was consecra
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 202 crated to Christ / in the font of salvation, within the walls o
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 204 stablish it as the metropolis of his realm. / So too had Pope Gr
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 206 reed, / when he sent the seeds of life from the citadel of Rome
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 208 the head and the prime place of honour for the church, / and t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 212 mong the people the teachings of salvation, / by which he conve
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 214 ist. / Shining with the flames of faith and the fire of virtue
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 215 rs he drove away the coldness of the North. / During these years
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 220 es in his cities. / Among them of the noble one in York, suppor
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 226 / for when his appointed hour of death arrived, / the warrior w
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 227 denly laid low by the weapons of his companions. / Oh, what a bl
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 232 s, / Edwin, that most splendid of Kings, was laid low, / and spl
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 237 irm confidence in the weapons of invincible Faith, / he hastene
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 250 ver the foe. / Then the clamour of the people at prayer was carr
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 251 yond the stars, / and in front of the cross, the whole army wor
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 263 d fell, dying in the massacre of his own men, / as he yielded a
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 266 realm, / a hero well-deserving of his ancient ancestors: / a man
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 267 virtue, a guardian and lover of the homeland, / outstanding in
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 270 n judgements, kindly in piety of spirit, / pre-eminent in merit
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 274 tion in power and at the head of the realm, / he built churches
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 281 buildings, / so that the image of the starry sky was in the tem
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 282 devoutly led into them flocks of Christians / so that there mig
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 283 here might be endless praises of those singing to the Lord . / O
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 285 with his treasures, in honour of the Lord. / As a result he sho
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 286 esult he shone with the marks of virtues, / and became well-kno
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 287 n through the celebrated fame of his miracles, / which are now
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 289 it is good to touch on a few of them in a lyric measure, / and
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 290 easure, / and mention elements of them with the dashing pen of
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 294 very deed. / A very great crowd of beggars was then lying throug
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 297 ] directed that a silver dish of very great weight / along with
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 304 and heir, came / as the avenger of his brother’s blood came, /
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 305 arried it into the stronghold of Bamburgh / placing it in a cas
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 306 burgh / placing it in a casket of silver beneath the roof of th
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 310 wald’s] faith and the power of his merits / shone after his d
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 315 by the place where the arena of battle had been; / and his hor
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 325 guishing in a chilly sickness of paralysis, / redoubling the la
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 326 ing the last laboured breaths of her wretched life. / While her
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 336 king his way through the site of the aforementioned battle, / b
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 337 old, he saw a particular plot of land that was more pleasant /
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 341 bound up some dust in a piece of cloth and took it with him. / G
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 354 King Oswald’s sacred blood of, / which had been a cause of sa
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 355 d of, / which had been a cause of salvation for many. / After th
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 359 who was moreover the daughter of holy Oswald’s brother, / too
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 360 ook care to bring the remains of her holy paternal uncle / into
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 362 roper honour. / After the bones of the saint were translated, /
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 363 ranslated, / every inhabitant of Lindsey was amazed far and wi
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 364 les, / seeing above those bones of the holy man a column of ethe
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 365 ght / shining up to the heights of highest heaven the whole nigh
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 367 covering the relics. / For out of ancient hatred savage locals
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 370 t. / But when they saw the fire of the divine light, / they asked
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 373 h great honour under the roof of the church, / taking care to en
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 375 up to now, through the merit of so great a patron / many gifts
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 376 so great a patron / many gifts of healing occur for the sick, /
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 377 for the sick, / if the virtue of holy faith accompanies the sa
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 378 suffices then to touch on one of them in hastening measure, / s
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 382 was brought to the holy place of burial, / so that through Oswa
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 390 ies a beautiful manifestation of a tomb, / and he would win gre
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 394 was bathed, / took on the power of deflecting the devil’s dart
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 395 ting the devil’s darts / and of restoring sane sense to those
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 408 wretched movements and cries of the raging man, / ordered the
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 411 ing it and entered the porch / of the building, the man in a ra
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 414 the outcome. / After the space of an hour, the tormented man sa
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 424 shadows flee with the coming of day.’ / He was given a portio
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 425 ay.’ / He was given a portion of that holy dust to bear away w
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 429 nable to utter verses worthy / of your praise. You restored wha
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 433 lous miracles, / and the whole of Britain, famed for her faith,
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 436 eturn recovering the strength of health. / I, being a rustic, ca
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 441 / and through them holy gifts of healing occur. / Out of all of
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 442 gifts of healing occur. / Out of all of them it is enough to d
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 451 wake and ailing in the middle of the night-time / behold, he fe
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 456 y rightly lit up / the peoples of Britain but in addition sprea
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 457 its rays / across the expanse of the ocean, and Germany shone
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 458 pulous Ireland also felt some of them. / But indeed it seems bes
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 460 in telling this one / miracle of many: for at the time when a
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 462 dwelt by the sea, / a scholar of the Irish race, shrewd in lea
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 464 Although learned in the study of books, the wretch / took no ca
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 466 me. When he saw that / the day of his death had come, he began
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 468 gged into the dreadful depths of hell, and in a groaning voice
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 469 low-monk: Brother, the moment of bitter death / hastens on me an
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 471 oon be brought / to the depths of perpetual death, since now fo
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 473 e sins utterly. / Alas! because of them I know that the deadly d
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 478 y own merit, / unless the grace of merciful Christ, should now g
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 479 should now grant me / the gift of beloved life through the meri
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 481 rrent rumour / extensive praise of the virtues of king Oswald. / S
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 482 too were born a fellow member of the Saxon race, / perhaps you n
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 483 rhaps you now have some relic of him?’ / His fellow-monk immed
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 485 ng ear: / ‘I have a fragment of holy wood found from the stak
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 486 the stake / to which the head of that slaughtered man was fixe
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 488 vine piety, through the merit of so great a patron, / will perh
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 490 fe, / and in addition the joys of the eternal one.’ / Without d
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 493 ater, and put in / the fragment of the sacred wood, and gave it
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 499 Saint Oswald ruled the reins of the realm blessedly for thric
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 507 inning, and as the new leader of his own people, / Oswiu, hold
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 512 ruel hand tore at the innards of his realm, / covering wicked r
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 513 ed right hands with the blood of kin, / and not hesitating to b
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 514 pagan troops into the cities of their homeland, / driven on by
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 519 ngth and cunning, / the killer of his brother and a savage rava
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 522 ven, / to lead the same number of divisions . / And coming with t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 530 brought him back / to the duty of piety; he spared no law. / But
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 532 is followers with the weapons of Christ, / himself chose mighty
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 535 imited company, and he first of all invoked / the Godhead of O
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 536 t of all invoked / the Godhead of Olympus with tears, and praye
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 543 scattered the attacked flanks of those peoples / who, forgettin
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 546 rious king cut down the ranks of stragglers on all sides, / rep
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 550 ing the carnage and slaughter of his men. / Nevertheless, he cou
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 558 rcians under the blessed sway of the faith / having them bathed
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 559 em bathed in the sacred river of baptism. / Through him, as God
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 561 ched / by the magnificent gift of a celestial grant: / one becam
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 562 s heir, the other a citizen of Olympus. / Both peoples glitter
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 569 bore his victorious standards of everywhere throughout the rea
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 578 Bishop Wilfrid / in the merits of virtues far and wide througho
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 580 drive out the gloomy shadows of error from the land / on accou
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 581 ror from the land / on account of which, throughout many places
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 582 lvation, / he spread the light of teaching to nations and peopl
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 584 filled with the shining light of life. / Not only did that bish
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 586 peoples / from the wicked death of the soul by his holy teaching
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 592 alike. / And a disastrous pile of the dying followed the famine
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 597 teaching, received the water of baptism, / a breeze with a cal
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 602 s, / and the bodies and hearts of everyone exulted / in the livi
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 608 e he soon converted thousands of the people to Christ / showing
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 609 rist / showing very many gifts of perpetual salvation. / And wher
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 619 / half dead and almost bereft of breath, / unable to speak, wit
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 623 ving for the lamentable death of their father. / Behold, on the
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 628 nd can change the last moment of life into a new beginning. / Fo
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 633 y that you will now be healed of this illness / through the mer
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 634 hrough the merits and prayers of holy mother Mary, / who has li
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 640 a peaceful time on the shores of your homeland.’ / Life and he
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 643 had been finished, / the death of the outstanding bishop follow
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 645 that he had built / in honour of St Peter at Ripon, and buried
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 650 himself right from the start of his time as a famous monk, / a
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 655 ne virtue; / he spread the rays of ethereal teaching everywhere,
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 656 where, / dispersing the shades of error with serene light. / Ther
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 657 the ocean called by the name of Farne, / an island poor in wat
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 658 island poor in water, devoid of crops and trees. / Christ’s s
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 660 wishing to gather the flowers of contemplation, / he strove him
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 664 e blessed to have the benefit of angelic communication often,
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 665 defeated the poisonous darts of the deadly dragon. / However, a
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 666 n. / However, at the beseeching of many he was dragged away from
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 669 eventually took on / the rank of bishop, as everyone prayed th
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 673 ld not gnaw away at the lambs of Christ. / But soon he avoided t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 674 t soon he avoided the heights of worldly glory / seeking again
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 675 ain for himself the seclusion of his accustomed den, / and ther
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 676 / and there he saw out the end of the present life. / That island
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 677 been sanctified by the death of God’s servant, / for that pl
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 679 spirit, abandoning the prison of the flesh, / sought the height
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 680 and ascended above the stars of heaven. / Likewise, miracles ha
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 683 His whole life, from the time of his birth right up to / the da
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 684 is birth right up to / the day of his death, was famed for cele
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 686 em all, first in the language of prose / and afterwards sang of
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 687 of prose / and afterwards sang of the miracles in heroic verse:
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 692 waves; / or how he saw the soul of bishop Aidan borne / beyond th
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 699 nger and predicted the coming of certain calm ; / or how he pre
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 703 prayer, when the right hands of young men could not manage; /
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 725 hold / or how he saw companies of angels bearing up to heaven /
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 726 earing up to heaven / the soul of a shepherd who had fallen fro
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 728 ck himself, he had cured / one of his attendants who was afflic
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 734 praying at his tomb was cured of that illness; / and how a man
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 736 e, / and the pain and darkness of his sight went away. / A certai
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 743 e very brilliant master, sang of them / in expansive verses in
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 747 ing Pan nor the empty godhead of Phoebus, / but I should pray w
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 750 thily to proclaim the praises of that pious father. / After the
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 753 ook a wife called by the name of Æthelthryth, / who was born o
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 754 f Æthelthryth, / who was born of noble parents and from royal
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 759 fetime, / conquering the fires of the flesh in the rites of mar
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 761 prayers, but she too by love of the Thunderer! / Both of them,
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 762 y love of the Thunderer! / Both of them, burning inside with hol
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 774 ate scar / covering the traces of an old tumour. / Also, the clot
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 778 ad held the sacrosanct limbs / of that holy virgin in its under
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 779 ame known to many as a source of longed-for healing, / and itse
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 782 in splendid verse / in praise of that holy girl, / and so I hav
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 784 g words, / recalling the words of the old proverb: / ‘Travelle
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 801 / and I lived bound by the law of marriage.’ / The gesith took
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 805 were accustomed to come loose of their own accord in an amazin
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 812 onfessed that he knew nothing of such teachings, / and said:
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 814 know that he sings the rites of the Mass to Christ for me, / s
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 817 was holding my soul, / because of his prayers and frequent mass
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 820 that he was born from parents of famous stock, / and, although
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 825 in his body he remained free of the bonds that were put upon
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 826 most often at the third hour of the day, / when his brother wa
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 827 d habit to offer up the gifts of the mass / with a pious heart.
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 833 hat those times / when he told of being set free from his bonds
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 835 s used to celebrate the rites of the Mass to God. / For fifteen
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 839 laughter the innocent peoples of the Irish, / who had always b
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 842 d amidst a wretched slaughter of his followers, / leaving the c
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 843 llowers, / leaving the control of governance to his brother Ald
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 845 dies from the earliest years / of his life, a scholar with migh
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 847 kewise a teacher. / At the head of the church was the venerable
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 848 ble bishop Bosa, / with merits of equal worth to the high rank
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 850 adorned with sacred garlands of virtues, / and made resplendent
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 853 s holy nets through the waves of the world, / and he trawled to
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 856 piety, / he shone in the house of the Lord like the blazing mor
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 857 ther beautified the adornment of the church / and separated it f
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 858 separated it from the manners of the common people, / and decre
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 862 ld also beat upon the heights of Olympus: / administering every
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 871 that the one that as an heir of heaven possess earthly / joys,
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 881 ose up in the flesh / and told of many things he had seen that
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 882 ere worth remembering, / a few of which I shall add to my poem
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 883 ere. / For he was a married man of the common people, and had or
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 885 icted with a terrible disease of the flesh, / and for many days
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 888 e died during the first watch of night / and at its last part,
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 895 unning from the place: / ‘Out of everyone, you remain utterly
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 907 travelled towards the rising of the summer sun, / to where we
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 909 e and deep, / along the length of which there stretched a bound
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 911 lames / and the other was full of frozen hail. / It was filled he
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 912 here and there with the souls of men, / who, when they were exc
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 914 retchedly leap into the midst of the cold; / and when they coul
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 918 rhaps might be / the punishment of Hell, of which I used to hear
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 923 we entered it, the appearance of thickest night / fell around
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 925 e nothing / beyond the outline of my guide and his shining garm
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 927 lonely night, / behold: balls of very black flame suddenly ros
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 930 ified and amazed in the midst of the darkness . / As the balls o
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 931 f the darkness . / As the balls of flame climbed high and in tur
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 932 fell back again to the bottom of the abyss, / I saw that the ti
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 933 he abyss, / I saw that the tip of every flame was filled / with
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 934 ed / with the wretched spirits of men who, like sparks, / ascend
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 938 ded me on all sides, / unaware of what I should do, or where I
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 940 y I heard behind me the sound of moaning, / just like the cackl
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 941 oaning, / just like the cackle of the crowd at a captured enemy
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 944 they descended to the bottom of the abyss. / Then from the flam
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 958 ath towards the winter rising of the sun, / and led me, snatche
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 960 the bright air. / There, ahead of us, a huge wall suddenly appe
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 964 , we were standing on the top of the wall. / Behold, there was a
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 966 ful. / So great was the perfume of the fragrant odour, / that it
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 971 at in this place happy bands / of saints lived and dwelt in ble
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 973 these were / the lofty realms of heaven promised to all the bl
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 975 ou think yourself, the realms of heaven.’ / Before me there gl
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 976 there gleamed a greater grace of fresh light, / which so outsho
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 979 indeed. / The very sweet voice of singers also resounded there,
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 980 e light there was a fragrance of a marvellous odour, / so that b
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 985 red again the beautiful place of the previous plain field, / he
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 992 h stinking fire / is the mouth of hell, and whoever happens to
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 995 oung folk occupy, / is a place of rest, where those who have do
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 998 die will enter into the hall of heaven, / in the vicinity of wh
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 999 ll of heaven, / in the vicinity of which there is a place shinin
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1000 h excessive light, / also full of marvellous fragrance, from wh
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1001 rom where / the sweetest voice of singers was resounding. / Since
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1008 body.’ / Nor did this people of ours, the mother of famous me
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1010 hold them within the confines of her own realm, / but sent many
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1011 her own realm, / but sent many of them far aways across the sea
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1012 at they might bring the seeds of life to other peoples. / One of
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1013 of life to other peoples. / One of them was that man called by t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1015 omeland / in the earliest years of his life, for love of his cel
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1017 Irish the greatest examples / of how to live; shining with the
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1020 e man led an outstanding life of moderation / sparkling with br
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1021 ant piety right up to the day of his death. / He had a companion
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1024 utterly famed / in all aspects of religion, but afterwards he p
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1026 nding sheepfold for the monks of his race, / and adorned it wit
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1027 t with the merits and manners of his life. / Studiously feeding
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1028 / Studiously feeding the sheep of Christ, / he led them devoutly
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1030 raight path, / to the pastures of the eternal realm. / In this wa
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1031 s miracles and, in the manner of a prophet, / he saw many thing
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1033 d afterwards entered the joys of celestial life. / But others we
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1035 oss the eastern sea / in quest of pagan soil, where they tried
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1036 ey tried to spread / the words of salvation by sowing them in b
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1038 o had won very many thousands of the Frisian people / for Chris
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1042 in them priests and ministers of the Word, / and after completin
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1046 dour for the faith, / and both of them were called by the one n
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1050 hey enter the crossing-places of the pagan folk / of the Saxons
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1051 ing-places of the pagan folk / of the Saxons, to try to win som
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1052 d the new manners and customs of the faith, / and they were afra
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1053 were afraid that the worship of their ancient gods / might qui
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1058 rk one, / and threw the bodies of the dead into the waters / of
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1059 of the dead into the waters / of the River Rhine. However, the
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1063 d at night, / the greatest ray of light shone there beyond the
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1066 ways shining every night. / One of these men appeared at night t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1072 y martyrs. / Yet other servants of the Word from that aforementi
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1073 people / came into those parts of the world. / Among them were t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1078 to return / to the archbishops of the city of York, for she has
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1079 ar, / and abandon the sequence of kings / who continued the days
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1080 kings / who continued the days of the realm after Aldfrith, / wh
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1082 lling governance for a cycle / of nineteen years, passed away i
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1085 , / John took over the control of the church, / a man most famed
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1087 , / a lofty pontiff, the model of the ancient fathers, / pouring
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1088 ing from a pure heart streams of learning, / with which he wate
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1090 s with diligence . / The honour of virtue accompanied him with c
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1091 d him with clear signs, / a few of which I am pleased to recall
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1103 ood coated with sores instead of hair. / The pious bishop had a
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1106 rations, / and after the space of seven days had passed, he ord
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1108 ongue. / On it he made the sign of the holy cross, / and ordered
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1115 to reveal the hidden thoughts of his mind. / And along with his
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1118 e a handsome young man, ready of speech, / and so, joyfully cur
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1122 / he came to visit a community of holy maidservants, / one of wh
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1123 ty of holy maidservants, / one of whose number, a certain young
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1124 cently been cut in the middle of her upper arm; / and her hand g
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1127 r to health through the power of the Lord. / He entered the vir
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1149 the healing draft. / The power of hoped-for health was granted
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1155 ummoned / to dedicate a church of the Lord, as usual. / A boy of
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1156 of the Lord, as usual. / A boy of his happened to have been str
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1157 ce / and remained at the point of death in every area of his li
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1162 ried / since there was no hope of life. / The noble himself, weep
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1173 drink, / he soon sent a goblet of wine blessed by the bishop. /
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1182 p specifically prohibited one of / the companions to take part
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1185 and burst out into the middle of the plain. / So then when his h
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1188 d to lie hidden in the middle of the plain, / level with the sa
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1192 le fall, / splitting the seams of his head and battering his br
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1195 indeed about the seventh hour of the day, / and he was carried
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1206 er signs / which now by reason of brevity it does not suit to s
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1211 l living, he yielded the seat of honour to another, / and sough
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1219 pported by the great eminence of his merits, / he deservedly as
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1220 edly assumed the highest rank of bishop, / and adorned the posi
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1225 nd crosses with gilded plates of silver: / and not wishing to h
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1228 oing these things in the city of York, / he adorned other churc
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1232 ’s precepts, / by the urging of his teaching and his shining
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1235 ise in deed, and in the gifts of both, / a leader performing th
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1236 leader performing the matter of piety in a twofold manner / we
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1239 church, he sought out a place of retreat apart, / where he migh
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1242 d the various and empty cares of the world. / And although staye
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1245 ing ever-vigilant the rewards of celestial life. / These he atta
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1248 / When he set aside the burden of pastoral care, / he handed ove
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1249 he handed over the governance of his venerable see to Egbert,
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1252 royal stock, / from a lineage of noble parents in the eyes of
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1253 rough holy merits in the eyes of the Lord; / rich in earthly we
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1256 utly exercised over the cares of destitute, / distributing trea
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1259 s. / He was a most famous ruler of the church / and an outstandin
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1265 ebrating the holy solemnities of the mass in the days, / he pre
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1266 many ornaments in the houses of God. / He dressed them with sil
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1270 / to celebrate the feast-days of the Thunderer in their varied
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1274 rple, / assumed the royal rule of the people, / and he expanded
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1275 / and he expanded the borders of his own realm, / very often cr
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1279 king and bishop: / one the rule of the church, the king the busi
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1281 ised up on his head the crown of his ancient ancestors. / One wa
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1283 maintaining the undertakings of brotherly peace; / each brothe
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1286 , / the other kept the kingdom of his ancestors for twenty-one
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1288 d in peace. / In the early days of this aforementioned bishop [E
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1289 tanding in merits by the name of Bede, / and, closing his eyes
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1293 . / When he was seven, the care of his parents had him enter / th
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1294 enter / the confined cloisters of the monastery of Jarrow, / whe
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1296 resided as abbot. / Led by love of Christ, he sought out a pilgr
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1297 d in exile within the borders of the city of Langres, / and the
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1307 xplaining the obscure volumes of sacred Scripture, / and he als
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1308 and he also described the art of metre. / He also wrote with mar
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1310 rses, places, times, and laws of the stars, / as well as histori
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1313 th, he followed the footsteps of the ancient fathers, / on a di
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1315 he lived. / Indeed, the quality of this teacher’s life was mad
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1316 s made plain / by a clear sign of healing after his death: / for
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1317 man was surrounded by relics of the holy father / he was utter
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1323 billows, / among the monsters of the sea and the mountainous w
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1331 he enemy camps / and the darts of the wicked, always opposing t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1332 sed warrior / with the weapons of the Cross, the helmet, and th
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1336 amour and shouting / like that of a multitude bursting upon an
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1340 with great horror, a throng / of those wanting to torture the
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1350 d free from care.’ / Then one of the enemies began to terrify
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1352 n if you are held in the arms / of [Saint] Peter. But, worst one
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1356 e, but trusting in the piety / of the Thunderer I say to you, y
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1362 ne rather high over the stars of heaven in angelic arms. / Chri
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1367 walking / along the steep edge of a lofty cliff, / it happened t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1370 s if he were treading a field of soil, he wandered then in tha
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1375 solid strait, as if on a path of earth, / until he reached a bo
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1380 s; / at your command, the wave of the sea becomes passable by t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1384 he wave carried your body out of the sea, / bearing you back ut
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1387 billows and enter the harbour of salvation. / In those days ther
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1389 who pursued in the seclusion of the wilderness, / staying chas
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1395 she hurries back / to the end of the poem, and the deeds of my
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1396 / a wise man known by the name of Ælberht, / who took over the
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1397 ht, / who took over the office of that venerable see after Egbe
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1399 / a supporter, teacher, lover of the Catholic faith, / a leader
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1400 acher, defender, and disciple of the church, / a cultivator of
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1401 of the church, / a cultivator of justice, a trumpet of the law
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1402 father to orphans, comforter of the needy, / harsh to the unbe
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1406 n action; / the more the height of his accumulated honour grew,
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1408 please you, I ask, young men of York, to proceed with me / a l
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1412 th reason, the most beautiful of things,, / captivated him and
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1414 ied him to the highest summit / of learning, revealing to him th
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1419 se. / Nor were such great hopes of his parents for the boy in va
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1421 essed as much in his learning of books. / So he grew in merits,
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1425 ng man the undertook the vows of the priesthood, / so that he g
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1429 deed also related by the rule of blood, / and by whom he was ma
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1430 was marked him as a defender of the whole clergy, / and likewi
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1431 oted as a teacher in the city of York. / There he watered thirst
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1433 hearts with diverse streams / of learning and the diverse dew
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1434 ntly granting to some the art of grammatical rule / and pouring
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1435 ouring upon others a backflow of rhetorical speech. / He took ca
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1436 olish some with the whetstone of lawful speaking, / he taught s
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1439 pipe, / and run over the peaks of Parnassus with lyric steps. / Y
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1441 ed to understand / the harmony of heaven, the labours of sun an
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1442 sun and moon, / the five zones of the sky, the seven wandering
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1443 g celestial bodies, / the laws of the stars, their rising and s
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1444 ting likewise, / the movements of the air, the quaking of ocean
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1445 ocean and earth, / the natures of men and cattle, of birds and
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1446 verse forms and varied shapes of numbers. / He established defin
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1448 ling the very great mysteries of holy Scripture, for he made p
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1449 for he made plain / the depths of the Fresh and Ancient Law [Ol
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1450 s]. / Whatever young men he saw of outstanding ability, / he brou
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1455 foreign lands, drawn by love of wisdom: / in the hope that he
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1458 lso came devoutly to the city of Rome, / rich in the love of Go
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1459 ty of Rome, / rich in the love of God, travelling widely to sac
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1460 ing home from there, the best of teachers was / received everyw
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1461 d everywhere by kings and men of rank, / to the extent that mig
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1465 d, / the teacher returned to be of use to his homeland. / For afte
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1468 archbishop at the insistence of the people. / He adorned his of
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1469 people. / He adorned his office of rank by his holy merits, / and
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1472 wolf might not harm the lambs of Christ from any direction, / a
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1473 ded them with the nourishment of the sacred Word, / so that thi
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1478 with the terrors and scourges of the law. / Nor, being just, th
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1480 nobles, / but even on account of the weight of his cares / his
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1483 / increasing the understanding of some, refining others’ mann
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1484 her advanced to such a height of honour, / did he change his fo
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1485 id he change his former habit of dress or food; / though he shu
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1489 / to the churches, being full of the fervour of faith. / For in
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1491 hty king, / received the water of baptism, the bishop built a g
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1493 / and dedicated it in the name of Saint Paul, / the teacher of t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1494 e of Saint Paul, / the teacher of the world, whom the teacher l
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1497 he erected the lofty standard of the cross / and he covered it
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1500 / corresponding to many pounds of pure silver. / But he built ano
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1505 ulla be made in refined gold / of no small weight, from which t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1507 the chalice. / During the time of his bishopric the new constru
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1521 / So this most famous servant of sacred rank, / a bishop faultl
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1522 faultless in merits and full of days, / gladly handed on the e
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1524 nbald, and sought out a place of retreat apart, / where he migh
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1525 e himself over to the service of God alone. / But he handed on t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1526 ut he handed on the treasures of his books, those he loved abo
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1528 thirst to drain the draughts of learning. / If you care to know
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1529 are to know the personal name of this man / the present poem wi
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1532 to the one, / the governance of the church, treasure, land, a
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1533 ey, / and to the other pursuit of learning, his study and set o
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1536 you will find the inheritance of the ancient fathers: / all the
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1552 vitus and Prudentius, Prosper of Aquitaine, Paulinus of Nola,
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1555 t Lucan; / or what the masters of grammatical art wrote; / what
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1564 e archbishop / came to the end of his life, filled with merits,
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1566 / after he sought out a place of retreat apart, / in the presen
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1567 treat apart, / in the presence of his pupils, this shepherd, pa
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1570 ou perish, drowned in an eddy of tears, / as you hasten to harb
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1572 hy you are you keen to remind of outcomes that were very sad f
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1573 sight Death, who is the enemy of all, / suddenly closed in fina
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1575 nal sleep the venerable eyes / of that archbishop, our father a
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1584 est office, on the eighth day of November, / while that dreadfu
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1589 er, O shepherd, greatest hope of our life, / without you we are
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1590 battered on the stormy waters of the world, / without you as le
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1592 s, / uncertain as to what kind of harbour we deserve to reach.
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1602 young man raised in the city of York, / simple in spirit, but
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1604 act, / who influenced the time of my life as a boy with his adv
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1606 omary prayers, / in the chapel of the mother of Christ. / Then a
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1609 n in white clothing, / shining of face and splendid, with hands
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1625 y recognised the glad members of that holy church. / They soon
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1630 eady feel better, but another of the brothers / will die today
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1636 struck down by the pestilence of ravaging illness, / and at onc
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1638 ed to me: / ‘I shall now die of this sickness, and I shall ab
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1639 erwise, since the great force of pain grew, / and brought the
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1642 soul with feeble breath, / one of the brothers who had been kee
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1644 ts / a man descending, radiant of face and dress, / and he soon
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1645 placed his mouth on the mouth of the dying man, / and rather pl
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1646 mbraced in his arms the limbs of the one lying there; / returni
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1647 free the soul from the prison of the flesh, / he carried it awa
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1658 d prayers / from the whirlpool of the world to the harbour of l
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord P 4 ief headings the famous deeds / of that great bishop and graciou
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord P 11 nces. / My gifts are not worthy of your merits, prelate, / you who
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord P 12 a wealthy man in the citadel of highest heaven. / Nonetheless g
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord P 15 / These two tiny bronze pieces of different weight, / holy father
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord P 17 he first bronze coin consists of plain figures, / but the second
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord P 20 buildings the hair and skins of goats. / Nonetheless the Thunde
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 1 1 n came from the western edges of the world, / a man powerful in
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 1 4 ou, happy France, in the time of Pepin: / and fertile Britain, h
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 1 8 spirited merits. / Led by love of the Lord, he sought our forei
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 1 9 to scatter the heavenly seeds of eternal life / where a cultivat
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 1 10 ernal life / where a cultivator of the word had been rare before
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 1 11 before. / Pepin, the fine ruler of the Franks, received him joyf
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 2 4 / he always scattered the rays of light of the gospel throughou
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 2 5 gospel throughout the hearts / of many, until a pious flame of
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 2 6 t departed far from that part of the world, / and every day impi
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 2 7 and every day impious temples of idols were brought to ruin, / a
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 2 8 hrist resounded in the mouths of faithful people. / / # / When Pep
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 3 1 uthority, saw that the church of Christ / was growing along with
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 3 2 along with the venerable gift of faith, / he rejoiced greatly in
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 3 3 ced greatly in such a teacher of salvation, / and he thought it
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 3 5 send the outstanding preacher / of the faith quite quickly to Ro
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 4 1 the church. / / # / The pinnacle of the pontificate, Peter’s mo
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 4 8 this city, / sent by the leader of the Franks with a generous gi
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 4 12 nging together many thousands of peoples to God.’ / After he h
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 4 13 he angel returned to the hall of heaven. / / # / The blessed pope
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 5 2 vice, / and treated the servant of God with a kindly mind. / He re
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 5 7 ding him with very many gifts of pious saints. / / # / After these
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 6 1 gs had been done, the servant of the Lord / returned to the land
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 6 2 the Lord / returned to the land of the Franks, coming strengthen
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 6 4 / desiring to drain the rivers of salvation flowing with honey,
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 6 6 them all, / watering the hearts of all with the heavenly dew of
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 6 9 e plucked the pleasant fruits / of the Catholic faith, until he
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 7 1 as he confined by the borders of the Franks, / but he sought to
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 7 2 e sought to scatter the seeds of the divine word further, / amon
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 7 3 ord further, / among the tribes of the Frisians, who had been ca
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 7 5 then convert them to the gift of faith, indeed, / because they h
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 8 5 those regions, / while the door of eternal salvation was open, w
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 8 8 when Pepin completed / the time of his present life, he left his
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 9 5 hem, / and he also took control of their taxes from their hands
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 10 2 back, / bringing them the words of life, and he dipped in holy b
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 10 3 led with the nourishing gifts of faith, / and the light had rise
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 10 5 / been residing in the shadow of death; the true sun, Christ,
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 11 1 was granted a see in the city of Utrecht, / and the whole nation
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 11 2 Utrecht, / and the whole nation of the Frisians at once become s
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 11 3 order to learn the doctrines of faith from a great master. / St
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 11 6 he people, to teach the words of life, / to offer baptism, to fe
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 11 7 ptism, to feed with the bread of heaven, / lest the people go aw
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 12 1 hould bring a very great gain of souls to the Thunderer, / and t
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 12 6 d wherever the pious preacher of salvation proceeded, / the grac
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 12 7 alvation proceeded, / the grace of the high-throned one always w
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 13 2 desirable to run through all of them in verse, / but instead to
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 13 4 / and attach headings to a few of his deeds in poetry, / and send
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 13 7 find more fully all the deeds / of the great bishop , the learni
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 13 8 , the learning, / the doctrines of the master, his ancestry, lif
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 14 3 temple by himself. / The guard of the idol, seeing this, was in
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 14 10 way Christ avenges his saints of his own accord. / / # / Once by c
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 16 2 d to scatter / the divine seeds of heavenly life through many la
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 16 3 lace where the infertile type of soil by the sea-shore / was pro
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 16 5 nd, / and where no sweet stream of water could be found for the
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 17 1 came by chance to the servant of God / twelve wretches in rags a
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 17 5 n: the most generous blessing of Christ / will I believe make it
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 17 6 elieve make it enough for all of them.” / The crowd drank joyf
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 17 8 anted, / yet the flask was full of fabulous Falernian wine. / / # /
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 18 2 ious house. / When all the work of the church had been properly
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 18 4 s, / he inspected all the seats of the holy house, / and also ente
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 18 7 dly any wine, / and the servant of Christ blessed it with the sp
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 19 5 d so he did not have any cups of wine, / for the dear teacher wh
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 19 7 me. / When the father was aware of this, he ordered to be brough
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 19 8 rought to him / four flasks all of moderate size, which the boys
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 19 10 mix them for us: the blessing of Christ will, / I believe, with
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 19 14 inking wine. / Through the gift of Christ there was enough drink
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 20 1 em all. / / # / The weary servant of the Lord, was making a belove
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 20 3 s prelate entered the meadows of a certain rich man / to rest a
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 20 7 you, stop now driving us out of your meadows, / but instead com
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 20 14 ords were spoken, the servant of the Lord proceeded willingly,
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 20 20 ed, but he spat out / the drink of Bacchus, and he burned all ov
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 20 23 as suffering torments because of the words of God’s servant;
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 20 24 eason he hoped for the return of the gracious bishop. / The old
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 20 29 led, abandoning is long lack of appetite, / taking the cup, he
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 21 3 houses, / in which a multitude of pious peoples keep watch / as o
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 21 4 ne day and night with praises of the Lord. / Among these was a h
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 21 5 Lord. / Among these was a house of holy sisters, / whom a bitter p
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 21 9 had the same excessive terror of death. / They had hope in the s
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 21 10 / They had hope in the servant of Christ, and they summoned him
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 21 14 then, / but through the prayers of the saint the bitter plague s
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 22 1 ed lives. / / # / The whole house of a certain father was vexed / fo
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 22 2 he rather frequent incursions of a dark demon, / and a dread spi
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 22 12 his plague, / until the servant of God himself, summoned by the
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 22 14 stream upon them in the name of Christ. / The prelate, prescien
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 22 18 g for yourself a better house of longed-for salvation, / and rem
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 22 20 you will not have the plague of the serpent, / and your whole b
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 23 1 very securely. / / # / That saint of God had predicted future even
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 23 2 hich the subsequent unfolding of events then proved true; / and
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 23 3 rue; / and at this time the son of Duke Charles Pepin by name, / h
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 23 7 lted than all the other / dukes of the Franks whom the long ages
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 23 10 tories.” / It is not the task of our verses to point out / what
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 24 1 the whole world. / / # / That man of God was patient, self-control
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 24 5 rfected in the deserved years of his life, / the pious priest co
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 24 8 d, eight days before / the Ides of November, he passed over to t
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 25 2 with hymns, with great honour of praise. / But the sarcophagus i
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 25 4 y, / was too short for the body of the father. / They became extre
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 25 6 zing to say / behold, the stone of the coffin suddenly began to
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 25 7 it fitted itself to the shape of the blessed body. / / # / Amid th
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 26 1 he burial rites the fragrance of a wondrous odour / filled the w
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 27 3 ad previously built in praise of the Lord, / in which God will p
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 27 4 which God will produce signs of salvation even till now. / Many
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 27 5 salvation even till now. / Many of the sick are healed through w
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 27 6 sends light towards the body of the mighty bishop. / Chains bre
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 27 9 ad, set free through the gift of Christ. / / # / In the place wher
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 28 1 he place where the sacred bed of the holy father stands, / quite
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 28 3 hine, / because here the spirit of the bishop, leaving the priso
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 29 3 ter than any spice: / the truth of this is proved by many witnes
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 29 7 holy relics, / ones most worthy of the merits of so great a fath
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 30 5 rried and lay before the body of God’s saint, / pouring out he
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 30 8 or health / through the servant of Christ, and that very hope di
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 30 14 een carried there in the arms of another. / / # / Behold, a certai
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 31 3 bones, / and likewise the limbs of his afflicted body trembled. /
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 31 7 e for many an hour. / That sort of wretch had come with a breast
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 31 9 urch / in which the pious limbs of the mighty bishop were restin
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 31 11 ealth. / Straightaway the grace of compassionate Christ heard hi
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 31 13 / and the flexible arrangement of sinews grew strong, / and force
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 31 19 omnipotent God / for the gifts of health; praise be to Christ,
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 32 1 There was a young , a servant of the altar with a corrupt mind
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 32 2 d he secretly stole the gifts of a holy temple: / also a certain
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 32 4 l theft, / one that the servant of Christ used to carry with him
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 32 6 as his companion, / on account of the many relics which he had
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 32 7 / Soon, the wicked perpetrator of crime suffered torments; / just
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 32 10 pestilence,. / But at the point of death he revealed the impious
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 33 4 is mother, / and the fatherland of the Irish was his famous teac
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 33 11 too, / and from how holy a root of his parents’ stock / that ser
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 33 12 parents’ stock / that servant of God was brought forth. / There
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 14 e visions from above by means of new material. / At last the pro
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 18 n grow, / and you saw the whole of the horns filled with new lig
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 26 nate with the celestial light of highest heaven.” / All things
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 28 het had said, / and the outcome of events proved the dreams to b
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 33 abandoned the evil pleasures of the world / and desired to serv
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 35 h mind and hand; / seizing hold of celestial life with all its s
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 40 esired to walk alone the road of contemplation. / He began betwe
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 41 e began between the headlands of the wave-sounding sea, / where
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 44 be free from the evil worries of the world. / This man passed th
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 45 passed through the remainder of his lifetime alone, / advancing
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 51 servant, / and a certain grace of the compassionate Christ / perf
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 59 t is enough to know just this of the father’s life, / which al
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 61 gh-throned one more. / The life of God’s servant provided exam
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 62 many people, / and was witness of the inclination of his heart.
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 63 rt. / Kings served this servant of Christ, and the whole people /
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 65 ished him with love. / That man of God was patient, self-control
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 66 g in morals, gentle and pious of speech. / Afterwards, once his
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 69 s for himself, / and soon, full of merits, years, and all piety,
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 72 nly hall, / and took possession of joys without end together wit
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 75 s consecrated with the glory of your name, / virgin Mary, most
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 76 Mary, most illustrious mother of Christ our God, / and in that p
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 79 tent in honour. / You, the life of the world, the joy for all ce
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 80 y for all centuries, / the king of heaven, the Lord and God, / you
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 81 God, / you bore in the shelter of your womb, eternal virgin: / do
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 1 2 ed there flourishes the glory of a new church, / which signals
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 1 3 ch signals the bright banners of a sacred victory; / here Peter
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 1 4 re Peter and Paul, the lights of the murky world, / outstanding
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 1 5 fathers who control the reins of people, / are acclaimed with f
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 1 8 / unlocking the shining realms of the Thunderer’s heavens: / l
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 1 9 n mercifully to the petitions of people praying, / who moisten
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 1 11 ng streams; / accept the sighs of those bewailing committed sin
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 1 12 ayers are scorching the evils of life! / And you, the greatest
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 1 17 ow kindly ears to the voices of those praying / and as a prote
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 1 19 nd visit the sacred threshold of the church, / so that perpetua
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 1 20 / so that perpetual remission of sins may be granted here, / fl
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 2 2 hy folks. / / # 2 / The protection of Mary guards this hall of the
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 2 3 Lord: / and to her the heights of new church are consecrated to
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 2 5 sacred victories. / The honour of the scared mother is celebrat
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 2 6 the true light from the light of the father, / whom prophets ac
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 2 9 hear mercifully the petitions of people praying, / who moisten
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 2 12 iveness from a flowing stream of their tears / and obliterate t
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 2 13 ars / and obliterate the evils of life with frequent prayers. / T
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 2 16 e rightly controls the ruling of the world, / just as this youn
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 2 20 d in richness over the fields of Jerusalem: / a garden closed u
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 2 26 oduce an infant; / may the son of the high-throned one be calle
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 3 / by Bugga, the noble daughter of King Centwine,. / who previous
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 4 sly rightly ruled the kingdom of the West Saxons / until, setti
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 5 il, setting aside the summits of the present realm, / he abando
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 6 ld’s wealth and the control of things / by granting very many
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 10 his own kingdom for the name of Christ; / and nonetheless, he
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 16 , / and was led to the summits of heaven by angelic throngs; / j
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 17 ongs; / joined to the citizens of heaven he rejoices in his cel
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 19 a, a powerful keeper and heir of the realm. / But, soon abandon
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 20 ndoning the kingdom and power of the world, / he ploughed the s
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 22 d traversed the watery plains of the sea by oar. / The chilly s
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 27 mountain peaks. / The clemency of Rome rejoiced in his arrival;
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 28 val; / and likewise the clergy of the church in Rome were gladd
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 29 to be immersed in the waters of baptism. / After the baptismal
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 32 fe, / seeking the lofty realms of the heavenly skies, / ascendin
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 33 / ascending to the bright peak of starry Olympus. / But after the
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 37 laim him with the proper name of Ine; / and he now duly rules o
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 38 w duly rules over the kingdom of the Saxons. / During his reign
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 39 ign Bugga, the humble servant of Christ, / built a new temple w
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 46 festive periods, / and cycles of years will revolve in fixed s
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 48 et harmonies / and the singing of psalms ring out from twin cho
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 49 rs; / may the articulate voice of the precentor frequently reso
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 52 nt voice, / and let the throng of nuns call out likewise with f
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 54 ast-days beneath the vaulting of the church, / uttering the mel
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 55 th the frequent accompaniment of the psaltery; / and let us str
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 58 five strings. / Let every one of us adorn the new temple with
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 60 y day, on which the feast-day of the temple shone, / the Virgin
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 62 rth, / the day which the month of August continually renews, / w
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 63 ilis is divided in the middle of its rotation. / It restores ag
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 65 ts / when the solemn feast-day of Mary returns in its sequence,
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 77 by the body and sacred blood of Christ. / Here glistens the me
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 78 Here glistens the metal sheet of the cross made from tawny gol
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.1 2 ns this apse with the destiny of the saints, / the celestial ke
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.1 4 eper unlocking the thresholds of eternal life. / He revealed hi
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.1 7 s / which capture the precepts of Christ with an open heart. / J
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.1 10 eavenly rowing he leads bands of men / snatched from the whirlp
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.1 11 / snatched from the whirlpool of the world to the eternal real
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.1 14 trod on foot the blue waters of the shining deep: / but the se
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.1 16 g waves / since the right hand of Christ quietened down the sur
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.1 18 y returned again to the light of life / even though they had pr
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.1 19 viously crossed the threshold of black death. / He too, relying
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.1 20 / He too, relying on the power of God, restored a man / who was
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.1 25 deceit the unspeakable price of an estate. / Moreover, he purg
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.1 27 irely the magical deceptions / of the false Simon [Magus], forc
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.1 29 ad climbed the very lofty top of a new tower / and, crowned wit
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.1 35 t to suffer horrendous wounds of a cruel sword. / And God, the
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.2 1 ernal triumphs to the heights of heaven. / / # 4.2 / Saul, who puni
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.2 5 holy crop grew in the furrow of the world. / And God called do
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.2 6 unbeliever, from the citadel of heaven: / why do you persecute
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.2 9 , / he deserved mighty visions of heavenly things; / snatched up
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.2 10 he ascended to the third peak of heaven, / and with his mind he
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.2 11 e saw the splendid gatherings of the sky. / The impudent sorcer
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.2 15 y who was entering the abodes of death, / as his spirit entered
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.2 17 rightly deprives the sorcerer of both his eyes, / so that he co
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.2 20 om fate had formerly deprived of the ability to walk. / So too,
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.2 32 r he had completed the course of this transitory life, / he sou
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.3 2 ill be protected by the altar of Andrew, / Peter’s brother, w
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.3 5 / God, walking along the shore of the sea, engaged him / by divin
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.3 6 as he was crossing the waters of the sea in a small boat. / Str
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.3 7 Andrew, inspired by the voice of the Thunderer, / had faith in
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.3 8 the eternal king, the saviour of the world; / scorning his suspe
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.3 15 martyr on the spreading stock of the cross; / he finished the l
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.3 16 / he finished the last breath of the mortal life, / taking on p
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.4 4 as calling him from the shore of the sea, / he left his own fat
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.4 9 ent rites and ghastly shrines of the dreadful demon. / Here the
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.4 12 vage tyrant Herod, a tetrarch of the realm, / murdered him in c
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.5 7 for fish beneath the surface of the sea; / but when Christ cal
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.5 10 ord who reigns in the citadel of heaven. / He was the outstandin
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.5 11 was the outstanding disciple of Christ the King, / ahead of al
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.5 12 le of Christ the King, / ahead of all the others, adored with g
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.5 13 he ruler who ruled the realms of Rome forced him / as an outcas
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.5 16 heavenly power, many visions of things, / which are now writte
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.6 5 n the King who is the saviour of the world, / even though he ha
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.6 7 had previously been in doubt / of his blessed companions and ha
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.6 9 death, / left the secret chaos of hell accompanied by a mighty
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.6 11 ple touched the slight wounds of a savage blade, / as Christ th
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.6 14 efore the venerable offspring of the Thunderer sent this man,
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.6 16 cess, / to convert the peoples of the orient with holy books. /
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.6 18 ucted by the stupid teachings of its ancient parents; / but it
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.6 20 rist, who governs the kingdom of heaven. / Accordingly when the
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.6 21 en. / Accordingly when the time of this present life was over, /
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.6 23 ht ethereal heaven. / A priest of a temple, a minister of an an
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.6 25 rds when the earth gapes open of its own accord / and all corps
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.7 2 Similarly James, who was born of Christ’s aunt / and was stre
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.7 4 s cousin, / keeps this house of God from out of highest Olymp
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.7 6 as shoved off the battlements of the church, / because, climbin
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.7 7 because, climbing to the roof of the temple, the priest used t
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.7 11 ith bended knees the pavement of the church. / He scorned the w
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.7 12 scorned the woollen covering of a shaggy cloak, / wearing a li
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.7 15 ntirely avoided the splendour of the baths in thought. / He did
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.7 16 ht. / He did not cut the curls of his head with iron scissors,
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.7 17 did any razor shave the down of facial hair from his cheeks. /
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.7 18 cheeks. / So great was the fame of his powers was so great / so t
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.7 20 here occurred the destruction of Jerusalem and the ruin of its
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.7 25 nd enclosed within the prison of the city walls. / It was a tim
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.7 29 m, / utterly breaking the laws of human nature: / I shudder to s
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.7 30 n nature: / I shudder to speak of the lad’s cruel death. / In
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.7 31 In this way did the vengeance of the Cross punish the wicked w
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.7 32 his way too did the martyrdom of James punish the guilty! / Ele
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.7 36 , / those whom the rigid blade of iron spared, neglected, / and
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.8 1 th through the scanty rations of starvation. / / # 4.8 / Here too a
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.8 2 on. / / # 4.8 / Here too a section of verses commemorates Philip, /
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.8 5 elieve in Christ, the saviour of the ages. / They lay paralyzed
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.8 6 long time in the dread shadow of death, / denying the creator o
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.8 7 f death, / denying the creator of light in their dark hearts / a
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.8 8 serving with a twisted order of creation, / until their ears e
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.8 10 oking out on the bright light of the perpetual Phoebus, / gradu
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.8 12 holy water, / purging the stain of sin in the fountain of baptis
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.8 16 t received the splendid words of the preaching disciple. / Thus
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.8 17 blessed man convert the realm of Asia with his teaching. / Wher
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.9 2 sive India stands as the last of the lands of the earth, / which
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.9 6 / rightly smashing the images of ancient gods. / A the Hebrew l
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.9 8 eech names him / the offspring of one suspending the waters in
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.9 10 signifies the noble doctrine of boundless heaven, / as the poe
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.9 11 the poet once sang in a verse of the Psalms: / behold the dark
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.9 12 k water drips from the clouds of the sky. / After these events
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.9 13 purchased the bloody garland of martyrdom / and, marked with t
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.9 14 / and, marked with the stigma of Christ, he follows the Lord;
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.10 2 down the outstanding teaching of salvation, / set out Hebrew wo
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.10 6 flowing forth from the fount of Paradise / and revealing the h
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.10 7 evealing the hidden mysteries of things, marvellously betokens
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.10 8 properly signifies the figure of the fount / from which rivers f
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.10 10 just as once at the beginning of the nascent world / four clear
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.10 14 / in this way did the teaching of God flow from the four-fold f
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.10 17 once expressed it. / A prophet of God, filled with the Holy Spi
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.10 19 p the forebears and ancestors of Christ, / from whom the saviou
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.11 1 iour had taken on the cradle / of our flesh in this world remov
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.11 3 s also a Canaanite, / made use of the name of Peter among the a
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.11 7 and the earth and the streams of the sea come to nothing / up t
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.11 9 e final sparks, / and the mass of the earth, the mountains and
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.11 10 dissolve, / and the structure of creation melts like a flow of
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.12 5 ar, / who once ruled the realm of the kingdom, / after [Christ]
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.12 6 [Christ] condemned the tyrant of Tartarus to death / and emerge
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.12 7 rejoicing from the dark caves of hell; / thereupon Christ ascen
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.12 9 so commonly known by the name of Jude; / his praises are celebr
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.12 21 quates them to foaming surges of waves, / calling the guilty wa
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.12 22 ng the guilty wandering stars of heaven / for whom a punishment
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.12 25 e races / and barbarous realms of the Pontus to the Lord. / His
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.12 27 / to be resurrected at the end of ordained time; / but his spiri
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.13 2 ve put forth the twelve names of the fathers / by whom the worl
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.13 5 mercifully reduce the weight of my sins / and, granting forgiv
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 5 3 d he is said to have been one of the seventy / of the Lord’s
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 5 4 have been one of the seventy / of the Lord’s disciples who ta
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 5 7 d trick, / lost the lofty peak of his apostolic glory, / and pou
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 5 10 noose: / he had sold the Lord of light who redeems the ages wi
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 3 y requesting me, / as a singer of hymns I have sung this song a
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 8 ake beneath the heavenly dome of the vaulted sky, / while the st
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 9 lted sky, / while the structure of the world trembles under the
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 16 six names, form battle-lines of war. / Their leader, viciousl
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 19 / from where the blazing lamps of Titan set, / and since those bl
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 24 y / began to drench the circuit of the earth with dripping showe
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 28 high. / Nor were the heights of heaven free from the fog of n
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 31 d clouds. / So with the order of things disturbed, the Godhead
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 32 hings disturbed, the Godhead / of the sister of Phoebus grows d
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 33 bearing, flame-wearing, guide of days blazing, / just as he cust
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 36 / The most splendid circuits of the Great Bear do not plainly
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 37 from the north-western region of the North, carefully keeping
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 38 ikewise the splendid sequence of the Pleiades, of the offsprin
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 40 the skies from the direction of the rising sun. / Then the gl
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 41 n. / Then the gleaming scales of Libra, with its balanced pans
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 42 began to grow dim; / The cycle of the zodiac is darkened, along
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 46 / Since the blackest coverings of cloud obscure the skies; / and
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 47 widely throughout the heights of heaven, / when their jagged poi
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 49 w forth pale fire, / the origin of which derives from clashing c
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 51 re the assault and aggression of the winds assails. / Througho
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 52 sails. / Throughout the paths of the sea the salty plains were
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 56 an to swell with savage gusts of winds / forced by blasts agains
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 58 ky shores. / What shall I say of the mighty works of the one t
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 61 a manifest miracle: / the mercy of Christ shining through these
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 65 ther, / we celebrate the melody of Matins and the psalmody of th
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 68 hake, buffeted from all sides of the hall. / Amidst these mass
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 71 started to see / so many signs of momentous events: that the wo
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 74 at a run, / heads for the door of the church, while disaster wa
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 75 terred through the assistance of the Mother. / Some, escaping
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 77 sloping and slippery aspects of uneven country / began to fear
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 80 ng with the rising brightness of dawn, / after the dark blacknes
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 81 was divided like the likeness of death, / then, seeing the rafte
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 83 ‘Listen: the dread display of last night is now clear! / Se
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 84 now clear! / See: the heights of the house fell right to the f
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 86 Listen, the sunny coverings of the leafy broom / are driven f
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 87 e walls by the battering-rams of the blasts. / Alas, the roofs
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 90 out any defence. / These blasts of cruel wind caused violations.
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 91 d unless the solemn feast-day of Saint Paul / was protecting the
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 92 otecting the trembling hearts of the terrified, / perhaps we wou
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 94 just as the evangelical words of the threefold Thunderer / make
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 95 er / make plain that fragments of the tower viciously broke / tw
ALDHELM.CarmVirg Praefatio 4 created the world, / the ruler of the earth, ruling in his loft
ALDHELM.CarmVirg Praefatio 9 ess threshold / among the ranks of saints, who with perpetual pr
ALDHELM.CarmVirg Praefatio 11 owning all, shaper, and maker of the world, / confer on us wretc
ALDHELM.CarmVirg Praefatio 16 islead the saints with a show of transgressions; / or lest the d
ALDHELM.CarmVirg Praefatio 28 uscation: / the one called King of Kings and Prince of peoples t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg Praefatio 32 oaming surge, / nor the girdles of the universe, which hem in th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg Praefatio 33 heavens. / But it is the lives of the famous, who thrived with
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2 o sets up the shining heights of the starry sky, / also shaping
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 5 old back the sapphire surface of the wave-wandering deep / lest
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 8 ves; / who will water the crops of the ploughed fields with a co
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 18 able to sing the famed deeds of saints of old, / as previously
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 21 emember the previous sequence of my book to have said, / and as
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 22 ce proclaimed, in the keeping of a promise. / I do not ask for
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 25 they say, keep the lofty peak of Helicon; / nor do I request tha
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 32 nfers upon us the revelations of the gentle Word / I seek a word
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 36 d. / So may the kindly spirit of the Father and the Son / mercif
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 41 t the majesty power be spoken of in a single name! / For faith c
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 43 ple personage, / but the nature of God, the outstanding creator
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 47 d let the clauses and phrases of the verse proceed on threefol
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 48 ctyl run on except at the end of verses, / but let the spondee
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 50 his way let the final writing of a trochee finish off the vers
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 53 eed on threefold feet! / Nor, of course, do I reckon anything
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 54 lt for you / who relax the laws of nature with frequent changes.
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 55 nt changes. / For the monuments of ancient books bear witness to
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 59 w the innocent ass with darts of words. / So I openly say that y
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 61 ou, who deign to form a shape of earth and inspire this / brute
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 64 one lets loose the strumming of speech / or plays songs to Chri
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 66 eed, anyone rejects the songs of the lyre’s chords / and desir
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 74 d properly know the mysteries of things / or recognize God’s s
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 80 nt doctor unfastens the locks of the word, / and with the torch
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 81 e word, / and with the torches of Scripture burnt up the people
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 83 ng hordes towards the kingdom of heaven. / There is said to be
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 85 roughout the tripartite parts of the world / and strives on eart
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 89 vour through all the striving of their minds / to keep God’s t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 91 er category and second degree of the chaste, / who, after having
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 93 iage and sever / the restraints of luxury granted them, / abandoni
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 94 ing the shocking associations of impure flesh, / so that they ma
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 96 ces / when they break the bonds of the marriage-bed to which the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 97 life shines in virginal lamps of those / whose excellence exceed
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 98 ce exceeds the customs spoken of above. / Virginity, stamping
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 99 ng down the false frivolities of the world’s excess, / appears
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 100 pears at the highest pinnacle of the virtues, / since it may sta
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 101 and as the most chaste sister of angelic life: / in whom the wor
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 105 g, shatter the enormous crime of sins, / that are accustomed to
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 106 conquering the ironclad minds of many, / even though they seem a
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 108 to these categories the ruler of Olympus / spreads wide the gate
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 109 lympus / spreads wide the gates of the heavenly hall and the th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 112 ruits, / which the kindly glory of the eternal kingdom foretold
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 113 n / throughout the barren plots of ploughed earth. / Because of th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 114 ts of ploughed earth. / Because of their deserts, he confirmed f
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 117 ramping down the fetid taints of impure flesh; / likewise indeed
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 118 wise indeed Christ, the glory of the heavens, / declared a sixty
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 119 xty-fold fruit from the field of the earth; / the sheaves the ch
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 121 own, / who now break the bonds of the marriage-bed, / and take aw
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 123 , / spurning the permitted joys of worldly display; / but finally,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 126 y tramp down the interactions of a lawful life, / but rather fre
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 127 chooses to beget a generation of offspring / in the world and to
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 128 orld and to produce a progeny of kin. / Therefore let everyone,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 130 lames / and whose hearts a love of purity provokes, / contract an
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 131 ovokes, / contract an agreement of spirit and chaste flesh, / just
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 135 onstantly, / so that deceptions of the flesh do not assail the s
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 141 ore in our struggle / than love of purity reigning in a pure che
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 142 ure chest? / For commemorations of chastity nourish the celestia
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 143 al ones; / although generations of offspring rise up through it
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 144 heaven it scales the summits of the virtues. / Virginity, kee
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 147 orations; / the gracious spirit of high-throned God claims a tem
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 149 art, / as the blessed discourse of apostolic speech has sung: /
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 150 w that your loins are shrines of God. / The spirit of the Thunde
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 151 re shrines of God. / The spirit of the Thunderer now dwells righ
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 153 rginity shines like the jewel of a crown / which encircles the h
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 154 rown / which encircles the head of the eternal king in a garland
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 155 r feet upon the relationships of impure life, / eradicating utte
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 156 / eradicating utterly the joys of lascivious flesh. / From the bo
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 157 civious flesh. / From the bosom of the earth, squalid gravel / pro
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 158 gravel / produces the substance of tawny gold and gleaming metal
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 159 metal, / with which the fabric of the present world is adorned.
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 160 too chaste purity, the image of yellow gold, / is born from the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 161 is born from the impure flesh of an earthly parent. / Just as th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 162 the rose surpasses all tinges of crimson dye / and likewise in i
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 165 ple gems / which the dusty clod of impure earth covers; / as the y
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 169 top / and fruit will burst from of dry branches; / like a shining
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 172 he base sand beneath the soil of scorned earth / yields golden t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 173 d earth / yields golden threads of yellow metal, / likewise, so th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 176 n heaven, / take the beginnings of life from an impure body. / J
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 177 ure body. / Just as the glory of the vine stands in fruitful f
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 178 e-shoot produces huge bunches of grapes / and the vineyard-work
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 180 yield to the brilliant light of the sun / when Titan lights up
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 182 rse, / surpassing all the stars of the skies above, / so too does
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 184 n transcending all the prizes of the saints. / Chastity is also
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 185 tity is also called the queen of the virtues / while it is joine
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 189 shines like the ruddy purple of kings, / by which rulers in tog
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 191 exercise their rights. / Purity of mind ruling in a chaste body /
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 192 that does not know the damage of old age, / nor does it fall to
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 199 been defeated / and the throngs of the wicked laid low in defeat
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 202 oetry’s praise / and the life of the chaste becomes known thro
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 203 ntain the sanctioned marriage of a lawfully wedded life / are no
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 204 y wedded life / are not cheated of the eternal gift of Christ. / S
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 205 Christ. / So the scorned scrap of silver, / an ounce that weighs
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 211 or made with a thin covering of parchment, / even though the br
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 214 light. / The pallid brightness of the moon is not spurned at ni
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 218 uld be spurned the deep water of a well / which a water-wheel is
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 220 n though the splendid streams of a spring surpass it, / one that
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 223 pised, / one filling the gullet of its stomach with scaly fish, /
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 225 , / that tries to ravage grains of corn and the furrows / of the p
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 226 rains of corn and the furrows / of the pleasant field, snatching
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 227 h the multi-coloured feathers of the peacock glow golden / and i
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 230 es far beyond all the efforts of craftsmen. / In that way it is
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 232 cannot decay, / as the writings of those ancient men tell us: / i
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 233 l us: / it is a sign and symbol of the virginity that is to be a
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 235 o tramp down / the wicked filth of the world, having spurned the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 238 / even though the sweet fruits of the palm-tree outshine them, /
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 239 / reproducing the sweet savour of nectar and honey. / In the same
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 242 people who join the covenant of matrimony / and live justly by
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 243 y / and live justly by the rule of chaste marriage-beds, / especia
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 244 , / especially since the letter of the ancient law describes / how
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 246 d proclaimed the future gifts of God through holy inspiration,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 248 prophet, whom the four Books of Kings / commemorate as outstand
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 249 rengthened by the distinction of virtues, / was a holy virgin, k
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 253 is words , / which the sequence of the book explains in clear la
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 255 t, / he had ordered two leaders of fifty men to submit to the fl
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 257 beying the tyrant’s command of the tyrant. / He also under com
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 262 d not receive any nourishment of water. / And then with his asse
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 268 enter into the golden heights of heaven in chariot drawn by tw
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 269 who never knew the separation of death, / the one undergone by t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 270 the one undergone by the host of ancestors throughout the worl
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 271 hout the world, / and the horde of future descendants will under
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 272 he hero remains in the groves of paradise, / the same abode on h
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 274 , / whom once the divine power of heaven snatched up / lest he su
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 275 suffer the ghastly damnation of a wicked world: / : for that re
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 276 ey carry together the banners of the Thunderer / into the bloody
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 277 rer / into the bloody struggles of war against the Antichrist. / A
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 279 ughout the field will open up of their own accord, / when the tr
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 280 pet blasts and the clear call of the trump resounds / with the c
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 281 rump resounds / with the coming of God, who metes out rewards to
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 286 ince he destroyed the shrines of pagan gods; / and the Holy Spir
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 288 t bestows the sumptuous gifts of heavenly affairs, / storing up
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 289 , / storing up individual gifts of grace in holy minds. / He rouse
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 291 en put to sleep by the chance of decease. / But the stupid lads
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 294 he gave over away to the maws of bears to be eaten up / for spea
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 300 d with the innumerable / awards of virtues which Christ’s grac
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 302 y adorned him with the flower of pure chastity / as he passed hi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 308 even before he knew the light of the present life, / so that he
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 309 loquently declare the oracles of a prophet: / and it is about hi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 315 ld, supported by the strength of the Thunderer; / and might esta
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 316 tablish and build the kingdom of heaven, / once the wicked one
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 318 m. / He observes the twin twigs of the burgeoning branch, / which
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 319 hich signify perhaps the form of two peoples; / likewise in turn
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 320 contemplates the same number of baskets: / yet however an equiv
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 323 he Old Testament. / Monuments of ancient scriptures clearly be
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 325 established for us a pattern of blessed virginity / and pointed
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 326 nity / and pointed out a mirror of life to his disciples. / Theref
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 327 efore he proclaimed the times of Christ more clearly / than all
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 329 erance; / laying out the number of years in the correct order / he
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 330 rder / he announced the infancy of our king in this world, / writi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 331 riting that after the passing of four hundred years / there woul
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 332 ld be eighteen further lustra of time / until Christ would come
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 335 y in speech: / that four realms of kingdoms will arise in the wo
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 339 with leafy trunk growing out of the turf, / the towering top of
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 340 of the turf, / the towering top of which touched the clouds, / and
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 341 clouds, / and underneath hosts of birds and every kind of wild
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 342 t / pluck the sweet nourishment of food from the branches; / but t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 349 would seek the myrtle groves of wolves, / that tyrant, having b
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 351 iel also destroyed the shrine of ungodly Bel / after the priests
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 352 ungodly Bel / after the priests of wickedness had suffered the c
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 354 fooling through the trickery of their shrine. / At another time
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 358 k lump, / straightaway the guts of the punished beast ruptured. /
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 360 nce and tolerate the torments of the wicked. / In the end, relyi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 362 did not fear / the savage jaws of beasts or the maws of lions, /
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 366 g grim damages with thousands of dangers. / Also in this way,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 367 ys, fragrant with the flowers of virginity, / had once equally p
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 368 equally preserved the rights of purity / in scorning the golden
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 369 / in scorning the golden image of the slow-witted tyrant who, / b
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 370 der commanded all the crowds of common people / to worship a de
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 371 worship a deaf and dumb image of metal. / Then a trumpet with ha
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 374 ponded to the frequent blasts of the horn / so that, genuflectin
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 383 could not burn the holy limbs of those blessed boys. / It is a w
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 384 wonder to tell that the flame of the oven should bake the boys
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 386 rginity rebuffed the torments of the flames / while the hearts o
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 387 f the flames / while the hearts of the young men burned with spa
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 390 s / extinguishing red-hot lumps of coal a heavenly shower. / But
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 392 ers / whom the clear testaments of ancient books celebrate, / when
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 400 as sustenance / the forest food of honey and the bodies of locus
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 401 usts; / he despised other meals of sweet splendour. / Blessed Gabr
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 403 his father / at the right hand of the altar by offering prophec
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 411 ely took on the blessed gifts of salvation / which are now sprin
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 412 e throughout the four corners of the earth, / where people every
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 413 everywhere receive the gifts of baptism. / In this way the bles
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 415 s the messenger and precursor of the Lord. / Although his mother
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 420 greater, / except the physician of the world, the begotten son o
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 421 he one pure without the stain of sin, / and in the river’s flo
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 423 o sanctified the azure waters of the undulating sea / and grante
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 424 ing sea / and granted the gifts of birth with clear streams, / as
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 425 eturn once more to the cradle of life. / Then as Christ God wa
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 426 merging from the blue surface of water / and with devout paces s
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 428 s banks, / the lofty confines of heaven above opened up / and th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 429 high thundered, as the ruler of Olympus, spoke, / addressing hi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 434 rist, / coming now in the image of a swift dove. / This bird , is
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 436 it alone lacks the bitterness of cruel poison / with which the a
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 437 on / with which the angry flock of other birds is incensed: / but
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 439 torments for Christ’s sake of: / he endured the filth of priso
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 440 sake of: / he endured the filth of prison and gloomy pits lackin
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 441 ile he condemned / the marriage of the unkind king, who had shat
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 442 nguinity / by defiling the bed of his full brother against the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 444 fearing the terrible torments of unspeakable death, / John restr
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 447 blood / and bore to the banquet of people his cut-off head, / whic
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 451 with a wound the dread wounds of the world: / while he hung on t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 452 hung on the spreading branch of a cross / the violence of the g
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 453 ranch of a cross / the violence of the guilty compelled an innoc
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 455 ended to the wandering shades of Hell / in order to break open t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 457 He shattered the bronze bolts of the gloomy gates, / just as the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 461 and reclined upon his breast of. / This learned man drank founta
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 464 e kept the blooming condition of chaste life / shrinking utterly
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 466 r that reason very many tales of his virtues grew frequent , / s
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 467 requent , / spreading the seeds of his fame throughout the wide
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 471 eep in death, / which the bonds of chilly death had tightly boun
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 472 y bound; / by touching the eyes of the blind he gave them sight;
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 478 ould not feel the dark damage of black poisons. / We have also
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 479 poisons. / We have also read of the one commonly called SAUL
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 480 s teachings at the commands of princes; / torturing the holy l
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 481 ces; / torturing the holy limbs of saintly men / because he wished
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 482 ecause he wished the darkness of the old law to hold sway, / and
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 483 sway, / and to prefer the rites of the ancient fathers to Christ
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 484 nge came about: with a change of name, / blessed PAUL merited th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 485 PAUL merited the recognition of apostolic fame. / This holy dis
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 488 mned to dark prison / the limbs of many men who were keeping Chr
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 489 on high, who turns the hearts of the guilty, / snatched an outst
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 490 ing lamb from the savage jaws of wolves; / he who more than once
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 493 ur, / granting the bright gifts of holy virtues, / mercifully rela
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 494 fully relaxes the punishments of the guilty. / and he was the on
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 498 lind, he experienced the loss of eyesight, / yet he however saw
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 501 utstanding doctor and teacher of the world, / converting barbari
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 503 / LUKE is given the likeness of a four-footed calf; / and he wr
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 505 down the seventy-seven names of the fathers / from whom almight
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 508 wn flesh. / The sacred garlands of a virginal crown adorned Luke
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 510 set out the Lord’s lineage of the from its first beginnings
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 511 os and the stunning confusion of things / had covered the dark w
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 513 s, / Luke unlocked the treasury of the fathers with the key of h
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 514 hen the most powerful founder of the four-cornered world / had f
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 516 ician used to heal the wounds of the flesh, / taking care of the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 517 nds of the flesh, / taking care of the putrid ulcers of innards
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 519 en teaching / did this disciple of Paul remove the offences of s
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 520 f sinning souls / and the crime of wickedness, which bring about
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 521 his death he adorned the seat of the Augustans / with his consec
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 523 ruler / reigns after the empire of Rome beneath the summit of th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 528 who presided over the height of the apostolic see / bore this c
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 529 e this child through the seed of the heavenly word, / and grante
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 530 d granted the holy beginnings of baptism. / With faithful steps
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 533 planting the divine precepts of God. / So it happened by chance
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 537 d, / had caught up from the sea of the world in angelic nets, / an
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 538 and drew them up to the stars of heaven to be blessed alongsid
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 541 VESTER was living in the city of Rome: / and this holy man gover
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 542 holy man governed the summits of the apostolic seat. / As a prie
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 543 man displayed very many signs of virtue which, / having been ins
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 548 ad rightly plagued the people of the Roman realm, / for as long
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 550 at they preferred the worship of a terrifying serpent. / But whe
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 552 cutting off the deadly breath of the pestilential dragon, / rejo
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 555 at once the glittering grace of baptism / shone from on high on
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 557 man also cured the pale limbs of Constantine, / bursting foul bl
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 559 ipped the ruler in the waters of Christ. / Whereupon Rome broke
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 560 pon Rome broke up the shrines of the temple, / scorning the anci
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 561 rning the ancient sanctuaries of wicked gods, / and strove after
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 562 after the more potent heights of a fresh temple / which sparkled
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 563 / which sparkled with the mark of the saviour’s blood; / and pr
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 564 laimed the perpetual triumphs of God throughout the ages. / Just
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 566 r right through the teachings of Christ. / Moreover, the same
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 570 / when they despised the gifts of the summoning mediator / who la
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 571 open the brilliant threshold of perpetual life. / For that reas
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 576 rrior directed the iron darts of Scripture, / until, in shock, t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 581 ped fell to the ground bereft of breath, / and a mighty clamour
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 584 hom Christ through the purple of his precious blood / rendered i
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 586 eceived by the foul fantasies of false Zambrius. / So straightaw
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 592 as has been said, a companion of chastity / right up to the time
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 595 ertain forebodings and dreams of things to come. / For when he s
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 598 swooning / the deformed figure of a wrinkled old woman , aged i
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 600 h trembling limbs; / and on top of this, the bitter fate of deat
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 602 / to revive the decrepit limbs of the old woman / so that she wo
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 605 viously the cruel countenance of old age / had sullied and, alth
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 606 tiff as a corpse in the death of decay, / yet nonetheless she st
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 609 ng her temples with a garland of yellow gold, / and he also ador
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 610 adorns her with the wrapping of a robe and with gowns. / Like a
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 612 h was the splendid appearance of this beautiful virgin. / Then H
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 615 yours and will escape the end of death / except when the last ag
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 618 to sleep, and gripped in fear of the dream. / He brought togethe
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 619 e brought together in a group of the learned eloquent in skill
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 621 they might explain the fates of what was hidden for him, / he a
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 631 him, revealing the mysteries of things: / ‘The woman, who you
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 634 olk commonly call by the name of Byzantium: / after this, let it
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 642 ile being carried on the back of a hoofed animal through barre
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 646 have erected the lofty towers of a fortress, / you shall restore
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 647 , / you shall restore the walls of the barricades with red slate
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 648 will reign and the offspring of your grandchildren, / as the nu
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 649 , / as the numerous descendants of your fathers used to reign, / w
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 650 eir progeny and the ancestors of their ancestors were gathered
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 651 .’ / Now there was a priest of Italy, famous in praise, / AM
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 652 OSE, fulfilling the teachings of kindly Christ, / and he preserv
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 653 nd he preserved the assurance of the spirit and a chaste body:
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 654 ame was drawn from the nectar of ambrosia. / Once this man, when
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 656 in his cradle, / he was worthy of mighty manifestations of thin
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 657 o come. / For by chance a swarm of bees in great multitudes / cove
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 661 they began to fill the mouth of the one lying there; / and were
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 667 his name. / Indeed, this swarm of bees, with which the saint’
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 668 ed, / portended the sweet words of sugared honeycombs, / from whic
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 669 ycombs, / from which the hearts of people grew fulsomely sweet. /
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 672 e very beginning / the prudence of the highest father had create
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 673 ent world through six periods of days, / disposing the ages with
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 676 ourse, / leading a great number of gatherings to the kingdom of
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 677 writing now set forth praise of MARTIN, / which the whole world
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 681 ointed with the sacred chrism of balsam, / when he, brought alms
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 685 een / to set down all the signs of his virtue in records, / so gre
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 690 yed the unsaintly sanctuaries of the pagans, / rightly laying lo
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 691 ightly laying low the shrines of guilty tyrants, / and straighta
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 692 aightaway, once the deception of the ancient temple had been d
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 693 venerable priest-built places of worship for one throned on hi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 697 s entrails at the beginning of spring. / Three times he caused
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 699 sturbing the awful underworld of burning death, / and also, gran
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 700 / and also, granting the gifts of life to the invalids, / he bath
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 701 ids, / he bathed the grim limbs of men who were infirm. / Althoug
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 709 hall, / carried up to the vault of heaven by angelic hosts. / In
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 714 ty, / combining the association of body and a chaste mind. / For a
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 721 ved, turn away from the faces of our sisters, / since we are con
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 725 you will never be tricked out of our friendship. / One of us is
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 726 ed out of our friendship. / One of us is called virginity, with
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 727 being wise, carries the name of Wisdom; / and we have been sent
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 729 realms / so that the fellowship of our life might remain with yo
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 732 that there proceeded the norm of a balanced life, / which allows
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 734 up the chosen in the balance of just weight, / rendering revela
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 736 h a way that the true concord of brothers may be adorned, / and
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 737 be adorned, / and the compacts of a just mind may continually s
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 739 ge / laying out the first seeds of created things; / how the etern
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 742 command, / dividing the matter of the globe in right order, / whi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 743 e he created the golden stars of the vaulted sky. / From there t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 744 sky. / From there the beginning of the nascent world arose for u
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 745 t hammer out the construction of things. / This bishop indicated
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 750 all not be called by the name of an innocent virgin.’ / Egyp
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 752 ers, / buying the shining gifts of perpetual life, / from which nu
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 754 out by blessed lot / the owner of the famous name of the author
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 755 rove for the highest kingdoms of the heavens above. / This first
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 764 ds through heaven’s heights of, / in the same way the other mak
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 772 to consider fully the account of that little book / in which tha
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 775 l the realms where the lights of Phoebus shine / throughout dese
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 779 icked act, breaking the bonds of peace. / Escaping, then, that m
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 781 cliff cave / until the torments of grim torture should die down /
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 784 ight retreat, / and he made use of leaves instead of a robe’s
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 785 / There he quelled the burning of thirst with the welling of a
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 788 hed this man with meagre food of grain, / in a grotto under a pa
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 789 under a palm’s high leaves of the palm. / Lions laid down the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 795 nt chastely to the fellowship of the eternal kingdom, / to recei
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 802 d to replicate the guidelines of his own father. / He kept in ch
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 805 sh. / He spurned the beginnings of stimulating licentiousness, / s
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 806 ading on the first diversions of youth. / He became famed in Egy
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 810 pyre flaming with a vast pile of kindling / consumed in flames t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 818 e saintly old man in the face of the swollen flood / and tremulo
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 821 ng in the sand, drew the sign of the cross three times: / the gr
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 822 s three times: / the grim swell of the salty waters grew to its
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 823 ging straight up to the stars of the sky. / Straightaway he held
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 824 held back the furious billows of the savage sea. / Thus Christ
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 825 warrior reined in the surface of the deep, / so that rightly the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 828 in Egypt JOHN, / an inhabitant of the desert living a life with
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 829 ch; / he constricted the course of his own life with tight const
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 830 onfounding the fleshly prison of a licentious mind / maintaining
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 836 unlock the closed-up recesses of things, / revealing secret myst
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 837 teries with virginity’s key of. / For at a certain time a woman
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 839 endowed with a plentiful gift of virtues; / indeed, she received
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 842 rished and maintained control of the world, / governing command
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 843 the world, / governing command of kingdoms throughout the globe
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 847 a straight path to the tracks of the eternal kingdom, / a people
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 849 thrust into the black depths of burning Hell. / He often tore d
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 850 e often tore down the temples of earlier tyrants, / who denied t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 851 tyrants, / who denied the lord of light in their dark hearts; / i
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 852 e set up the conquering signs of salvation. / Thus Christ’s wa
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 856 hat man’s extensive virtues of , / which surpass measured amou
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 857 ed amount and number, because of the mass of his deeds? / For he
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 859 had cut off through the power of chill death. / He supplied the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 861 e invigorated them with power of limbs. / scattering demonic wea
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 864 vessel broken in a shattering of fractures, / as a nurse poured
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 865 / as a nurse poured out floods of tears; / he broke a poisoned go
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 867 and stretched out in the sign of salvation. / He also ordered th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 870 aid down how, in the struggle of our life, / monasteries might k
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 873 ght path to the lofty heights of heaven. / Laying out that man
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 878 red together among the number of his pupils; / and from him the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 879 upils; / and from him the grace of baptism flowed to us, / and a v
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 880 to us, / and a venerable crowd of teachers sprang. / Why shall
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 886 / Look, they accept the goblet of salvation among death’s dra
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 896 ISSUS, / fragrant in the merits of his virtues, and likewise flo
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 898 t, / at the same time, the peak of the episcopacy together with
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 900 ed repute, / while the teaching of his speech was supported by t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 901 his life. / He caused the water of a font to thicken with oil / an
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 907 ut in the empty glass lantern of glass, / and the smoking lamp-w
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 911 oly ministers to draw streams of water from the spring / and to
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 916 to shine right in the middle of the light, / and much more brig
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 917 e brightly than the rich fuel of olive oil / and certainly that
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 918 olive oil / and certainly that of a sow’s fat glowing in the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 919 glass. / Straightaway, a crowd of folk, seeing such miraculous
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 937 nd with lying words / the links of his oath with knotty bonds: /
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 941 lse utterance.’ / As a result of that, the priest was willing
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 942 ed away from the unfair stain of envy. / So the father is said t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 946 rampling on the slippery joys of the transitory world. / Where
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 954 and the heat consumed hordes of his neighbours. / So too did ha
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 958 t. / The third one was deprived of the twin windows under his fo
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 960 d in trepidation the torments of his predecessors, / how the hig
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 962 n their guile, / he made a show of the shady scene of their horr
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 964 man poured forth such floods of tears / and rinsed his face wit
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 966 om his eyes, / until the pupils of his eyes lacked light. / So the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 967 t. / So the threefold vengeance of the Thunderer afflicted the g
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 969 udge, punishes the wickedness of criminals, / he pours forth kin
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 970 / he pours forth kindly praise of the chaste priest. / Meanwhil
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 971 priest. / Meanwhile the land of Egypt was no less amazed / by t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 972 ess amazed / by the reputations of its fathers, reputed under he
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 977 ully voided / the foul contents of his stomach from the ruptured
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 979 ecesses. / Once the solemnities of mass had been completed / and t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 980 n completed / and the offerings of the holy meal been celebrated
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 981 ander / in amazement saw hordes of children by the sea-shore, / pl
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 984 ldren, immersed in the waters of baptism, / as if he were a bish
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 987 / which the favourable outcome of events clearly shows. / But sur
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 991 ucceeded him; / and as shepherd of the flock he watched over the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 992 sheepfold / against the deceits of beasts and the gaping jaws of
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 993 ound the folds and enclosures of sheep. / This bishop, according
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 994 ly, eradicating the doctrines of the foolish, / put up with wick
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 997 disrepute / with a dense crowd of dishonesty, faking false frip
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1002 od out as a reader in the way of books. / Thereupon the Emperor
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1010 iumph became famous in praise of the innocent one / when they pe
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1012 was staggered when the scheme of the deceit was exposed. / O how
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1020 the saint with an accusation of licentiousness / But quicker th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1021 ds, a priest blunted the bite of what she said / with a shield,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1023 tor / whom the disgraceful hand of the deceptive one was claspin
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1025 on, / avoided the envious ruses of perverse men. / Descending righ
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1026 g right to the deep obscurity of a cistern / empty of water, tha
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1027 obscurity of a cistern / empty of water, that offered a roof’
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1028 , / he hid inside for a circuit of six years. / They say that he c
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1029 aled himself there as periods of years passed, / so that he neve
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1032 n his mind’s eye / on the sun of justice of the sevenfold sky,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1034 t text now set forth the fame of BABILAS, / making known the ver
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1036 drilled the written doctrine of the book / to protecting the fl
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1038 ainst the snapping and biting of dreadful wolves. / When the emp
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1039 ho ruled the expansive empire of Rome, / which is to say the thr
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1047 dy gore / not to touch the apse of the church with his dark hand
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1049 l hall / so that in an exchange of words he might speak with the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1050 at once began through the use of punishments / to force the vene
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1051 orce the venerable worshipper of Christ, tied up in tight knot
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1052 pliant he might pray to idols of ancient gods, / offering libati
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1058 ly instructed / in the doctrine of Scripture, be afflicted with
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1068 t is young men, whom garlands of red roses / adorned and likewis
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1070 ing entered the lofty heights / of heaven, after joining the ang
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1072 polished speech , / the praise of saints, famed under the heave
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1079 d as twins with double names, / of whom one was called COSMAS, D
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1086 d and squinting, who make use of twisted light, / the stammering
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1090 nd so drove out the contagion of filthy flesh with their medic
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1091 ich with the exceptional gift of virtue, / they did not carry pu
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1093 ut rather trampled on pouches of money as if they were black p
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1094 rything for free for the sake of their stipend on high. / Meanwh
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1097 in the sea , in the swirling of the ocean, the aforementioned
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1102 e, / calmed the swollen surface of the wavy plains, / while the ri
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1103 plains, / while the right hand of the father revealed a harbour
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1104 godly man, seeing the banners of victory, / contrived other inju
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1105 ther injuries with the poison of a Gorgon. / For the ferocious o
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1106 ignited the savage sustenance of flames / and stuffed a furnace
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1107 d a furnace with the kindling of tinder-wood; / and into this co
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1109 pyre would burn up in a blaze of coals the innocent limbs, / whi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1111 d not drown in the dark waves of its waters. / In this way the f
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1113 having forgotten the whirling of flame, / gave great thanks that
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1115 ustomed to despising the heat of the hearth, / even if by chan
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1117 to climb onto the broad wood of a cross / and suffer intense ar
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1120 y, / splintered the dread darts of the guilty torturers. / Thereaf
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1121 y took on the bloody garlands of martyrdom, / passing on to the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1122 ing on to the vaulted heights of the lofty sky. / Nor do I del
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1123 to recall the brilliant fame of CHRYSANTHUS, / whom the world j
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1126 rly age, over to the teachers of rhetoric, / so that the promisi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1127 ght learn the accomplishments of books, / which worldly wisdom c
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1133 iately spurning the doctrines of an ancient cult, / he trampled
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1134 mpled upon the empty vanities of old laws, / and quicker than wo
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1135 ing acquired the fundamentals of faith / He washed away the stai
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1136 aith / He washed away the stain of sin with the waters of baptis
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1138 , / scorning the dread torments of arrogant threats. / Then his fa
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1139 ather, setting aside the laws of nature, / shoved his son into t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1140 s son into the dark blackness of a bolted prison, / greatly fear
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1141 , / greatly fearing the decrees of a wicked treasury. / Nervously,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1145 pplied the dangerous delights of worldly display, / showing him
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1146 wing him the silken coverings of purple robes, / which a silkwor
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1147 orm had produced at the point of death from its fecund innards
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1150 ut in varied clothes and fair of face / brought the finest of fe
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1151 ir of face / brought the finest of feasting and the kitchen’s
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1153 lays / to which the iron hearts of men frequently surrender. / Yet
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1156 s / and did not permit the stab of fornication to penetrate his
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1164 re the young man in the bonds of love / to the point where he wo
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1165 oughts to the coming together of the bedroom. / She was finely
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1168 , underpinned by the language of literature: / she was indeed re
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1170 wift in reading. / But the fall of murky fortune turned out diff
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1171 opposed the contrary outcomes of fate, / Daria, who for long had
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1172 ong had clung to the divinity of Vesta, / came to believe in the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1173 oned one who governs the rule of heaven; / the virgin was conver
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1174 s converted by the fine words of Chrysanthus. / Then they contri
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1175 y a pledge feigning the union of wedlock, / and they both lived
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1178 e vile blemish / and dark stain of Venus, since once they had dr
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1179 as dipped in the holy streams of baptism / to the point where it
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1182 virgin spurned the teachings of the old books / and followed th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1183 ctrines in the fourfold books of Christ. / Who could tally up co
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1184 ally up count how many crowds of the common folk / they brought
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1187 ed by seventy men in a throng of warriors, / unless he would mak
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1188 ess he would make a sacrifice of incense at the shrine of Herc
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1190 relying on the heavenly power of the Lord, / and he constrained
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1191 ed him with damp, rough knots of thongs / so that he could endur
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1192 could endure the blazing heat of the flaming sun. / But quick as
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1195 ed cords. / But look: the bonds of the stocks again enclosed his
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1197 eams: / straightaway, the ruler of Olympus split the stock, / alth
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1203 nch exuded the sweet ambrosia of nectar. / Then the torturers co
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1204 anded that a heifer be flayed of its hide / so that the martyr
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1208 oiling heat / so that the limbs of the innocent man endured no c
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1210 the holy man: / the tight bonds of chains fastened his arms / and
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1213 ghtaway burst the tight bonds of steel. / Afterwards an unfortun
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1217 id not feel the sharp strikes of the rods with their loud blow
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1222 had been dipped in the water of baptism. / For that reason, the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1224 / spattered with the red blood of purple, , / and those men whom
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1226 , / would see the shining prize of perpetual life. / While these
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1227 ightening up the lofty vaults of the sky, / Daria suffered torme
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1230 hoved into the dark blackness of prison to suffer / where fetid
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1234 whores, / entering the brothel of a harlot while being without
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1244 emperor , / who ruled the realm of Rome, they assumed red crowns
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1250 gs, when the earth gapes open / of its own accord and humankind
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1252 rm, / bloodying the holy Church of Christ with heathen weapons, /
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1253 s, / piled up a thousand perils of death for holy martyrs, / tortu
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1254 ere innocent, without offence of guilt, / so that a warrior of C
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1255 e of guilt, / so that a warrior of Christ, after a sword had bee
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1256 he suffered the wicked blows of evil torturers. / Among these a
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1260 learn the dialectal doctrines of things from writings / and at t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1261 same time the rhetorical arts of books. / Soon, therefore, even
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1264 nt copied the clear teachings of old volumes. / When his aged fa
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1267 ndertake the responsibilities of the marriage-bed, / in so far a
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1268 e from there a coming lineage of descendants, / if he would choo
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1273 ld more clearly know the will of divine Christ. / At last when t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1283 l remain a tireless companion of chastity. / Many thousands of p
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1284 n of chastity. / Many thousands of people will serve me everywhe
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1285 d will have faith in the rule of heaven through your words.’
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1289 / Yet the high-throned creator of the four-cornered earth / prote
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1295 edroom they saw the narrative of a book, / directed by the King
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1296 a book, / directed by the King of Olympus and inscribed in gold
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1299 s followers / who kept the rule of righteousness with its prescr
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1301 es, / for though the lower rank of their sex set them apart, / in
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1302 no way did a lower hierarchy of their virtues keep them disti
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1305 ceasing and frequent chanting of psalms, / entreating the halls
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1306 psalms, / entreating the halls of heaven with strength unbroken
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1307 e they light up the threshold of starry Olympus with their pra
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1317 w track, / taking away the sins of the world with his purple blo
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1327 -giver who scatters the seeds of war, / inspiring bitter hearts
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1330 r her most shameful offspring of any use; / there were cast down
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1331 n the ground the golden idols of Minerva, / the goddess whom foo
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1334 n the branch, / as the fictions of ancient volumes falsely conve
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1338 aid by repute to be the ruler of the waters, / who commands the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1339 ers, / who commands the kingdom of the sea with its surging wave
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1341 en to sustain the fake images / of old gods, which they sculpted
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1344 he quelled the flaming breath of the robber Cacus / although he
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1346 ky speech: / but the right hand of Hercules squeezed in his den,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1353 en idols, / as the true history of old kings relates. / For when t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1358 t that, after the destruction of dread devastation, / the ark of
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1359 of dread devastation, / the ark of God would be led through Azot
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1366 the spine and trunk and part of the limbs: / not otherwise did
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1367 : / not otherwise did the ruler of Olympus rage against the gods
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1370 read danger, / as the narrative of this current text revealed in
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1372 hattered power / The savage son of unfortunate Saturn / was Jupi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1373 er, whom poets’ songs boast of as being mighty, / acquired his
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1377 n Latium, / avoiding the hazard of his harsh son. / Nor did Pluto
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1379 and reigned in the murky hall of Hades; / he was the one who car
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1383 / Nor did Pan, whom the people of Arcadia worship by sacrificin
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1388 d stone squared off by a bond of lime; / but likewise once the p
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1389 ; / but likewise once the power of the old gods had drained away
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1390 way / and the massive structure of the splendid temple had also
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1391 ed, / the vengeful condemnation of the Thunderer scattered it in
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1395 adel. / Then the sole offspring of a prefect willingly believed /
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1398 hoved into the black darkness of prison, . / where the mighty ro
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1399 re the mighty rotting corpses of the condemned / foully seethe
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1401 / yet nonetheless the nostrils of the innocent were filled with
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1402 ng instead the heavenly scent of ambrosia; / nor did a ray of li
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1403 nt of ambrosia; / nor did a ray of light cease, relinquishing th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1408 he was pressed in by a crowd of warriors / who had previously k
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1412 se up from the black darkness of death, with its soul returnin
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1414 ons. / Then with the entreaties of the multitude, and with enorm
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1416 s able to broach the entrance of that dusky gate / and the dark
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1417 ky gate / and the dark recesses of the underworld / and then reviv
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1421 Look: again, at the prompting of the dragon’s deceit, / the bl
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1423 in which a burning black mass of pitch blazed; / and indeed the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1425 urnt up the district’s fuel of firewood / until the flames bur
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1426 lames burst forth to the edge of the sky. / Yet however Christ
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1436 ent arms to endure the biting of bears. / But the palm’s victo
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1439 cked with their lips the feet of the saints. / In this way, with
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1441 entle, / even though the hearts of foolish men grow numb, / as the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1445 cending to the bright heights of starry heaven. / To their tombs
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1446 ir tombs, after the obsequies of chilly death / there came ten l
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1448 n dipped in the sacred stream of baptism, / at once received in
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1452 stom; / and the well-known land of the Nile brought him forth in
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1453 d / seeking the saintly rewards of chaste men. / It was him that E
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1455 est performed very many signs of virtue, / and he was a native o
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1456 f virtue, / and he was a native of Nitria with its burgeoning br
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1457 ttending to the barren tracts of that waste land. / This place t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1460 world produces names / because of chance, if it is proper to ha
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1461 ance or fate or the alignment of stars, / if the Parcae sparing
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1463 en mortal lives with the spin of a spindle / which conveys the m
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1465 that Nitria purged the errors of the guilty, / just as bodies ar
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1466 st as bodies are fully purged of bad stains / by natron and havi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1472 ff, / lest he outrage the rules of modesty with his naked flesh.
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1475 / just as long ago in a moment of time a dish-bearing prophet t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1476 n realm / in an angel’s grasp of so that morsels of wheat / migh
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1477 nourish the Lord’s servant of the. / Look: a certain boy wh
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1482 ght chains / since he raved out of his mind with wandering steps
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1495 o men promised to do; but one of the men broke his promise. / Fo
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1499 e to the old man, / had the use of his young donkey in full heal
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1502 ing borne, / carried by a crowd of angels to the stars in the sk
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1503 ssing the beautiful threshold of perpetual life. / Then in anc
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1505 us for his miracles, the land of the Nile gave birth / He was ce
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1508 hundred brothers. / At the time of his adolescence he sought out
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1509 desert, / for at fifteen years of age he fled from mortals of h
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1511 hundred times in the darkness of night, / and he did so in turn
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1514 er, relying on the compassion of the Thunderer. / His robes were
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1518 me. / But far off, a pagan cult of common people persisted, / wher
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1521 circuits, following the rites of the Bacchantes. / When by chanc
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1526 and in a column, / so that none of them at all could proceed any
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1528 s / suffering the burning beams of the blazing sun, / as Titan bur
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1531 rts as believing in the words of teaching, / accepting the mysti
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1532 / accepting the mystical gifts of heavenly baptism, / if the prie
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1540 heir wish, would leave / purged of their sins by the holy stream
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1546 pons, she disturbed the bonds of peace. / The battle-lines press
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1552 o settle the savage conflicts of war, / endeavoured to extinguis
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1553 oured to extinguish the flame of deceit that had been kindled
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1554 d to soothe the stupid tumult of terrible slaughter. / But a cer
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1556 f, leader and standard-bearer of battle, / saying that he would
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1557 e would never prefer a pledge of peace / until he should bring a
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1566 h frenzied jaws / and the beaks of birds will likewise tear your
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1573 phet, / since the quick outcome of things was made manifest. / All
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1575 y abandoned / the ghastly idols of the ancient cult / and strove f
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1576 nd strove for the clear gifts of cleansing baptism. / This fam
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1579 everywhere / and for a company of the faithful to come together
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1580 After this, once the chanting of the mass was complete, / and th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1581 y all sought the lowly dishes of their customary table, / they w
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1582 ally with the dry nourishment of wheat / and the coarse grain, t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1587 Lord who rules in the citadel of the sky / and holds power, sinc
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1588 since he governs the kingdoms of the world, / and ask for suitab
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1591 , on this feast day the reins of severity are relaxed!’ / Look
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1592 they saw before the entrance of a cave fabulous feasts / and ge
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1593 ous feasts / and generous gifts of food, amazing to say. / Go-betw
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1595 had passed through the fields of Egypt on foot. / They saw pomeg
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1597 s and figs and a large number of loaves laid out. / Here too the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1598 s laid out. / Here too the date of the towering palm-tree was se
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1599 held fast in the arrangement of wax, / and golden nectar oozing
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1605 abulous feasts. / Until the day of Pentecost, by which name they
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1608 mine afflicted the multitudes of Egypt with disaster. / Look: th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1610 equally seek the nourishment of food. / Then he measured out th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1613 ly hand. / From that he fed all of them for four months, / so that
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1614 at he never refused fragments of grain in any way, / nor yet did
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1616 too he increased the essence of the oily olive, / as it was rea
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1619 ehold: I shall set out praise of a splendid priest / while the m
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1620 ndid priest / while the mention of that saintly man touches the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1623 in, a spokesman and preserver of chastity, / translating the Heb
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1625 as he revealed the profundity of the Law, New and Old, / unlocki
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1626 Old, / unlocking the two books of the foreign Septuagint, / which
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1629 ses; / he uncovered the secrets of the prophets / with sound comme
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1630 by making plain the mysteries of things. / This famous teacher p
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1633 ed, there is a splendid crowd of readers all over the earth. / H
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1635 f / while tallying up the texts of the ancient fathers, / that wer
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1637 he Saviour assumed / the cradle of our flesh on earth and cleans
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1640 an race defiled by the deceit of the wicked one. / Whoever strov
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1642 me to scrutinize the language / of the twin laws with so much ze
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1645 rival, defiled by the plague of envy, / assailed that same holy
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1647 lory stolen by the black jaws of jealousy / and the praise of th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1648 ws of jealousy / and the praise of the decent damaged by the dec
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1653 / Now indeed that the praise of decent men has been described
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1654 nity, dear to the inhabitants of Paradise, / granted that the wi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1658 pear, / indeed when the circuit of the sky comes to an end at th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1662 who have reached / the summit of virtues shining crowns to wea
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1664 / abandoning the stinking joys of guilty displays / so that they
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1665 at they might follow the lord of light with a devout mind, / whe
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1667 close / in the ethereal height of the heavens throngs round the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1669 bloom with the purple flowers of the plain, / and the savage wol
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1671 tures do not know the ravages of a cruel thief, / but where the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1672 t where the perpetual concord of peace continually reigns. / S
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1675 plendid maiden, / commendations of whom the whole world rightly
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1676 d rightly celebrates. / She was of a famous lineage of the race
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1678 But Almighty God, the creator of the four-cornered world, / from
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1679 red world, / from whom the plan of the present world proceeded, /
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1684 ld take away the squalid sins of the world, / when he granted he
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1685 tuary for Christ and a temple of chastity. / She soon bore the t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1686 the true light from the light of the father, / so that Christ mi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1689 until the time when the light of the blazing sun shone bright,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1692 b the king who is the saviour of all ages, / who alone rightly g
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1693 alone rightly governs control of the world, / just as this young
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1703 rth an offspring; / let the son of the high-throned one be calle
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1706 our heart; / the heavenly might of the father, virgin, will prot
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1710 ins. / In addition, what page of metres can creditably constru
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1711 ct / in verse the living praise of CECILIA? / She turned her own b
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1713 corning the honied amusements of fleshly excess, / since she lov
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1714 ce she loved the sweet kisses of Christ instead, / embracing his
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1717 ngs resound with the chanting of the Muses, / yet the deceitful
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1718 es, / yet the deceitful display of the profane, / which sets snare
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1720 or may not hasten / to the joys of Paradise, did not stir the de
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1725 nnot love anything whatsoever of the flesh; / for he keeps conti
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1733 they might receive the gifts of the font; / both became citizen
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1735 artyrs and suffering tortures of the flesh. / The land of Sici
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1736 ures of the flesh. / The land of Sicily, which the blue seas s
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1740 rates with famous praise, / for of her own accord she devoted he
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1742 ling upon the fleeting wealth of the world in her mind / and, as
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1744 way abandoning the adornments of the world. / Who then can descr
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1746 an enunciate the dark threats of death / which this young virgin
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1748 suffered the horrific hazards of wounding iron, / which sliced t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1750 er beautiful bosom was robbed of its virgin breasts / and purple
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1755 e, / burning the girl’s limbs of the girl with a harmless blaz
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1756 here was not a single torment of her body, / but rather a triple
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1758 : / as the burning pyre, shards of red tile, / as well as the crue
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1759 / as well as the cruel cutting of the unbending blade, / bloodied
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1760 which were without foul guilt of sin. / Then the Father Almighty
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1761 ather Almighty, the nourisher of the devout virgin, / cast his e
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1763 to behold the womanly triumph of her character. / Straightaway t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1764 htaway the merciful protector of the needy gave help / so that s
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1766 lood a martyr’s the garland of, / and rising from the flesh she
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1773 he scorched summits, the mass of stones / and the liquefied inna
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1774 nes / and the liquefied innards of the mountain rushed headlong.
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1775 nister, seeing the explosions of flame, / put in the path of the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1776 ons of flame, / put in the path of the fires the holy tomb conta
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1777 speech he quelled the damage of the blazes; / and for that reas
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1778 / and for that reason the land of Sicily grows glad for ever. /
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1779 inces, who ruled the kingdoms of the world, / put to death marty
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1784 rd Christ. / Since she was born of good stock from a famous fami
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1787 oned that social bond / because of her chaste conduct and to gai
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1788 ther, worn down by a weakness of blood, / to touch the tomb wher
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1789 touch the tomb where the body of the kindly virgin / Agatha was
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1791 woman, afflicted with a flow of blood, / secretly touched Chris
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1792 y touched Christ; and the hem of his garment cured and healed
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1797 be said, dried up the stream of blood. / Thereupon the child be
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1804 e up treasures in the citadel of heaven. / The daughter straight
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1810 , / straightaway the grim heart of a suitor seethed, / infected wi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1813 e girl betrothed with a dowry of blood. / The frenzied hearts of
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1814 of blood. / The frenzied hearts of the furious people became inf
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1818 eld to the bitter incitements of words: / nor could she be swaye
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1819 ayed by the flattering deceit of pimps, / even though she was dr
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1823 h fire / in which black streams of pitch and fatty oil / crackled
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1824 kled in terrifying firebrands of pyres, / so that the blessed gi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1829 r and driving away the flames of the pyres. / So then the judge,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1830 cked with a grievous sickness of the mind, / could not bear the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1835 virgin that was killed virgin of Christ, / but the Sicilians bou
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1838 uilty consul came to the city of Rome / so that a heavy vengeanc
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1840 ish the crime / since the blood of the innocent might be suitabl
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1841 bly avenged / through the blood of the guilty being shed for hav
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1844 . / She broke the earthly bonds of the conjugal bed, / trampling o
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1845 pling on the flowery business of the worldly life. / An illustri
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1847 se from tying together snares of words in vain, / so that this v
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1849 there might come generations of descendants. / But since, being
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1855 ned in the horrific black art of wicked wizards; / and at that t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1858 e on, using the dread weapons of the devil. / The cunning wizard
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1860 pious heart with enticements of licentiousness. / But when God
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1861 s virgin spurned the trifles of the flesh, / smashing the ghast
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1862 , / smashing the ghastly shafts of vile robbers, / [Cyprian] came
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1863 high-throned Christ, Saviour of the world; / having been conver
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1867 ered by a thousand black arts of evil, / but shunned the wicked
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1868 l, / but shunned the wicked sin of lack of chastity. / After thi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1871 ht deny Christ with the voice of one damned. / However, because
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1875 e / or from pouring out streams of blood from her veins. / In this
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1879 de her, Cyprian, the champion of God bleeding with spilt gore,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1880 ilt gore, / merited the banners of bloody martyrdom. / And in this
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1881 scended together to the stars of the sky, / just as they had end
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1884 ly explain / in metrical verses of EUGENIA, sprung from famous s
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1887 tes everywhere / under the axis of heaven, and the hall of those
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1888 received the sacred cradling of baptism, / she venerated Christ
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1891 ses, she took up the standard of Christ; / and her male tonsure,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1895 taking up / the Lord’s cross of with an unblemished mind, / lef
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1899 / and pass over the thresholds of the saints, / and, seeking out
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1900 p, might receive the benefits of baptism. / Shortly, the litter
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1904 ard cares. / Then a might crowd of neighbours, also moved by the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1906 poured forth / a salty stream of grief from their eyes; / they
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1910 int. / God, the kindly helper of those in need, protected / the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1911 fenceless one with the shield of his merciful right hand, / as t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1914 ing to damn girl with charges of debauchery. / But the Almighty
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1916 d to demonstrate the triumphs of the untouched virgin / by troun
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1917 on’s author in the presence of the people. / For just as the m
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1918 n, stirred by the incitements of the evil one, / was keen to bes
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1919 besmirch the splendid servant of Christ / with wanton words, ann
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1920 ton words, annulling the laws of nature, / so too the unfortunat
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1921 nfortunate woman, with a ring of people surrounding her, / suffe
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1922 g her, / suffered great insults of laughing voices, / and the sham
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1925 world a certain young virgin of Christ, / whom her aged parents
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1927 ed as glowing with the virtue of purity, / and at that point the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1928 at point the thirteenth year of her age / had just passed by on
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1930 in her heart the wicked filth of the world. / But a suitor, a Ro
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1931 tor, a Roman citizen, the son of a prefect, / and someone who wa
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1935 omising likewise many talents of silver; / striving to lure the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1936 ouched one with the bird-lime of gifts, / as a bird-catcher trap
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1944 ly betrothed her with a dowry of faith / and it was His ring tha
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1948 But having seen the struggles of the battling maiden, / the judg
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1952 as shoved into a vile brothel of whores / so that the virgin mig
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1953 ight be besmirched by the sin of fornication / and her holy life
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1955 hich seeks to stain the names of Christ’s servants, / just as
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1961 shed his guilt with the sword of heaven’s wrath. / For, quicke
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1964 reached the infernal regions of horrifying Dis. / Straightaway,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1967 ng been punished in the chill of death. / so that as a result of
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1968 of death. / so that as a result of that there would be paeans of
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1970 s in vile words. / For the tomb of the sepulchre and the coffin /
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1972 stantina / so that the daughter of the ruling king / could rightly
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1974 restored / to the eternal King of Kings, who rules in heaven. /
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1977 verted by the sacred teaching of Paul / and followed Christ, ren
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1979 marriage-contracts. / The love of virginity burning in the girl
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1980 purned the sweet partnerships of worldly life; / heavenly grace
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1983 harder than iron in the face of bloody tortures. / Her mother a
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1988 ed down upon her with a storm of words, / just as the heavens sh
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1996 bloody bones would be emptied of marrow. / But God protected the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1999 shoved towards lions’ jaws of to be mangled, / so that they w
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2003 have spared the tender flesh of its own accord. / Thus the crea
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2004 ator grants the golden prizes of the heavenly kingdom / upon the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2006 a. / She adorned the last hours of her life: / drenching her holy
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2008 she ascended to the threshold of eternal heaven. / Now let the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2014 spurned utterly the delights of treasure / as if it were dirty
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2016 t, she despised the luxuries of the marital bed / and the pleas
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2017 tal bed / and the pleasing joys of marriage, as well as the fort
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2018 , / so that in heaven the lover of chaste virtue, / the almighty j
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2019 udge, might proffer the prize of life, / he who was accustomed t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2022 are victorious in the battles of this beguiling world / and bear
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2024 wned companies. / At the time of the Goths there was a certain
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2025 ain young virgin / who, because of her schooling, took SCHOLASTI
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2027 en prizes by her virginal vow of. / The reputation of her pious l
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2028 rginal vow of. / The reputation of her pious life made this espe
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2033 ight receive / the sweet dishes of sacred books and the banquets
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2034 y word, / from which the hearts of people are plentifully filled
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2035 tifully filled / and the hearts of holy men are nourished. / But h
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2036 brother was not swayed by any of her entreaties; / and moreover
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2039 might deign to heal the wound of her sorrow. / Straightaway ther
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2041 a cloudy storm / and the vaults of heaven by the dusky air. / Migh
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2047 he remained unwillingly, who of his own accord had previously
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2050 though they receive no words of comfort from anyone. / A nobl
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2052 Rome, offering demonstrations of the new life / to all those who
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2054 oning the foul contaminations of their old life. / This virgin,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2057 howiness, / like the dry debris of husks cast-off and spurned. / A
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2058 still more stunned, take heed of the reputation of her parents
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2059 erially governing the control of kingdoms, / ruled the empire of
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2060 of kingdoms, / ruled the empire of the world while Christ reigne
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2070 irl intact, / inspired the mind of that nobleman with acute comp
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2073 wealthy man in fine delights of the world, / and in this way th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2074 n this way the wondrous start of salvation came about for him.
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2081 here was a terrifying spectre of horrendous death / and his desp
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2083 leman, with the encouragement of Paul and John, / swiftly swore
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2085 erve the Saviour for the rest of his life, / abandoning the anci
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2087 stian, / if the customary mercy of Christ would take away at onc
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2088 ke away at once / the slaughter of the people and the grim peril
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2089 oring calm once the whirlwind of war was dispelled. / When these
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2090 ords were spoken in the voice of one making a vow, / the noblema
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2096 ing received wreathed banners of triumph / and bringing back fro
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2100 ng servants, / making every one of those companions Roman citize
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2102 him the bride betrothed, / but of his own accord he utterly ref
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2103 s match. / He spurned the bonds of wealth and abandoned the rein
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2105 illing by his deeds the words of scripture saying: / ‘Make vow
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2108 who had entreated the kingdom of the Thunderer with an insiste
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2109 / so that the creator, a lover of chastity, might keep safe / the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2110 doned the ghastly obscenities of wicked luxury. / For he convert
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2114 ear, / Attica and Artemia, born of the blood of that nobleman, / t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2118 the glorious trophies trophy of chastity / when they left the w
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2119 ft the world after their time of life had been completed / and,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2120 d, they hastened to the stars of heaven above. / Nor the less
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2121 ished in Rome a young recruit of Christ, / EUSTOCHIUM, daughter
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2122 Christ, / EUSTOCHIUM, daughter of the venerable Paula. / She kept
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2123 ble Paula. / She kept the rules of chastity according to angelic
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2124 elic laws / and the chaste sign of sparkling youth adorned her, /
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2126 sister / Blesella to the union of the marriage-bed and the nupt
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2127 fer the seductive constraints of a well-kept marriage. / Nonethe
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2129 n her husband came to the end of his earthly limit, / just as a
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2135 s she spurned the sweet taint of worldly pleasure. / She spurned
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2136 es on her mouth like the bite of an asp, / but pressed the sweet
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2137 p, / but pressed the sweet lips of Christ to her little lips / whi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2140 ingdom’s power / in the lands of Jerusalem sang in famous song
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2141 s song, / partaking on the role of Christ in a drama of betrotha
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2143 lebrated in fame for the rest of time. / The sacred interpreter
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2145 / and he explained the sayings of the New and Old Testaments, / r
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2150 ght the Greek treasure-stores of books / which a foreign shadow
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2152 over, / unlocking the confines of phrasing with the keys of Lat
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2154 lished speech to that servant of Christ / in which are depicted
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2155 re depicted the proclamations of the chaste life / and with what
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2160 over into the golden kingdoms of heaven, / with her soul returni
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2162 re too let the blessed honour of the holy virgin DEMETRIAS / bec
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2167 ers at the extraordinary fame of the virgin among common folk.
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2168 is not hidden in the shadows of a bushel / but rather is placed
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2173 s woman came from noble stock of parents / spending the early st
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2174 nts / spending the early stages of her life with a noble heritag
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2176 ar, / sparkling with the merits of virtues like a jewel in a cro
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2177 nd decorous curls, being fair of face, / this self-effacing virg
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2178 ce, / this self-effacing virgin of the Thunderer used to have a
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2179 a frowning brow. / A rich crowd of contending suitors / were keen
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2181 ssed a very great inheritance of rich treasure, / and of pure go
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2182 ritance of rich treasure, / and of pure gold metal with shining
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2184 wanted to abandon the display of a dowry / but rather to linger
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2185 rather to linger on the lips of her heavenly spouse, / bestowin
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2192 sure-chest in the incense-box of her heart, / preserving her vir
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2193 nal modesty without any stain of licentiousness. / At a time i
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2194 a time in which the torments of a grim tyrant / were compelling
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2195 compelling stubborn champions of Christ to suffer their bloodi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2199 double prizes for the virgins of Christ, / whose names I set dow
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2201 peror, who ruled the kingdoms of the world, / was keen to set th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2202 as keen to set these servants of Christ to marriage, / promising
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2209 ourishment from scanty crusts of bread. / Nonetheless blessed
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2211 to feed / the innocent servants [of Christ], offering sustenance
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2212 ched. / She bestowed the income of her wealth and the inheritanc
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2213 who were enduring the dangers of death. / That is the reason why
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2215 r fame / and a continual stream of praise becomes current foreve
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2216 rned the despised inheritance of her suitor, / and having not ca
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2217 ving not cared for the chance of a husband, she followed the L
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2219 ody punishments, / the sequence of which books now expound in th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2223 ters / previously mentioned out of the dark prison. / The savage g
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2226 fire / and assailed by the spur of licentiousness and dark passi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2229 s wicked wish. / But the shield of modesty protected the servant
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2230 hey spurned the unholy arrows of licentiousness in their heart
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2233 o Christ / entreating the gates of heaven with melodies of psalm
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2238 In this way the nobleman, out of his mind disported himself al
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2242 uld not recognise him because of his appearance, / and they fled
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2246 rer did not perceive the fog of deception / what the rest could
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2249 rmission / to punish the crimes of the innocent servants with wh
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2251 buffets and the supple switch of the whip / so that the spectral
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2252 that the spectral appearance of the unspeakable one would fle
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2253 o his own hall in the company of his servants / and straightaway
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2254 ng resounded with the sobbing of his household / when they saw t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2256 d girls, relying on the power of magicians, / had brought about
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2258 the blessed ones be stripped of their robes / that he might fea
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2259 feast upon the obscene sight of their naked bodies, / something
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2267 the temple together by means of. / But no one could move those s
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2269 s worship through the terror of threats, / even though the crue
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2273 in angelic arms to the stars of heaven. / Moreover the third on
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2275 different path to the rewards of life; / as the wounded virgin,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2286 d spurned all the inheritance of the transitory world, / in orde
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2288 use who reigns in the citadel of heaven, / where beautiful youth
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2291 ts, / having neglected the path of Christ and pursued / the wander
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2292 st and pursued / the wanderings of errors on a rutted track. / For
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2294 ights, / left the lofty heights of the Roman city / so that they w
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2296 ance in their tranquil minds, / of the sort that the accusing wo
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2298 they controlled in a far part of Etruria. / But for a second tim
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2301 side by side the dark squalor of prison. / Then one sister, Rufi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2314 streams, / however, many kinds of torture you harshly inflict, /
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2316 ercome: / however, many dangers of bloody death you devise, / that
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2320 nking shit, / but the splendour of the light blazing from the ax
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2321 s / drove out the dusky shadows of the gloomy prison / and the exc
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2322 ench smelt like the fragrance of incense. / After this, however,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2325 s; / nonetheless heavenly power of heaven at once extinguished / w
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2327 s, / and in this way the shield of purity protected the virgin l
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2332 not at the neck with a weight of rock, / so that the channel of
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2333 of rock, / so that the channel of the Tiber could drown in its
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2335 dare to burn, / but the surface of the waves supported Christ’
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2339 n equally by the savage order of this stubborn nobleman / the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2340 stubborn nobleman / the limbs of the saints grew red in purple
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2341 , earning the bloody garlands of martyrs, / and rightly received
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2343 th, they achieved the kingdom of heaven. / Even though soil cove
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2351 d, / bringing about the dangers of death for the warriors of Chr
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2352 se by chance in Rome a rumour of two sisters / bombarding the ea
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2356 / so that they deny the author of life once their minds had bee
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2357 r minds had been turned . / One of the pair was called blessed A
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2358 the other bore the true name of VICTORIA. / So, suitors sprung
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2361 ce offspring, / but their minds of both, burning with virginal f
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2362 flames, / burned up the tinder of luxury with the firebrand of
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2363 rts the fleeting abominations of the world. / They scatter their
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2374 is placed for you in the seat of Paradise, / in which the compan
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2375 aradise, / in which the company of the eternal spouse never fail
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2378 n both kept the companionship of a chaste life, / as the angel h
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2379 el had given the instructions of saintly purity, / until the swi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2380 rity, / until the swift passing of life, when death barks at the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2381 old, / robbing declining hearts of vital breath. / So, after these
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2383 lluted with the deadly poison of resentment, / when they saw tha
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2386 exile, was taken to the exile of the city of Tribula. / Where a
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2394 / abandoning the ghastly idols of their noxious cult, / that quic
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2396 , which was tormenting crowds of folk / with bloody slaughter, s
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2401 dragon, crushed by the weight of her words, / deserted its dark
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2409 en the blessed little servant of Christ asked the citizens / tha
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2412 revered and suppliant virgin of God had asked, / ten times six
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2416 itor, supported by the priest of the shrine, / ordered her to of
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2422 rderer understood the dangers of his victory / while the dry rig
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2427 having suffered exile because of a wicked tyrant. / Look, after
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2429 restored , / the panting chest of a consul’s offspring, const
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2441 p his deserts with the purple of his blood, / and was ready to r
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2442 s among the blessed companies of heaven. / Afterwards, the brigh
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2446 oly praises have been set out of the saints, / the reports of wh
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2447 ut of the saints, / the reports of whom blaze beneath the height
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2450 s which will deny / the kingdom of heaven to Christ’s virgins,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2451 close the glorious thresholds of the gate that streams with li
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2455 er for battle, / the companions of Justice and the holy companie
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2456 there stands the wicked camp of Vices / that send spinning dens
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2457 inning densely packed showers of darts of evil deeds, / just as
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2458 eds, / just as the rival troops of two hosts come to fight, / whil
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2460 -trumpet blared / and the horns of the hosts rouse up War with t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2463 mail coats, and also shields of conflict / and the sword of the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2464 lds of conflict / and the sword of the Word that slays the monst
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2465 into position for the battle of the world. / After they had tak
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2467 / beat back the cruel missiles of the wicked spears. / For that r
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2468 that tramples down the sins of licentiousness, / and whom the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2469 s, / and whom the perverse scar of transgression does not disfig
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2473 seful to lay low the recruits of licentiousness / and to torment
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2475 ash / unless the other offences of the seven Vices / are flattened
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2479 feet, / and completed a period of years of four decades, / that i
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2480 is to say the lengthy turning of eight lustra, / until the point
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2481 hat they attained the kingdom of the promised land. / But the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2482 omised land. / But the people of Egypt, drowned beneath the Re
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2484 d reason signify the Gluttony of the belly. / For that reason, m
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2487 nx follows [Gluttony], excess of food, / drunkenness, and likewi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2488 kenness, and likewise surfeit of the heart, / which always feeds
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2490 t greed which guzzles courses of sweet food / and craves to sati
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2491 atisfy the innermost recesses of its belly, / and is keen to stu
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2493 aid low by the strong weapons of fasting. / For the first-made m
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2494 first-made man, whom the king of Olympus created, / and had moul
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2495 y hands this fresh inhabitant of the earth, / swelling his breas
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2496 east with the heavenly breath of life, / a long time ago fell, l
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2501 ess usually weakens the minds of men: / for the progenitor and r
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2502 / for the progenitor and ruler of the world after the Flood, / wh
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2508 vering him under the clothing of a robe. / If Bacchus could comp
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2510 se his son and the whole race of his descendants, / saying ‘Ma
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2511 ts, / saying ‘May the servant of Canaan be cursed forever’, /
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2512 w fear still more firmly cups of boiled down wine, / lest perhap
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2513 ps she might lose the victory of a heavenly crown, / since a dru
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2514 ow how to proceed on the path of life. / Lot too, who lived li
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2516 as a host offered the shelter of a bed to guests / and provided
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2517 ests / and provided the comfort of lavish food to all, / when dark
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2520 ho were committing the crimes of Sodom in a wicked way, / did th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2524 e, not recognising the rights of their beds. / Why do I recall
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2525 l, inebriated with the nectar of new wine, / who, when he was dr
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2530 alas, how many and what kinds of piles of carnage there would
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2535 onster should smash the gates of heaven / so that the soul is un
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2536 able to ascend to the kingdom of paradise! / Indeed, the Virtues
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2539 in its way with the strength of fasting, / so that the parapets
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2540 fasting, / so that the parapets of the spirit may not be broken
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2541 n despises sweetened draughts of nectar / and flees from sumptuo
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2547 tramples / upon the whorehouse of prostitutes just like stinkin
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2550 nd false love, and wantonness of sport. / Oh, how great and what
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2551 / Oh, how great and what kinds of men, famous with praise, / has
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2554 Yet not so was the appearance of beauty able to force / the sple
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2555 endid Joseph to lose the palm of virtue; / he spurned the mistre
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2556 mistress who was setting nets of licentiousness, / and fleeing f
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2557 ess he abandoned the covering of his cloak. / For that reason, t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2558 blessed man deserved the rule of Egypt rule; / the whole globe o
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2559 f Egypt rule; / the whole globe of the world declares him celebr
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2560 elebrated! / What shall I say of Judith, who came of noble sto
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2562 art the wicked licentiousness of sin? / After the citizens had s
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2563 zens had suffered the dangers of death, / the chaste one carried
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2567 te integrity rejects / the vice of harmful flesh with its pollut
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2569 arrows, / lest the lurid poison of the whorehouse crawls / into th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2571 ire. / Third after that, love of money, promotes a battle, / a V
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2580 rofits stained with the crime of plunder. / As the Psalmist sang
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2581 mist sang, lamenting the sins of the guilty / who are always wil
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2584 iled up’; / Paul, the teacher of the saints, in an apostolic u
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2585 taining that it was the cause of evils. / For that reason, may
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2587 s vice, / since a greedy bearer of a purse [Judas] committed / an
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2588 ormous crime against the Lord of light with a dark dodge: / with
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2593 uel beating; / the one who, out of his mind and blinded by a gif
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2594 gift of solver / sold the King of heaven, who redeemed the worl
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2595 / Likewise, the greedy ruler of the Hebrew nation [Ahab], / by
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2596 ], / by whom Naboth was cheated of his flourishing vineyard to ,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2599 me committed by deceitful sin of them both. / For dogs licked th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2602 ay buried under a mighty rain of rocks. / As for Jezebel, who ha
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2604 licted the righteous prophets of the Lord, / terrifying mastiffs
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2608 ttered city-walls / as a result of his greed for golden metal; / b
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2610 usehold, / whom likewise a mass of rocks crushed to death, / as th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2613 eaming weapons: / and the blare of the battle-trumpet and the cl
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2614 terrible fear into the hearts of men. / Straightaway the heights
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2615 ghts were overthrown and fell of that shattered city, / which ha
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2619 tawny coin; / just as the fires of a kindled hearth crackle more
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2624 mpared by a threefold example of things. / But indeed, fierce
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2626 frenzied, desires the dangers of war / and discord between broth
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2630 th wicked carnage, / the uproar of voices and raging indignation
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2634 ghty cry / so that the greatest of furies cannot conquer minds, /
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2637 s snakes, / while this daughter of blackening Night raises her h
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2643 th mob, the advancing attacks of Sadness / shatter the walls and
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2644 hatter the walls and parapets of the Virtues / and torment God
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2646 pons; / this fierce desperation of the faint-hearted mind / suffoc
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2647 s the incautious for the sake of bitter resentment. / But straig
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2649 back with his boss / the spears of sadness, and likewise every k
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2651 perhaps they falter, / the joys of a troubled heart and a spirit
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2652 rit that holds back / the seats of emotions with happy bearing h
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2653 may not disturb the recesses of the mind, / so that Christ’s
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2656 ghtaway, / lest the uprightness of a weakening soul should fall
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2657 t lacks the sturdy foundation of our own Christ, / Who by his gr
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2663 parated by a double path, / one of salvation leading to the thre
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2668 ikewise, the tiresome trifles of sinful words / and fickle attit
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2669 ul words / and fickle attitudes of mind and actions of the body.
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2671 orce. / Ever-vigilant constancy of mind, which with Christ’s s
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2677 lead the wakeful on the path of Scripture. / A seventh army f
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2681 inglory]. / When the accomplice of evils was urging wicked sin, /
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2688 / in order to darken the gifts of new life that had been grante
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2690 ur corners, / which the turning of the sky embraces with long ro
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2692 poses forever, / if the dignity of heaven were not to adorn eart
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2696 m this kindling the disasters of the vices were born: / first, t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2697 n: / first, the headlong strife of a lethal word: / then heresy in
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2700 tected by the unbroken shield of Christ, / fends off the dreadfu
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2701 fends off the dreadful points of wounding iron. / Ferocious Pr
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2703 troop, / which sending weapons of sin spinning at the warriors
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2706 on her feet through the sins of the world, / her helmeted head
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2709 mits carnage with the weapons of others. / From that root a bl
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2712 e dread seed: / first, contempt of leaders teaching precepts, / wh
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2713 eaching precepts, / while pride of mind swells in an inflated ch
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2714 from then on, the pestilence of envy arises, / which swollen ha
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2718 the deceitful thief and lover of black death / misled the author
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2719 black death / misled the author of the human race with an empty
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2720 mpty trick, / so that the crowd of his descendants would not asc
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2721 corrupted by the enormous rot of malice, / one brother broke the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2723 first to burn the fat innards of sheep, / while God despised the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2724 le God despised the offerings of cruel Cain. / From that an evil
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2727 blood. / From that the murmurs of proud voices are born, / as wel
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2728 are born, / as well as the sin of a heart refusing to obey what
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2729 d, / and the savage back-biting of the tongue that damages men. /
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2732 en; / but indeed, that monster, of which the page is speaking no
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2733 ginnings above the high peaks of heaven, / when the angelic prin
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2734 he first shining light-bearer of the sky / desired to raise his
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2737 adorned with the lovely form of nine gemstones / he began in va
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2743 pulled down proud inhabitants of heaven, / who previously shone
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2746 d lot: / but while a third part of the stars fell down headlong,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2749 ble to mistreat the companies of heaven, / then let the earthly
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2750 en let the earthly cultivator of the small worldly plot / fear f
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2752 e on earth. / A humble member of a retinue who does not know h
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2753 swell with swollen arrogance of mind can overcome such monste
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2754 / and tramples down the crimes of their proud customs. / In vain
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2755 es chastity assume the praise of fame / if a gnawing worm bores
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2756 worm bores through the cloak of the heart; / if inflated pride
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2757 ted pride stuffs the recesses of the mind, / it is in vain that
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2761 ers / and has cleansed the sins of the world after shedding his
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2762 ing his blood. / But the weight of this material presses me down
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2766 who do not want the whetstone of their intellect to grow dull:
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2767 hey do not spoil the keenness of their hearts with rough rust /
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2770 previously mentioned volumes of the laws / which surpass in the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2771 ir sweetness the sugary taste of honey / and of the yellow honey
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2772 the sugary taste of honey / and of the yellow honeycomb of which
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2773 r and the knowledgeable lover of the book / longs to pluck the p
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2774 gs to pluck the picked fruits of Scripture, / as a cow crops fro
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2777 sow, fit for the muddy filth of its wallowing, / cannot swap fr
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2780 wn rushes, reeds, and bundles of ferns. / A day itself, I say,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2784 that utters the proclamations of praise for chaste virgins, / no
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2787 se them together in thousands of words, / just as organs blow wi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2792 , plucking the grape-clusters of chastity from the vine-branch
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2793 quite quickly a small amount of metrical must. / Nonetheless I
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2795 ur with age / or that the teeth of drinkers will perhaps make a
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2798 keen to spoil the sweet juice of the boiled down wine, / pretend
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2803 he running verses, / as the end of the metrical verse approaches
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2804 crosses the foamy ocean-waves of the, / having soon measured out
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2808 he sailyard from that section of the rigging. / Now may the metr
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2815 by their chastity the kingdom of Christ / and ascending the bril
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2816 cending the brilliant heights of starry heaven, / so that with n
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2818 may entreat the Thunderer / Who of his own accord is accustomed
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2819 ants / and to loosen the chains of harm from the guilty who hav
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2820 he day that closes the lights of life, / and also, before the da
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2821 day that opens the thresholds of death, / all the acts of my sin
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2822 sholds of death, / all the acts of my sins may be absolved / and m
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2823 may eternal Christ, the glory of heaven, wipe out / whatever cap
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2826 veness remit the harmful sins / of deeds or words or even though
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2827 his way may the highest power of the saints, deign in turn / to
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2830 irginity / so that the garlands of the chaste would in no way li
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2834 undrels, / by shutting the lips of reprehensible speakers, / even
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2835 hough I do not fear the words of scoundrels who are readers, / w
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2836 prefer to attack the writings of poets who are singers, / as the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2837 the light the dusky darkness of the word / and explore twisting
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2844 s wish to criticize the pages of writers, / as the shaggy billy-
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2845 aws with his tooth at bunches of grapes, / emptying the vines of
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2846 of grapes, / emptying the vines of flowers from their leafy shoo
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2847 at] that once carried the sin of the people into the desert, / a
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2848 the desert, / as the holy text of the Old Testament has sanctio
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2851 n how to put forward a helmet of metre on his head / nor knows h
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2852 his spine with a breastplate of prose. / Let a sword-hilt arm h
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2855 writer fear the trivialities of a terrifying tongue! / For it i
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2856 the tremulous in the darkness of night, / one that is always acc
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2858 ws. / So too the helmeted faces of ghosts fade / when the bold war
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2861 ave faith. / Since both sexes of saints have been set out , / th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2862 who ascend to the high fields of the heavens above, / and likewi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2863 likewise, the eightfold tally of dark sin / has been clearly rev
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2864 y revealed by the slender key of words, / may God thrust out [th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2865 [that tally] from the recess of our heart / and remove it far f
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2871 me they may loosen the bonds of sin , / and pay the book’s pr
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2874 ning or end and being outside of time, / to whom the long durat
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2875 e, / to whom the long duration of the world gave and took nothi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2877 ejoice throughout the heights of heaven, / and all together will
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2879 archs, who produced the seeds of the holy race, / and the offspr
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2880 d the offspring and new stock of descendants: / they will advanc
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2883 oo there rejoices the company of the ancient prophets, / that on
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2884 ient prophets, / that once sang of the beginnings of our Christ,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2886 rcifully cleansing the tokens of ancient evils; / there everlast
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2890 place where holy battle-lines of confessors will rejoice, / even
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2891 d not experience the shedding of their blood, / nonetheless thei
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2894 ho abandoned the ghastly joys / of earthly flesh, the glory of t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2898 ood / cleansed the filthy flaws of a sinning world.) / With these
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2900 o, crowned, carry the banners of triumph, / and who all together
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2903 may I deserve to be led, last of all, relying on the divine gi
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg prohemium 3 illuminate the dark shadows / of human night from the summit o
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg prohemium 8 ty torches in different parts of the world, / so that the new l
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg prohemium 9 ew light, spread by the flame of faith, beneath the whole sky
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg prohemium 11 rejoices at the twin radiance of Peter and Paul, / and will be
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg prohemium 13 hs. / But John sows the light of the Word in Asia with his spe
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg prohemium 14 ch he drained from the breast of the Lord. / Bartholomew flies
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg prohemium 17 , Mark, subduing the violence of the peoples of the Nile, / sati
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg prohemium 19 ough the words and fine deeds of Cyprian, / who after shedding
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg prohemium 20 his blood urges the spurning of delights. / Poitiers, greatly
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg prohemium 22 ry, / now scatters the shadows of errors with true light. / Tha
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg prohemium 24 e / with the golden brightness of his brilliant speech. / And t
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg prohemium 25 o longer contained by the lap of the world, / is spread shimmer
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg prohemium 30 ight from the first threshold of life the glory of virtue / and
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg prohemium 33 o commemorate the last traces of his deeds, / by which the inne
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg prohemium 34 s, / by which the inner depths of his sacred mind may be made c
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg prohemium 35 k, highest Spirit and granter of gifts, / for without you Your
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg prohemium 38 ng tongues, / give the rewards of the word to a tongue singing
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 1 ita Cuthberti 1 / The holy life of the heavenly servant dear to
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 2 est age: / Christ, the bearer of high reward, / summons him to
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 4 n the breeze-blown splendours of the wild world / and to fasten
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 6 m through the earliest stages of life, / so that in due course
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 8 stars. / When by chance those of a young and tender age were p
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 15 o fix a firm mind on the love of the Lord. / But, being a boy,
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 20 ipe away the unexpected tears of that one child; / nonetheless,
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 27 or whom you open up the halls of heaven? / Surely it won’t be
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 29 r a bishop to mimic the deeds of the mob? / So abandon silline
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 30 / So abandon silliness so out of keeping with your fate, / and
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 33 led mature sense in the heart of the boy. / No wonder that inf
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 34 infants reveal the mysteries of Christ, / if the Sacred Spirit
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 36 peech should fill the innards of a suckling child. / Meanwhile,
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 37 ert] is struck with an attack of sudden illness, / and steers h
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 46 for a long time now the care of doctors / has not been unable
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 50 ook them together in the fire of boiling oven; / to be healed,
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 55 ian had come from the throne / of the heavenly Judge, Who with
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 56 gift restored / the lost sight of Tobias with the gall of a fis
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 59 eworthy place above the mouth of the river Tyne, / which then w
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 60 rishing with a splendid troop of monks. / When they were ferry
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 61 ferrying wood on the surface of the wild stream, / they are su
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 62 suddenly struck by an onrush of current and wind. / There were
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 64 / into the grey-haired expanse of the sea. / Now, carried far f
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 71 throng and a countless crowd of people laughing, / for the sad
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 72 aughing, / for the sad chances of the good are a pleasure to th
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 80 hrong is ashamed by the sight of such authority, / and they glo
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 81 God, Who secures the prayers of His own. / At this time, while
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 85 / into the sky amidst the joys of this glittering procession; /
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 88 rve to see the heavenly deeds of the vigilant! / While I fully
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 90 for a brief time such glories / of God: the twin gates of Olympu
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 95 ing most high in the citadel / of his holy people, and the fier
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 96 carried him to the threshold of light. / Learn, shepherds, fr
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 97 s, from the vigilant guarding of the sheepfold, / to beware of
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 98 of the sheepfold, / to beware of ambush by night and tawny li
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 99 ns, / so that the sacred songs of angelic praise may lie open t
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 100 ee God, mighty in the citadel of Bethlehem.’ / Mentioning th
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 102 anions’ hearts. / The faith of the these events is marvellou
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 103 was carried over to the hall of the Lord. / The venerable deeds
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 104 the Lord. / The venerable deeds of this priest and his teaching
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 108 out on the restless waters, / of the wave-sounding sea humbly
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 109 m be protected by the prayers of the holy man. / The lofty bis
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 112 r quickly to calm the roaring of the wind / and the howling sto
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 115 ut to sea / and with the wings of the sails spread out, / the sh
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 116 out a care through the middle of the deep, / when suddenly a se
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 118 / hindering the initial course of the battered ship. / At last,
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 119 / At last, when the ointment of fatty drops had been dispense
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 129 he turned off under the roof of an ancient bothy / which a she
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 134 ees the horse take a bite out of the roof of the very hut, / an
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 135 ery hut, / and from the sheaf of hay as it fell poured out fo
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 139 w fed with the heavenly meal / of warm bread and meat, gives th
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 142 habit and deeds to the monks of Ripon, and soon / is set to be
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 145 d a citizen from the ramparts of the lofty hall. / This figure
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 146 e arrived with the appearance of a guest in the middle of wint
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 149 et / with the pleasant warming of his hands; / and Cuthbert asks
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 153 should not add to the journey of one stiff / from long travellin
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 155 the reluctant one in the name of the realms of the Thunderer o
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 158 ome leftovers from the supper of the night before. / Returning
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 160 mpanion, but he saw no signs / of the traveller’s footprints
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 163 therein / three shining loaves of bread of bright white-ground
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 167 o be fed, he brought the kind of food / that does not grow from
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 168 t does not grow from the seed of our crops, nor are lilies so
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 174 e enjoyed the perpetual bread of life for all time.’ / Often
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 176 eserved to receive a vision / of celestial citizens and the ta
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 178 speech, / accustomed, as a way of praising the Lord, to commemo
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 179 ommemorate / the saintly deeds of the Fathers, and he also spok
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 187 animals come from the bottom of the sea / and prostrate themse
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 197 ed had driven away the shades of night, / he stands sick, in th
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 204 d.’ He followed the example of the highest Teacher / Who, aft
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 205 ho, after restoring the sight of the blind, / ordered them to h
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 206 to hide who caused the return of their health. / Then with pra
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 208 he blame. / The highest grace of the Thunderer is present as a
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 212 carried by ship to the shores of the Picts, / but the straits,
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 215 nger and cold and the dangers of a raging sea / had battered th
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 218 esh, / shone forth as the glory of heaven on earth. / [Cuthbert]
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 226 threw open the red threshold of the sea for His own, / granted
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 228 atters the terrifying shadows of night with a flaming guide.
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 229 such great gifts in the form of a present, / on which the Magi
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 234 f a fine scent from the swell of the fountain, / and through th
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 238 t his companions on the shore of the sea / where he was already
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 239 dy accustomed to spend nights of vigil in supplication, / he se
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 240 s as if sliced from the flesh of a fish, / and in veneration on
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 242 increasing the venerable gift of faith with praise; / moreover,
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 251 n obtained the merit and rank of a priest, / he set out to rene
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 252 the populace with the waters of life. / Since he was prescien
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 253 ife. / Since he was prescient of the future, he said to a chan
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 269 rough commands and the waters of baptism, / reveals the way for
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 270 people called to the kingdom of heaven. / At this same time as
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 272 ectly clear the wicked tricks of the Serpent. / For he suddenl
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 274 : / ‘However many mysteries of the Kingdom are revealed to y
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 276 / so that the wandering breeze of the pestilential serpent does
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 280 us / from the words and sight of the Heavenly King. / Among the
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 291 gnized the tricks and weapons of the proud Enemy, / which the pr
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 292 my, / which the prescient power of the Sacred Spirit extinguishe
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 294 ames / snatched off a dry roof of thatch, / he bent to prayers a
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 296 s word — as the right hands of the young men could not. / Nor
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 299 iver with the heavenly shield of Christ. / A man came to the nob
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 301 ar wife lies at the threshold of death; / now her limbs grow st
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 304 omeone to bring the mysteries of Christ / before the fleeing sp
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 308 he had been placed in charge / of the cell of Lindisfarne — h
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 309 that it was not a common kind of death, but that the savagery
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 320 rieve and, melted by the heat of a silent furnace, / are now wa
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 321 the moisture which is a sign of a sad heart?’ / Or do you t
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 322 that, when I enter the house of your dear companion, / she cou
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 323 captured in the frenzied bond of the serpent? / The Enemy is u
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 325 rcome by the conquering sword of faith. / But rather, the woman
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 331 vant’s, revealing new gifts of health / as the serpent depart
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 333 at hiss arrival. / Lest because of the unstable praise of those
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 334 hings / he should have no share of heavenly and celestial fame,
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 335 prefers to roam / the recesses of a place apart, where with God
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 336 fy himself against the breath of human praise. / And when he w
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 337 s first urged by the commands of his bishop / to reveal to the
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 338 brothers by example the path of virtue, / he becomes a compani
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 340 monks whom the famous island / of Lindisfarne washes round with
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 343 d routs with the radiant sign of the cross the black weapons o
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 344 appearance with the presence of his spirit, / and cleanses the
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 345 irit, / and cleanses the house of Christ from this foul guest.
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 349 al splendour is a clear index of his pure soul? / At last senior
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 355 red into thin air like a wisp of shifting smoke. / That sacred
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 356 sacred man, taking possession of the peaceful realm once tyran
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 363 ld scarcely carry on the back of their necks: / yet he had suf
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 365 e accompanying the right hand of the highest Thunderer. / This p
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 367 prayers / struck lovely water of no ordinary sweetness. / This
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 368 / This rose up in the middle of Cuthbert’s dwelling, / and s
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 370 it wondrous that the servant of the Lord could deserve this,
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 387 gain to impinge on the rights of the soldier of the Lord / —
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 388 loved him as a devoted friend of their kind, / bound to them as
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 389 to them as if by a sweet bond of peace, / for [Cuthbert] himsel
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 398 en three days had passed / one of them comes and bows at the sa
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 402 or the saint, with the grease of which / the holy man was able t
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 406 nd fury, and consider the way of the raven, / that redeemed its
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 409 odel for life / from the sense of birds, when the Book of Wisdo
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 420 tended / to lay the foundations of that building, and in this wa
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 422 that many seek the holy words of the saint / and offer thirsty
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 424 hausted by various calamities of the heart. / But that gentle
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 426 to all minds the highest joys of heaven / and the fleeting deli
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 427 en / and the fleeting delights of the transient world, / and tha
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 429 ps pitifully, but the weapons of faith / break through these emp
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 433 t I am not harmed by any blow of the Enemy, / believe me, nor h
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 434 n attack harmed even the tips of my toes / or even a little ter
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 436 o not wonder at the pinnacles of my life, as if they are very
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 439 art with the Lord. / The life of a monk is rather strict, and
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 442 d manual labour to the wishes of their leader. / I knew many o
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 443 f their leader. / I knew many of them who surpassed me in the
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 444 cles of life / and in the rays of prophetic wisdom. / One of th
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 445 ys of prophetic wisdom. / One of them is Boisil, the glory of
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 447 mained for me in the sequence of the world to come. / The sens
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 448 he world to come. / The sense of one of his speeches overwhelm
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 449 would want that God the judge of the world would never bring i
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 453 saint / and to calm the waves of their hearts through his enco
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 455 o him; as the perpetual bride of the King, / as a chaste mother
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 457 hoirs subordinate to the joys / of your kingdom, Paradise; and s
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 459 s, having overcome the tumult of the sea, he sets out in a boa
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 462 is clear from the brilliance of your shining merit that you d
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 464 I beseech you by the realms of the highest Thunderer — / ho
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 467 speech: / ‘You are speaking of the long-lasting reigns of me
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 469 brief moment; / and the luxury of a single year will be reckone
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 472 all he who controls the power of the realm / leave behind, sinc
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 476 ller who is to rule the reins of this kingdom / may be bound to
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 479 e prophet: / ‘O, the hearts of men are cleft with various ca
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 480 having attained the pinnacle of mortal splendour, / part, desi
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 485 are to attain the distinction of the highest pontificate, / tha
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 489 d does not shun / any recesses of sky, or earth or sea; / if He
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 490 me to bear such great burdens of rank, / I believe that He will
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 495 ed from the chains and prison of the flesh’. / Without delay
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 499 retreat and placed in charge of the peoples / he is to govern,
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 501 s heavenly light in the house of the Lord. / He ruled the chur
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 504 t it should satisfy the words of the saint in every respect, /
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 506 ith fell to the hostile sword of the Picts / and his bastard br
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 508 nhabitant living in the lands of the Irish, / he was aspiring t
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 510 the borders and sweet fields of his homeland / so that as a dil
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 513 rple, / now controls the reins of power granted to him by pater
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 516 So, having attained the peaks of the highest priesthood, / Cuth
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 521 e usual clothing / or dry diet of the hermitage. Through the d
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 522 ues / he augments the miracles of his mind, / which it may be su
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 526 was walking through the lands of a certain nobleman, whose ail
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 534 ed her through reviving gifts of health. / A man, the very fathe
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 535 ealth. / A man, the very father of a household, who was afflicte
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 536 sickness, / brought gatherings of his friends to his deathbed.
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 537 number arrive; by chance one of them offered him there / some
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 538 me bread which the right hand of the kindly teacher / had once
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 544 to him, / behold, in the middle of his journey they bring him th
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 545 ring him the paralyzed limbs / of a young man on a bed, scarcel
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 550 saint was spreading the gifts of lofty salvation everywhere, /
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 552 bearing the impending death / of her half-dead son; and he, fe
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 555 whole household will be clear of a deadly fate’. / The health
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 556 a deadly fate’. / The health of the boy and the household wen
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 559 imbs / consumed with the taint of illness and sick, / or how man
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 560 and sick, / or how many fires of fever he assuaged with holy w
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 562 eam / turn into the glad taste of wine, / or how often the terro
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 563 ine, / or how often the terror of spirits would flee through ou
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 564 , / acknowledging that because of Cuthbert’s threats it was a
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 565 en to the fire-spewing shades of the abyss / and be buffeted th
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 566 there by the dark punishments of the absent [saint]? / Why sho
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 567 ture by a number the miracles of a saint / whom so great a grac
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 568 saint / whom so great a grace of prophetic glory supports, / an
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 569 pure flies through the ether of the sky? / Meanwhile, as Ecgfri
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 570 frith was attacking the realm of the Picts in conflict, / the s
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 572 esaw that these / dread furies of war would soon result in a wr
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 577 ribe more clearly the outcome of the battle; / he thus conceals
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 580 / For the mysterious secrets of the Lord lie hidden, nor is a
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 581 able to understand the traces of the high-throned King.’ / N
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 583 sed when a dread report / sang of the unspeakable death of the
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 591 tomary speech. / While the two of them water their devout heart
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 592 rough the heavenly sustenance of the Word, Cuthbert adds the f
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 594 today in banquets and feasts / of conversation, for the Creator
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 596 ore being loosened by the law of death. / And for that reason
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 598 should now knock on the door of Life with all our heart / whil
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 600 ames, / for the hastening hour of death bears hard upon me’.
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 601 n he had understood the words of the venerable prophet, / he co
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 604 ou cross the golden threshold of the radiant kingdom / I am not
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 605 alone, enclosed in the prison of the flesh; / you will gladly a
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 606 adly approach the high realms of heaven more worthily / accompan
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 608 d on earth by the same shadow of death, / may cross over togethe
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 609 s over together to the shores of eternal light.’ / The saint
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 612 been heard through the mercy of the Lord. / Why should I dela
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 613 . / Why should I delay? Both of them departed from the world
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 614 from the world / in the space of a single day and are borne to
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 620 o eat, but, fed on the feasts of Olympus, / was suddenly separa
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 625 nce, enquired / where the cause of such great trembling came fro
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 631 evealed to me in the sequence of your words.’ / Having speed
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 635 n was climbing to the heights of a leafy grove / so that he cou
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 641 two years / with the authority of a bishop, and had watered the
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 642 ving fields / with the streams of the Word, the venerable man o
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 643 d, as a recluse in the desert of his hermitage, / he preferred
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 644 assailed by the grim weapons of Satan / than to receive the em
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 645 to receive the empty favours of the ignorant crowd, / since th
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 646 / since the flattering praise of retainers produces indolence,
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 647 gle in blessed in the winning of perpetual crowns / — especia
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 648 rompted by the pronouncements of his prophetic spirit / he rejo
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 649 it / he rejoiced that the time of his death was at hand, / and h
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 651 d, from the wave-tossed cares of the world. / The beloved island
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 655 et stronghold and the company of retainers / who happily rejoic
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 658 , my sons, to break the bonds of the frail world / and to store
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 663 ther learn about the recesses of a sheltered heart, / or render
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 665 pure vision towards the gate of the realm, / which the renowne
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 666 alm, / which the renowned King of the aethereal hall will grant
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 669 / but the hidden confinements of the heart / lie open to the Lo
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 670 alone, which, when the burden of the flesh is removed, / they w
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 676 ting these things in the ears of his companions, / he told them
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 678 / in their boat, taking hosts of brothers with them. / After t
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 681 be allowed to take the limbs of their dear father / with them.
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 685 e / and, overcome by the force of the final attack, / not be che
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 686 l attack, / not be cheated out of the crowns he has already alm
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 690 ambushes / from the flowering of my early childhood, and now t
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 691 / has surpassed all the guile of that past time. / But with Ch
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 692 r I easily repelled the darts of the Wicked One, / since even t
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 693 / since even tiny nourishment of food and drink should not be
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 696 er, / which the celestial rule of the fathers enjoins for you,
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 700 erything with faith: the hall of the kingdom is sought for wit
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 704 or you to abandon the borders of this homeland / than timidly t
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 707 e that place buries the ashes of many / who sought the golden s
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 709 pproval or the fleeting glory of empty praise tempt you; / for
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 713 and rightly venerable because of the place where he is, / but a
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 714 lace stands venerable because of its holy men. / I entreat you
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 715 w: commit me within the walls of my own dwelling, / for the tim
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 716 n I shall discharge the debts of the flesh.’ / Stunned by such
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 719 eeping him at the last limits of life / in the presence of brot
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 720 mits of life / in the presence of brotherly consolation / or at
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 727 of and offer / the consolation of love to me, who am exhausted
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 738 , tasting beforehand the joys of his victory, / gladly measures
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 741 at the altar, tastes the cup of life / and fortifies his upwar
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 742 upward journey with the blood of Christ, / and joyfully raised
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 748 y chance chanting this psalm / of grieving praise: ‘Holy God
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 753 e chosen may attain the light of freedom forever.’ / Then, us
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 757 hen by chance at the sequence of nocturnal praise, / were thems
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 758 y enough, chanting the melody of the same psalm / that sad blow
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 761 for as soon as / the holy limbs of the saint were committed to a
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 762 d beneath marble at the right of the altar, / the insistent nor
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 765 sts so that that noble family of our kinsmen / would falter by
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 766 falter by a well-worn thread of events, / and that they rather
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 768 ace than to undergo / extremes of danger. Nor did that wrath r
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 772 piscopal glory and the honour of the community. / The sacred hei
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 773 who was placed on the throne of the splendid father / after he
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 774 fter he had passed the course of the eleventh year, / was pleas
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 775 ’s remains from in the seat of the holy tomb / in order to pl
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 776 er to place them in the bosom of a delicate casket. / But, as
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 777 s, because the precious death of the holy / shines forth before
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 778 who are protected by the name of the lofty King / do not fear t
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 779 not fear to drain the chalice of salvation; / and again, as the
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 782 reveal the golden thresholds of light-streaming life; / divine
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 785 ful servants through the gift of association. / The incorrupt l
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 786 corrupt limbs are brought out of concealment from the sacred t
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 787 the sacred tomb, / as innocent of blemish as they are exempt fr
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 791 ery joint. / Nor did the grace of the splendid garment, which h
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 794 other half is kept as a mark of a memorable miracle. / After Ea
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 797 scribing the outstanding acts of that bishop / — he was burnt
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 800 lace in body. / The splendour of a lofty casket is placed abov
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 801 sket is placed above, / a work of immortal glory, containing th
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 802 containing the famed remains / of the holy martyr, which shine
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 803 estial miracles. / The taints of disease flee from it, the unh
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 805 tomed to / reveal the radiance of his miracles, so too his wond
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 807 certain man brought the body of his son, whom the blind wrath
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 808 his son, whom the blind wrath / of a demon was wearing down with
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 810 the sacred tombs in the name of the limbs of the holy men. / T
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 812 ure, / so that the lofty power of Cuthbert might shine more pow
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 813 ed by the weeping and wailing of the boy, / ran faithfully to t
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 816 ce washed the lifeless limbs / of the bishop had been poured in
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 817 hty medicine from a small bit of rocky soil. / He mixes it wit
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 823 Another, consumed by the fire of a disease-bearing fever, / is
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 824 / is barely conveyed by hands of his servants / to the holy tom
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 825 is servants / to the holy tomb of the great martyr; bending the
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 826 treats / that the kindly voice of so great a bishop release him
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 827 strengthened by the granting of an ethereal gift, / he plants
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 829 r some days receives the gift of his former health. / Moreover,
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 833 ess were afflicting / the eyes of a certain man, he took up the
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 834 le, / and with it touched both of his eyes, and soon the grace
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 840 / which had sheltered the feet of the holy martyr. / Soon sweet
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 841 sleep soothed the early hours of darkness; / since he had lately
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 842 ately put on the sacred gifts of lofty medicine / and with the
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 844 in either foot in the course of glad sleep, / just as fish dra
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 845 ep, / just as fish dragged out of the sea play on the shore. / O
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 847 our forth the morning praises [of Matins] while standing up; / a
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 852 ed his feeble body, was empty of the ethereal gift, / but now i
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 854 / And let the lofty building of your temple, David’s offspr
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 858 had covered / the weak corner of the saint’s humble dwelling
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 859 rain or the penetrating cold of the searing north wind / would
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 863 over, alas, with the collapse of stones. / But the sacred veil
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 869 his third successor [Felgild] of the n now keeps the stronghol
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 875 d in triumph / the bloody darts of the savage serpent, confronti
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 882 ess sets limits in the middle of your speech?’ / The pious h
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 885 n mindful heart, so that none of your sheep / may carefully str
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 888 ir ears to the glad harmonies of heaven.’ / He spoke and, af
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 893 entreat you, by the authority of the Thunderer, / that you hide
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 895 earth and set out on the path of my fathers’. / Thus although
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 898 ften recalling the holy deeds of those who went before, / so th
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 900 se, was accustomed to add few of his own [deeds]. / So the same
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 903 paths / to the single kingdom of high heaven. / So, therefore, F
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 904 therefore, Felgild, the donor of kindly gifts, / received himse
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 905 d himself the first teachings of health-giving strength. / His
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 912 weak wall: / the certain hope of salvation instructed him in f
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 916 er the eyes and reddened face of the holy man. / He swiftly to
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 924 ce. But now indeed the grace of Christ / through Cuthbert’s m
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 930 to You, O Christ, distributor of every good, / from the greates
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 931 od, / from the greatest bounty of Your gift; / and offering grea
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 933 ched upon the lofty struggles of your saints / hoping that, wit
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 936 gently forgive even the debts of our unworthy self. / The fina
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 937 inal rewards in the dwellings of that hall are sufficient, / wh
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 938 sufficient, / where the sight of You, O Christ, will bless all
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 6 animates the bitter recesses of my heart with internal deligh
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 7 / so that the clinging tongue of a righteous man might not blu
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 12 terror, / but after the ruler of highest Olympus wanted to vis
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 13 to visit / freely the bedroom of an untouched virgin, / he shut
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 15 r chief, / and through the wood of his cross he unbound the curs
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 23 y earnest wish, if the author of our Lord grants help, / to tel
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 24 ur Lord grants help, / to tell of his name and his uplifted pal
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 25 t here, you exemplary witness of God throughout the regions of
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 32 rimes, and was the worshipper of the gods. / The Briton has bee
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 34 is land. In the western parts of this curved world, / Wilfrid ex
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 37 forth from heaven, a portent of the future. / Immediately the
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 40 should enter the upper parts of their friend’s house. / They
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 42 yet understand / the miracles of the skilled Christ, since the
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 44 they said, / “It is an omen of the divine power.” Meanwhil
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 45 t / good news from the whispers of the women, since the image of
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 48 cast the deadly darkness / out of the hearts of many, growing i
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 50 I shall balance my discussion of the young man with sharp heml
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 53 tead, through the inspiration of God, / he performed the functi
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 54 , / he performed the functions of an eloquent tongue, and his d
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 57 erve the Lord with every hour of his time. / When he had alread
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 59 escape from the harsh furies of his stepmother, / and with his
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 60 d with the accustomed company of glory, / and the young man qui
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 61 ok arms, as a noble offspring of a noble line, / but his faith
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 62 lay concealed behind the boss of his shield. / Then, having rec
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 64 rom the ancestral / right hand of his father, he entered the co
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 65 e the greatly renowned leader of an illustrious people, / Aeonf
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 69 l, he flourished in the deeds of faith. / At that time it happen
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 70 it happened that Cudda, a man of remarkable old age, / upright
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 71 cter, deservedly an attendant of kings, / was putting behind hi
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 72 ind himself the slippery joys of this filthy age, / preferring
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 73 instead to enter the struggle of an august arena, / and was sub
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 74 ting himself to the direction of a regulated life. / With a holy
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 75 love he took up the teaching of the young man. / Thereafter, t
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 76 e, sustained by the intensity of his faith in God, / kept the r
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 77 faith in God, / kept the rules of his teacher, just like honest
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 81 roughness by the inspiration of Jesus. / Desiring to move from
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 82 ve from virtue to the heights of virtue, / he decided to run vo
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 83 run voluntarily to the altar of Romulus, / evidently in order
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 84 ly in order to visit the tomb of the ancient atoning sacrifice
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 87 r, whom I mentioned earlier, / of these pious intentions. Both
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 91 ed to him the gentle disciple of the Lord. / The name of this m
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 92 sciple of the Lord. / The name of this man, who held the sceptr
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 98 ields and climbed the heights of Lyons. / Soon he took up the y
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 99 e and experienced the offence of his companions: / he was desert
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 100 , but was placed in the mouth of Christ. / My pipe has sung of m
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 101 h of Christ. / My pipe has sung of miracles with a truthful plec
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 102 ctrum. / However, the strength of the innate Muse, a strength w
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 103 g known the magnificent songs of the noble champion. / The rema
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 104 pion. / The remarkable prelate of the aforementioned city, who
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 106 nt fences, / Dalvin, the cream of the Franks, / was duly dispell
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 108 t rumour had reached the ears of the prelate, / he immediately
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 112 ved quickly / the chaste heart of youth and the perfectly gleam
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 114 e, / and you will have the use of the fertile earth according t
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 115 shes, / wheat and the abundance of the full-grown wine of the co
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 117 you a young woman, a relative of mine, / exalted and of noble b
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 118 elative of mine, / exalted and of noble blood, with vast riches
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 121 nimble novice, not forgetful of his vow, replied, / “My inte
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 122 burn in the inflamed recesses of my veins, / as I am drawn away
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 124 k out / the swelling sea-waters of Thetis and submit myself to t
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 127 ave seen the illustrious seat of the apostolic dwelling, / if I
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 128 if I should be counted worthy of feeding on the airy breezes f
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 131 road with the favourable help of the prelate. / Although Terpsic
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 134 truths and exalt the servant of God above the air. / For he com
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 135 with honour the long courses of his journey / and hastened int
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 136 / and hastened into the court of Peter, which he had yearned t
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 139 ntered the illustrious halls / of Peter’s brother, Saint Andr
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 142 and I testify by the sceptre of the lofty Thunderer: / loosen
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 143 r: / loosen the slow labouring of my tongue through my prayers,
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 144 faith, pious teacher, apostle of Christ.” / Soon he finished u
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 146 thout any delay he took hold / of that which he had asked, acqu
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 147 ntil the present day as proof of this, / composing divine songs
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 151 out righteously the offering of pious prayers. / He gained a t
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 153 kilfully / the pious teachings of the fourfold stream, / the Eas
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 154 e fluctuating cyclical motion of the moon; / indeed he even lear
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 155 earned the liturgical rubrics of the Roman tradition, / which w
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 158 id him under the sacred wings of the venerable Pope, / explaini
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 159 ing to him the long struggles of his fervent soul. / The Pope, o
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 161 him freely a generous portion of pleasant grace. / Strengthened
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 163 s way by the precious relics / of the nourishing limbs of the s
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 164 urning steps to the dear home of his father, mentioned above. /
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 165 laces and entered the heights of Lyon. / Why should I tell of th
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 166 ts of Lyon. / Why should I tell of the tears that poured down th
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 168 e father himself at the sight of his beloved son, / and, as pre
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 169 y he had wept with bitterness of spirit as he had let him go, /
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 174 ideration the secret recesses of wisdom, in all its diversity.
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 177 which spread out from the top of his head, / with the right han
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 178 is head, / with the right hand of the bishop making the first c
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 179 he wished to take up the mark of a life-giving crown. / The arch
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 182 umined / so well. But the Judge of the world had planned beforeh
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 184 th Christ / as his ploughshare of salvation. At that time it ha
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 185 plague / was increasing the sin of the Franks: the name of the p
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 186 ldering like the charred soot of Styx, was threatening / to tea
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 189 e. / She violated nine bishops of the church with the sword. / Th
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 190 can be omitted, whom the art of counting does not grasp. / One
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 191 counting does not grasp. / One of them, who had committed no cr
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 193 emned him to the executioners of impiety / to pay the savage pe
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 194 / to pay the savage penalties of the sword. / Soon they summon h
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 196 osing to obey the cruel laws / of the raging, punishment-loving
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 197 e went to the appointed arena of the terrible conflict, / he re
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 202 at grief he embalmed the body of the slain man. / Then straight
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 206 ings were holding the symbols of power: / Alhfrid was reigning
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 208 y were protecting the decrees of the people by a common treaty
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 212 mour emerged among the nobles / of the court that a man strong i
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 213 ring / the excellent teachings of heaven, which came from the b
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 214 ndeed he came to the entrance of the royal foundation / and spok
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 217 en he had entered the schools of broad Rome, / and on the thing
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 221 ely a blessing from the mouth of the saint. / He performed it.
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 223 he received / the kind reward of many herds of livestock, prop
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 225 ot seek to hide his treasures of bronze, but was lavish to all
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 226 out the provisions (epimenia) of life, / and he was diligent in
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 227 in offering generous portions of food to the poor, / revealing
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 228 by his example the intention of his ardent spirit. From now o
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 229 irit. From now on, / the grace of such a great man will provide
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 231 rt. Blessed with the strength of his learning, / he waited upon
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 233 commanded. / He soon took note of the life and outstanding meri
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 236 t to be blessed with the gift of the divine rank. / The prelate
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 237 that he feared that, because of his youth, / he might easily b
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 239 m headlong to the cross-roads of a perverse sect. / At last Aegi
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 243 g everyone with the doctrines of salvation. / Then a plague aros
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 245 ght about a grievous division / of the people of the true faith,
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 248 Scottish people, the company of the Picts, and the British po
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 249 the royal glory, some groups of young men, / a throng of old me
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 250 groups of young men, / a throng of old men, and a prelate devote
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 256 iven by Polycarp the disciple of pious John. For he establishe
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 257 Easter on the fourteenth day of Phoebe; / and if anyone disagre
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 260 s recollecting the ceremonies of a bygone life. / But not with
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 262 s / did he weigh the testaments of the God of equity, / testament
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 267 ily be refuted. / On the order of heroes, Wilfrid, a sower of t
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 269 even path / and the deviations of the erroneous sect; / the spee
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 270 e erroneous sect; / the speech of a foreign tongue was known to
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 274 hese matters, soon every / itch of carelessness, which has been
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 275 ld men measured the positions of the cycle, / that the cyclical
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 280 greatly exalted by the favour of the legions of listeners. / Mo
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 290 strive / to use righteous means of persuasion to remove minds fr
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 291 e minds from the punishments / of scorched Acheron and to combi
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 293 Peter, whom we and the kings of old have read for a long time
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 296 / “Peter was given the power of binding by Jesus, who is enth
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 297 He loosens the twisting reins of slothful old age. / Justly he
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 298 / Justly he took up the breath of the Elysian chambers, / holdin
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 299 holding as his duty the power of the heavenly keys.” / “Let
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 300 heavenly keys.” / “Let all of us,” the king said, “embr
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 301 you peoples, / lest the palace of the life-giving temple not be
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 305 ak the Ausonian laws. / Astraea of the dew-bearing sky increased
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 308 ed patron, / on the resolution of the king, / and with the encou
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 309 , / and with the encouragement of the people, / they decided that
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 312 He was over-awed for the time of the green sap, / moving a thou
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 314 e shafts sent / from the sling of the wicked enemy, and the bre
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 315 t not rush over the precipice of a blasphemous cave / or avoid p
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 316 d purifying the moist hollows of crime, he undertook with humi
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 320 sly through the Spirit. / Those of rank gathered on the day / whe
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 322 ke up the heavy burden. / Then of his own accord he addressed t
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 324 right to remember the labour of the past. / For while the recur
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 330 nd / accept the episcopal shoes of the just authority committed
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 331 ld put an obstacle in the way of my fleet, driven by a powerfu
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 334 receive the allied squadrons of the Heaven-dweller. / A sailor
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 338 y swept over the foamy crests of the sea and reached the right
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 340 ts. / Meanwhile, the delegation of a gentle sailor appeared. / Bi
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 341 gerly gathered when knowledge of the group’s intention / reac
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 347 truthful minister. / The back of his head was enriched with ol
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 348 the first time the adornments of white linen gleamed upon him;
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 351 jewelled throne in the manner of rulers, / and he put on the or
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 357 n, / the inseparable companion of happiness, while they were tr
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 358 ling over the marble / surface of the deep with taut sails, cel
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 362 suffer the impending horrors of an imminent death. / They pres
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 364 lf was strengthening the arms of the sailors / by laying his leg
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 367 brought to the hostile coast / of an unfortunate harbour, a sav
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 372 to your senses. / The violence of the dreadful sea afflicts us
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 373 declare that the swift mercy of Christ shall come soon.” / T
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 384 air; / it struck the forehead of the unspeakable prophet and e
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 386 d remembered the old miracles of David. / He applied himself mo
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 393 away by a calm sea, deprived of five rowers. / They returned t
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 399 ather, / an unfaithful failure of the king changed the situatio
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 402 octrine, / would guard the bed of the excellent prelate. In thi
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 408 rify him, nor did the symbols of power, taken in a great strug
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 409 r did the toil, nor the anger of the swollen deep. / He remained
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 413 im. / He was sought by rulers, of whom one was Wulfar, / a man p
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 414 erful throughout the kingdoms of Mercia because of his famous
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 415 ble to bring the shepherd out of his little place, / which was
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 418 over, Ekbert, whom the fields of Kent feared, / while he lacked
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 423 s. / He set up very many cells of monks, which were to follow t
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 425 on, for the continuous period of three years he girded himself
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 426 e accustomed fighting weapons of the faith, / and he did not ce
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 427 cease to plunder the citadel of the harsh thief. / Therefore, a
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 428 ter the aforementioned number of years had been measured out,
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 429 been measured out, / a prelate of the shepherds was sent from t
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 430 hores, / Theodore, a cultivator of justice and piety. When he di
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 432 common grief at the agreement of a law, which had then been br
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 438 rly to them. / The foundations of the ancient church were hollo
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 445 y. / When he had seen the state of the building, he was aghast.
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 447 repairing the enclosed areas of the high temple; / no less dil
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 455 flourishing nurse and mother of nourishing virtues. / Hence th
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 457 / nor did bitterness take hold of it, nor did double talk break
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 459 randise the neighbouring town of Ripon, with its extensive haz
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 460 ere was levelled in the shape of a cross with a ploughshare, /
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 464 he leaders gathered, and some of the royal youth, / high-ranking
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 465 ministers, and a diverse mass of the common people. / The digni
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 466 mmon people. / The dignitaries of the church blessed the shrine
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 467 ned the altar with the honour of the melodious Peter. / Standin
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 468 the chancel, he gave the seed of salvation to all, / he address
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 474 and which contained / the text of the gospels in its body. / When
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 478 nce did the torch in the time of Moses, / revealing the path an
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 479 ing the path and the homeland of eternal rest, / and the houses
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 482 I be silent? / Grant the lamp of the word, Christ. I have said
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 485 run properly through the sea of your virtues, / which your lab
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 487 rform through your enabling. / Of their number Wilfrid was the
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 488 is flock through the pastures of the life from above, / and fee
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 491 with liquid water in the name of the Father and the Son and th
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 495 a dense throng, / a woman, full of fear, shunning the bier, / sho
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 496 in her weary arms the corpse of her dead child. / She stood th
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 503 o you despise a mother bereft of her only son? / See, you who a
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 507 gether, gathered by the grief of the poor woman, / and a great
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 516 ved his head, with the breath of life restored. / When these th
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 525 he boy back, against the will of his mother, / under the author
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 526 mother, / under the authority of the father. Then he added him
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 530 worthy deeds with the support of the king, / and the king also
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 534 sily dare to scorn the threat of robbers; / the terrible trumpet
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 535 obbers; / the terrible trumpets of war were silent, there was no
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 536 , joined together by a treaty of reconciliation. / The deadly o
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 539 schism. / The rebellious race of the Picts strove to set up hu
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 540 to bear any longer the chains of the English, / to which they h
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 541 . Egfrid held the broad reins of rule. / (His gracious wife was
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 546 up two rivers with the slain of the enemy, / and the king’s
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 551 were few, / but by the virtue of God and by the merits of the
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 553 less numerous were the hordes / of the Mercian kingdoms, which w
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 554 hem low, pierced by the point of the spear. / Their leader withd
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 557 ngthened by the noble prayers of Wilfrid. / Therefore the man’
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 558 ’s virtue did not relax any of its sweat, nor, through pride
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 561 / even among nations ignorant of the divine seed, / extending h
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 563 t slothful in the performance of his work. / He rejoiced to dev
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 566 o the fire through the ardour of an innate passion. / Neither t
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 567 te passion. / Neither the heat of Phoebus nor the cold times in
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 568 ter / broke the sweet patterns of this concern which he had dev
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 571 for him to drink a whole cup of water. / He endured happy fast
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 574 narrow way. / A gathered crowd of leaders / marvelled at the piou
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 575 velled at the pious integrity of his habits and were glad to p
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 578 ion was protected by the coat of peace, / and he produced the g
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 579 e produced the gentle incense of obedience in response to this
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 583 erformed again the assistance of a slow tongue, / and he confer
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 584 erred upon the altar the name of pious Andrew. / The envious bre
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 585 us Andrew. / The envious breath of the deadly serpent was not ab
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 586 y were plastering the heights of the fragile wall, / a brother
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 590 drawing out the last breaths of his fearful life, / the sad pe
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 592 od immediately in the hollows of his mind. / Straightaway tears
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 594 ouraged the grieving remnants of the people to entreat the Lor
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 598 efore, they praised the gifts of the great Christ. / The raging
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 599 reat Christ. / The raging anger of the demon wanted, through its
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 601 fy greatly the fragile spears of the feeble column. / He made h
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 602 o return to his large arsenal of ancient weapons, / and he corr
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 603 ith infection the weak spouse of the king. / Then she shot the
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 605 er, / and she defiled the heart of the king with a devious wound
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 607 e, / she blamed a righteous man of having abused the things / whic
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 609 me to the man / from every part of the globe: many farmers, the
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 610 ng with respect, a rich brood of young men, / and in addition a
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 611 / and in addition an assembly of monks of the celestial life.
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 614 as an assistant / the teacher of the truth, the follower of ju
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 616 ds. (The rustic Muse has sung / of this man earlier.) He approve
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 617 three men, all with the rank of prelate, / placing them over a
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 620 ing to investigate the depths of his anger without any blot of
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 622 great torches and instigators of such great harm / stiffened wi
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 626 replied, “do not accuse you of any crime at all, / even though
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 628 evoked.” Thus the witnesses of their crimes were able to spe
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 630 what he had begun, / regardless of what perversity false piety w
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 631 uld be decided by the verdict of Romulus. / Seeing that some pe
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 638 les grieved for the slaughter of Aelfwine, which had been fore
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 649 to have poured out the venom of their malice, / sent messengers
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 650 , / sent messengers to the king of the Franks / and asked for the
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 652 impunity. / But, by the mercy of the ruler who dwells above, /
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 658 d harbour on the happy coasts of the Frisians. / The indigenous
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 663 iffs. / Then a fitting progeny of the livestock sprung forth, /
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 665 while, he granted the baptism of salvation to many, / and he fo
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 668 s custody inflamed the leader of the Franks, / who had been bro
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 669 been broken by the abundance of much treasure, with bitter ra
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 671 ritten contract, / making note of the gift that he was offering
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 676 throwing it / into the depths of the fire. “I pray that in t
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 677 / who seeks to break the bonds of an agreed trust may perish in
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 680 hone from above on the cradle of the holy one. / Unwise woman, w
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 683 a? What? Do you hide the nets of Charybdis? / Surely the four-f
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 684 ly the four-faced contrivance of the land does not obey you? / W
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 685 you? / Will the right-hand pole of the sky glow red on your comm
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 686 our command? / Stop; take hold of faith. You will be captured b
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 688 become the hateful destroyer of the crimes of wolves; / with m
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 689 e pasture for the white lambs of Christ. / Now you persecute him
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 691 hen you will give many tokens of salvation to the peoples. / In
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 693 rave in the customary manner of the tragic actor. / Spring had
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 696 regions and sought the fields of Gaul. / In faith he entered th
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 697 he entered the familiar walls of King Dagobert. / He, when he w
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 705 ou by his protection: / because of me, because of your salvation
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 721 perceived the spiteful words of an evil citizen / who wanted t
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 723 one, how once I was deprived of my land, / and how I felt the b
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 730 he scorned selling me because of his love of a steadfast pagan
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 732 y king / increased his retinue of companions. In this way they
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 733 odore had sent couriers ahead of him. / Then the pious reputati
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 734 m. / Then the pious reputation of blessed Wilfrid / reached the A
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 737 e knocked on the wooden doors of Peter. / The prelate Agatho wa
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 739 teousness, a thriving diviner of equity. / He issued a decree, g
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 741 embly: / he mustered a company of four dozen fathers, with two
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 743 The religion and divine law of the ancient church will be st
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 744 will be stained / if the heat of the church does not burn up t
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 749 ers, equipped with the scales of piety, / responded with these w
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 751 herd; you possess the decrees of men of old. / Now, please, pre
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 753 avelling over such an expanse of land. / You will decide by you
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 760 ligently managed the concerns of his homeland / in such a way a
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 761 sheep; how, by the compulsion of envy, / he had given up the doo
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 763 described (alas!) the deceits of bishops, who in the manner of
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 765 ander anyone by accusing them of having committed crimes. / I a
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 775 hey did not keep the commands of the master with equal piety,
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 777 mmunication in the judgement / of the Lord, all who sought to c
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 781 level path. / A hostile friend of the human offspring burned, s
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 782 d, seeking persistently, / out of spite, to defile a noble vow.
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 783 ng, / sweeping over the fields of the open land, / harmful bands
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 784 the open land, / harmful bands of thieves gathered against his
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 787 Dagobert had felt the force / of the right hands of his own ci
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 790 hand-to-hand combat. / One man of importance among them, shakin
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 791 at him / with the filthy mouth of a bishop, saying, “Traitor
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 795 suffer with joy for the name of Christ.” / Soon the cruel sh
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 798 happened by the glowing fire of a lightning strike, / which ap
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 799 when he emerged from the womb of his mother. / Therefore, fearin
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 801 ly boarded a hollow ship made of alder-wood. / After this, supp
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 802 ted by the perceptive prayers of the brothers, / and carrying t
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 803 carrying the hallowed banners of the blessed Peter, / he reache
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 805 s. / He presented the documents of the papal bull, marked on the
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 810 l judgement and the decisions of the apostolic see / had been r
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 816 y rejoiced that the confidant of God was being branded as a sl
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 818 ecalled the soothing promises of the king on high, who once sa
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 820 oppressive queen, the author of this dispute, presumed to tea
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 826 effort: / “The aged sequence of fathers, who were tested by l
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 827 numerous enemies by the help of God. / It was through sufferin
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 828 ng that the twelvefold summit of heroes / obtained blessed crow
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 832 being included in the stores of wheat in heaven, / from which
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 833 en, / from which rich harvests of the soul will soon be reaped.
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 835 fter, a cruel and hungry body of officials / blocked his way, a
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 839 had been injured by the blows of the shepherds. / But while you
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 857 delicate ribs, / not one iota of those documents, which the fa
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 859 hose to offend the dark faces of nobles, / and he was not willin
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 861 was oppressing the dear wife of the official / who (alas!) was
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 867 as she drew the last breaths of her spent life. / She prolonge
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 870 ate weeping he sought the aid of the healer. / Therefore, the f
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 871 usting in the accustomed gift of his piety, / hurried with brea
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 873 had gathered to be moved out of the way. / Then, having poured
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 875 ter on her organs. / The warmth of life soon returned to its pre
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 879 n the gloomy caves. / The name of the officer I mentioned was O
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 882 d and, compelled by the shock of what had happened, / he spoke,
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 883 would rather suffer the loss of his own life / than destroy a
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 886 prison be bound with fetters of hard iron, / and he changed th
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 887 iron, / and he changed the lot of the earlier guard. / They work
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 890 e able to terrorise the heart of the bound champion. / But the
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 900 nning through the cross-roads of a peace-making life. / Therefo
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 901 life. / Therefore, the mildest of shepherds cared for his livel
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 902 m with his hands in the water of baptism. / But while the lord o
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 903 f baptism. / But while the lord of the kingdom which was entrust
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 908 gainst her, / and the snarling of Satan passed through her orga
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 914 edly obtained from the summit of Peter: / see, you are receiving
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 916 en caskets from a neck worthy of reverence: / now, about to die
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 917 re yourself bound on the spit of Baal.” / Burning with scorch
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 920 n this way, / “Now be mindful of your son, and break down your
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 922 u want to increase the power / of your right hand, which bears
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 926 n lay open, / and the thickest of clouds yielded up the bright
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 928 land and abandoned the fields of his kindred, / and he travelle
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 931 m, / because the highest power of the world had determined all
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 933 would lack nothing. The name of this traveller was Berthwald,
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 935 endowed with wealth. / The news of this welcome was not hidden,
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 936 e father, never growing weary of his accustomed sweat, / drew u
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 938 been driven out, / in the land of the man who has just been nam
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 939 at moment / the envious plague of the devil bound fast the hear
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 942 e in his service, / the sister of Ekfrid, the savage and arroga
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 946 be dishonoured. / Thus, bereft of the help of his host, he was
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 947 ng been received in the halls of another king, / he endured a w
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 948 n stirred up by the prompting of a demon. / The nourisher of th
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 949 ng of a demon. / The nourisher of the whole crime was Ermenburg
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 952 cruel sister, the royal wife of Centwin, expelled him, / even
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 955 ned up by the eternal sulphur of hell? / See, you will approve
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 966 is pure doctrine, / and he was of assistance to the leader, exp
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 969 / neither through the payment of gold nor through the rapaciou
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 972 rch shone forth in the middle of the darkness. / Quickly, the s
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 980 enly Tempe through the merits of Wilfrid. / I shall sing of you,
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 981 rits of Wilfrid. / I shall sing of you, fugitive boy, Cedvalla:
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 984 t be able to regain the crown of your kingdom, / seeking to esca
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 985 king to escape from the fates of great evils; / patiently, brav
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 987 le, you obtained the increase of faith, / for the head which he
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 989 by a crown, through the help of the prelate. / You also enriche
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 991 h is sought out by the purple of kings! / Rather, happy the fat
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 992 father, an exile for the sake of a peace treaty. / Then the news
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 993 ews emerged that many columns of men had fallen in a bloody ba
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 995 had been struck by the spear of the savage Pict / and had ceas
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 997 o was governing the cloisters of Dorobernum, / Theodore, wanted
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 999 lready in the declining years of old age, / he sought to recall
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1001 ompleting the things required of him / by his superior, and pre
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1003 ame to the ?torch? (funabula) of the true light, / and Theodore
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1006 s. / Moreover, the final limit of my life is rushing towards me
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1008 ed against you.” / The deeds of Wilfrid had overawed his bles
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1012 round / and sought the mercies of Christ, and, with their sins
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1014 frid had taken up the symbols of kingship and the official sce
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1015 hip and the official sceptres / of the man who had been killed.
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1016 ote / that the blessed disciple of Christ, ?wearied? (sennem) af
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1023 shed wisely the radiant sheep of Jesus. / “And you, ruler,”
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1025 d wanted to drive Wilfrid out of the whole world, asleep in de
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1026 leep in death, / “be mindful of the dependants you have desir
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1028 also, heed the final requests of a shepherd, / in order that yo
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1030 might keep the lofty commands of the Romulean power, / which ha
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1031 thers who nourish the tribute of Peter, / Agatho the foremost,
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1035 ng, / right up to the last hour of his vain life. / When these thi
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1037 bore the illustrious garlands of rule, recalled the disciple o
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1043 ned even for the brief period of five years, / for a trifling m
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1046 storms beat against the stern of the church; / the helmsman was
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1049 ing, dyed in the rusty colour of the Ligurians, / was stretching
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1051 laced himself under the wings of the father, / now he believed
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1052 believed the invented stories of lying men. / Unless I am mista
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1055 o abandon the lofty arrogance of the king, and therefore he le
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1059 steem more highly the oracles of the great Peter. / Soon, he sou
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1060 n, he sought again the throne of Aedilred, who has been mentio
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1065 up by the pressing judgement of the ruler, / and an untruthful
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1072 or the great man had the eyes of Lynceus. Rather, it was for t
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1074 to perceive the internal aims of people. / At last he admonished
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1077 dicine could cause the hearts of the Gentiles to yield and to
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1079 supported the honourable man of God / discovered that they were
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1085 ore, standing within the camp of the greatest eternal leader,
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1090 judge himself to be unworthy of holding the sacred offices. /
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1091 cred offices. / What a company of bad advisers! What a deceit!
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1094 before Erebus and the spirits of the dead. / Then he opened his
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1097 iled throughout all the lands of the true faith / and I have sc
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1098 scattered the haughty throng of the multitude whose worship i
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1100 guarded the famous / statements of the eastern judgement, and my
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1103 l be cleared / by the decision of Peter. I do not dread threats
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1105 and he refuted the judgement of the people. / The wicked gather
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1107 ious, / and the good authority of the excellent prelate shone o
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1108 sought again the gaping doors of Aedilred, / and he disclosed t
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1109 o the leader the contrivances of a malicious crime. / He confirm
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1116 d founded for the worshippers of Christ. They pronounced exile
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1119 wing-fork the pious judgement of Christ / blew away the chaff, t
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1120 , to be burned up by the heat of Cocytus, / and he seasoned the
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1121 the good grain for the barns of heaven. / For the father himse
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1131 deceive), / and the rich grace of such a great leader protected
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1135 main for him a righteous crop of eternal life. / At last, when
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1136 ble passage through the caves of Jupiter, / they reached the sp
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1137 ached the sparkling sanctuary of the blessed Peter, / where the
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1144 d out / a thousand pious drops of water. Finally, with his holy
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1145 e drew back the heavenly bolt of the highest skies; / he brough
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1147 was duly encircled by crowds of servants; / he dried his cheek
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1150 sacred monastery. / The patron of bishops and the faithful asse
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1155 ess delegation / from the party of Berthwald rushed to Rome with
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1158 quickly unrolled the decrees of the ancients. / Straightaway,
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1160 shone. / He entered like a ray of the sun, and, like the nectar
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1161 a document with the lucidity of an unclouded gleam, / written
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1162 se letters. Then the disciple of Christ said, / “I confess th
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1164 icials, not to the attendants of kings, / but rather I have chos
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1165 run voluntarily to the bosom of the excellent mother / in orde
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1167 granted to me. / I do not sing of unknown things, but I tell of
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1169 these rights. / The diligence of this holy see is present as w
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1173 er they can accuse me in turn of any infractions caused by a f
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1177 ave followed in the footsteps of the naked Peter. / Prescribe w
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1182 ey said, / “the crude origin of the world has blazed with lig
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1183 shines, there will be no lack of ranting opponents. / They cann
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1184 tolerate the swaddling-bands of a fleeting life, and the envi
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1185 ife, and the envious / activity of the wicked does not hold back
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1186 arassing / the life and morals of the righteous with malicious
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1187 / Nevertheless, the opposition of this sect must be conquered,
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1200 greatly revered the footsteps of Christ, so this man greatly r
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1201 reatly reveres / the footsteps of Peter, and he has never been
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1204 See the clearly shining image of the most noble virtue! / Let th
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1207 / Let him who bears the marks of Christ consider with us, so t
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1209 n thrust down into the depths of the cruel pit. / Regardless of
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1210 of the cruel pit. / Regardless of what apocryphal texts they ha
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1212 rds. / Who could defame rulers of forty-five years’ service /
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1214 man has professed the honour of the faith openly, / and afterwa
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1215 bed on a white tablet because of his living merits; / he is wai
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1225 to your subjects; / be the heir of Jesus on earth and in heaven.
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1226 fore, after the practitioners of falsehood and guile had been
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1227 in glory and with many relics of the saints, / left the Ausonia
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1230 s, he crossed the territories of the Alani with caution, / and
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1231 at last he reached the lands of the Sicambri, who up till the
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1239 were oppressed by the terror of death. / He lay there for perha
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1241 urs, / nourished by the ardour of his mind, / but not by bodily
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1242 food, nor by any contrivance of liquid. / Finally, when they w
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1243 they were breathing the light of a fifth sun, / there was sent
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1248 are not an insignificant part of us: / although you are numbere
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1253 rive to build a church worthy of Mary the mother of Christ, / b
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1255 g to Peter and to the brother of Peter.” / Immediately his fu
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1260 ause you shunned the delights of a deceitful age, / with the co
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1261 y you have earned the rewards of the finest life! / Then he retu
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1262 eturned to the swelling waves of the ocean, and he pressed dow
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1263 he pressed down / the surface of the vast whirlpool which flow
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1264 lowed around him. / The shores of Kent lay open to the contente
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1266 ; he carried out the commands of the father. / Then, happy and
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1268 e, he sought the open courts / of the divine Aedilred, about wh
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1280 would give the abundant help of the Lord for the salvation of
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1284 itizen. / To undertake the care of his homeland in a proper mann
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1285 er manner, / he engaged the son of the frequently mentioned Alht
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1290 erthwald. / Then, on the urging of the father, the king decided,
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1291 ould all follow the doctrines of Wilfrid with reverence; / and
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1293 From that time, the arguments of the brave champion became ver
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1294 ery strong, / and the sophisms of the evil citizen came to noth
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1295 zen came to nothing; / the scar of the seed of the serpent was t
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1298 were teachable with the milk of instruction, / and like a fath
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1300 g them all to set the country of light as their goal. / He knew
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1301 in advance that the prophecy of Michael would soon come to pa
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1304 (λήματα?). / Multitudes of his followers came together i
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1313 I were the faithful follower of the grandiloquent Homer, / I w
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1316 he released by the outpouring of his prayers and by the virtue
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1318 irmity, either depriving them / of their sight, or condemning th
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1320 sed those who had been robbed of their senses, and those who w
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1321 As a brother he was a member of the flock, / and as a father he
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1322 a father he was the hinderer of crimes. He travelled among th
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1323 among the scattered / throngs of Christians, teaching them, gi
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1324 g to them the fourfold theme / of the lifegiving word, diligent
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1328 anticipated / that the change of state which he desired was no
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1334 blessed with a rich endowment of virtues, ran to him. / They sur
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1337 following: / “May the grace of the divine dew spring up amon
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1343 ess / and, with the appearance of the Lord, the fabric of the w
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1350 eit. / I have always warned you of these things, I have repeated
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1353 engulfed / by the searing wave of Pyr-Phlegethon!” / He said t
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1355 Michael returned, the spirit of the blessed man / hid the lord
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1359 ards, free from the struggles of the flesh. / After they had bur
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1368 t. / The virgin was frightened of producing the faithful privat
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1370 issively, / she dipped the item of clothing in water, by which t
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1371 dly obtained / the restoration of her health. After this, some
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1373 departed. / However, the power of the dead man terrified the li
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1374 erce men and displaying omens of his virtue. / The course of the
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1375 ens of his virtue. / The course of the year had completed twice
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1384 rus were igniting / the rising of the dawn. The ray / obligingly
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1385 gingly lit up the monasteries of the monks all around, and it
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1388 orever, with a secure harvest / of grapes, by the prayers of Wil
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1389 anks / to the greatest averter of evil, and they continually ho
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1391 honey-bearing foreigner sang of the callous sneers of a cavit
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1394 t now related the old lineage of a close. / The page does not oc
N.MiraculaNyniae 1 and king, the venerable power of the Father, / Christ came down
N.MiraculaNyniae 2 ist came down from the height of heaven, when the time was com
N.MiraculaNyniae 3 d took on flesh from the body of his chaste mother, / in order
N.MiraculaNyniae 4 er that he might save certain of us from wrath. / The eternal po
N.MiraculaNyniae 5 from wrath. / The eternal power of divine works and dealings gra
N.MiraculaNyniae 6 ngs granted, / with the honour of his mother’s virginity, / th
N.MiraculaNyniae 8 nted the splendid consolation of a salvific life. / Many lights
N.MiraculaNyniae 10 lands, / and the merciful grace of the Lord has flowed widely th
N.MiraculaNyniae 14 / So he spoke, and the decree of the lofty poet has been fulfi
N.MiraculaNyniae 17 hts widely for his ages. / One of them, a brilliant teacher, sh
N.MiraculaNyniae 24 gently the mystical teachings of Christ. / So he led legions of
N.MiraculaNyniae 25 of Christ. / So he led legions of men, summoned from grievous d
N.MiraculaNyniae 26 h, / to the glittering spheres of the starry sky; / for the brea
N.MiraculaNyniae 29 to yield to the savage storms of the venomous serpent. / From th
N.MiraculaNyniae 30 ed man went down to the shore of the wave-tossed sea / and board
N.MiraculaNyniae 31 ed sea / and boarded the bowels of a wide-curved craft, / and the
N.MiraculaNyniae 39 thened by the holy utterances of the supreme pontiff, / who the
N.MiraculaNyniae 40 eserved to guard the defences of ancient predecessors / and the
N.MiraculaNyniae 42 / and at his arrival the mercy of Rome rejoiced. / He stayed wit
N.MiraculaNyniae 43 yed within the gleaming walls of the mistress of lands, / and o
N.MiraculaNyniae 45 vigils, demanding the lights of the world, / and also visited
N.MiraculaNyniae 48 d brought to the golden halls of the flourishing life. / But wh
N.MiraculaNyniae 53 that he might shineas a lamp of the sacred house / and be able
N.MiraculaNyniae 54 o dispel the shadowy darkness of night / and, gleaming, be seen
N.MiraculaNyniae 60 nds, / so that, once the threat of war was overcome, / they might
N.MiraculaNyniae 61 purple crowns with the coming of Christ. / Prelate whom the wor
N.MiraculaNyniae 63 te, what shall I sing / worthy of you, or who can compose worth
N.MiraculaNyniae 65 s everywhere, acquired hordes of Picts? / They were worshipping
N.MiraculaNyniae 66 idols paralyzedin the shadow of death, / but he, with piety te
N.MiraculaNyniae 69 / and they cleansed the stain of their sin in the everlasting
N.MiraculaNyniae 70 n this way he sowed the seeds of life with his pious speech, /
N.MiraculaNyniae 73 ve with an outstanding throng of monks; / truly the worshippers
N.MiraculaNyniae 74 monks; / truly the worshippers of Christ keep monastic laws. / In
N.MiraculaNyniae 75 eaching the furthest kingdoms of the earth, / and he will recei
N.MiraculaNyniae 77 ghout the world at the coming of Christ. / Meanwhile, leaving th
N.MiraculaNyniae 78 leaving the peoples and lands of the Picts, / he came to the ch
N.MiraculaNyniae 79 cts, / he came to the children of Britain, with the Lord accomp
N.MiraculaNyniae 80 The chaste shepherd took care of his sheepfold with both mind
N.MiraculaNyniae 84 the bright-white foundations of the brilliant house / and the v
N.MiraculaNyniae 85 use / and the venerable summits of the lofty temple, / where the
N.MiraculaNyniae 86 r, glowing with the splendour of his mind, / shone his perfect
N.MiraculaNyniae 88 e house glows with the merits of Martin: / and the pre-eminent f
N.MiraculaNyniae 89 nent father and worthy priest of Christ / established it with b
N.MiraculaNyniae 91 and dedicated it in the name of Martin. / This is the house of
N.MiraculaNyniae 92 of Martin. / This is the house of the Lord, which many strive t
N.MiraculaNyniae 93 visit: / the towering glories of the wall-built temple shine,
N.MiraculaNyniae 95 here, / receive the ready gifts of a restoring cure, / and grow s
N.MiraculaNyniae 100 ers / that man, truly the image of virtues in his sacred breast,
N.MiraculaNyniae 102 oned forth from the beginning of his life, / and now his outsta
N.MiraculaNyniae 105 im that the guardian shepherd of the illustrious sheepfold, / l
N.MiraculaNyniae 109 from many nations, / and many of them flourished like the shin
N.MiraculaNyniae 110 f heaven, / for the good things of life with the distinctions of
N.MiraculaNyniae 112 forced him to leave deprived of his goods. / Immediately the u
N.MiraculaNyniae 114 ll sick and incurred the loss of his eyes, / and, with his sight
N.MiraculaNyniae 119 nt in asking him for the sake of the bonds of my sins. / Behold,
N.MiraculaNyniae 122 / and rushed into the presence of the blessed prophet. / He stre
N.MiraculaNyniae 125 addressed Christ’s servant of and beseeched him with a groa
N.MiraculaNyniae 126 ess, my dear master, deprived of the clear light, / lies afflic
N.MiraculaNyniae 130 deservedly the greatest part of our fame. / The guilt of the si
N.MiraculaNyniae 131 t part of our fame. / The guilt of the sin was serious indeed,
N.MiraculaNyniae 132 enger was filled with a flood of tears / and, fearfuly filled t
N.MiraculaNyniae 137 th fresh gifts. / Run on ahead of me with swift feet, and I sha
N.MiraculaNyniae 138 et going, for the whole error of the king will be forgiven him
N.MiraculaNyniae 139 ppy to see the inner chambers of his lord. / With truthful words
N.MiraculaNyniae 144 hand made a sign on the head of the recumbent one. / Restored h
N.MiraculaNyniae 146 restored the afflicted sight of his eyes, / and with God’s c
N.MiraculaNyniae 150 t was performing the function of a baptist, / when a mindless f
N.MiraculaNyniae 154 aling, / as the splendid words of the nobleman were flowing wit
N.MiraculaNyniae 157 eams, / and watered the hearts of the peoples with pure torrent
N.MiraculaNyniae 164 I charge you by the kingdoms of the supreme Thunderer. / Who is
N.MiraculaNyniae 168 had only lived for the space of a single night, as I said bef
N.MiraculaNyniae 169 ing the hindering impediments of speech, / he began to reveal sa
N.MiraculaNyniae 173 mmand and witness in the name of the high-throned king. / O peo
N.MiraculaNyniae 178 not succumbed to any shadows of the devil.” / When he had sa
N.MiraculaNyniae 179 ese things, breaking the laws of nature, / he went quiet, constr
N.MiraculaNyniae 183 thanks to the Lord . / The Lord of virtues made the venerated ma
N.MiraculaNyniae 184 sed him with countless merits of deeds. / The almighty judge of
N.MiraculaNyniae 185 of deeds. / The almighty judge of the world, venerable power, /
N.MiraculaNyniae 186 / redeemed him with the honour of an ever-beautiful crown / and
N.MiraculaNyniae 188 s help he performed the signs of his virtues. / Once, when the
N.MiraculaNyniae 189 tues. / Once, when the servant of the Holy One was sitting / insi
N.MiraculaNyniae 192 e sure visit the watered soil of the garden; / bring to us some
N.MiraculaNyniae 194 / The brother, who took care of the little garden, / replied to
N.MiraculaNyniae 202 ant went down to the interior of the garden, / and in doubt, he
N.MiraculaNyniae 209 time, the servant and priest of Christ / defeated some thieves
N.MiraculaNyniae 213 nd, he transcended the clouds of heaven; / while everything was
N.MiraculaNyniae 219 e chosen one sad by the theft of robbers. / For in fact he immed
N.MiraculaNyniae 226 a violent assault, / until one of them dying lost the breath of
N.MiraculaNyniae 227 hat man was the wicked leader of those guilty men, / and (amazi
N.MiraculaNyniae 230 softest wax, / and the firmest of rocks gave way under the soft
N.MiraculaNyniae 231 soft hooves. / For the creator of Christ can accomplish all thi
N.MiraculaNyniae 240 id not ever want to cheat you of anything, not even tiny theft
N.MiraculaNyniae 245 s whole body restore the gift of life, , / once his body has be
N.MiraculaNyniae 247 ad spoken, and the dead limbs of the deceased were revived. / T
N.MiraculaNyniae 249 s life had returned, / and all of them were likewise repeating
N.MiraculaNyniae 251 ars, / exchanging the darkness of the blind for bright light, /
N.MiraculaNyniae 253 even curing the ailing steps of many, / penetrating deaf ears
N.MiraculaNyniae 254 many, / penetrating deaf ears of through the piercing of his v
N.MiraculaNyniae 257 he himself, blessed and full of time, was afflicted: / as, grad
N.MiraculaNyniae 258 , gradually after the wasting of sickness had utterly consumed
N.MiraculaNyniae 259 rly consumed them, / the limbs of the highest priest were torme
N.MiraculaNyniae 261 er. / The venerable cultivator of justice related the following
N.MiraculaNyniae 262 ething vessels with the force of flame, / and the harshest affl
N.MiraculaNyniae 268 and pierced the clear summits of the starry sky. / Therefore, w
N.MiraculaNyniae 272 angelic arms above the stars of the sky, / among crowds of sai
N.MiraculaNyniae 273 ars of the sky, / among crowds of saints and he passed through
N.MiraculaNyniae 274 look upon the inner chambers of the high-throned king, / he joi
N.MiraculaNyniae 275 e celestial hosts in the hall of heaven / and witnessed clearly
N.MiraculaNyniae 276 d witnessed clearly the glory of the Trinity, / songs of joy, b
N.MiraculaNyniae 277 glory of the Trinity, / songs of joy, being lofty, together wi
N.MiraculaNyniae 279 e / and be buried in the bosom of the earth here, / but, spread
N.MiraculaNyniae 284 ongs as I reveal the miracles of the saint. / A certain man of t
N.MiraculaNyniae 285 s of the saint. / A certain man of the people produced with his
N.MiraculaNyniae 287 le flesh, whom a mighty mass / of diseases held and shook in hi
N.MiraculaNyniae 292 was eaten away by the wasting of disease; / always having injur
N.MiraculaNyniae 293 es, he lay numb in the shadow of death. / His parents brought h
N.MiraculaNyniae 295 n to visit the body and ashes of the sacred man: / they sought
N.MiraculaNyniae 296 they sought the lofty heights of the splendid hall on foot. / C
N.MiraculaNyniae 299 kept on asking for the gifts of life, / and with frequent praye
N.MiraculaNyniae 300 ntreated the consecrated tomb of the shrine, / they begged, the
N.MiraculaNyniae 302 beloved, gazing on the lights of the heavens, / Christ has gran
N.MiraculaNyniae 304 he weary on earth; / the ruler of Olympus has appointed you as
N.MiraculaNyniae 309 hey left the afflicted limbs / of the fading boy, and kept them
N.MiraculaNyniae 312 ht / covered the shining stars of the sky with darkening shadow
N.MiraculaNyniae 313 balancing point in the middle of the night, a light shone / on
N.MiraculaNyniae 316 se. / Suddenly he caught sight of the prophet, now in a snowy c
N.MiraculaNyniae 322 ed, dancing over marble floor of the temple. / After this, he w
N.MiraculaNyniae 331 d all my inwards. / The burden of leprosy has erupted on my dis
N.MiraculaNyniae 334 its, / so that once the danger of the threatening disease has b
N.MiraculaNyniae 336 and swiftly the lofty virtue of holy God / cleansed by his hea
N.MiraculaNyniae 340 ses and marvelled at the gift of health. / A woman came who had
N.MiraculaNyniae 345 had not darkened the springs of her moist tear-ducts. / After
N.MiraculaNyniae 347 lace / where the towering walls of the consecrated temple gleam.
N.MiraculaNyniae 349 ed the place where the bowels of carved stone, / the inner chamb
N.MiraculaNyniae 350 rved stone, / the inner chamber of rock, kept the holy body encl
N.MiraculaNyniae 355 ntreating you by the kingdoms of the highest Thunderer, / shatt
N.MiraculaNyniae 357 me bright day and the return of my health. / Make the heavy da
N.MiraculaNyniae 360 its gifts, / if only the hearts of men are always believing. / Fo
N.MiraculaNyniae 362 was teaching his beloved band of disciples, / ‘To the one who
N.MiraculaNyniae 364 seeks will find.’ / Because of this I, the least part of the
N.MiraculaNyniae 365 h tears and beg for the gifts of Christ, / that he would deign
N.MiraculaNyniae 372 the well-known inner chambers of the shrine / and to attune her
N.MiraculaNyniae 377 ayers, and the venerable body of the saint with words, / in the
N.MiraculaNyniae 378 acred man rested in the bosom of a tomb. / From the beginning o
N.MiraculaNyniae 379 f a tomb. / From the beginning of his life the precepts of the
N.MiraculaNyniae 381 e borders and pleasant fields of his homeland / so that he migh
N.MiraculaNyniae 382 iligently learn the mysteries of the Lord as an exile. / Then,
N.MiraculaNyniae 384 ultiplying the divine offices of the table, / and offered gifts
N.MiraculaNyniae 388 and offered pure celebrations of the Eucharist to God with a c
N.MiraculaNyniae 390 e Lord / to show him the nature of his nourishing body and sacre
N.MiraculaNyniae 393 nt, hidden under the covering of shining grain. / Rather often
N.MiraculaNyniae 398 e now shining above the stars of the sky. / So a day arrived, o
N.MiraculaNyniae 399 which he entered the heights of the lofty temple, / and stood a
N.MiraculaNyniae 403 s, / experiencing the presence of the high-throned king. / Then
N.MiraculaNyniae 404 piously celebrated the rites of the consecrated mass, / and in
N.MiraculaNyniae 405 s knees, drenched in a stream of tears, / but even, on bended k
N.MiraculaNyniae 408 begin to reveal the mysteries of Christ / by showing the nature
N.MiraculaNyniae 409 Christ / by showing the nature of his nourishing body, / so that
N.MiraculaNyniae 413 , the one who turns the stars of heaven, / and they likewise re
N.MiraculaNyniae 419 body, clothed in the garment of flesh: / Christ the Lord is her
N.MiraculaNyniae 420 is here, the maker and author of the world. / That boy is here
N.MiraculaNyniae 421 ho is now preparing the barns of heaven for the saints / above
N.MiraculaNyniae 422 r the saints / above the stars of heaven. Gaze with a steady he
N.MiraculaNyniae 423 demonstrating the partnership of your flesh, / the one the sacr
N.MiraculaNyniae 424 bearer carried in the shelter of her womb.” / But the scared p
N.MiraculaNyniae 427 rve to see, / above the heights of the sacred table, the venerab
N.MiraculaNyniae 433 een hidden under the covering of the shining bread, / and you w
N.MiraculaNyniae 440 lips the most beautiful lips of Christ. / When these things ha
N.MiraculaNyniae 442 he restored the shining limbs / of the holy body to the top of t
N.MiraculaNyniae 444 round / and entreated the Lord of heaven that he himself might
N.MiraculaNyniae 445 f might deign / that the nature of the body be turned into white
N.MiraculaNyniae 447 ning wafer / above the heights of the platter had returned to i
N.MiraculaNyniae 450 corpse shone with such signs of his virtues, / and from his to
N.MiraculaNyniae 453 ably touch on them in verse. / Of these miracles, I have chosen
N.MiraculaNyniae 458 is limbs, / the immortal glory of the holy martyr shines bright
N.MiraculaNyniae 460 n he displayed the brilliance of his signs . / Christ is always
N.MiraculaNyniae 467 shall begin to report / a few of the saint’s deeds, opening
N.MiraculaNyniae 469 things, provided the comforts of life / to all peoples, administ
N.MiraculaNyniae 475 in prison; / in the punishments of hunger he doled out comforts
N.MiraculaNyniae 478 / to the poor he was a portion of the present life, / and in all
N.MiraculaNyniae 482 the exceedingly blessed glory of our affairs; / he was trained
N.MiraculaNyniae 484 anyone. / He was a man worthy of the lord, thrice and four tim
N.MiraculaNyniae 485 all as splendid in the virtue of Christ, / a worthy confessor i
N.MiraculaNyniae 489 torch in the sky. / In a cave of dreadful night, he, who was t
N.MiraculaNyniae 491 ; / often he observed the road of a teacher, giving out the gif
N.MiraculaNyniae 495 / and by his speech the hearts of the chosen grew strong, / amaz
N.MiraculaNyniae 497 ttered; / speaking to servants of the true joys of eternal life
N.MiraculaNyniae 503 d was transferred to the hall of the Lord; / now he praises Chr
N.Nyniae.Hymn 1 judge, the only God, creator of all, / powerful in majesty
N.Nyniae.Hymn 3 udge: / Pleasing in the citadel of heaven, he produced light fro
N.Nyniae.Hymn 4 end, pleasing in the citadel of heaven. / Manifest everywhere,
N.Nyniae.Hymn 5 erywhere, it grows, the glory of the eternal king; / the ki
N.Nyniae.Hymn 7 nalty the guilty held because of an ancient offence; / had
N.Nyniae.Hymn 9 from the world at the coming of the healer from above; / a
N.Nyniae.Hymn 13 she possesses with the honour of virginity, / she who bore
N.Nyniae.Hymn 15 sesses. / The supreme sacrifice of the Father redeemed the world
N.Nyniae.Hymn 16 h; / it seeks the sceptres of heaven, the supreme sacrifice
N.Nyniae.Hymn 17 the Father. / Rightly the glory of the saints shines in radiant
N.Nyniae.Hymn 21 gleams. / Possessing the lights of the heart, he will illuminate
N.Nyniae.Hymn 22 stars, possessing the lights of the heart. / A gentle father in
N.Nyniae.Hymn 29 he hall rests the buried body of the sacred prelate; / unde
N.Nyniae.Hymn 30 prelate; / under the roof of the temple the sacred man res
N.Nyniae.Hymn 32 God brought / to the stars of the sky, him who was adorned
N.Nyniae.Hymn 37 God, he cures so many wounds of men; / illnesses scatter b
N.Nyniae.Hymn 39 carefully secured and purged of the worm, / the cups of hi
N.Nyniae.Hymn 40 ed of the worm, / the cups of his virtues, let his chaste i
N.Nyniae.Hymn 41 ew forth. / Christ, in the hall of heaven, has crowned Ninian th
N.Nyniae.Hymn 42 t honour; Christ, in the hall of heaven. / The serpent groans in
N.Nyniae.Hymn 44 world; / because the l