A Consolidated Library of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

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A.3.4 1 e heard that far from here in the regions of the East / is the n
A.3.4 2 n the regions of the East / is the noblest of lands, famed among
A.3.4 4 any leaders of nations across the world, / but it has been place
A.3.4 6 away / from evil-doers through the might of God. / That whole pla
A.3.4 8 blessed with joys, / and with the fairest perfumes of the earth
A.3.4 11 rted and abundant in powers, / the one who established that grou
A.3.4 13 en’s portal is often open, / the joy of voices released to the
A.3.4 15 reen forests, / spacious under the heavens. / There neither rain
A.3.4 16 re neither rain nor snow, nor the breath of frost, / not the bla
A.3.4 17 nor the breath of frost, / not the blast of fire, nor the droppi
A.3.4 18 or the dropping of hail, / nor the falling of rime, nor the heat
A.3.4 21 wer, can cause any harm, / but the plain remains, blessed and un
A.3.4 27 at noble field blossoms under the clouds blooming with joys. / T
A.3.4 31 their writings, / than any of the gleaming mountains / that here
A.3.4 32 ere among us tower high under the stars of heaven. / That victor
A.3.4 33 / That victory-plain is calm, the sun-grove gleams, / the joyful
A.3.4 34 calm, the sun-grove gleams, / the joyful wood, fruits do not fa
A.3.4 38 m. / Winter and summer alike, / the wood is hung with crops; / nev
A.3.4 39 ; / never a leaf withers under the sky, / nor does fire ever at a
A.3.4 41 em, / before a change comes on the world. / Just as long ago the
A.3.4 42 the world. / Just as long ago the power of water, / a sea-flood
A.3.4 43 f water, / a sea-flood covered the whole world, / the earth’s e
A.3.4 44 ood covered the whole world, / the earth’s expanse, that noble
A.3.4 45 as entirely unharmed / against the watery onslaught of the cruel
A.3.4 46 d kept blessed and sullied by the grace of God, / and abides so
A.3.4 47 / and abides so blooming till the coming of flame, / the Lord’
A.3.4 48 ng till the coming of flame, / the Lord’s judgement ,when the
A.3.4 49 gement ,when the death-beds, / the dark vaults of men come to be
A.3.4 55 fe, nor sorrowful grief, / nor the struggle of poverty nor the w
A.3.4 57 ease, / nor winter-squalls nor the flurry of storms / harsh under
A.3.4 58 flurry of storms / harsh under the heavens, nor does the hard fr
A.3.4 60 either hail nor rime drops to the ground, / nor windy cloud, nor
A.3.4 62 water fall there, / stirred by the breeze, but there water-strea
A.3.4 64 s. / Delightful trickles water the land from the midst of the wo
A.3.4 65 h bursts forth, sea-cold from the soil’s turf, / and passes th
A.3.4 67 ve in powerful spurts. / It is the bidding of the prince that tw
A.3.4 68 the prince that twelve times / the joy of watery-floods should e
A.3.4 71 ere never fail there at all, / the wood’s adornments, holy und
A.3.4 73 fall there fallow blossoms, / the beauty of the forest-trees, b
A.3.4 74 -trees, but there marvelously / the continually laden branches on
A.3.4 76 w vegetation / for all time on the grassy plain / stand green, fa
A.3.4 78 een, fairly adorned, / through the powers of the Holy one, the b
A.3.4 79 rightest of groves. / Nor does the wood become marred in appeara
A.3.4 81 y perfume remains / throughout the joyous land. / That will never
A.3.4 82 never be changed at all until the wise one / who at the beginnin
A.3.4 83 ll until the wise one / who at the beginning created / this ancie
A.3.4 86 abits that wood; it is called the phoenix. / There that unique c
A.3.4 88 re keeps its dwelling-place, / the bold one its abode; / death ne
A.3.4 90 hat joyful plain, / as long as the world lasts. / He shall behold
A.3.4 91 world lasts. / He shall behold the course of the sun, / and to co
A.3.4 93 gem, / eagerly to witness when the noblest of stars comes up, / s
A.3.4 94 stars comes up, / shining from the east over the waves of the se
A.3.4 95 t over the waves of the sea, / the ancient work of the father, g
A.3.4 96 er, gleaming with ornaments, / the bright token of God. The star
A.3.4 97 s are hidden, / vanished under the waves in the regions of the w
A.3.4 98 gions of the west, / hidden in the dawning, / and the dark night
A.3.4 99 / hidden in the dawning, / and the dark night has blackly vanish
A.3.4 101 ed. / Then, strong in flight, / the bird proud in its feathers, /
A.3.4 102 s feathers, / looks eagerly to the ocean-stream, / across the wat
A.3.4 103 to the ocean-stream, / across the waters under the sky, / for wh
A.3.4 105 am will come gliding up / from the east over the broad sea; / jus
A.3.4 107 rd, firm in beauty, / inhabits the welling streams at that water
A.3.4 108 at that watery spring. / There the glory-blessed creature bathes
A.3.4 109 thes himself twelve times / in the stream before the coming of t
A.3.4 110 e the coming of that beacon, / the sky-candle, and just as often
A.3.4 111 s often sips at every bathing / the sea-cold water from the splen
A.3.4 112 rings. / Then after playing in the water, / with soaring heart he
A.3.4 114 re he can most easily observe the course on eastern paths / when
A.3.4 115 course on eastern paths / when the sky’s taper, the lamp of li
A.3.4 116 light, / brightly shines over the surge of the sea. / The lands
A.3.4 117 s over the surge of the sea. / The lands are adorned, the world
A.3.4 118 , the world made fair, / after the gem of glory lights up the gr
A.3.4 119 ace of the ocean, / throughout the world, the most magnificent o
A.3.4 120 ificent of stars. / As soon as the sun towers / high over the sal
A.3.4 121 as the sun towers / high over the salty streams, / the pale bird
A.3.4 122 high over the salty streams, / the pale bird, bright, departs fr
A.3.4 123 swift in feathers, flying in the air, / whistles and sings up t
A.3.4 124 e air, / whistles and sings up the sky. / Then the bird’s beari
A.3.4 125 s and sings up the sky. / Then the bird’s bearing is so fair,
A.3.4 129 y son of man ever heard under the heavens, / since the high king
A.3.4 130 ard under the heavens, / since the high king, the creator of glo
A.3.4 131 reator of glory, / established the world, heaven and earth. / The
A.3.4 132 the world, heaven and earth. / The sound of that song is sweeter
A.3.4 136 ice of any man on earth, / nor the music of an organ’s melody,
A.3.4 137 swan’s feather, nor any of the joys / which the Lord created f
A.3.4 138 er, nor any of the joys / which the Lord created for man / in this
A.3.4 141 les, blissfully happy, / until the sun has sunk into the souther
A.3.4 145 is feathers swift in flight; / the bird is quieted. Continually,
A.3.4 146 y, / twelve times, he marks off the hours, / day and night. So it
A.3.4 148 night. So it is ordained / for the inhabitant of the grove that
A.3.4 149 be permitted / to make use of the plain as he wishes, / and enjo
A.3.4 151 wealth, life, and happiness, / the land’s plenty, until the gu
A.3.4 153 and years of this life. / Then the pale-feathered one, / old, exp
A.3.4 155 years, will be weighed down. / The joy of birds flies from the g
A.3.4 156 flies from the green earth, / the blooming land, and seeks a br
A.3.4 159 inent, he take dominion / over the family of birds, exalted amon
A.3.4 160 nd, / and for a while inhabits the wasteland with them. / Then, s
A.3.4 163 ed. / Birds throng round about the noble one; / each will be theg
A.3.4 165 mous prince, / until they seek the land of the Syrians, / in the
A.3.4 166 the land of the Syrians, / in the greatest of hosts. There the
A.3.4 172 and keeps to / a lofty tree in the forest, / secure in roots unde
A.3.4 174 men call ‘phoenix’ after the name of the bird. / The king g
A.3.4 175 after the name of the bird. / The king glorious in might, the l
A.3.4 177 heard tell, / that it alone is the brightest blooming / of all tr
A.3.4 181 shielded / and unharmed, while the world lasts. / When the wind d
A.3.4 182 while the world lasts. / When the wind dies down and the weathe
A.3.4 183 own and the weather is fair, / the clear gem of heaven shines ho
A.3.4 184 r gem of heaven shines holy, / the clouds are swept away, / the f
A.3.4 185 / the clouds are swept away, / the forces of the waters stand st
A.3.4 186 / every storm is calmed under the sky, / there gleams from the s
A.3.4 187 r the sky, / there gleams from the south the warm weather-candle
A.3.4 188 ather-candle, / sheds light on the bands of people, / then he beg
A.3.4 189 , / then he begins to build in the branches, / make ready the nes
A.3.4 190 in the branches, / make ready the nest. A great need is upon hi
A.3.4 195 y herbs / and forest fruits to the dwelling-place, / every one of
A.3.4 197 perfumes, / lovely herbs, that the king of glory, / the father of
A.3.4 198 rbs, that the king of glory, / the father of every beginning cre
A.3.4 199 ng created over the land / for the honour of the race of men, sw
A.3.4 200 ky. / There he himself carries the bright trappings / inside that
A.3.4 201 ings / inside that tree, where the wild bird / builds a house in
A.3.4 202 wild bird / builds a house in the wasteland / above the lofty tr
A.3.4 203 house in the wasteland / above the lofty tree, beautiful and lov
A.3.4 204 / and himself dwells there in the sunny room, / and in that leaf
A.3.4 207 de / with sacred perfumes, and the noblest of the earth’s harv
A.3.4 208 harvest. / He sits, eager for the journey. When the gem of the
A.3.4 209 When the gem of the sky, / in the summertime, the sun shines ho
A.3.4 210 fulfils its destiny, surveys the world, / then his house become
A.3.4 211 house becomes heated through the clearness of the sky. / The he
A.3.4 212 gh the clearness of the sky. / The herbs grow warm; the chosen d
A.3.4 213 s / with sweet odours; then in the heat through the fire’s gra
A.3.4 214 through the fire’s grasp, / the bird burns along with his nes
A.3.4 215 d burns along with his nest. / The pyre is kindled; then flame e
A.3.4 216 kindled; then flame enfolds / the house of the disheartened cre
A.3.4 217 stens, / pale fire devours and the phoenix burns, / wise in ancie
A.3.4 218 / wise in ancient years; then the flame consumes / the fleeting
A.3.4 219 ars; then the flame consumes / the fleeting body; life is leavin
A.3.4 220 eting body; life is leaving, / the soul-hoard of the fey one, / w
A.3.4 221 l-hoard of the fey one, / when the pyre-flame razes / flesh and b
A.3.4 224 to him a soul renewed, / after the ashes begin again to knit tog
A.3.4 225 gain to knit together, / after the plundering flame, congealed t
A.3.4 227 of nests is pure, / purged by the pyre, the dwelling-place of t
A.3.4 228 ng-place of the valiant one. / The corpse grows cold, the broken
A.3.4 230 ubsides. Then from that pyre / the image of an apple is found ag
A.3.4 233 ed from an egg, / shining from the shell. Then he grows in the s
A.3.4 235 like an eagle’s nestling, / the fair makings of a bird; / then
A.3.4 239 th feathers / just as he was in the beginning, / brightly blossomi
A.3.4 240 g, / brightly blossoming. Then the flesh / becomes born again, en
A.3.4 243 as when someone / brings home the fruits of the earth / at harve
A.3.4 244 its of the earth / at harvest, the lovely crop, / before the comi
A.3.4 245 est, the lovely crop, / before the coming of winter at reaping-t
A.3.4 246 rain should damage them under the clouds; / they find sustenance
A.3.4 248 n, / when frost and snow cover the earth with overbearing force,
A.3.4 250 r-clothing; from those fruits / the prosperity of men shall arise
A.3.4 251 n shall arise again, / through the nature of corn, / which is fir
A.3.4 253 own as a pure seed, / and then the ray of the sun, / life’s tok
A.3.4 255 s token, at lent / brings forth the worldly treasure, / so that th
A.3.4 257 in through their own nature, / the earth’s adornments; / just s
A.3.4 258 arth’s adornments; / just so the bird, old according to years,
A.3.4 261 eats no food, / sustenance on the earth, unless he tastes a por
A.3.4 262 unless he tastes a portion / of the honey-dew that often drops at
A.3.4 263 rops at mid-night: / with that the brave one nourishes / his life
A.3.4 266 nts, a land of his own. / Then the bird proud in feathers is gro
A.3.4 267 n feathers is grown up / among the herbs; his life is renewed, /
A.3.4 268 ung, full of gifts. Then from the dust / the limb-strong one gat
A.3.4 269 of gifts. Then from the dust / the limb-strong one gathers his b
A.3.4 270 g one gathers his body, / that the fire had taken off, from the
A.3.4 271 flame, / collects with cunning the bones broken after the surgin
A.3.4 272 rging flame, / and then brings the bones and cinders, / the remna
A.3.4 273 rings the bones and cinders, / the remnants of the pyre back tog
A.3.4 276 . / Then he grasps in his feet the fire’s remains, / clasps it
A.3.4 281 her-cloak, / just as he was at the beginning, / when God, firm in
A.3.4 284 gs there his own bones, which the surge of flame / had engulfed w
A.3.4 285 e / had engulfed with fire upon the pyre on the mound, / for an in
A.3.4 286 or an increase of ashes. Then the battle-skilled one / buries bon
A.3.4 288 all together on that island. / The light of the sky is renewed f
A.3.4 289 the sky is renewed for him, / the sun’s thegn, gladdest of ge
A.3.4 290 of gems, up over the ocean, / the joy of noble stars gleams fro
A.3.4 291 / That bird is fair of hue at the front, / tinted with various c
A.3.4 292 inted with various colours at the front of his chest. / His head
A.3.4 295 blended with purple. / Then is the tail beautifully dappled, / am
A.3.4 298 t crimson, / part black spots. The feathers are white at the tip
A.3.4 299 rs are white at the tip, / and the throat is green, downward and
A.3.4 300 en, downward and upward, / and the beak gleams, like glass or a
A.3.4 301 ws brilliant, inside and out. The cast of his eye / is piercing a
A.3.4 303 rance, / a lovely gem, when by the skill of smiths / it is set in
A.3.4 305 t in a golden vessel. / Around the throat, like a ring of sunlig
A.3.4 306 at, like a ring of sunlight, / the brightest of circlets is wove
A.3.4 307 rclets is woven in feathers. / The belly is wondrous below, amaz
A.3.4 308 fair, / bright and beautiful; the crest above / is skillfully put
A.3.4 309 skillfully put together over the bird’s back. / The thighs an
A.3.4 310 ther over the bird’s back. / The thighs and pale feet / are cov
A.3.4 311 feet / are covered in scales. The bird is peerless / in colour,
A.3.4 316 ds, / that flap lazily through the air, / but he is quick and swi
A.3.4 320 bounty. / When he sets out seek the plains, / his old home away fr
A.3.4 322 from this ancestral turf, / as the bird flies, reveals himself t
A.3.4 323 ions, / to many men throughout the world, / then they gather from
A.3.4 327 people, / where they gaze upon the Creator’s gifts, / fair on t
A.3.4 328 fair on that bird, just as at the beginning / the true king of v
A.3.4 329 rd, just as at the beginning / the true king of victories establ
A.3.4 332 ond bird-kind. / Then men over the earth marvel at his beauty an
A.3.4 334 t with hands in marble, / when the day and the hour reveal to th
A.3.4 335 he hour reveal to the troops / the adornments of the one swift i
A.3.4 338 s, praise in song, / celebrate the bold one with powerful voices
A.3.4 339 rful voices, / and so surround the holy creature in a ring / in f
A.3.4 340 ature in a ring / in flight in the air; the phoenix is in the mi
A.3.4 341 midst, / hemmed in by crowds. The nations look on, / gaze in ama
A.3.4 343 hat happy band / pay homage to the wild one, one group after ano
A.3.4 345 oved leader, / escort joyfully the noble one to his home, / until
A.3.4 346 noble one to his home, / until the peerless on flies off swift i
A.3.4 347 off swift in wings, / so that the band of rejoicing ones cannot
A.3.4 348 ones cannot follow him, / when the delight of hosts seeks his ho
A.3.4 349 seeks his homeland / away from the turf of this earth. / So, afte
A.3.4 350 urf of this earth. / So, after the time of death, the blessed on
A.3.4 354 re / back to their homes. Then the prince / is young in his court
A.3.4 356 ung in his court. God alone, / the almighty king, knows what its
A.3.4 358 one of mankind / knows, except the lord alone, / how wondrous are
A.3.4 359 lord alone, / how wondrous are the circumstances, / the fair anci
A.3.4 360 drous are the circumstances, / the fair ancient decree, surround
A.3.4 361 ing the bird’s birth. / Then the blessed creature is allowed t
A.3.4 362 s allowed to enjoy his home, / the welling streams in the woodla
A.3.4 363 n the woodlands, / to dwell on the plain until a thousand years
A.3.4 365 ave passed. Then there comes / the end of his life; the pyre cov
A.3.4 369 t mope and grieve for death, / the sorrowful agony of demise, / s
A.3.4 371 t life will be renewed / after the plundering flame, life after
A.3.4 372 tored in bird-form again from the ashes, / becomes rejuvenated u
A.3.4 373 s, / becomes rejuvenated under the protection / of the sky. Yet h
A.3.4 374 ated under the protection / of the sky. Yet he is himself / both
A.3.4 376 ing father, and likewise also / the heir again of the ancient inh
A.3.4 377 of the ancient inheritance. / The mighty lord of mankind grante
A.3.4 379 d become so wondrously again / the same creature that he was bef
A.3.4 381 should take him. / So each of the blessed chooses for himself /
A.3.4 385 itted in later days to enjoy / the gifts of the lord in perpetua
A.3.4 386 / and ever afterwards dwell in the world [or ‘glory’?] / as a
A.3.4 388 as a reward for their deeds. / The nature of this bird points to
A.3.4 389 ose elect thegns of Christ in the dwelling-places, / how they ma
A.3.4 390 ces, / how they maintain under the heavens a shining joy / with t
A.3.4 391 e heavens a shining joy / with the support of the father in thes
A.3.4 392 mselves a lofty prosperity in the homeland above. / We have lear
A.3.4 393 above. / We have learned that the almighty / created man and wom
A.3.4 394 created man and woman through the abundance of his miracles, / a
A.3.4 395 les, / and then set them up in the best region of the earth, / wh
A.3.4 396 t region of the earth, / which the children of men call paradise
A.3.4 398 as they were willing to keep the word of the eternal one, / the
A.3.4 399 the word of the eternal one, / the command of the holy one in th
A.3.4 400 / There malice afflicted them, the spite of the ancient enemy, /
A.3.4 401 nemy, / who offered them food, the fruit of the tree, / so that t
A.3.4 402 evil counsel they both tasted the apple, / savoured the forbidde
A.3.4 403 h tasted the apple, / savoured the forbidden thing against God
A.3.4 410 id for it with pain, / because the consumed that food / against t
A.3.4 411 e consumed that food / against the word of the Eternal one. Beca
A.3.4 413 rt, they have had to give up / the joy of their homeland, becaus
A.3.4 418 / was hidden in darkness, and the holy plain / was securely clos
A.3.4 419 / was securely closed through the plots / of the fiend for many y
A.3.4 420 y closed through the plots / of the fiend for many years, / until
A.3.4 421 fiend for many years, / until the king of glory, through his ad
A.3.4 422 his advent, / mankind’s joy, the comforter of the weary, / and
A.3.4 423 comforter of the weary, / and the only hope, opened it again to
A.3.4 424 the holy. / Most like this, as the scholars / tell us in words an
A.3.4 426 ords and writings reveal, / is the journey of the bird when, ful
A.3.4 429 ears, / to where he comes upon the lofty covering of the forest
A.3.4 430 rest / in which he builds with the noblest / twigs and plants a n
A.3.4 432 ew dwelling-place, / a nest in the grove; there is a great need
A.3.4 434 spirit young again, / through the blast of flame, life after de
A.3.4 437 s sun-bright settlement / after the bath of fire; just so those a
A.3.4 439 rs, / our forebears, abandoned / the beautiful plain and the lovel
A.3.4 441 em, took a long journey / into the hands of vicious creatures, w
A.3.4 443 et there were many who obeyed the lord / well in holy customs be
A.3.4 444 / well in holy customs beneath the heavens, / praiseworthy deeds,
A.3.4 445 / praiseworthy deeds, so that the lord, / the high king of heave
A.3.4 446 thy deeds, so that the lord, / the high king of heaven, / was loy
A.3.4 448 s them in his heart. / That is the lofty tree in which the holy
A.3.4 449 their dwelling, where none of the ancient enemies / can cause any
A.3.4 451 e any harm with poison, / with the sign of enmity in that danger
A.3.4 452 n that dangerous time. / There the champion of the lord builds a
A.3.4 454 s, / when he doles out alms to the poor, / to those bereft of ben
A.3.4 456 f benefits, / and calls out to the lord, / the father for support
A.3.4 457 / and calls out to the lord, / the father for support, hastens f
A.3.4 458 rt, hastens forth, / blots out the sins of this fleeting life, /
A.3.4 459 sins of this fleeting life, / the dark deeds of sin, keeps god
A.3.4 461 , and bends his knee nobly to the earth, / flees every evil, gri
A.3.4 464 d at heart yearns to perform / the most good deeds; the lord is
A.3.4 465 eld to him / in every journey, the ruler of victories, / a willin
A.3.4 466 enefactor of hosts. These are the herbs, / the fruits of plants,
A.3.4 467 hosts. These are the herbs, / the fruits of plants, that the wi
A.3.4 468 t the wild bird / gathers under the sky far and wide to his dwell
A.3.4 470 e. / So now in those dwellings the champions of the creator / per
A.3.4 472 omplish great deeds; for that the eternal almighty / will repay t
A.3.4 475 ling shall be established / in the city of glory as a recompense
A.3.4 476 eir deeds, / because they kept the holy teachings / hot in their
A.3.4 478 ng souls, / day and night love the lord, / with brilliant faith t
A.3.4 479 h brilliant faith they choose the dear one / above worldly wealt
A.3.4 482 his fleeting life. / Thus does the blessed man earn with valour
A.3.4 483 alour eternal joy, / a home in the heavens, until the end of his
A.3.4 484 is day comes, / when he death, the warrior keen for carnage, / ma
A.3.4 485 made strong by weapons, takes the life of every one, / and swift
A.3.4 486 one, / and swiftly sends into the bosom of the earth the fleeti
A.3.4 488 e long / covered in earth until the coming of flame. / Then many o
A.3.4 490 f mankind will be brought / to the gathering: the father of ange
A.3.4 491 ering: the father of angels, / the true king of victories, the l
A.3.4 494 chieve / resurrection, just as the mighty king, / the prince of a
A.3.4 495 on, just as the mighty king, / the prince of angels summons them
A.3.4 496 ince of angels summons them, / the saviour of souls across the w
A.3.4 497 s across the wide earth / with the trumpet’s sound. / Dark deat
A.3.4 498 Dark death shall be ended for the blessed / through the might of
A.3.4 499 nded for the blessed / through the might of the lord. The noble
A.3.4 504 ful in heart when fire razes / the fleeting land’s wealth, fla
A.3.4 505 lth, flame consumes / entirely the accumulated property / of the
A.3.4 506 the accumulated property / of the earth, greedily seizes / apple
A.3.4 508 pled gold, hungrily swallows / the trappings of the land. Then t
A.3.4 509 n / at that manifest time into the light comes, / beautiful and j
A.3.4 510 comes, / beautiful and joyous, the symbol of this bird [tmesis?]
A.3.4 511 of this bird [tmesis?], / when the sole power raises up all, / ga
A.3.4 512 power raises up all, / gathers the bones from graves, / limbs and
A.3.4 513 imbs and bodies together, and the spirit of life / before Christ
A.3.4 514 ore Christ’s knee. Mightily the king / from his throne shines
A.3.4 515 ng / from his throne shines on the holy ones, / the beautiful gem
A.3.4 516 one shines on the holy ones, / the beautiful gem of glory. It sh
A.3.4 518 in that terrible time. / There the bodies clean of sinful blemis
A.3.4 519 shes, / glad at heart will go, the spirits turn / to their bone-v
A.3.4 520 / to their bone-vessels, while the burning mounts / high into the
A.3.4 521 the burning mounts / high into the heavens; for many a terrible
A.3.4 524 / from out of their graves in the ground / seeks the Creator’s
A.3.4 525 r graves in the ground / seeks the Creator’s judgement, / sore
A.3.4 526 ent, / sore afraid. Fire is on the march, / it burns up sins. The
A.3.4 527 rch, / it burns up sins. There the blessed / are wrapped in their
A.3.4 529 , / their own deeds: these are the noble, / lovely herbs with whi
A.3.4 530 ble, / lovely herbs with which the wild bird / surrounds his own
A.3.4 531 rd / surrounds his own nest on the outside / so that it suddenly
A.3.4 533 burns in flame, / blazes under the sun, and he himself with it,
A.3.4 534 self with it, / and then after the fire takes on life again, / an
A.3.4 536 new. Just so is every one / of the race of men, wrapped in flesh
A.3.4 538 rough his own wishes, so that the king of glory, / mighty in the
A.3.4 539 the king of glory, / mighty in the assembly, becomes gracious. /
A.3.4 541 uls, call out, raise a song, / the pure and elect, praise the po
A.3.4 544 herbs with their good deeds. / The spirits of men are then purif
A.3.4 545 ed, / brightly refined through the burning of the fire. / Let non
A.3.4 546 ing of the fire. / Let none of the race of men expect / that I am
A.3.4 548 s, / writing poetry. Listen to the wisdom / of Job’s songs. Insp
A.3.4 550 spired in his breast / through the bounty of the spirit, the bol
A.3.4 552 ords: / ‘I do not disdain in the thoughts of my heart / that I
A.3.4 556 d about my former deeds, into the soil’s embrace, / and then a
A.3.4 557 and then after death, through the lord’s grace, / be permitted
A.3.4 558 grace, / be permitted, just as the phoenix-bird, / to have life r
A.3.4 560 resurrection, / pleasures with the lord, where that dear host / pr
A.3.4 561 , where that dear host / praise the beloved one. I cannot ever at
A.3.4 565 a pleasure for worms, just so the God of hosts, / after the time
A.3.4 566 t so the God of hosts, / after the time of death, frees my soul /
A.3.4 567 soul / and awakens it to glory. The hope of this will never / fail
A.3.4 569 e a secure / and lasting joy in the prince of angels.’ / Thus th
A.3.4 570 he prince of angels.’ / Thus the wise man, prudent at heart, /
A.3.4 574 might more readily perceive / the glory-firm sign that the brig
A.3.4 576 ing. He gathers together / all the remnants of bones, ashes and
A.3.4 577 ones, ashes and cinders / after the burning flame, and then the b
A.3.4 578 d / carries them in his feet to the court of the lord, / facing int
A.3.4 579 ourt of the lord, / facing into the sun. There they afterwards / re
A.3.4 583 . / So now after death through the Lord’s might, / souls journe
A.3.4 585 s, / fairly adorned, most like the bird, / with noble perfumes, i
A.3.4 587 erfumes, in blessedness / where the righteous sun, gleams / beautif
A.3.4 588 us sun, gleams / beautiful over the hosts in the dwelling-place o
A.3.4 589 welling-place of glory. / Then the saviour Christ shines / on the
A.3.4 590 the saviour Christ shines / on the righteous souls, high over th
A.3.4 591 souls, high over the roofs. / The follow him as beautiful birds
A.3.4 594 pirits, / for ever more. There the guilty malicious fiend / canno
A.3.4 597 a brilliant troop, / just like the phoenix-bird, in the protecti
A.3.4 598 he Lord, / beautiful in glory. The deeds of every one / gleam bri
A.3.4 600 ly in that happy home / before the face of the eternal Lord, / to
A.3.4 601 / together in peace most like the sun. / There the bright circle
A.3.4 602 ace most like the sun. / There the bright circlet, wondrously wo
A.3.4 603 precious stones, towers over the heads / of each of the blessed
A.3.4 604 rs over the heads / of each of the blessed. Their crowns gleam,
A.3.4 606 diadem / finely adorns each of the righteous, / brilliant in life
A.3.4 607 us, / brilliant in life, where the long joy, / eternal and young
A.3.4 610 ith fair adornments alongside the father of angels. / In those d
A.3.4 614 thirst, / sorrow nor old age. The noble king / grants them every
A.3.4 615 them every good thing. There the company of spirits / acclaim t
A.3.4 616 e company of spirits / acclaim the saviour and honour the might
A.3.4 617 iour and honour the might / of the heavenly king, sing praise to
A.3.4 618 sing praise to the creator. / The beloved company make melody w
A.3.4 619 st of sounds, / clearly around the holy high seat of God, / happi
A.3.4 620 h seat of God, / happily bless the best prince, / blessed among t
A.3.4 621 e best prince, / blessed among the angels with harmony of voice
A.3.4 625 ng; / great and beyond measure the strength of might, / high and
A.3.4 626 gth of might, / high and holy. The heavens are / fairly filled, f
A.3.4 629 with your glory, / above with the angels and also on earth. / Pr
A.3.4 630 maker of beginnings; you are the father almighty / on high, the
A.3.4 631 the father almighty / on high, the ruler of the heavens.’ / Thu
A.3.4 632 uler of the heavens.’ / Thus the righteous, purified of sin, /
A.3.4 634 s dwelling-place, / make known the majesty, sing the praise / of t
A.3.4 635 e majesty, sing the praise / of the sovereign in glory, the compa
A.3.4 636 company of the righteous, / to the one alone who is eternal hono
A.3.4 639 he was born / here on earth in the form of a child / in middle-ea
A.3.4 640 a child / in middle-earth, yet the fullness of powers, / high abo
A.3.4 641 llness of powers, / high above the heavens, remained holy, / an u
A.3.4 643 ory. Though he had to suffer / the pains of death on the tree of
A.3.4 644 s, / a terrible punishment, on the third day / after the demise o
A.3.4 645 ment, on the third day / after the demise of his body he receive
A.3.4 646 received life again / through the support of the father. Just s
A.3.4 647 ust so the phoenix, / young in the dwelling-places, / betokens th
A.3.4 648 he dwelling-places, / betokens the might of the son of god, / whe
A.3.4 650 n he awakens from ashes / into the life of life, developed in li
A.3.4 651 developed in limbs; / just as the saviour has granted us help,
A.3.4 653 y, life without end, / just so the bird fills his two feathers w
A.3.4 654 sweet and joyous herbs, / with the fair fruits of the earth, whe
A.3.4 655 eager to be away. / These are the words, as writings tell us, /
A.3.4 656 words, as writings tell us, / the voice of the holy, whose hear
A.3.4 657 arts are eager / to be away to the heavens, to merciful God, / in
A.3.4 658 heavens, to merciful God, / in the joy of joys, where they bring
A.3.4 660 deeds, a lovely perfume, / to the creator into that famous esta
A.3.4 662 raise continually / throughout the age of ages, and the splendou
A.3.4 663 f glory, / honour and power in the kingdom of the skies / above.
A.3.4 664 he skies / above. He is justly the king / of the world and of the
A.3.4 665 ove. He is justly the king / of the world and of the mighty power
A.3.4 667 lory in that beautiful city. / The author of light has granted u
A.3.4 670 in heaven, / where we may seek the greatest kingdom / and sit on
A.3.4 672 it on lofty thrones, / live in the bliss of light and peace, / ha
A.3.4 674 ss, / enjoy glorious days, see the lord of victories / calm and k
A.3.4 677 nuous acclaim, / blessed among the angels. Hallelujah.
A.4.2 3 ily found there / support from the acknowledged Lord when she ha
A.4.2 4 hen she had greatest need / of the protection of the highest jud
A.4.2 5 hat he would exempt her / from the retribution of the highest, t
A.4.2 6 est, the crafter of origins. / The noble-minded father in heaven
A.4.2 7 she always had firm belief in the Almighty. Then, I heard, Holo
A.4.2 9 pared with all extravagances. The leader of the men invited / al
A.4.2 10 eader of the men invited / all the most eminent officers to it;
A.4.2 11 / those shield-fighters, with the greatest promptness, / and cam
A.4.2 12 urrying to their mighty lord, the people’s leader. / That was
A.4.2 13 ople’s leader. / That was on the fourth day after Judith, bril
A.4.2 15 im. / Then they went to sit at the feast, / proud ones at the win
A.4.2 16 at the feast, / proud ones at the wine-service, all his crimina
A.4.2 18 t down / endlessly there along the bench, likewise cups and bowl
A.4.2 19 cups and bowls / brimming for the hall-visitors; they partook o
A.4.2 20 ierce shield-warriors, though the powerful, / dreadful lord of t
A.4.2 21 e powerful, / dreadful lord of the men did not suspect so. Then
A.4.2 22 suspect so. Then Holofernes, / the gold-friend of the men, was i
A.4.2 24 shouted and reveled, / so that the sons of men could hear from f
A.4.2 27 tedly insisted / that those on the bench should enjoy themselves
A.4.2 28 should enjoy themselves. / So the villain through the whole day
A.4.2 32 d, / drained of all good. Thus the leader of the men commanded /
A.4.2 33 er of the men commanded / that the occupants of the hall be atte
A.4.2 34 til the murky night / overtook the sons of mortals. Steeped in v
A.4.2 35 usness, / he then ordered that the blessed young woman be fetche
A.4.2 39 leader had asked, / prince of the mail-coated warriors, marched
A.4.2 40 riors, marched in a trice / to the guest-quarters, where they fo
A.4.2 43 nden shields set out to lead / the radiant young woman to the ta
A.4.2 44 man to the tall tent / wherein the mighty Holofernes, / despised
A.4.2 45 ghty Holofernes, / despised by the Savior, rested by night / duri
A.4.2 46 vior, rested by night / during the feasting. There was a net all
A.4.2 48 ies, splendid and hung about / the general’s bed so that the b
A.4.2 49 that the baleful / captain of the fighters could look through i
A.4.2 55 . Then they directly brought / the wise lady to his bed; the har
A.4.2 56 to inform their superior that the saintly woman / had been broug
A.4.2 57 ht to his sleeping tent. Then the famous governor of cities / wa
A.4.2 58 eased, thought he would sully the radiant lady / with filth and
A.4.2 59 y / with filth and defilement. The judge of glory, shepherd of t
A.4.2 60 permit that, but he directed the matter for them, / the Lord, g
A.4.2 61 irected the matter for them, / the Lord, guider of armies. That
A.4.2 64 his glory precipitously, / in the space of a single night. That
A.4.2 66 he had been striving toward / the while he remained in this wor
A.4.2 67 remained in this world / under the vault of the sky. The mighty
A.4.2 68 he mighty one then fell / into the middle of his bed, so steeped
A.4.2 69 knew / no reason in his wits. The soldiers marched / out of the
A.4.2 70 The soldiers marched / out of the chamber in great haste, / men
A.4.2 72 utted with wine, who had led / the faith-breaker, that loathed t
A.4.2 73 t loathed tyrant, to bed / for the last time. Then the Savior’
A.4.2 76 he could very easily deprive / the monster of life before the sh
A.4.2 77 he shameless / criminal awoke. The Creator’s handmaid, / with h
A.4.2 79 [of battle], and drew it from the sheath / with her right hand;
A.4.2 81 e / heaven’s warden by name, the Savior of all / mortals, and s
A.4.2 84 / and consoling spirit, son of the Almighty, / triune force, your
A.4.2 94 uch heat in my heart.” Then the highest judge / inspired her w
A.4.2 98 hen her spirits were lifted, / the confidence of the saintly one
A.4.2 99 y one restored; grasped then / the heathen man firmly by his sca
A.4.2 101 ltingly, and cleverly placed / the baleful, horrid man in such a
A.4.2 103 ost easily have her way / with the wretch. The bound-haired one
A.4.2 104 bound-haired one then struck / the rancorous, destructive advers
A.4.2 108 / not yet completely soulless; the courageous lady / then struck
A.4.2 109 courageous lady / then struck the heathen dog smartly / for the
A.4.2 110 the heathen dog smartly / for the second time, so that his head
A.4.2 111 that his head rolled / away on the floor. The foul, lifeless tru
A.4.2 112 , lifeless trunk / lay behind; the spirit moved off / under a ste
A.4.2 121 / in that dim realm, devoid of the comfort of hope. / Judith had
A.4.2 125 d allotted her victory. / Then the prudent young woman without d
A.4.2 126 oung woman without delay / put the head of the war-wager, / blood
A.4.2 127 ager, / bloody as it was, into the container in which her attend
A.4.2 131 was, Judith entrusted it / to the hand of her conscientious sub
A.4.2 132 us subordinate / to bear home. The two daring women / then both d
A.4.2 135 t young women, / passed beyond the encampment, / so that they cou
A.4.2 137 that they could plainly see / the walls of that lovely city gli
A.4.2 141 d of heart, they had reached / the gate. The soldiers sat, / waki
A.4.2 143 t, / waking men held watch / in the stronghold, as Judith, / a cle
A.4.2 145 er young woman, had enjoined / the mournful people when she had
A.4.2 147 heir beloved / had returned to the people, and the prudent-minde
A.4.2 149 r a certain man / to come from the sprawling town to meet her / a
A.4.2 151 her in without delay / through the gate in the wall, and she mad
A.4.2 152 he made this announcement / to the triumphant populace: “I can
A.4.2 155 . Providence is kind to you, / the splendor of kings; it will be
A.4.2 156 will be reported / throughout the wide world that resplendent,
A.4.2 158 s given you, / redemption from the trials you have long endured.
A.4.2 159 u have long endured.” / Then the citizens were overjoyed, / aft
A.4.2 160 rjoyed, / after they heard how the saint called / over the high w
A.4.2 161 rd how the saint called / over the high wall. The army was in hi
A.4.2 162 he army was in high spirits. / The people hurried toward the gat
A.4.2 165 g / pressed forward and ran by the thousands / to meet the Lord
A.4.2 166 ran by the thousands / to meet the Lord’s handmaiden. The hear
A.4.2 171 reverently let her in. / Then the sage, adorned with gold, / dir
A.4.2 173 entious attendant / to uncover the head of the war-wager / and sh
A.4.2 174 er / and show it all bloody to the citizens / as proof of how she
A.4.2 175 f of how she had succeeded in the contest. / The noblewoman then
A.4.2 176 ad succeeded in the contest. / The noblewoman then spoke to all
A.4.2 179 you can gaze unobstructed / at the head of the most despicable /
A.4.2 181 / who of all people caused us the most loss of life, / bitter pa
A.4.2 185 ue us / with injuries. I drove the life out of him / through God
A.4.2 189 ithout delay for battle after the God of creation, / that compas
A.4.2 190 ompassionate king, sends from the east / his bright light. Bear
A.4.2 193 mail / and bright helmets into the crowd of attackers; / cut down
A.4.2 197 ll have honor / and glory from the encounter, as the mighty Lord
A.4.2 199 y hand.” / Then that host of the keen and competent / was insta
A.4.2 204 mets, from that holy city / at the very break of day. Shields cl
A.4.2 205 clattered, / resounded aloud. The lean wolf in the wood / exulte
A.4.2 206 olf in the wood / exulted, and the dusky raven, / that bloodthirs
A.4.2 208 ty bird. They both knew / that the men intended to furnish them
A.4.2 209 o furnish them / their fill of the fated; but behind them flew /
A.4.2 210 fated; but behind them flew / the ravenous eagle with rain-flec
A.4.2 212 -beaked, / he sang a war-song. The men, war-workers, / marched to
A.4.2 215 en, who for long / had endured the insults of foreigners, / the a
A.4.2 216 d the insults of foreigners, / the abuse of heathens. That was h
A.4.2 217 ly / paid back to all of them, the Assyrians, / in the launch of
A.4.2 218 l of them, the Assyrians, / in the launch of ash-spears, after t
A.4.2 220 dards had advanced as far as / the defenders’ encampment. Then
A.4.2 223 siles meant to stay in place. The grim war-makers / bellowed lou
A.4.2 225 javelins / in a fierce throng. The native heroes / were enraged a
A.4.2 229 adversaries. With their hands the fighters / drew from sheaths p
A.4.2 232 and hewed without hesitation / the ill-intending champions / of A
A.4.2 236 m they could overpower. / Thus the men-at-arms in the morning ho
A.4.2 237 in the morning hours / pursued the foreigners the whole time, / u
A.4.2 238 e time, / until those who were the cruel / chief-watchmen of that
A.4.2 240 litary people / perceived that the Hebrew men were confronting t
A.4.2 242 t to convey that / in words to the most senior aides / to the pri
A.4.2 243 to the most senior aides / to the prince; they roused the stand
A.4.2 245 ed to those mead-muddled men / the bad news, the morning-slaught
A.4.2 246 news, the morning-slaughter, / the terrible blade-games. Then, a
A.4.2 249 n to throng in groups / around the sleeping-tent of Holofernes,
A.4.2 250 sleeping-tent of Holofernes, / the baleful one. They intended to
A.4.2 251 e. They intended to announce / the combat to their lord at once,
A.4.2 253 sion should descend on them, / the might of the Hebrews. They al
A.4.2 254 rews. They all supposed / that the prince of men and the radiant
A.4.2 256 ndsome tent together, / Judith the noble and the lecher, / horrid
A.4.2 258 / a single man who dared waken the warrior / or find out what had
A.4.2 260 hat had come to pass / between the standard-bearer and the holy
A.4.2 261 rd-bearer and the holy maid, / the handmaid of the Lord. The for
A.4.2 262 he Lord. The force advanced, / the army of the Hebrews, fought h
A.4.2 266 swords. In that day’s work / the stature of the Assyrians was
A.4.2 273 prosperity and their prowess. The men thought to awaken / their
A.4.2 275 ardly succeeded. / Then one of the war-wagers sooner or later / g
A.4.2 277 eeled will, / he ventured into the tent, since necessity compell
A.4.2 278 him. / Then he found lying on the bed / his ashen patron, void o
A.4.2 281 he at once fell / trembling to the ground, began to tear his hai
A.4.2 283 and delivered this message to the warriors / who, disturbed, wer
A.4.2 287 olence that it is drawn near / the time when we shall of necessi
A.4.2 292 acked them from behind, until the greatest part / of that army l
A.4.2 294 rmy lay devastated by war / on the field of victory, slashed by
A.4.2 295 ctory, slashed by swords, / to the delight of wolves, and also f
A.4.2 297 ived fled, / a shield-troop of the despised. Behind them came / a
A.4.2 299 victory, / magnified in glory. The Lord God, / almighty ruler, ha
A.4.2 302 skly laid / a war-path through the host of enemies / with inlaid
A.4.2 303 with inlaid swords, hacked at the linden shields, / carved up th
A.4.2 304 he linden shields, / carved up the phalanx. The lancers / were st
A.4.2 307 / of spear-conflict. There in the dirt / fell the greatest part
A.4.2 308 lict. There in the dirt / fell the greatest part of the head-cou
A.4.2 309 st part of the head-count / of the elders of Assyria, / that hate
A.4.2 312 ters / turned in retreat among the carnage, / the reeking corpses
A.4.2 313 n retreat among the carnage, / the reeking corpses. There was op
A.4.2 314 s. There was opportunity / for the native inhabitants to take / f
A.4.2 316 ed enemies of old, lifeless, / the blood-soaked spoils of war, m
A.4.2 320 foes of old, in that place of the people, / put them to sleep wi
A.4.2 321 p with swords. They rested on the grass, / those who of living r
A.4.2 323 of living races were, alive, / the most despicable. Then the who
A.4.2 324 most glorious of nations, for the duration of one month, / the p
A.4.2 325 r the duration of one month, / the proud and the braided-haired,
A.4.2 326 ded-haired, wore and bore / to the glorious city of Bethulia / he
A.4.2 331 any / expert could describe. / The men of the nation had acquire
A.4.2 333 s in pitched battle, / through the wise instruction of Judith, /
A.4.2 338 red gold, and everything that the soldiers’ / overbearing supe
A.4.2 340 treasures, that they gave to the radiant, / brilliant woman. Fo
A.4.2 342 t Judith proclaimed / glory to the Lord of hosts, who had grante
A.4.2 343 ranted her renown, / esteem in the realm of earth, likewise reco
A.4.2 344 heaven, / victory’s prize in the glory on high, because she ha
A.4.2 345 ecause she had true faith / in the Almighty; indeed, in the end
A.4.2 346 he end there was no doubt / of the reward that she had long desi
A.4.2 347 nd ever for that, who created the wind and the atmosphere, / the
A.4.2 348 the wind and the atmosphere, / the firmament and the far-extendi
A.4.2 349 the raging / sea-currents and the joys of heaven, by his own ge
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus praefatio 2 t you may receive repose with the eternal King, / and seek the c
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus praefatio 3 h the eternal King, / and seek the citadels above with shining m
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus praefatio 5 did bishop, / as you ascend to the saintly realms of the skies o
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus praefatio 6 n high, / and your reward that the tonsured one asked to be rend
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus praefatio 7 ise, night and day throughout the period of your whole life / ma
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus praefatio 8 eriod of your whole life / may the lofty mercy, protect you and
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus praefatio 9 cy, protect you and yours / in the place where grace beyond meas
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus praefatio 10 ages, / grows bright among all the saints with wondrous light / Yo
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus praefatio 12 ody, mind, and hand, / and all the senses together without end,
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 1 1 thout end, farewell! / / # / When the saintly hand rendered you pre
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 1 6 mild, you took great joy from the Lord. / Receive, learned fathe
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 1 7 rd. / Receive, learned father, the gift of a beloved friend, /
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 1 11 hile you read, admire too how the monks, distinguished / by a
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 1 12 endid gift, are here climbing the path of light. / If you were t
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 1 14 st strongly to give thanks to the Lord. / But if it is otherwise
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 1 15 s otherwise, deign to forgive the poet singing: / for what he
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 1 18 ch sound out things sacred to the Lord. / I urge you to tolerate
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 1 22 lessed good fortune in Christ the Lord. / / # / When Ecgfrith fell
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 2 1 rd. / / # / When Ecgfrith fell by the hostile sword of the Picts, /
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 2 2 tard brother Aldfrith assumed the rule of the English, / and pro
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 2 4 in name / and shone out among the nations, while maintaining th
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 2 8 nses with his mind, despising the Thunderer’s laws, / being ex
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 2 10 strength. / He did not honour the nobles, nor indeed did he wor
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 3 2 d venerable in name, / Eanmund the pious, allied with the friend
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 3 3 ends of Christ; / he went from the deeds of this world to the pr
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 3 4 the promised rewards, / which the saints receive in heaven, thr
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 3 6 ood, / and was celebrated with the most high honour among people
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 3 7 honour among peoples. / But to the Lord this venerable ealdorman
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 3 8 dorman was nobler / because of the eminence of his most high min
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 3 9 ight-white heart was given by the almighty Father, / who forms a
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 3 10 forms all bodies and cleanses the minds of men with thorns remo
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 3 11 thorns removed. / He abandoned the empty warrior-life, having be
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 3 12 love, / and served throughout the whole rest of his life, / the
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 3 13 the whole rest of his life, / the mighty ruler who controls the
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 4 1 the whole universe. / / # / When the tyrant was butchering the lea
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 4 2 of the English exceedingly, / the aforementioned warrior entere
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 4 5 hen he suffered and took away the thorny thickets of evils from
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 4 9 pted to subject themselves to the Lord in a monastery. / Eanmund
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 4 11 se to Peter, who oversees all the scales / which the chaste-hear
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 4 12 versees all the scales / which the chaste-hearted fill with heav
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 4 14 wer-bearing troops. / And when the father had collected servants
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 4 17 g to his merit, he asked from the divinity, / that a holy angel,
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 4 22 his bites! / But instead, let the Originator convey them over t
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 4 23 around with virtues worthy of the Lord . / When the leader, inst
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 4 24 es worthy of the Lord . / When the leader, instructing his flock
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 4 25 taught them, / how bright were the sheep that he deserved to bri
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 4 26 and he brought pious lambs to the very gentle lamb, / who, comin
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 4 27 mb, / who, coming to take away the sin of a guilty world, / made
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 4 28 sin of a guilty world, / made the world without guilt by sheddi
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 5 1 / An eminent bishop, famed by the gift of his merits, / Eadfrith
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 5 2 ith, shone forth, maintaining the rule of the holy men, / where
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 5 3 es desire to makes ripples on the shore with grey streams, / but
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 5 5 n their backward course, / and the ocean waves encircle a sacred
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 5 6 l a ready road, when they lay the shore bare. / The servant of t
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 5 7 hen they lay the shore bare. / The servant of the Lord strove to
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 5 9 nce be given to him now / from the seed of the divine harvest. W
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 5 11 d drink from pious showers to the body of the thirsty man. / He
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 5 12 y drank in with his ears what the other sent out from the depth
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 5 13 s breast, and he took it into the inner chambers of his heart.
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 5 14 of his heart. / He understood the mystical words of the pious m
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 5 16 ndered and embraced it all in the thoughts of his heart. / Accor
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 5 19 laws / and this man instructed the novice monks, unrolling the s
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 5 20 rolls of the ancients, / which the creator spirit had brought fr
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 1 t from heaven. / / # / Meanwhile, the servant of Christ / learned th
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 4 vant, / asking him to instruct the monks rightly with documents,
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 7 / in which a shrine, sacred to the Thunderer, might be establish
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 8 derer, might be established. / The venerable bishop complied and
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 9 ed and obeyed : he fortified / [the messenger] as he left with wo
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 10 table, consecrated to God in the name of mighty Peter, / came q
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 11 , / came quickly and fortified the monastery against the dark en
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 12 the dark enemy. / In addition, the bishop sent to the one who ha
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 13 e one who had asked for them / the following words: ‘Brother,
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 15 chaste heart, / so that, when the conflict of looming war is ov
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 16 war is over, / you may attain the perpetual peace of heaven wit
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 17 confess that I never saw with the eyes of flesh / the estates whi
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 18 er saw with the eyes of flesh / the estates which the Lord grante
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 19 by a great gift. / And yet, as the mind’s eye was able to indi
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 21 a path sweeping down, / where the rising sun comes quickly duri
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 24 ther with all their seed from the ridge of the aforementioned e
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 28 After these things been said, the messenger drove his ship thro
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 29 e sea, / and hastened to bring the words of the beloved bishop /
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 30 / to his father; he made plain the prophet’s words. / According
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 31 phet’s words. / Accordingly, the pious man finished off the ro
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 32 temple, / spreading it over on the outside with sheets of lead,
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 33 care to render this house of the Lord / splendidly adorned. Ben
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 34 / splendidly adorned. Beneath the middle of the stack, he place
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 37 t flames , while churches for the father of heaven and earth, /
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 38 ow rise all around throughout the ancient countryside. / When [E
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 40 , / a messenger came to convey the words of the one venerable ma
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 41 an to the other, / and uttered the following words to the pious
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 42 pious shepherd: / ‘Ecgberht, the Lord’s servant, sends you g
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 43 and likewise your monks, whom the grace of Christ / has summoned
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 46 ot cease to render thanks / to the highest ruler, who fortifies
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 49 equently, and blended in with the bristling thorns, / an evil ba
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 55 se bringing wrong-doers along the hard way, / where eternal effo
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 56 nal effort affords no rest to the traveller. / But thanks be to
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 57 traveller. / But thanks be to the Lord, that in our time these
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 58 have such great joys through the Lord, / and to exchange new in
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 61 to pile up mighty praise / to the lofty Thunderer and with thei
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 62 tars / let them give thanks to the Lord, who sends winged birds
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 63 d, who sends winged birds / to the vows of the pious, and they d
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 64 yers, which they and carry to the stars, / before God, and they
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 68 ry blessed souls from here to the stars; / and shining in light
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 69 shining in light they praise the Lord, / and raise up flowering
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 7 1 heads without end.’ / / # / As the prophet’s messenger spoke,
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 7 2 oke, mentioning such things, / the Father Eanumund rejoiced with
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 7 3 endered thanks to God towards the stars, / and he strove to instr
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 7 5 ight desire to hasten towards the blessed life / in heaven, one
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 7 7 ave an end. / By such benefits the hearts of the monks were incr
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 7 12 ayer, / while another, beating the marble floor of the church wi
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 7 13 h his knees, / endured cold in the chilly nights, / while he avoid
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 7 14 hile he avoided great cold in the midst of fires. / Another, des
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 7 16 stole both time and hours in the dark nights, / and stored up i
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 7 17 hts, / and stored up in heaven the scattered talents, / while ano
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 7 18 / while another, distributing the consolation of food to the po
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 7 22 rnment with various colours, / the Virgin seemed to stand upon t
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 7 23 pon the right, the Mother / of the Ruler, who by his divinity ca
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 4 . / He was a blessed priest of the Irish race, / and he could ado
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 6 ipt, / and in this way he made the shape of the letters beautifu
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 8 no wonder if a worshipper of the Lord could do such things, / w
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 9 do such things, / when already the Creator Spirit controlled his
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 10 his consecrated mind towards the stars. / So this man came to t
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 11 e stars. / So this man came to the cell of the beloved father, /
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 12 n he entered and mingled with the holy throngs, / and shrewdly i
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 13 ngs, / and shrewdly instructed the monks in sacred customs, / bei
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 15 d flesh and heart. / He taught the brothers, so that they might
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 17 ht spend this present life in the body. / And when the chosen of
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 18 nt life in the body. / And when the chosen of God, full of time c
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 20 length, worn out by old age, the scribe exchanged his time / fo
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 21 cribe exchanged his time / for the better without changing the j
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 22 e joys of his life. / And when the bowels of the earth had been
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 23 / it was decided to raise from the grave this brother’s remain
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 24 other’s remains, / and after the bones had been washed to put
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 25 fitted tomb, / which stood on the marble floor of the blessed c
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 26 floor of the blessed church. / The body of the holy father produ
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 27 oduced its sacred bones / from the bowels of the earth, and they
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 28 hed, and clean cloths carried the remains were / Into the sight
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 29 arried the remains were / Into the sight of the sun. Suddenly ac
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 30 rds approached and settled on the cloths with their claws. / Thei
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 34 nd on top of that they veiled the holy man’s skull with their
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 35 is way they did not cease for the whole day to provide this off
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 36 ay to provide this office / to the pious bones, and to pour fort
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 38 e, / and dried out liquid from the remains. / Then, a certain bro
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 40 r, after he lay some time / in the shadow of death, and disease
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 42 part of his body, / except for the plectrum of his tongue, and t
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 44 n and take care to bring from the tomb the father’s arm , / wi
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 45 he once deserved to decorate the Lord’s mystic words, / so th
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 46 ng a sign with it I can avoid the current danger, / or at least
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 48 eign to wash away my sins, / by the merits of the saint so that i
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 49 er upon and deserve to ascend the path of life.’ / The servant
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 50 ascend the path of life.’ / The servant obeyed and ran to the
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 51 cred cloths. / He brought back the blessed treasure gift, and ca
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 52 and carried it in his arms. / The bone, when placed in contact
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 53 his demise / of, and relieved the sick man, and cured him by di
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 55 g healed he was able to carry the healer healing him, / and rush
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 56 gladly from there he removed the one directing him towards the
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 58 God for so great a gift. / And the company of brothers gathered
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 59 o a single group / and carried the sacred bones of the holy man
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 60 the roof of the church. / Then the musical birds mingled with th
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 62 time. / Meanwhile, with songs the remains were hidden in the ho
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 8 64 ejoices and now dwells / above the lofty stars, praising the Lor
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 9 3 God. / He gave wondrous gifts: the altars smoked with magnificen
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 9 4 icent gifts, / and they raised the blessed man above the stars.
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 9 6 , / and shone forth adorned by the great grace of his merits. / T
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 9 7 e great grace of his merits. / The joy of the monks flourished,
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 9 8 g increased by such men, / and the burgeoning prayers of the goo
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 10 3 unning hammer / beat a path on the iron placed under it / on the a
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 10 4 n the iron placed under it / on the anvil, while the forge roared
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 10 6 e. / God endowed this man with the grace of his merits in life, /
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 10 7 nd redeemed with great honour the man famed among his people .
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 10 9 ody, / and he took care to keep the teachings of Christ with all
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 10 12 He burned for true joys, / and the gain he once sought for himse
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 10 13 rly distributed generously to the needy poor. / He was also alwa
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 10 15 fasts for whole days, / as if the solemnities of the Lord’s s
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 10 16 ts were occupying him. / While the brothers celebrated the noctu
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 10 17 hymns in sacred choirs, / and the brothers began again to retur
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 10 18 return to their retirement, / the one we have mentioned kept to
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 10 19 did not refrain from beating the marble floor / with his limbs,
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 10 20 commended himself to God and the stars. / And the brothers came
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 10 21 lf to God and the stars. / And the brothers came again, with the
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 10 24 oined with holy bands / and say the psalms, commending himself th
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 10 25 all to the Lord. / Then, when the psalms of matins had been pro
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 10 26 erly completed, / straightaway the hammer rang on the anvil as t
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 10 27 ten, / and as flying it struck the empty air, / he adorned the br
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 10 28 ck the empty air, / he adorned the brothers’ supper-table by b
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 10 29 out a path on vessels. / When the holy man had done such things
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 10 34 h light / and hastened to visit the cell of the blessed shepherd,
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 10 36 xceedingly, indeed surpassing the light of the sun, / and flying
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 10 37 e sun, / and flying along with the choir it entered the citadels
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 10 39 o give thanks, / and commended the soul to the Lord and the star
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 10 40 Lord and the stars. / So when the angelic hosts singing songs /
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 10 41 sts singing songs / rose above the light of the lofty sun, / sudd
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 10 42 t of the lofty sun, / suddenly the heavens were shut; the soul p
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 1 e was a certain brother under the rule of the holy monastery, /
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 2 oly monastery, / well-known to the world, and called by the name
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 4 cting his body, / he left from the world, and stayed his steps i
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 5 eps in lands / unknown to him. The inner recesses of his heart s
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 7 faces / in dense array through the darkness terrified his mind,
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 12 s / had previously driven from the shores of current life. / Thou
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 13 fe. / Though recently stained, the blessed life had brought them
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 14 ght them / dressed in white to the bosom above. / So, having seen
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 17 m likewise, and proceeded / to the judgement, that the supreme M
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 21 deserving. But that one / from the highest seat in answer, spoke
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 22 ve transgressed and put aside the words / to your wedded wife, a
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 24 hy do you ask here and now in the hour of chilly death / for for
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 25 e granted you, when it is not the time for forgiveness?’ / But
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 26 time for forgiveness?’ / But the boys, on bended knees in piet
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 27 urn / prepared to calling upon the Lord for their father’s for
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 30 rgiveness or punishment. / But the wife’s sons, with the fearf
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 31 ceedingly scared, hastened to the wife’s house. / How very bri
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 32 with lofty walls heading for the stairs, / it was on a mountain
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 33 n a mountain top and revealed the upper room of that pious marr
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 34 m of that pious married wife. / The father entered with his sons
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 35 white accompanying him, / and the women collapsed when she saw
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 36 liar faces, / and demanded that the deceiver turn his steps from
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 37 ling before her blessed face, the children drenched / their chee
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 40 y on us, please, / and forgive the sins of your husband, though
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 41 oes not deserves it.’ / From the highest seat, flashing with s
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 43 ered with gold-decked robes, / the woman rebukingly reproached h
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 48 d it with our hands , / before the day of death in the name of t
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 49 ld remain free from sin after the other one’s death.’ / The
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 50 the other one’s death.’ / The husband was silent with the u
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 51 apsing in fear, began to bite the dust, / and drenched his whole
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 54 her wedded husband / to go to the prison shades, until, after b
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 56 xceedingly for all his sins. / The children collapsed flat out a
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 57 ’s feet, / and begged her in the name of God: ‘have pity, we
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 58 sband be allowed to return to the body, / and in this way, while
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 61 able to lead their father to the body / and she urged him to or
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 63 ain and be cast headlong into the darkness , / for his sins, whe
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 65 led away from there again in the company of those blessed chil
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 66 ssed children, / and came into the body, while everyone was amaz
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 67 but, having turned back from the shores of death, / he learned
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 71 tongue was silent. / And when the brother treating them made a
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 11 74 ad happily deserved to visit / the glorified inner chambers of h
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 12 1 glorified bride. / / # / And when the shepherd previously mentioned
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 12 3 me full of time, he abandoned the fellowship of the flesh, / and
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 12 4 , / and blessedly entered into the joys of his Christ. / Then the
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 12 5 the joys of his Christ. / Then the host of brothers placed the l
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 12 6 ther / in a fitting tomb under the roof of the church, / and with
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 12 8 ey then commended his soul to the Lord on high. / / # / Eorpwine fo
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 13 1 e followed him as shepherd of the fold entrusted. / He was an ou
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 13 4 ed. / He distributed riches to the monks, when ghastly starvatio
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 13 5 fflicted them, / by opening up the rich inner recesses of his mi
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 13 8 s scattered by him throughout the whole time of his life. / He w
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 13 9 his life. / He was generous to the wretched, but exceedingly spa
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 13 12 / but maintaining its fast as the light sped by. / It is no wond
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 13 16 fasting unto Christ, / so that the deceptive enemy should not ev
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 13 17 ng. Too often through fear of the sacred group, / and that [enem
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 13 22 natched a lofty victory, / and the dark hosts took to headlong f
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 13 24 rn, / he was entitled to leave the monastery to his equally wort
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 13 25 his equally worthy brother. / The latter was called Aldwine by
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 13 28 wers with his words, / so that the pious princes beyond the ethe
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 1 should note his prayers. / / # / The fourth shepherd was a priest
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 2 s name, Sigbald. / He enriched the cell with many endowments, / a
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 4 hurch worthy of God. / This is the very house which the Mother o
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 5 inhabits and protects beneath the summit of the expansive sky.
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 7 ery lovely painted panels, / in the midst of a portico, and the h
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 8 foliage / when they enclose in the pyx the gifts of precious lif
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 9 e gifts of precious life. / On the west side there gleam glitter
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 10 ittering ministers / who adorn the height of heaven with modulat
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 11 lating melody. / Moreover, all the saints inhabit and protect th
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 12 bit and protect the floor / of the midst of the church, at all t
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 13 nd like snow when summoned to the prayers of the pious, / whom th
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 15 rive faithfully to battle for the palm of life. / Who could tall
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 16 life. / Who could tally up all the other lights throughout that
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 17 hat church, / which shimmer in the church and in the sky for tru
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 21 and that pious man gave it to the church of the great mother. /
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 22 her. / While lead plates cover the top of the lofty church-build
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 24 vessels of copper resound / to the delight of the brothers, with
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 25 unding-plates. / When Sigbald, the priest with pure mind, was pr
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 26 nter this church to celebrate the mass, / salt tears began to fl
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 30 old back from song. / And when the Virgin Mary blessed the holy
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 31 p and was worthy to penetrate the lofty skies, / or that on whic
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 32 he was born and bestowed upon the present world, / or that on wh
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 33 or that on which she received the joys of the very beautiful li
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 34 which she was worthy to bear the high-throned Thunderer, / or o
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 35 hunderer, / or on whatever day the feast-days of the church shin
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 37 hrough holy joy, / he restored the golden gifts of his melodious
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 38 lodious mind: / and he charmed the monks with prayers to celebra
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 39 n feast-days gladly honouring the holy mother. / This learned pr
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 41 worthy to repeat such acts in the monastery, / ended his journey
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 42 astery, / ended his journey in the world and was led over to the
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 15 1 s very gentle brother took up the rule of the monastery / and th
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 15 2 he rule of the monastery / and the other brother’s name was ca
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 15 4 erous throughout his life / to the least and the mightiest; he w
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 15 5 needy wretches. / He gave away the wealth which the lofty Lord h
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 15 6 creased. / Somebody saw him in the hours of the dark night, / dre
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 15 8 med clothes, giving gifts / to the poor wretches who, shut out o
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 15 9 gly cold limbs to get warm in the rubbish. / And when the pious
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 15 10 arm in the rubbish. / And when the pious man distributed gifts o
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 15 11 begged and entreated them in the name of the kingdom of the mo
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 15 13 ell no one these things, / and the wretches undertook never to t
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 15 14 for whatever time remained of the present life. / A brother, see
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 15 15 , seeing these things, hid in the darkness gathering over the l
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 15 18 see what he had seen. / While the generous one always distribut
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 15 19 th increased in every part of the place, / and the cultivated cr
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 15 20 every part of the place, / and the cultivated crops piled up wit
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 15 21 inds of livestock, taken from the shepherd’s donation, / could
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 15 22 not cause a loss in number to the flocks. / When the venerable f
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 15 23 n number to the flocks. / When the venerable feast-days of God
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 15 24 ang psalm-verses placed among the brothers, / between twin choir
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 15 25 / between twin choirs beneath the church-roof / they sang togethe
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 15 26 hurch-roof / they sang together the sweet-sounding music of the f
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 15 27 c of the fluid antiphon. / And the lector, a man very learned in
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 15 29 great delight. / And when, as the day drew on, they completed t
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 15 30 mpleted the singing of mass, / the brothers accompanied their sp
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 15 32 ously he desired to celebrate the sacred solemnities of the Euc
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 15 33 st / alongside his own folk, as the clergy grew glad in the monas
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 15 34 in the monastery: / as, making the building reverberate, they fi
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 16 2 lled Hyglac by name / piled up the worthy joys of the father, / C
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 16 7 them, and submerge himself in the seaweedy waves, / where the le
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 16 8 in the seaweedy waves, / where the letter glorifies the learned
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 16 11 verses: / when this lord took the sacred altar in his fingers,
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 16 12 a generous blessing came upon the head of the holy man, / and un
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 16 15 es too he, who was robbed / of the eyes of the flesh, understood
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 16 16 er, a certain confessor among the English, when in ecstasy of m
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 16 17 when in ecstasy of mind, / saw the most lofty king take this man
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 16 18 s, / and his spirit shining in the light of the sun. / If anyone
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 16 19 ght of the sun. / If anyone in the world should desire diligentl
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 16 20 ek now to submerge himself in the waves we have spoken of alrea
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 17 1 e have spoken of already. / / # / The priests and the monks and the
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 17 2 f the band of brothers, / whom the all-powerful Father granted t
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 17 3 orthy as I was, to see within the walls of the blessed cell, / a
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 17 6 liant in their time, / whom if the poet still singing refused to
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 17 8 eir prayers, / I shall receive the gifts of salvation. / After hi
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 17 9 / After his time was complete, the aforementioned shepherd [Sigw
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 17 10 shepherd [Sigwine] / abandoned the body, and entered into the re
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 17 12 edingly great crowd gathered, / the band placed his limbs for san
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 17 13 limbs for sanctified peace / by the sign of the lofty cross which
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 18 2 compelled by prayers to rule the holy stronghold of the church
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 18 3 st, apologetically and humbly the priest declined, / asserting t
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 18 5 / But at last he rejoiced that the prayers of the brothers shoul
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 18 6 should prevail, / and took up the governance of the rejoicing m
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 18 8 his pious limbs in prayer to the Lord. / I always attached myse
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 18 10 first entered / and frequented the walls of the present cell / an
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 18 11 ent cell / and we both coveted the calm of one house, / until, aft
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 18 13 six years had already passed, / the good shepherd took over the f
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 18 14 the fold in modest piety. / In the dark nights, when the company
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 18 16 n his customary manner during the time when Phoebus / slips thro
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 18 17 e when Phoebus / slips through the lowest part of the sky, as wi
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 18 18 chaste heart / he ran through the whole psalter, singing in seq
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 18 19 ing in sequence. / So again in the day he completed the same psa
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 18 21 s in twin turns. / Later, when the cock proclaimed the hour from
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 18 22 ing again he observed it with the customary hymns. / And when, i
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 18 23 ustomary hymns. / And when, in the middle of the day, the brothe
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 18 25 y from all food, / and pounded the floor of the chapel with bend
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 18 26 ed in readiness he offered on the altar with sacred songs / that
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 18 27 ed songs / that which releases the world from wicked death. / For
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 18 31 im to obtain food, / as far as the measure of food asked, he too
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 18 33 / Formed by these good deeds, the joy of the monks increased, /
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 18 34 to accumulate for themselves the good wishes of their father.
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 18 35 ishes of their father. / After the perfect shepherd had accompli
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 18 36 as, a few years, he abandoned the body / and was led to the bles
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 18 37 oned the body / and was led to the blessed life. He was witnesse
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 18 39 irds as he blessedly entered / the holy strongholds of the livin
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 19 4 est shone in splendid deeds. / The father believed him to be a m
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 19 5 , and placed him in charge of the brothers’ robes. / He was a
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 19 8 rm backing. / If he discharged the responsibilities of a worldly
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 19 10 o Christ. / But when, dying in the Lord, he was compelled to aba
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 19 11 er turned his heart away from the world, / and blessedly desired
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 19 13 elf to God alone, / he pounded the floor of the church with his
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 19 14 n his prayers he commended to the stars / himself and the soul o
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 19 15 ded to the stars / himself and the soul of his father dear to th
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 19 17 such things for a long time, / the brother ended his journey in
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 2 rs. / May they now all receive the greatest joys from heaven, / a
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 5 served, / nor has he subjected the lowest to the rule of the pri
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 6 e always be endless thanks to the Lord above, / that by his help
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 9 t, and kindly. / They scattered the splendid seed of a celestial
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 10 y did crops spring up through the confines / of the monastery in
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 11 g up through the confines / of the monastery in the sweetness of
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 12 eetness of heavenly dew. / Now the field rejoices, monks flouris
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 13 e cell to the joy of Christ, / the clergy grows glad in the mona
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 14 one law holds them together, the good will in their happy hear
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 15 hearts. / Faith brings many to the stars, and gathers causes num
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 16 and commends itself to God at the customary hours. / When dark n
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 17 / When dark night comes, when the stars are about to hide the l
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 18 to speed from their beds when the signal had been sounded, / and
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 20 ir king, / as they duly praise the Thunderer in psalms and hymns
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 21 their voices in frequent song the shrine , / that God and the le
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 22 ng the shrine , / that God and the leaders, who kept the walls o
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 25 with extensive walls, / which the bright white sun illuminated
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 26 / and defused limpid light in the brilliant church. / Since the
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 27 the brilliant church. / Since the ornaments of the saintly shri
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 29 to briefly mention these. / As the whole sky sparkles with shini
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 31 g in various rows underneath / the roof of the church shimmer th
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 36 t would offer limpid light to the rectangular church, / and othe
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 38 shining metal, / which promote the venerable miracles of holy Ch
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 39 of holy Christ, / who redeemed the world from death on the wood
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 40 d of the cross. / Some ordered the writing of sacred books, / whi
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 41 sacred books, / which present the lofty sayings of the Thundere
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 42 , / who resoundingly once made the whole world by casting. / Thes
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 44 d; / and similarly men adorned the altars of the saintly church.
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 45 y church. / Someone dressed in the flames of gems and yellow gol
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 46 mes of gems and yellow gold / the altar of our Lady, who is nob
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 49 operly display these things: / the souls of the saints shine alo
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 54 ly touched upon in song, / and the broad paten beautifully craft
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 56 engraved with figures. / While the inner recesses of the sacred
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 57 r such gifts, / which preserve the remedies of our life, / rightl
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 58 es of our life, / rightly does the sacred band of brothers rejoi
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 20 59 ines of the cell / and glorify the one who gave them with eterna
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 21 4 / blessed as you are. Once, in the time of dark night, / the brot
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 21 5 , in the time of dark night, / the brothers, in their customary
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 21 8 re to their beds, / but I left the church after them all once th
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 21 10 outside looking and gazing at the stars. / Behold, suddenly, wit
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 21 12 st host, / which made music for the Lord, and poured forth songs,
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 21 13 th songs, / and then it filled the place of ashes with a very wo
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 21 14 with a very wondrous light. / The spirits entered the shrine, w
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 21 16 ng hymns together as follows: / the song ascended to the heights
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 21 19 s turned, hoping for help, to the high mountains, / which rise a
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 21 20 mountains, / which rise above the stars of heaven: help I belie
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 21 23 , and streams surround. / When the blessed ones in their twin ba
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 21 24 ese words / for a long time by the doors under the roof of the c
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 21 25 of the church, / I myself and the other brother likewise both h
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 21 26 se both hastened / to consider the amazing vision with ears and
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 21 27 g vision with ears and eyes. / The singing, along with the light
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 21 31 y words, / but instead in fact the troop, with their golden voic
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 21 32 endeavoured to steer clear of the ashes. / It has been establish
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 21 33 what was done rather often by the saints, / when the brothers rem
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 21 34 her often by the saints, / when the brothers remained asleep in t
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 21 35 in the time of dark night, / by the gift of Christ whose grace no
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 1 th abundant light. / / # / It was the time of night, when the cock
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 9 nt / from beautiful flowers to the wondrous joy of all, / who cou
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 14 haste we both advanced along the road, / suddenly we caught sig
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 16 ng exceedingly bright-white. / The walls appeared to touch the d
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 17 ed to touch the dewy clouds. / The doors, which had been closed
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 18 osened thresholds, lay open. / The bright-white guide entered, a
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 19 ied by his fearful follower. / The precincts of a shrine lay wer
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 20 mained beautifully crafted in the shape of a cross. / But the in
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 21 in the shape of a cross. / But the interior of the building glis
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 23 made of stone. / But outside, the building stood supported the
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 24 upported the whole way / round the wall by large and very small
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 25 orticoes. / Four of these faced the four corners of the world, / a
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 26 rs of the world, / and touched the top of the wall above, / and b
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 28 sequence. / These, surrounding the temple on all sides with thei
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 30 s very marvellous in marble. / The floor of the building underne
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 31 he summit of the church / bore the golden gifts on a wondrous al
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 33 hining on towering stem / from the top of the altar and, and upo
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 37 left me, / and departing from the church, vanished into empty a
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 38 arful, bent my face nearer to the ground, / entreating Christ:
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 40 are to save / a fearful man in the face of his foes.’ / I turne
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 41 ed my eyes away from there to the right, where there was / a thr
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 45 th golden garlands offered up the highest gifts, / and it had on
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 46 gifts, / and it had on its top the emblem of a lofty cross. / Thi
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 47 gold and splendid gems out of the east. / A shining fine linen v
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 49 fine linen vestment covered / the top of a tomb, which containe
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 50 rated bones / of some saint in the recesses of its heart. / Makin
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 51 keen to question this man in the following words: / ‘Tell me,
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 53 Responding at once, he said the following: / ‘take care to t
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 55 ements, / and meanwhile look to the sky where the Wain glides.’
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 62 nerating in pious obligation / the holy tomb of Cuthbert with bo
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 64 hat shone / with bright metal, the blessed teacher and reader Hy
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 67 th proceeded / from there along the walls of the extensive church
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 68 extensive church, / and after the great and very small porticoe
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 71 these incense was smoking to the high-throned Thunderer. / In a
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 72 gh-throned Thunderer. / In all the porticoes a wax candle was bu
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 73 andle was burning, / honouring the altars with flaming gifts. / G
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 74 ng on, we hastened at last to the west side. / That shining port
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 77 altar, which offered gifts to the highest God. / Here sapphire s
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 82 ng, immediately bowing low to the holy man. / He raised his hand
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 85 ormer teacher, / to a height in the church, looking out towards t
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 89 they could indeed surpass all the metals of the world. / Among t
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 91 and food of all kinds offered the gift of a meal. / He took from
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 93 / and drew off with his hands the gift of venerable liquid, / wh
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 96 rendered praise and thanks to the Lord in heaven. / Meanwhile, t
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 97 e Lord in heaven. / Meanwhile, the venerable priest spoke as fol
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 98 s been established because of the holy merits of the souls, / wh
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 100 nger, pain, or thirst through the ages, / but they have long-las
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 101 hey have long-lasting joys in the Lord, / always praising though
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 22 102 , / always praising though all the ages the Lord of heaven, / who
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 23 1 I had seen. / / # / Lofty father, the Famous Wolf composed these so
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 23 3 king with body and mind / that the saints may offer their gifts
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 23 4 pardon with their prayers for the one in fear. / May monks gather
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 23 7 rits by holy Christ, / and may the almighty ever increase them i
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 23 10 for blessed men / through all the ages, while they aim at bette
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 23 17 now with plentiful prayers to the Lord, / and beseech him with b
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 23 19 with body and mind, / that he, the all-powerful father, may remi
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 23 23 and thrive. / You, father, may the all-controlling one keep in h
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 23 24 time, / and hold you back from the bonds and beatings of hell.
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 1 nly Lord, you who formed from the first all the building-blocks
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 2 locks of the world / with only the Godhead of the Word, pour for
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 4 assent I may be able to adapt / the verses to familiar usages, wi
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 5 elebrate in lofty language at the beginning of my poem / a man sh
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 6 man shining in heaven through the reputation of his virtues, / em
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 7 his virtues, / embellished with the name of ‘the Old Protector
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 8 the Old Protector’ — / like the stars of soaring Olympus with
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 9 ead light-flooding flame over the burgeoning earth / they roam th
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 10 he burgeoning earth / they roam the fire-flooding mass of the sky
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 11 of the sky / which towers over the world in its menacing citadel
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 12 nacing citadels; / they fill up the earth, dark from cold, with t
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 13 earth, / pour forth light from the height of heaven with saffron
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 16 ght widely everywhere out / to the edges of the earth right up t
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 18 ning heat, / illuminating with the cusps of her crescent moon / a
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 19 r crescent moon / as she roams the night, black with wispy cloud
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 20 ter their breath of fire from the sky, / nor do they harm by the
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 21 they harm by their brightness the wooded sod of earth / irrigate
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 23 rivulet of dampening dew; / but the stars began to burn up the ea
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 24 y from liquid moisture, / with the burning javelin of a blazing
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 25 elin of a blazing sphere; / as the hard and very delicate seeds
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 27 n a moist spot; / they take up the savour of sap, if they sprout
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 28 sprout through the warmth. / So the gem-bearing embellishments of
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 29 d Protector’ / shine through the very bright heights, among th
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 30 with ruddy pure gold, just as the bright stars / of vaulted Olym
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 31 d Olympus become brilliant to the green earth. / For I sing of Al
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 32 earth. / For I sing of Aldhelm, the most exalted and most famous,
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 34 d name among us and mighty / in the Godhead that is powerful thro
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 36 ne when they arise throughout the heights of heaven: / I say that
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 38 em in all his deeds; / indeed, the prodigiously increasing lengt
AETHILVVALD.Offa.Octo 2 er of Christ, / whom I clasp in the chamber of my heart with the
AETHILVVALD.Offa.Octo 4 intly intimate, / saluted with the suppliant words of Æthilwald
AETHILVVALD.Offa.Octo 5 pliant words of Æthilwald. / The Lord made you famed in all ac
AETHILVVALD.Offa.Octo 7 and speech. / No one beneath the scudding clouds of the highes
AETHILVVALD.Offa.Octo 9 examine / through deep inquiry the first of your family line; / ye
AETHILVVALD.Offa.Octo 11 light. / You were sprung from the loftiest Father of noble stoc
AETHILVVALD.Offa.Octo 15 your brow just as throughout the heights / of broad heaven blazi
AETHILVVALD.Offa.Octo 28 their mouth, / truly no one in the world is able to utter in spe
AETHILVVALD.Offa.Octo 33 ar to everyone throughout all the confines of the world. / May
AETHILVVALD.Offa.Octo 34 confines of the world. / May the Lord keep you safe from all s
AETHILVVALD.Offa.Octo 35 holly in his protection, once the attack of the enemy has been
AETHILVVALD.Offa.Octo 37 assistance, / and place you in the heavenly bosom of the celesti
AETHILVVALD.Offa.Octo 38 m, / where you may always enjoy the companionship of angels / witho
AETHILVVALD.Sator.Octo 1 # Sator.Octo / / It is the loftiest Father, who sits amo
AETHILVVALD.Sator.Octo 2 venly thrones, / bound round by the menacing citadels of high Oly
AETHILVVALD.Sator.Octo 3 f high Olympus, / observing by the loftiest light everything in
AETHILVVALD.Sator.Octo 4 g in the summit of the skies, / the heights of heaven and the low
AETHILVVALD.Sator.Octo 9 h, / while my body stiffens in the listlessness of death) / — t
AETHILVVALD.Sator.Octo 10 ssness of death) / — that is the one I earnestly beseech with
AETHILVVALD.Sator.Octo 11 lingly and very often bending the curved nape of my neck / and t
AETHILVVALD.Sator.Octo 12 e curved nape of my neck / and the top of my head right down to
AETHILVVALD.Sator.Octo 14 blimely bestow protection / on the one stumbling, strongly helpi
AETHILVVALD.Sator.Octo 15 ay he by kindly aid take away the missiles of enemies, / with wh
AETHILVVALD.Sator.Octo 16 s, / with which foes penetrate the breastplates on strong should
AETHILVVALD.Sator.Octo 18 are hewn with loathsome blows / (the killers breathe forth in flas
AETHILVVALD.Sator.Octo 19 of spears). / Them, them may the Almighty thrust into eternal
AETHILVVALD.Sator.Octo 20 into eternal darkness, / where the foulest fiend tortures and tu
AETHILVVALD.Sator.Octo 21 res and turns the roasted / in the bowels of the earth, in aveng
AETHILVVALD.Sator.Octo 22 . / Listen, may he turn away the sharpest spear-points with hi
AETHILVVALD.Sator.Octo 23 his shield, / protecting from the savage arrows of enemies
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 3 slowly down / (just as, once, the prominent poet, a native of t
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 5 luous hexameter verses, / with the screaming point of his reed-p
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 7 led in speech, / narrating that the mass of the earth, reeling wi
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 11 nd doubt renowned / throughout the skies of the loftiest Olympus
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 13 aith has been born throughout the burgeoning creation / of the h
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 14 t the burgeoning creation / of the heavenly Lord and girds the s
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 15 yered breastplate. / Just so, the spears of tyranny with which
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 16 sweeps in, are forced back by the standard of the young warrior
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 17 d of the young warrior, / where the Thief, scarcely able to stand
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 18 le-line, / grunts dismayed,and the one battling in the conflict
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 19 ‘We bear atop our foreheads the banners of Christ’s cross, /
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 20 ch Orcus dreads, fleeing from the vicious showers of spears.’
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 22 enuous might, / you have beaten the brutal enemy with a heavenly
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 24 ft in haste / have travelled to the foreign soil of an unknown la
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 25 of an unknown land. / Nor did the raging swirls, with wave-soun
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 26 th wave-sounding crashings / of the swelling sea battling the lan
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 30 wastes, / nor did beasts, with the shuddering maws of a wild sno
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 31 wild snout, / wandering through the remote regions of thorny coun
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 32 of thorny country, / rein back the purpose of the exalted warrio
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 33 rist. / Then, out of love for the Godhead, traveling over the r
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 34 heir endeavour, they seek out the sublime assistance of Peter;
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 35 ce of Peter; / they gather for the sake of visiting him, so that
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 36 might obtain an amnesty / from the Godhead with the aid of Peter
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 37 sion: / they were all linked in the Lord (and two indeed in a wor
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 38 indeed in a worldly way) / with the cohesive bond of brotherhood.
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 39 brotherhood. / At last, once the end of the lengthy expedition
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 40 eedily complete, / they reached the blessed building in the homel
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 41 eland that they sought, / where the body of Peter lies buried in
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 42 in the ground. / Then one of the two blessed brother born of t
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 43 s forth after being torn from the secret prison of the flesh, / a
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 44 ison of the flesh, / and joined the key-bearer of the fortified r
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 45 heaven; / who was borne away to the flowering turf of Paradise / re
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 47 eternal joys there throughout the ages. / The two left living,
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 48 there throughout the ages. / The two left living, flourishing
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 49 dding flowers / of paradise in the pleasing passages of their re
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 50 t out with nimble courses for the homeland they once spurned, /
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 51 urned, / not because they seek the fleeting flotsam of the world
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 54 ey were bringing back through the battle-lines numerous volumes
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 56 ny kinds of mystic rules, / for the author of which the Holy Ghos
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 57 been close at hand; / and what the prophets, apostles of a revel
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 58 own on parchment, inspired by the Holy Spirit. / Now they offer
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 62 llows: / ‘Produced right from the first from a beautiful shoot /
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 66 b of eggs, / nor did that worm, the same one that produced them,
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 67 d there flow youngsters, from the basest germ of nature, / but wh
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 68 of nature, / but what seems to the world both more marvelous and
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 69 more marvelous and hopeless: / the male and female eggs, heated
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 71 burgeoning with fleeciness. / The wool of the purple dye falls
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 72 ny worm, as it turns, / just as the fly-catching spider has woven
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 73 woven its web; / and afterwards the wool is twisted thread by thr
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 75 th bristles.’ / From there, the various Syrian materials aris
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 76 ise, which they were wearing, / the variety of which mightily shi
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 79 n a line; / just so, just so do the clearly crimson outstanding e
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 82 golden, florid, and blue, / as the fair ornaments are plain all
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 85 ch thoroughly grant by assent / the faithful prayers of those who
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 88 back to gazing eyes / images of the mother of Christ with gilded
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 90 them all to Christ’s bride, the fine church / both of themselve
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor P 1 rist God, strength, wisdom of the highest Father, / life, salvat
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor P 4 kindly giver of gifts, / give the grants of mind, give words to
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor P 5 oistening a simple heart with the waters of life / so that my to
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor P 9 mighty people, divine race of the Thunderer, / who bear victorio
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor P 10 torious eagle-standards into the citadel of heaven, / bearing r
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor P 11 aven, / bearing royal gifts to the ethereal King, / who for your
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor P 13 od / on earth to save you from the shadows and / lead you with hi
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor P 14 s and / lead you with him into the hall of God the Father. / Walk
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor P 17 for a short time to proclaim the ancient cradle / of the famous
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor P 18 oclaim the ancient cradle / of the famous city of York in apprec
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor P 23 who held authority throughout the world, / so that she would be
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor P 26 leaders, / and an ornament of the empire, and a terror for enem
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor P 27 e a haven for ships coming on the ocean / from the furthest port
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor P 28 ips coming on the ocean / from the furthest ports, where the has
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor P 32 fields all along its banks, / the countryside all around is gor
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor P 35 o its richness. / And to there the chosen come from diverse peop
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor P 38 , benefit, and a home. / After the Roman band with their empire
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 40 ut savage foes / and to defend the realm and homeland of Hesperi
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 41 meland of Hesperia [Italy], / the lazy race of Britons then hel
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 42 lmost continuous battles with the Picts, / devastated, she under
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 43 stated, she underwent at last the burden of servitude, / nor cou
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 44 vitude, / nor could she defend the homeland with her own shields
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 47 tanding in physique, / between the peoples of Germany and foreig
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 49 hardness. / It seemed good to the realm’s leaders to induce t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 50 fts / so that they would help the homeland and bring terror to
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 51 bring terror to their foes. / The fickle mob immediately agreed
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 53 s’ decrees. / They broke open the royal households, and prepare
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 58 out at this point to plough / the salty straits in swift ships.
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 59 ith tears, seeing that it was the very love of freedom that urg
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 60 freedom that urged them / and the hope of ransoming their homel
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 62 ing army, / came, carried over the billows of the wavy sea, / bri
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 63 id to its allies, driving out the wicked foe, / won many victori
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 65 y victories in battle, / until the savage Pict in fearful array
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 67 their own shores. / Meanwhile, the foreign warriors demanded tha
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 68 ere given / more pay: that was the cause of conflict / that turne
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 69 ause of conflict / that turned the sword against an allied race
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 71 s goodness it appeared that the corrupted race / should vanish
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 72 pted race / should vanish from the lands of their fathers on acc
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 74 cities, / one that would keep the Lord’s commands. / That amply
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 75 ds. / That amply came about: as the Thunderer granted, / and now a
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 79 ly Gregory, / a man revered by the whole world, / ruled the see o
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 80 ed by the whole world, / ruled the see of the church of Rome as
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 83 lasting. / He not only broke up the fields of Latium, / but as a f
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 85 oreign plots of land, / beyond the billowing waves of the ocean,
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 86 furrowed heathen hearts with the plough of the divine word, / d
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 88 -flowing streams, / with which the sea-girt Britons, drained the
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 94 f saw a vision from above / in the sleep-filled night. While at
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 97 / Suddenly there stood before the young man’s eyes a man, / un
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 100 ou, bravest of young men? / God the everlasting king, who made th
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 102 hold, he keeps your life from the enemy seeking it, / and in add
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 103 it on your broad dominium by the waves: / let him be your God a
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 107 .’ / Once this had been said, the messenger suddenly left him. /
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 110 ed and abandoned his innards. / The outcome proved the coming str
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 111 ming stranger’s words: / for the king, who was hostile to [Edw
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 113 id low by wicked sword. / Then the beloved young man returned an
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 114 ties, received with favour by the people and the nobles. / He soo
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 115 the nobles. / He soon accepted the honour of royal rule, / he sou
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 118 but kind in piety, / he became the people’s beloved, father of
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 120 e added to his own empire all the peoples / That are spread wide
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 123 e came under his kingly yoke / the people of the Saxons, the Pic
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 124 subdued on all sides, and in the serene peace of his realm, / t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 125 e serene peace of his realm, / the man strong in arms ruled the
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 126 at, / curbing his peoples with the strong reins of justice. / Crus
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 127 ins of justice. / Crushed under the weight of the law, wrath does
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 129 less they wholeheartedly kept the provident decrees / which the
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 130 the provident decrees / which the ruler placed on his subject p
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 131 in] took a faithful wife from the southern part of the country,
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 133 al descent, / blessed with all the virtues of the holy faith. / A
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 135 e, a most renowned citizen of the city of Rome / strengthened by
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 136 city of Rome / strengthened by the great glory of his merits. / He
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 140 estowing heavenly gifts / upon the sea-girt peoples. Like the mo
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 141 rning Star, / hastening before the rising of the sun, dispelling
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 142 arkness, / and demonstrates to the world that bright day had com
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 143 this way that holy father, by the divine light of the word, / dr
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 144 ine light of the word, / drove the gloomy shadows from human hea
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 145 On a certain day, approaching the king with a constant heart, /
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 146 constant heart, / he recalled the sign that we said he once saw
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 147 that we said he once saw / in the dim night, as a young man dri
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 148 nus] placed his right hand on the top of his head. / The king, te
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 149 hand on the top of his head. / The king, terrified, recognised t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 151 / and in supplication fell at the feet of the revered priest, a
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 154 way / who granted me life and the crown of the realm. / For he wi
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 157 to be worshipped?’ / Joyously The bishop, rejoicing, answered h
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 158 th a ready word: / ‘First let the foul worship of gods be drive
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 159 ven far away, / and do not let the blood of beasts smoke any mor
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 160 on false altars, / and do not the soothsayer seek out an omen i
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 161 arm entrails, / and do not let the most aged augur observe the s
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 162 birds: / but let all images of the gods be cast down to the grou
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 163 cast down to the ground! / Then the pious bishop began steadfastl
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 164 eadfastly to bear witness / to the mysteries of the faith openly
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 165 ly in sequence to all, / until the pious king embraced the faith
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 166 wholeheartedly / and persuaded the people to believe in Christ. /
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 167 ehold, at that time Coifi was the chief priest / and the fountai
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 168 ifi was the chief priest / and the fountainhead of error. To him
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 170 not been used to, / and you be the first to defile the lofty shr
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 172 ins: now be one of salvation! / The senior one assented to these
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 176 is certain, longing to know / the true and eternal God, and whe
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 177 fe to come, / and torments for the wicked and rewards for the ju
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 181 puffed up, its swift hoof dug the ground; / as, impatient of del
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 183 hafed a golden bit. / Just like the fearsome Parthian seems with
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 184 an seems with bow curved: / or the nimble Moor sends long darts
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 185 ng, / so did he aim a spear at the top of the temple. / What bless
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 187 at a deed! / He defiled before the rest the very altars he had c
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 188 ough he was not yet bathed in the font, / he fulfilled a virtuou
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 190 eed with faithful piety. / Soon the whole crowd followed that tea
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 191 they flattened and demolished the shrine. / Then the structure ra
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 192 d demolished the shrine. / Then the structure raised up as a wick
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 194 r-time was at hand throughout the world, / when the king decided
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 195 d throughout the world, / when the king decided to be baptised a
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 196 g with his people / also under the lofty walls of the city of Yo
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 198 od, / so that he might receive the sacred water of baptism there
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 199 ater of baptism therein. / When the festive dawned of that hallow
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 200 and nobles likewise, and with the people in tow, / in the eleven
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 201 d with the people in tow, / in the eleventh year of his reign, E
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 202 was consecrated to Christ / in the font of salvation, within the
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 204 he decided to establish it as the metropolis of his realm. / So t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 206 y once decreed, / when he sent the seeds of life from the citade
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 207 from the citadel of Rome / to the English peoples. He immediate
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 208 this city / should be reckoned the head and the prime place of h
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 210 reafter, holy Paulinus become the first Archbishop / and he pond
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 212 as he diligently spread among the people the teachings of salva
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 214 ands to Christ. / Shining with the flames of faith and the fire
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 215 / For six years he drove away the coldness of the North. / During
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 216 he North. / During these years, the same outstanding King Edwin r
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 218 tion. / He enticed folk to keep the faith with gifts and threats,
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 220 in his cities. / Among them of the noble one in York, supported
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 227 inted hour of death arrived, / the warrior was suddenly laid low
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 234 such a ruler since. / However, the Almighty did not allow this t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 235 ed, / but granted that Oswald, the king’s nephew should rule. /
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 237 , / putting firm confidence in the weapons of invincible Faith,
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 238 a small army and advanced on the foe / that was ravaging the ho
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 239 on the foe / that was ravaging the homeland with iron and burnin
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 247 Prostrate your faces / before the cross that I have set up on t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 249 bring us a fine triumph over the foe. / Then the clamour of the
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 250 ne triumph over the foe. / Then the clamour of the people at pray
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 251 d the stars, / and in front of the cross, the whole army worship
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 252 ss, the whole army worshipped / the mighty Lord God on bended kne
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 253 y immediately marched against the enemy, / bursting in on the en
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 254 st the enemy, / bursting in on the enemy camp with bloody slaugh
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 255 th bloody slaughter. / Just as the cruel lion, along with its cu
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 256 ing, devouring, and snatching the flock, / so no differently did
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 257 ently did King Oswald lay low the barbarian hordes everywhere. /
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 258 / Advancing in triumph through the darts, through the foe, / he c
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 259 and trampled, he ground down the fleeing flanks. / Oswald’s ar
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 260 s army overcame and laid low the foe, / leaving behind bloody s
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 261 ving behind bloody streams on the battlefield / until the wicke
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 262 ms on the battlefield / until the wicked Cadwallon himself paid
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 263 treachery / and fell, dying in the massacre of his own men, / as
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 265 fter his enemies were killed, the most holy Oswald entered his
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 267 rtue, a guardian and lover of the homeland, / outstanding in man
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 269 st’s commands; / generous to the poor, stinting to himself, mu
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 274 his position in power and at the head of the realm, / he built c
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 276 roviding precious vessels for the sacred services. / He arrayed t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 277 e sacred services. / He arrayed the altars with silver, gems, and
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 278 ems, and gold,, / spreading on the holy walls silken coverings /
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 280 d various lanterns throughout the holy buildings, / so that the
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 281 the holy buildings, / so that the image of the starry sky was i
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 283 s praises of those singing to the Lord . / O piety, o lofty faith
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 285 h his treasures, in honour of the Lord. / As a result he shone w
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 286 d. / As a result he shone with the marks of virtues, / and became
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 287 and became well-known through the celebrated fame of his miracl
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 288 tten down and read throughout the world. / and now it is good to
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 290 mention elements of them with the dashing pen of song. / For at
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 291 song. / For at a certain time the most holy bishop Aidan / celeb
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 292 holy bishop Aidan / celebrated the Easter festivities with the k
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 293 the king and his people; / for the king followed his advice in e
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 294 ars was then lying throughout the streets, / pestering the king
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 295 ghout the streets, / pestering the king for alms with frequent c
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 296 ms with frequent crise. / Both the king and the bishop likewise
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 298 very great weight / along with the food upon it should straighta
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 299 ay be given to the poor. / When the bishop saw this, he took [Osw
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 304 is brother, and heir, came / as the avenger of his brother’s bl
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 305 ight hand and carried it into the stronghold of Bamburgh / placi
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 306 in a casket of silver beneath the roof of the temple, / which he
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 310 at was [Oswald’s] faith and the power of his merits / shone af
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 312 y miracles came about through the salvific dust / from the spot
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 313 rough the salvific dust / from the spot where fell killed by a p
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 315 in traveller / passed close by the place where the arena of batt
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 319 e. / In its writhing it came to the place where once / pious King
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 321 d, and greedily began to crop the sweet greenery. / Its rider rec
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 323 mething rather special / about the spot, and, placing a marker o
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 324 on it he rode off, / coming to the inn where he was heading. Beh
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 326 ess of paralysis, / redoubling the last laboured breaths of her
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 327 essed household was lamenting the young girl, / the guest sugges
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 328 as lamenting the young girl, / the guest suggested that she be b
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 329 orse / had chanced to be cured. The girl was put on a wagon / and
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 330 a wagon / and was brought, as the traveller commanded, while he
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 331 manded, while he pointed out / the holy place, and her body was
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 336 r man, making his way through the site of the aforementioned ba
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 338 re lush with green grass than the whole field. / He pondered to h
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 343 n village at evening, / where the folk had then come to feast i
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 344 in house in the village. / When the visitor entered he was also r
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 345 ived as a guest, / and he hung the cloth with the dust on a high
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 347 s fire suddenly snatched at / the high roof with flickering fla
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 348 t, / could it be put out until the blaze consumed / the whole hou
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 349 out until the blaze consumed / the whole house. But then an exce
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 350 gly wondrous thing occurred. / The fiery heat flinched from touc
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 354 e. Then they recognized / that the dust had been mixed with King
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 356 of salvation for many. / After the place became famed when these
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 359 ’s queen, / who was moreover the daughter of holy Oswald’s b
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 360 brother, / took care to bring the remains of her holy paternal
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 361 her holy paternal uncle / into the sacred building and re-inter
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 362 hem with proper honour. / After the bones of the saint were trans
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 364 , / seeing above those bones of the holy man a column of ethereal
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 365 ethereal light / shining up to the heights of highest heaven the
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 366 er large curtain was covering the relics. / For out of ancient ha
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 368 at first refused / to take up the bones and bring them into the
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 369 de them remain outside during the night. / But when they saw the
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 370 the night. / But when they saw the fire of the divine light, / th
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 372 eviously refused, / and during the next morning, before entrusti
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 373 them with great honour under the roof of the church, / taking ca
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 374 ntrust their living wealth to the earth. / There, right up to now
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 375 ere, right up to now, through the merit of so great a patron / m
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 376 ny gifts of healing occur for the sick, / if the virtue of holy
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 377 aling occur for the sick, / if the virtue of holy faith accompan
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 379 reader, may devoutly believe the rest. / A certain boy lay ill w
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 382 out to die. / Behold, one day, the wretch was brought to the hol
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 383 hat through Oswald’s merits the grievous fever might not touc
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 385 erything it asks. / As soon as the sick boy believed, he ran swi
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 387 ody and happy heart, / nor did the deadly fever dare to touch hi
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 388 ds, blessed king Offa adorned the tomb / with silver, gems, gold
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 390 that it would remain through the centuries a beautiful manifes
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 392 famed with celestial miracles the earth / that was washed when t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 393 e earth / that was washed when the saint’s body was bathed, / to
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 394 ’s body was bathed, / took on the power of deflecting the devil
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 396 a certain abbess came to see the holy place / and to entrust he
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 397 ce / and to entrust herself to the saint’s merits, / and on ret
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 398 taken with her some dust from the earth / which had drained the
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 399 the earth / which had drained the sacred water from the washed
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 403 ly he began to roar, / filling the broad lands with horrible scr
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 406 n him with chains / or contain the wretch’s wild movements by
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 407 someone ran to describe it to the abbess. / She, perceiving the w
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 408 o the abbess. / She, perceiving the wretched movements and cries
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 409 s of the raging man, / ordered the box with holy dust to be fetc
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 410 came carrying it and entered the porch / of the building, the m
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 411 it and entered the porch / of the building, the man in a rage w
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 413 tling his limbs in sleep, / and the bystanders looked to see what
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 414 t would be the outcome. / After the space of an hour, the torment
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 416 , restored to my senses, / and the wayward demon has fled into e
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 420 / Amazed, they wanted to know the reason for his sudden salvati
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 421 n. / He replied gladly: ‘When the virgin came bearing / that cas
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 422 h with her feet, straightaway the demons / who were accustomed t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 424 ment me withdrew far off, / as the shadows flee with the coming
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 433 in marvellous miracles, / and the whole of Britain, famed for h
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 436 they often return recovering the strength of health. / I, being
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 438 nnot run through in verse / all the miracles which have performed
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 445 his fractured arm; / and when the excessive pain grew as the sw
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 448 rought him ancient moss / from the cross, which the sick man tos
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 449 nt to bed he forgot to remove the moss. / Kept from sleep, he he
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 451 ng. / Lying awake and ailing in the middle of the night-time / beh
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 454 and that he felt nothing from the fracture. / The man’s renowne
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 455 lt nothing from the fracture. / The man’s renowned fame not onl
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 456 fame not only rightly lit up / the peoples of Britain but in add
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 457 tion spreads its rays / across the expanse of the ocean, and Ger
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 460 one / miracle of many: for at the time when a terrible plague /
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 461 vaging with widespread damage the peoples who dwelt by the sea,
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 462 elt by the sea, / a scholar of the Irish race, shrewd in learnin
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 464 illness. / Although learned in the study of books, the wretch / t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 465 he wretch / took no care about the life to come. When he saw tha
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 466 fe to come. When he saw that / the day of his death had come, he
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 468 ath / he would be dragged into the dreadful depths of hell, and
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 469 id to a fellow-monk: Brother, the moment of bitter death / hasten
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 471 hall very soon be brought / to the depths of perpetual death, si
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 473 ! because of them I know that the deadly depths / await me with
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 475 esolve from now on / is that if the Almighty were willing to gran
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 478 through my own merit, / unless the grace of merciful Christ, sho
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 479 Christ, should now grant me / the gift of beloved life through
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 481 nt rumour / extensive praise of the virtues of king Oswald. / Since
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 482 were born a fellow member of the Saxon race, / perhaps you now h
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 485 gment of holy wood found from the stake / to which the head of t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 486 ound from the stake / to which the head of that slaughtered man
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 488 faith, / divine piety, through the merit of so great a patron, /
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 490 n this life, / and in addition the joys of the eternal one.’ / W
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 493 lessed some water, and put in / the fragment of the sacred wood,
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 496 / and turned his whole life to the Lord, / and everywhere offered
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 498 raises to God / and celebrated the lord’s servant with great .
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 499 h great . / Saint Oswald ruled the reins of the realm blessedly
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 504 years, he consecrated / August the fifth by his holy death, / asc
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 505 his holy death, / ascending to the celestial realms through his
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 506 his shining virtues, / leaving the earthly authority to Oswiu, h
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 507 u, his brother. / Meanwhile, at the beginning, and as the new lea
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 508 wn people, / Oswiu, hold on to the throne through great effort,
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 512 who with a cruel hand tore at the innards of his realm, / coveri
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 513 ering wicked right hands with the blood of kin, / and not hesita
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 514 ng to bring pagan troops into the cities of their homeland, / dri
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 516 this way / trying to overthrow the king through foreign force. / B
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 517 through foreign force. / Before the rest, from his earliest years
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 519 ful in strength and cunning, / the killer of his brother and a s
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 522 in arms was proven, / to lead the same number of divisions . / An
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 523 rce to lay waste and overturn the realm, / he destroyed walls an
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 524 stroyed walls and put folk to the sword. / Just as a torrent, swo
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 525 ent, swollen with storms from the high mountains, / flattens the
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 526 the high mountains, / flattens the fields, destroys the crops, s
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 528 tion children and youths, and the old alike. / Neither sex nor a
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 530 nor age brought him back / to the duty of piety; he spared no l
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 531 piety; he spared no law. / But the ruler [Oswiu], whose care it
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 532 imself and his followers with the weapons of Christ, / himself c
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 536 and he first of all invoked / the Godhead of Olympus with tears
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 538 le battle-lines racing across the broad plains / Against these h
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 540 d, though they were ready for the fight. / Without delay, he bold
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 541 t delay, he boldly dived into the enemy’s midst, / relying on
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 543 le-lines. / Soon fear scattered the attacked flanks of those peop
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 546 and sought safety in flight. / The victorious king cut down the
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 547 rs on all sides, / reproaching the fleeing formations with dread
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 550 y so great a disaster, seeing the carnage and slaughter of his
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 552 y fleeing, / but he fell under the victor’s sword and was kill
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 554 orthy praise was rendered / to the eternal Thunderer, who always
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 557 ite beneficial for many, / for the king freed his people from a
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 558 rom a cruel enemy / and placed the Mercians under the blessed sw
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 559 faith / having them bathed in the sacred river of baptism. / Thro
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 561 oth peoples were enriched / by the magnificent gift of a celesti
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 562 became its homeland’s heir, the other a citizen of Olympus. / B
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 564 triumph, / one was freed from the Devil’s yoke, the other fro
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 567 in / and subjugating under him the peoples dwelling by the sea h
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 568 h terror, forcing others with the sword, / he bore his victoriou
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 569 ards of everywhere throughout the realms. / He was also most just
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 572 peace, / generous in gifts to the needy, kindly, and fair to al
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 575 everything in order, / handing the crown over to Ecgfrith his so
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 576 son, / and, by dying, leaving the royal sceptre to Ecgfrith. / Fo
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 578 hone forth Bishop Wilfrid / in the merits of virtues far and wid
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 580 , / so that he might drive out the gloomy shadows of error from
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 582 rpetual salvation, / he spread the light of teaching to nations
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 583 ugh many places. / By his zeal, the South Saxons came to believe
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 584 Christ, / and were filled with the shining light of life. / Not o
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 586 op deliver those peoples / from the wicked death of the soul by h
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 589 / neither dew nor rain watered the parched fields / and the dry e
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 590 tered the parched fields / and the dry earth withered beneath th
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 592 ike. / And a disastrous pile of the dying followed the famine, / a
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 594 rs drowned themselves beneath the dashing waves, / so that a swi
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 597 / in sacred teaching, received the water of baptism, / a breeze w
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 598 with a calm shower settled on the earth, / and restored beauty t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 599 arth, / and restored beauty to the land as the fields grew green
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 600 d as the fields grew green,: / the meadows and the mountains wer
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 602 ed to rejoicing farmers, / and the bodies and hearts of everyone
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 603 earts of everyone exulted / in the living God, just as David san
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 607 / but first he was carried by the winds to Frisian shores, / and
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 608 e soon converted thousands of the people to Christ / showing ver
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 613 oadly current fame throughout the wide world. / While that pious
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 616 nt, / and for many days and as the pain grew strong, / he came wi
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 623 e, groaning / and grieving for the lamentable death of their fat
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 624 h of their father. / Behold, on the fifth day, their father himse
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 627 ulge so much in savage grief? / The almighty judge can take pity
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 628 ver he wishes / and can change the last moment of life into a ne
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 629 cifully sent a messenger from the stars / who stood before me, s
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 631 h a fiery face, and predicted the following: / ‘The high-thron
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 632 and predicted the following: / ‘The high-throned one sent me, Mic
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 634 aled of this illness / through the merits and prayers of holy mo
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 640 ll die / at a peaceful time on the shores of your homeland.’ / L
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 641 Life and health soon followed the angelic prophecies, / and, aft
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 643 our years had been finished, / the death of the outstanding bish
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 644 nd . / So too he was placed in the church that he had built / in
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 650 maintained himself right from the start of his time as a famous
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 653 ruitful greenery, / he watered the thirsty fields with eternal f
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 655 s in divine virtue; / he spread the rays of ethereal teaching eve
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 656 ching everywhere, / dispersing the shades of error with serene l
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 657 ne light. / There is a place in the ocean called by the name of F
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 660 essly, / and wishing to gather the flowers of contemplation, / he
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 661 strove himself alone to serve the one God , / so that worldly glo
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 664 / He was quite blessed to have the benefit of angelic communicat
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 665 ication often, / and defeated the poisonous darts of the deadly
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 666 he deadly dragon. / However, at the beseeching of many he was dra
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 668 cluded retreat; / compelled by the people and the king he eventu
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 669 e king he eventually took on / the rank of bishop, as everyone p
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 671 very many gains in souls for the Thunderer, / he kept good guar
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 672 rer, / he kept good guard over the fold committed to him, / so th
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 673 ld committed to him, / so that the prowling wolf should not gnaw
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 674 f Christ. / But soon he avoided the heights of worldly glory / see
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 675 ry / seeking again for himself the seclusion of his accustomed d
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 676 ed den, / and there he saw out the end of the present life. / That
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 677 island has been sanctified by the death of God’s servant, / fo
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 679 with brilliant signs, / since the time when, the bishop’s spi
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 680 prison of the flesh, / sought the heights and ascended above th
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 682 along with brilliant deeds at the place where his holy body res
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 683 buried. / His whole life, from the time of his birth right up to
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 684 ime of his birth right up to / the day of his death, was famed f
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 686 ote / about them all, first in the language of prose / and afterw
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 687 prose / and afterwards sang of the miracles in heroic verse: / how
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 690 lled back by his prayers from the sea / five boats buffeted by w
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 691 ive boats buffeted by wind on the waves; / or how he saw the soul
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 692 d on the waves; / or how he saw the soul of bishop Aidan borne / b
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 693 of bishop Aidan borne / beyond the stars while he tended the fra
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 695 , he rightly deserved to take the celestial kind from him; / how
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 698 his prayers, when cast up by the sea, he averted / the sailors
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 699 st up by the sea, he averted / the sailors’ hunger and predict
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 703 falling down in prayer, when the right hands of young men coul
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 708 he brought flowing water from the dry soil, / which in answer to
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 710 e sowed a crop for himself in the field, / and drove the birds a
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 711 self in the field, / and drove the birds away with only a word; /
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 712 ds away with only a word; / how the sea as well as beasts used to
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 716 ater, after he had driven out the plague. / In this way, he cured
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 718 th chrism, from an ailment in the side and an ache in the head;
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 726 angels bearing up to heaven / the soul of a shepherd who had fa
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 728 ndants who was afflicted with the wasting of loose bowels; / or h
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 729 g of loose bowels; / or how, in the eleventh year after his death
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 731 essed by a demon was cured by the earth / on which had been pour
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 732 rth / on which had been poured the water that had washed the fat
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 735 n with an eye-ailment touched the prophet’s stole, / and the p
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 736 d the prophet’s stole, / and the pain and darkness of his sigh
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 737 n man with a limp body put on the father’s shoes / and walked
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 739 ps. / How invalids are cured by the covering beneath which / the s
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 740 y the covering beneath which / the saint’s spirit abandoned ea
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 743 in rustic song; / since Bede, the very brilliant master, sang o
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 747 ng, / neither invoking Pan nor the empty godhead of Phoebus, / bu
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 750 ike dew / worthily to proclaim the praises of that pious father.
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 751 s of that pious father. / After the warrior Ecgfrith had won vict
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 753 ar, / he took a wife called by the name of Æthelthryth, / who wa
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 759 out her lifetime, / conquering the fires of the flesh in the rit
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 760 essed her faith, how wondrous the king’s patience! / He was con
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 761 ayers, but she too by love of the Thunderer! / Both of them, burn
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 765 untouched virgin in her body / the Lord revealed by clear signs
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 774 very delicate scar / covering the traces of an old tumour. / Also
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 775 races of an old tumour. / Also, the clothes that covered the virg
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 776 sacred limbs / often drove out the foul snake from those possess
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 777 om those possessed. / Likewise, the original tomb, which had held
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 781 red a cure for diseased eyes. / The aforementioned Bede made a hy
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 784 in sparing words, / recalling the words of the old proverb: /
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 785 not happen to carry wood into the forest.’ / Then too a memorab
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 789 r these lines worth reading. / The king’s brother Ælfwine was
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 792 nt a day lifeless, as well as the following night. / However, af
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 793 lowing night. / However, after the soul returned to his extinct
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 796 eary step but was captured by the enemy / and led back by windin
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 798 a certain nobleman [gesith]. / The gesith ordered him to explain
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 801 easant, / and I lived bound by the law of marriage.’ / The gesit
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 802 nd by the law of marriage.’ / The gesith took him in, and took
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 804 could never be bound, for all the bonds / were accustomed to come
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 806 cord in an amazing way. / While the enemy observed this with baff
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 808 ten they added fresh bonds to the old bonds. / The gesith, astoni
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 809 fresh bonds to the old bonds. / The gesith, astonished by this, s
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 814 rt, / and I know that he sings the rites of the Mass to Christ f
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 819 cape all punishments.’ / Then the leader [gesith], after he had
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 824 not, for he was set loose in the aforementioned manner, / and i
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 825 his body he remained free of the bonds that were put upon it. /
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 826 , this happened most often at the third hour of the day, / when
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 827 accustomed habit to offer up the gifts of the mass / with a pio
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 829 wondrous things, / he gave him the chance to ransom himself. / The
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 834 m his bonds / turned out to be the same as those at which / he rem
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 835 that always used to celebrate the rites of the Mass to God. / For
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 836 fifteen years Ecgfrith ruled the realm blessedly / waging victo
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 838 / after sending troops across the sea, he ordered them / to deva
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 839 evastate with cruel slaughter the innocent peoples of the Irish
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 840 o had always been friendly to the English. / Soon, after the Pict
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 841 y to the English. / Soon, after the Picts waged war against him,
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 843 er of his followers, / leaving the control of governance to his
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 844 imbued in sacred studies from the earliest years / of his life,
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 847 ng and likewise a teacher. / At the head of the church was the v
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 848 with merits of equal worth to the high rank of the time then, /
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 852 ed up very many treasures for the Thunderer, / casting his holy
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 853 casting his holy nets through the waves of the world, / and he t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 854 the world, / and he trawled to the shore prizes from that sea fo
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 856 heavenly piety, / he shone in the house of the Lord like the bl
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 857 star. / This father beautified the adornment of the church / and s
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 858 church / and separated it from the manners of the common people,
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 859 ecreed that they should serve the one God together at every hou
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 860 together at every hour: / that the mystical lyre should resound
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 861 in continuous plucking, / that the human voice, forever singing
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 862 ethereal hymns in praise / to the Lord, should also beat upon t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 865 Whoever preferred to proclaim the Lord’s praise by using the
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 871 ared amongst all. / †and that the one that as an heir of heaven
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 875 gladly passed blessedly into the ethereal hall. / At the same ti
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 876 ly into the ethereal hall. / At the same time there occurred a me
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 880 tain long-dead man rose up in the flesh / and told of many thing
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 883 . / For he was a married man of the common people, and had ordere
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 885 ed with a terrible disease of the flesh, / and for many days his
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 888 ty / and at last he died during the first watch of night / and at
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 894 ge / her excessive fear, while the rest were running from the pl
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 897 ave truly risen returned from the dead. / But now I have to follo
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 904 een when he had been led from the body. / He used to describe wha
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 906 Dazzling’, he said, ‘was the one who led me from the body,
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 907 dy, / and we travelled towards the rising of the summer sun, / to
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 909 as both wide and deep, / along the length of which there stretch
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 911 ribly with raging flames / and the other was full of frozen hail
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 912 as filled here and there with the souls of men, / who, when they
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 913 ely burned and could not bear the flames, / would soon wretchedl
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 914 uld soon wretchedly leap into the midst of the cold; / and when
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 916 rne back again, weeping, into the flame-spewing fire. / Seeing th
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 918 ered that it perhaps might be / the punishment of Hell, of which
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 923 kness, / and as we entered it, the appearance of thickest night
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 925 d I could see nothing / beyond the outline of my guide and his s
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 926 e entered in this way through the shadows under the lonely nigh
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 930 nding terrified and amazed in the midst of the darkness . / As th
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 931 he midst of the darkness . / As the balls of flame climbed high a
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 932 movement, fell back again to the bottom of the abyss, / I saw t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 933 tom of the abyss, / I saw that the tip of every flame was filled
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 934 every flame was filled / with the wretched spirits of men who,
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 935 d and likewise fell back with the flames, / and an extensive ste
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 940 en suddenly I heard behind me the sound of moaning, / just like
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 941 sound of moaning, / just like the cackle of the crowd at a capt
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 942 s they came near I recognised the wicked enemies / dragging five
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 944 / with whom they descended to the bottom of the abyss. / Then fro
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 945 ottom of the abyss. / Then from the flame-spewing pit some wicked
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 950 h me then, / although they had the power to frighten me greatly.
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 951 in darkness and beset upon by the enemy, / I cast my eyes about
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 954 omething shone like a star in the shadows, / increasing greatly
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 955 eatly and hastening, that put the enemies to flight. / It was my
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 957 ith light, / and at his coming the black demons fled. / From ther
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 958 re he turned our path towards the winter rising of the sun, / an
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 959 me, snatched from night, into the bright air. / There, ahead of u
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 964 what way, we were standing on the top of the wall. / Behold, ther
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 966 very beautiful. / So great was the perfume of the fragrant odour
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 968 / and such a light spread over the sacred plain on all sides / th
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 973 pondered whether these were / the lofty realms of heaven promis
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 975 e not, as you think yourself, the realms of heaven.’ / Before m
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 977 esh light, / which so outshone the previous one with excessive b
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 979 one seemed very faint indeed. / The very sweet voice of singers a
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 980 so resounded there, / and with the light there was a fragrance o
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 981 odour, / so that by comparison the first seemed very slight. / I g
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 984 , / and then led me back along the path by which we had come, / a
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 985 ome, / and as we entered again the beautiful place of the previo
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 987 him, and he immediately added the following: / ‘You have seen a
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 991 life’s rewards. / But indeed the pit which belches forth stink
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 992 lches forth stinking fire / is the mouth of hell, and whoever ha
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 997 holy faith demands, / gaze on the celestial realms. For whoever
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 998 n as they die will enter into the hall of heaven, / in the vicini
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 999 r into the hall of heaven, / in the vicinity of which there is a
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1001 ellous fragrance, from where / the sweetest voice of singers was
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1002 ou have once again to take on the body / and to live a life amon
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1008 / Nor did this people of ours, the mother of famous men, / did no
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1010 he happen to hold them within the confines of her own realm, / bu
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1011 many of them far aways across the seas, / so that they might bri
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1012 as, / so that they might bring the seeds of life to other people
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1013 f them was that man called by the name of / holy bishop Ecgbert
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1015 who had left his homeland / in the earliest years of his life, f
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1016 eign places, then indeed gave the Irish the greatest examples /
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1017 / of how to live; shining with the torch of teaching, / and instr
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1019 words and deeds. / Generous to the poor, but always stinting to
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1020 always stinting to himself, / the fine man led an outstanding l
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1021 h brilliant piety right up to the day of his death. / He had a co
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1026 an outstanding sheepfold for the monks of his race, / and adorn
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1027 is race, / and adorned it with the merits and manners of his lif
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1028 his life. / Studiously feeding the sheep of Christ, / he led them
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1030 route by a straight path, / to the pastures of the eternal realm
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1031 amed for his miracles and, in the manner of a prophet, / he saw
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1033 here, / and afterwards entered the joys of celestial life. / But o
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1034 were carried in ships across the eastern sea / in quest of paga
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1036 , where they tried to spread / the words of salvation by sowing
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1038 ad won very many thousands of the Frisian people / for Christ th
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1042 them priests and ministers of the Word, / and after completing al
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1045 ing with excessive ardour for the faith, / and both of them were
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1046 d both of them were called by the one name of Hewald. / Their was
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1047 both; moreover they also had the same death. / One was fair, th
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1048 he same death. / One was fair, the other dark, their only differ
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1049 nce being in their hair; / but the dark one was more studious in
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1050 more studious in books / than the fair. They enter the crossing
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1051 -places of the pagan folk / of the Saxons, to try to win some of
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1052 of them for Christ. / But when the wretches recognized the new m
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1053 th, / and they were afraid that the worship of their ancient gods
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1056 or they straightaway cut down the fair one with a bloody sword
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1057 practiced lengthy tortures on the resolute dark one, / and threw
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1058 resolute dark one, / and threw the bodies of the dead into the w
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1059 the dead into the waters / of the River Rhine. However, they so
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1062 anions. / But in whatever place the bodies reached at night, / the
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1063 the bodies reached at night, / the greatest ray of light shone t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1064 ght that those who had killed the holy men / saw, always shining
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1068 s immediately, / where you see the light radiating from the heav
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1070 eceive their companions, / for the bodies were found then in the
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1071 places / and were buried with the honour due to holy martyrs. / Y
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1072 artyrs. / Yet other servants of the Word from that aforementioned
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1073 ple / came into those parts of the world. / Among them were the o
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1074 f the world. / Among them were the outstanding Swithberht and th
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1076 time, and who were famed / for the height virtues. I cannot ment
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1078 w my Muse ought to return / to the archbishops of the city of Yo
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1079 as wandered far, / and abandon the sequence of kings / who contin
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1080 uence of kings / who continued the days of the realm after Aldfr
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1084 nwhile, when Bosa went off to the blessed realms, / John took ov
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1085 essed realms, / John took over the control of the church, / a man
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1087 intellect, / a lofty pontiff, the model of the ancient fathers,
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1090 ving meadows with diligence . / The honour of virtue accompanied
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1094 to gather ethereal flowers in the spirit the / and pay tithes t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1095 pirit the / and pay tithes to the Lord for his own life, / from
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1098 be made for destitute folk in the closest crossing-places, / so
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1099 e might himself offer food to the needy poor. / Then there was br
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1103 s covered by horrible scabs, / the skin stood coated with sores
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1104 d with sores instead of hair. / The pious bishop had a small hut
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1106 customary rations, / and after the space of seven days had passe
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1108 is mute tongue. / On it he made the sign of the holy cross, / and
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1110 was it said than he followed the father’s command: / and spea
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1112 ke his taciturn silence, / and the utterly mute man spoke with e
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1113 oke with effusive speech. / For the whole day and the following n
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1115 varied speech, / and to reveal the hidden thoughts of his mind. /
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1121 hen that shepherd was roaming the folds in his watchful care, /
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1124 vein had recently been cut in the middle of her upper arm; / and
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1125 rm; / and her hand grew numb as the excessive swelling puffed up,
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1126 ed up, / and so it seemed that the girl would die quite quickly.
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1127 would die quite quickly. / But the holy bishop restored her to h
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1128 ower of the Lord. / He entered the virgin’s home when her moth
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1131 blessed her sick hand. / After the pain fled, the girl straighta
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1132 / and, in a marvellous manner, the whole pestilence left / her wh
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1133 lence left / her whole body as the bishop went back outside. / Fro
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1134 snatched from great dangers, the virgin, / who would live for m
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1135 r many years, sang praises to the high-throned one. / Another mir
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1137 in nobleman [gesith] summoned the rightly revered John / so that
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1138 dedicate a church building to the Lord. / His wife had been ill f
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1141 d, and unable to rise up from the bed. / A chilly pallor covered
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1144 e scarcely came faint breath. / The pious bishop had sent blessed
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1145 ly consecrated that church to the Lord, / so that she should dri
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1147 imbs. / When she had done this, the medicine coursed through her
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1148 her sickness disappeared with the healing draft. / The power of h
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1149 eared with the healing draft. / The power of hoped-for health was
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1150 health was granted / and then the woman straightaway rose up fr
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1152 strength, she bore a cup / to the blessed priest, and assiduous
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1155 oned / to dedicate a church of the Lord, as usual. / A boy of his
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1157 y pestilence / and remained at the point of death in every area
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1160 illy sighs with a faint gasp. / The nobleman [gesith] was then pr
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1163 ce there was no hope of life. / The noble himself, weeping for hi
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1164 ishop / that he deign to bless the afflicted boy / and to pour fo
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1165 / and to pour forth prayers to the Lord for his life. / Nor did th
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1166 he Lord for his life. / Nor did the pious and merciful man rightl
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1167 d, but he immediately visited the sick boy, / and blessed him, a
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1170 gth back.’ / Afterwards, when the a bishop and the noble were s
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1171 le were sitting down to eat, / the sick lad, being thirsty, aske
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1173 t a goblet of wine blessed by the bishop. / When he drank it, [t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1174 he bishop. / When he drank it, [the boy] rose up healthy straight
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1175 d began to walk, / and entered the house where the noble and bis
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1179 th for many years. / Yet again, the bishop was taking a trip on h
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1181 l field fit for racing. / Then the young men were keen to conten
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1182 contend in a horse-race / but the pious bishop specifically pro
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1183 ecifically prohibited one of / the companions to take part in id
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1184 n idle sport. / But he, despite the prohibition, insolently put h
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1185 free rein, and burst out into the middle of the plain. / So then
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1187 over a certain ditch, / and at the mighty effort the young man s
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1188 ich happened to lie hidden in the middle of the plain, / level w
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1189 dle of the plain, / level with the sand and covered under the tu
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1192 n a terrible fall, / splitting the seams of his head and batteri
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1195 ess. / Then it was indeed about the seventh hour of the day, / and
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1197 -alive by his companions. / But the priest stayed awake all night
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1198 prayer, / and returned to see the sick man early in the morning
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1201 him by his own name. / So then the man rose up as if from a heav
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1202 ening his eyes, he replied to the beloved father. / He soon recov
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1204 d regained his strength, / and the following day rode away, rejo
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1207 , we have only told what Bede the master set down / when weaving
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1209 aith / in a historical account the English peoples and their dee
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1211 hile still living, he yielded the seat of honour to another, / a
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1215 urned, as its proper heir, to the celestial homeland. / An outsta
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1219 / But afterwards, supported by the great eminence of his merits,
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1220 erits, / he deservedly assumed the highest rank of bishop, / and
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1221 rank of bishop, / and adorned the position by his merits and ho
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1223 th beautiful inscriptions / to the holy church; he made silver v
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1224 ng decor / rightly fitting for the holy services, / and covered t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1225 e holy services, / and covered the altars and crosses with gilde
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1227 ot wishing to hide treasure, / the wise bishop rendered it to di
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1228 ed it to divine honour. / While the pious bishop was doing these
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1231 multiply his flock, following the Lord’s precepts, / by the ur
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1232 ng the Lord’s precepts, / by the urging of his teaching and hi
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1233 some he gave nourishment for the mind, to others for the flesh
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1235 and likewise in deed, and in the gifts of both, / a leader perf
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1236 of both, / a leader performing the matter of piety in a twofold
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1239 d had completed his deeds / in the church, he sought out a place
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1241 nd, giving himself utterly to the contemplative life, / he aband
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1242 emplative life, / he abandoned the various and empty cares of th
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1245 mpus, / awaiting ever-vigilant the rewards of celestial life. / Th
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1248 gelic arms. / When he set aside the burden of pastoral care, / he
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1249 astoral care, / he handed over the governance of his venerable s
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1250 , / whom he had succeed him as the highest bishop. / This Egbert w
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1252 a lineage of noble parents in the eyes of the world, / but more
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1253 lendid through holy merits in the eyes of the Lord; / rich in ea
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1254 wealth he scattered it among the needy poor, / so that he might
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1256 lways devoutly exercised over the cares of destitute, / distribu
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1257 e, / distributing treasures to the poor with devout heart, / and
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1259 He was a most famous ruler of the church / and an outstanding te
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1260 ing teacher, venerated by all the people, / select in his manner
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1262 just, affable, and / savage to the wicked, both gentle and likew
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1263 d likewise severe. / He divided the nights and days in sacred tur
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1264 ingly and assiduously through the long nights, / celebrating the
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1265 the long nights, / celebrating the holy solemnities of the mass
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1266 he prepared many ornaments in the houses of God. / He dressed the
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1269 rated righteous ministers for the altars / to celebrate the feas
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1270 for the altars / to celebrate the feast-days of the Thunderer i
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1272 s reed / to sound out hymns to the Lord in modulated voices. / Lik
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1273 other, Eadberht, also born in the Tyrian purple, / assumed the r
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1274 n the Tyrian purple, / assumed the royal rule of the people, / an
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1275 the people, / and he expanded the borders of his own realm, / ve
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1277 g enemy ranks through terror. / The times then were blessed for t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1279 rmony by king and bishop: / one the rule of the church, the king
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1280 ng the business of the realm. / The one bore on his shoulders the
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1281 he pallium sent by the pope, / the other raised up on his head t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1282 nt ancestors. / One was mighty, the other pious; one vigorous, th
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1283 r kind; / mutually maintaining the undertakings of brotherly pea
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1284 brother was happily helped by the other. / One ruled the church f
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1285 elped by the other. / One ruled the church for thirty-four years,
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1286 hurch for thirty-four years, / the other kept the kingdom of his
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1288 its, were buried in peace. / In the early days of this aforementi
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1289 iest outstanding in merits by the name of Bede, / and, closing h
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1290 de, / and, closing his eyes on the present life he sought out th
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1293 ole heart. / When he was seven, the care of his parents had him e
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1294 of his parents had him enter / the confined cloisters of the mon
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1295 e monastery of Jarrow, / where the much-famed Ceolfrith presided
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1297 age / and died in exile within the borders of the city of Langre
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1307 very many works, / explaining the obscure volumes of sacred Scr
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1308 pture, / and he also described the art of metre. / He also wrote w
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1310 ume on time, / which contained the courses, places, times, and l
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1313 n mind, in faith, he followed the footsteps of the ancient fath
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1315 as long as he lived. / Indeed, the quality of this teacher’s l
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1317 n was surrounded by relics of the holy father / he was utterly c
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1322 / and guide our craft through the ocean’s billows, / among the
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1323 the ocean’s billows, / among the monsters of the sea and the m
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1325 ce surrounded on all sides by the wavy sea, / hedged in by brist
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1327 gs and steep confines, / where the battle-mighty warrior, while
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1328 lthere, quite often conquered the aerial hosts, / that brought m
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1330 s. / Yet he fearlessly repulsed the enemy camps / and the darts of
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1331 repulsed the enemy camps / and the darts of the wicked, always o
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1332 em as a blessed warrior / with the weapons of the Cross, the hel
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1337 n there fell at his feet from the clouds above / a certain man
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1340 / of those wanting to torture the wretch with various punishmen
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1346 easts, . / and while I lived in the flesh I was ashamed to confes
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1350 ree from care.’ / Then one of the enemies began to terrify him,
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1351 , not even if you are held in the arms / of [Saint] Peter. But, w
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1352 t, worst one, you will suffer the punishment you deserve. / Howev
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1353 ishment you deserve. / However, the holy one grew angry at the in
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1355 tolic prince, but trusting in the piety / of the Thunderer I say
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1356 but trusting in the piety / of the Thunderer I say to you, you s
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1358 hell with you today!’ / Then the pious mediator threw himself
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1359 earfully made supplication to the Lord for that guilt, / nor did
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1361 he saw with his own eyes that the soul / was borne rather high o
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1362 l / was borne rather high over the stars of heaven in angelic ar
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1365 sign. / For just as Peter trod the watery waves, / so did it turn
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1367 in time, while walking / along the steep edge of a lofty cliff,
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1368 fall. But he was buoyed up by the sea-billows / and walked over
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1369 sea-billows / and walked over the water with dry feet, / and as
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1370 wandered then in that way on the waves / except that the wave re
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1371 way on the waves / except that the wave received him more gently
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1372 ore gently as he crashed / than the harsh ground would have recei
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1373 alling man. / When he crashed, the wave flowed so that the fall
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1374 he fall should not harm him: / the ground sustained his steps so
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1376 he reached a boat drifting on the waves, / into which he soon cl
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1380 , supplies; / at your command, the wave of the sea becomes passa
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1381 ecomes passable by the just; / the earth by contrast becomes a v
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1382 ul whirlpool for the wicked, / the one bears up the humble while
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1384 voutly ask you / that, just as the wave carried your body out of
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1387 pe / worldly billows and enter the harbour of salvation. / In thos
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1389 d holy hermit, who pursued in the seclusion of the wilderness,
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1391 have celestial ones with God the king. / By devoutly leading an
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1395 him, as she hurries back / to the end of the poem, and the deed
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1396 teacher, / a wise man known by the name of Ælberht, / who took o
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1397 e of Ælberht, / who took over the office of that venerable see
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1399 supporter, teacher, lover of the Catholic faith, / a leader, te
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1400 er, defender, and disciple of the church, / a cultivator of just
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1401 ator of justice, a trumpet of the law, a herald of salvation, /
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1402 ald of salvation, / a hope for the poor, father to orphans, comf
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1403 orter of the needy, / harsh to the unbending, pleasing to the go
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1406 ech, but energetic in action; / the more the height of his accumu
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1407 his accumulated honour grew, / the more his mind lowered itself
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1412 s very earliest youth reason, the most beautiful of things,, / c
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1413 ivated him and carried him to the highest summit / of learning, r
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1414 of learning, revealing to him the secrets of wisdom. / For he was
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1419 reat hopes of his parents for the boy in vain. / For as much as t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1423 / and became a holy deacon in the appropriate sequence. / While a
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1425 nd as a respectable young man the undertook the vows of the pri
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1429 he was indeed also related by the rule of blood, / and by whom h
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1430 s marked him as a defender of the whole clergy, / and likewise p
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1431 wise promoted as a teacher in the city of York. / There he watere
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1433 erse streams / of learning and the diverse dew of study: / dilige
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1434 / diligently granting to some the art of grammatical rule / and p
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1436 took care to polish some with the whetstone of lawful speaking,
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1438 ructing others to sound forth the Castalian pipe, / and run over
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1439 Castalian pipe, / and run over the peaks of Parnassus with lyric
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1440 with lyric steps. / Yet others the aforementioned teacher caused
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1441 teacher caused to understand / the harmony of heaven, the labour
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1442 the labours of sun and moon, / the five zones of the sky, the se
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1443 wandering celestial bodies, / the laws of the stars, their risi
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1444 rising and setting likewise, / the movements of the air, the qua
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1445 quaking of ocean and earth, / the natures of men and cattle, of
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1446 e, of birds and wild beasts, / the diverse forms and varied shap
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1447 shed defined celebrations for the Easter period, / revealing the
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1448 the Easter period, / revealing the very great mysteries of holy
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1449 Scripture, for he made plain / the depths of the Fresh and Ancie
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1454 once he happily travelled on the pilgrim route / to foreign lan
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1456 drawn by love of wisdom: / in the hope that he might happen to
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1458 him. / He also came devoutly to the city of Rome, / rich in the lo
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1459 to the city of Rome, / rich in the love of God, travelling widel
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1460 s. / Returning home from there, the best of teachers was / receive
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1462 by kings and men of rank, / to the extent that mighty kings wish
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1464 heir fields. / But hastening to the tasks that had been set out f
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1465 for him, as God had ordained, / the teacher returned to be of use
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1468 , / and was made archbishop at the insistence of the people. / He
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1471 e providently kept watch over the divine sheepfold, / so that th
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1472 he divine sheepfold, / so that the wolf might not harm the lambs
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1473 n, / and he provided them with the nourishment of the sacred Wor
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1475 y pang . / Those wandering from the flock through the inaccessibl
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1476 back on friendly shoulders to the Lord’s fold, / and those unw
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1478 entle speech / he pursued with the terrors and scourges of the l
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1479 st, that bishop did he spare the king or wicked nobles, / but e
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1480 bles, / but even on account of the weight of his cares / his form
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1483 d a pious priest, / increasing the understanding of some, refini
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1484 g others’ manners. / Nor when the father advanced to such a hei
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1486 s or food; / though he shunned the excessively sumptuous, he did
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1487 e did not strive greatly / for the cheap, rejoicing in middling
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1489 ith varied embellishment / to the churches, being full of the f
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1490 the fervour of faith. / For in the place where Edwin, the battle
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1491 battle-mighty king, / received the water of baptism, the bishop
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1493 rywhere, / and dedicated it in the name of Saint Paul, / the teac
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1494 t in the name of Saint Paul, / the teacher of the world, whom th
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1497 sels, with nine tiers. / And at the altar he erected the lofty st
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1503 s stones, / he dedicated it to the martyrs and likewise to the C
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1505 f no small weight, from which the priest / celebrating sacred ma
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1506 red mass could pour wine into the chalice. / During the time of h
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1507 wine into the chalice. / During the time of his bishopric the new
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1517 th / harmoniously focussing on the task with devoted intent. / How
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1518 ongside his associate bishop, the father himself / dedicated this
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1519 church to Holy Wisdom before the tenth day / on which he closed
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1520 which he closed his eyes for the last time on this present lif
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1523 ll of days, / gladly handed on the episcopal honour to his belov
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1525 ght then give himself over to the service of God alone. / But he
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1526 f God alone. / But he handed on the treasures of his books, those
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1528 accustomed to thirst to drain the draughts of learning. / If you
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1529 learning. / If you care to know the personal name of this man / th
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1530 he personal name of this man / the present poem will reveal it i
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1531 ese different allocations; to the one, / the governance of the
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1532 nt allocations; to the one, / the governance of the church, tre
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1533 ure, land, and money, / and to the other pursuit of learning, hi
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1536 one roof. / There you will find the inheritance of the ancient fa
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1537 of the ancient fathers: / all the Roman owned in the Latin worl
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1538 famous Greece transmitted to the Latins, / or what the Hebrew p
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1539 itted to the Latins, / or what the Hebrew people drank in from t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1544 d Orosius produced, / whatever the most high Gregory taught and
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1547 tever Aldhelm taught, or Bede the master, / what Victorinus and
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1549 inus and Boethius wrote, / and the ancient historians Pompey and
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1550 le himself and Tully [Cicero] the mighty rhetorician; / whatever
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1554 uced, / or Vergil, Statius, or the poet Lucan; / or what the mast
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1555 , or the poet Lucan; / or what the masters of grammatical art wr
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1561 heir names to be inscribed in the present poem / seemed longer t
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1563 had been arranged in this way the archbishop / came to the end o
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1564 s way the archbishop / came to the end of his life, filled with
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1567 a place of retreat apart, / in the presence of his pupils, this
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1568 sed gladly and blessedly into the ethereal hall. / But abandon
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1573 en in our sight Death, who is the enemy of all, / suddenly close
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1574 uddenly closed in final sleep the venerable eyes / of that archb
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1583 ry, virtue. / He fell asleep in the fourteenth year after he atta
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1584 eenth year after he attained / the highest office, on the eighth
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1585 le that dreadful day shone in the sixth hour. / A mighty gatherin
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1587 me together for his funeral, / the bishop alongside the clergy,
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1590 ithout you we are battered on the stormy waters of the world, /
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1593 ht yield to each other, while the year is divided / into four pa
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1594 r parts, while grass grows on the earth, / while stars shine, wh
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1602 a certain young man raised in the city of York, / simple in spir
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1604 onate to act, / who influenced the time of my life as a boy with
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1606 th his customary prayers, / in the chapel of the mother of Chris
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1608 that building / and along with the light there came a man in whi
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1610 e raised up with gentle words the young man who had fallen down
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1612 d he showed him an open book. / The young man read it and, after
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1614 n.’ / After having said this, the shining visitor suddenly disa
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1616 ter this, some months later, / the young man was stricken by a p
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1617 g time, and lay with death in the balance, / drawing failing bre
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1625 / but he especially recognised the glad members of that holy chu
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1628 s guide quickly led him along the return path / to his own body,
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1630 y feel better, but another of the brothers / will die today and
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1632 .’ Nor did those words fail the young man. / For he quickly re
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1633 or he quickly recovered, when the sun grew red at its rising, /
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1635 owever, after a short time in the same year / that young man was
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1636 young man was struck down by the pestilence of ravaging illnes
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1638 sickness, and I shall abandon the confines of the flesh.’ / Nor
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1639 it turn out otherwise, since the great force of pain grew, / a
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1640 e of pain grew, / and brought the young man to his final hour. /
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1642 l with feeble breath, / one of the brothers who had been keeping
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1643 st and truthful man, saw from the lofty heights / a man descendi
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1645 d he soon placed his mouth on the mouth of the dying man, / and
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1646 easantly embraced in his arms the limbs of the one lying there;
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1647 ing there; / returning to free the soul from the prison of the f
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1648 carried it away, flying above the stars in the sky. / I, an inexp
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1649 nced sailor, steering through the ocean’s waves / and dark cha
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1651 / in a vulnerable ship back to the harbour at York, / who fostere
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1658 heir merits and prayers / from the whirlpool of the world to the
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord P 3 I pass over in brief headings the famous deeds / of that great bi
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord P 12 ho reigns as a wealthy man in the citadel of highest heaven. / No
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord P 13 gracious God, when he was in the temple, / praised the widow who
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord P 14 he was in the temple, / praised the widow who, when she brought t
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord P 17 a suppliant into your temple. / The first bronze coin consists of
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord P 18 onsists of plain figures, / but the second shines in a Pierian wa
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord P 20 w to bring as their burden / to the God’s gracious buildings th
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord P 21 d skins of goats. / Nonetheless the Thunderer’s holy law ordere
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 1 1 rordi / A certain man came from the western edges of the world, / a
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 1 4 ion, / to you, happy France, in the time of Pepin: / and fertile Br
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 1 8 irited merits. / Led by love of the Lord, he sought our foreign p
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 1 9 gn parts, / desiring to scatter the heavenly seeds of eternal lif
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 1 10 al life / where a cultivator of the word had been rare before. / Pe
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 1 11 had been rare before. / Pepin, the fine ruler of the Franks, rec
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 1 12 , / and then asked him to water the parched fields / in every singl
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 2 1 y God, as a light from Christ the Light, / travelled with pious s
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 2 4 verywhere / he always scattered the rays of light of the gospel t
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 2 6 eparted far from that part of the world, / and every day impious
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 2 8 ruin, / and Christ resounded in the mouths of faithful people. / / #
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 3 1 thful people. / / # / When Pepin, the famous authority, saw that th
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 3 2 Christ / was growing along with the venerable gift of faith, / he r
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 3 4 he thought it better to send the outstanding preacher / of the f
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 3 5 d the outstanding preacher / of the faith quite quickly to Rome,
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 3 6 uickly to Rome, in order that / the apostolic shepherd should con
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 3 7 bishop and highest priest in the church. / / # / The pinnacle of t
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 4 1 est priest in the church. / / # / The pinnacle of the pontificate,
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 4 2 , Peter’s most worthy heir, / the saintly Sergius then held the
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 4 4 cond to none in piety. / Before the fourth day, a vision came to
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 4 8 hastens to this city, / sent by the leader of the Franks with a g
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 4 10 nsecrate him as a bishop with the highest honour. / Let him also,
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 4 13 ter he had said these things, the angel returned to the hall of
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 5 1 ed to the hall of heaven. / / # / The blessed pope straightaway ass
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 5 2 e angelic advice, / and treated the servant of God with a kindly
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 5 5 e ordered him to be called by the fatherly name Clement; / and ha
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 5 6 d handed over to him whatever the saint wanted for himself, / pro
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 6 1 r these things had been done, the servant of the Lord / returned
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 6 2 rvant of the Lord / returned to the land of the Franks, coming st
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 6 3 ened by the highest gift, / and the whole people received him the
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 6 4 rejoicing, / desiring to drain the rivers of salvation flowing w
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 6 5 flowing with honey, / and these the splendid father freely grante
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 6 6 granted to them all, / watering the hearts of all with the heaven
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 6 7 y dew of Christ, / and wherever the pious priest came by chance, /
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 6 8 / with God’s help he plucked the pleasant fruits / of the Cathol
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 6 9 lucked the pleasant fruits / of the Catholic faith, until he had
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 6 10 led with the knowledge of God / the cities, the villages and town
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 7 1 e. / / # / Nor was he confined by the borders of the Franks, / but he
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 7 2 nks, / but he sought to scatter the seeds of the divine word furt
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 7 3 he divine word further, / among the tribes of the Frisians, who h
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 7 4 by an ancient error, / or among the Danes, a mighty ferocious peo
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 7 5 ould not then convert them to the gift of faith, indeed, / becaus
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 8 4 ed in peace, / keeping watch on the Lord’s people in those regi
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 8 5 eople in those regions, / while the door of eternal salvation was
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 8 8 ice; and when Pepin completed / the time of his present life, he
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 9 1 . / / # / And he soon nobly ruled the royal reins, / extending the bo
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 9 2 ed the royal reins, / extending the borders by conquering foreign
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 9 3 gh triumphs, and he even beat the Frisians in battle: / he drove
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 10 1 r hands . / / # / Then Willibrord the evangelical man came back, / br
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 10 2 man came back, / bringing them the words of life, and he dipped
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 10 3 ed in holy baptism / those whom the holy man had first filled wit
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 10 4 ourishing gifts of faith, / and the light had risen on a people w
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 10 5 long time / been residing in the shadow of death; the true sun
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 10 6 Christ, shone / everywhere, as the black darkness suddenly gave
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 11 1 s suddenly gave way. / / # / Then the bishop was granted a see in t
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 11 2 e in the city of Utrecht, / and the whole nation of the Frisians
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 11 3 ject to him / in order to learn the doctrines of faith from a gre
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 11 6 hed in many places, / to direct the people, to teach the words of
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 11 7 o offer baptism, to feed with the bread of heaven, / lest the peo
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 11 8 ith the bread of heaven, / lest the people go away from them star
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 11 10 or all. / This, this was always the splendid bishop’s work, / / #
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 12 1 a very great gain of souls to the Thunderer, / and that he might
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 12 2 he might go willingly to meet the Lord returning to his servant
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 12 4 is reason, he travelled round the sheep with watchful protectio
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 12 6 deserved names, / and wherever the pious preacher of salvation p
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 12 7 acher of salvation proceeded, / the grace of the high-throned one
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 12 8 e him, / granting fulfilment to the teacher’s deeds and words. /
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 13 5 poetry, / and send my reader to the prose first; / there they will
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 13 6 l already find more fully all the deeds / of the great bishop , t
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 13 7 d more fully all the deeds / of the great bishop , the learning, /
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 13 8 great bishop , the learning, / the doctrines of the master, his
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 14 1 hold, once at a certain time, the bishop, dear to God, / was tryi
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 14 3 a certain temple by himself. / The guard of the idol, seeing thi
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 14 4 med with anger, / and he struck the bishop’s head with a sharp
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 14 5 head with a sharp sword; / but the blessed man felt no wound fro
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 14 6 ns immediately wanted to kill the man, / but the gentle priest sn
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 14 7 y wanted to kill the man, / but the gentle priest snatched him fr
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 15 1 n accord. / / # / Once by chance, the venerable traveller took a tr
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 15 2 e traveller took a trip / where the nearer path led him, as well
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 15 4 hich a greedy rich man owned. / The fields’ guardian wanted to
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 15 5 out very many insults against the saint; / and he also increased
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 15 6 saint; / and he also increased the offence with dreadful deeds. /
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 15 7 ul deeds. / He turned them from the way where the public path ind
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 15 8 blic path indicated; / but soon the unhappy deceiver perished on
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 16 1 Christ’s servant. / / # / While the pious inhabitant hurried to s
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 16 2 inhabitant hurried to scatter / the divine seeds of heavenly life
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 16 3 nds, / he reached a place where the infertile type of soil by the
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 16 5 m of water could be found for the thirsty . / The holy man, desi
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 16 6 d be found for the thirsty . / The holy man, desiring to help hi
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 16 7 d them to dig a trench inside the tents. / When it was done, the
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 16 8 the tents. / When it was done, the bishop shut himself inside al
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 16 11 ited a sweet stream. / Suddenly the previously dry ground , broug
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 16 12 ht forth a spring, / from which the companions drank, and carried
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 16 13 carried with them / as much as the path they had begun through b
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 17 1 . / / # / There came by chance to the servant of God / twelve wretche
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 17 3 bread; / and when he saw them, the pious priest, moved by piety,
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 17 5 nts, bring it, / and mix it for the men: the most generous blessi
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 17 7 it enough for all of them.” / The crowd drank joyfully as much
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 17 8 much as each one wanted, / yet the flask was full of fabulous Fa
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 18 1 fabulous Falernian wine. / / # / The venerable one came as a guest
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 18 2 ain religious house. / When all the work of the church had been p
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 18 3 d a greeting had been sent in the usual way to the brothers, / he
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 18 4 he brothers, / he inspected all the seats of the holy house, / and
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 18 5 holy house, / and also entered the store-room, with a few compan
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 18 7 ontained hardly any wine, / and the servant of Christ blessed it
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 18 8 with the splendid staff / which the saintly man was always accust
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 18 9 ry in his hands. / But soon, on the following night, amazing to s
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 18 10 lowing night, amazing to say, / the lone guard staying in the bu
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 18 11 , saw the wine increase / until the barrel was full with nectar f
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 18 12 pily reported this quietly to the venerable father, / and the pio
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 18 13 to the venerable father, / and the pious bishop gave him orders
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 18 14 m orders to stay silent / until the day he died, since he did not
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 19 1 lf. / / # / There was a man among the people who was a generous hos
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 19 2 st to travellers: / quite often the outstanding bishop was accust
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 19 4 hen he came on a certain day, the man knew nothing beforehand / a
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 19 6 ot have any cups of wine, / for the dear teacher who had suddenly
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 19 7 r who had suddenly come. / When the father was aware of this, he
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 19 8 s all of moderate size, which the boys usually carried with the
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 19 10 Now quickly mix them for us: the blessing of Christ will, / I be
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 19 11 e, with kindly mercy increase the wine.” / It was done and turn
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 19 14 nions, drinking wine. / Through the gift of Christ there was enou
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 20 1 nough drink for them all. / / # / The weary servant of the Lord, wa
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 20 3 fields with heavenly showers. / The pious prelate entered the mea
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 20 5 nions. / That man began to beat the horses and force them from th
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 20 6 ce them from the meadows, / and the pious priest spoke to him wit
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 20 10 let us always be friends.” / The rich man proudly responded wi
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 20 12 refuse to drink with you.” / The bishop straightaway seized up
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 20 14 fter these words were spoken, the servant of the Lord proceeded
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 20 15 Lord proceeded willingly, / and the wicked rich man returned to h
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 20 20 omach burned, but he spat out / the drink of Bacchus, and he burn
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 20 22 octor relieve his pain, / until the wretch himself recognized his
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 20 23 suffering torments because of the words of God’s servant; / for
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 20 24 / for that reason he hoped for the return of the gracious bishop
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 20 25 eturn of the gracious bishop. / The old man came himself when the
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 20 26 e following year arrived, / and the wretch came up to him and con
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 20 27 ed his bitter punishment, / and the pious man forgave him for wha
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 20 30 long lack of appetite, / taking the cup, he swallowed a full drau
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 21 4 day and night with praises of the Lord. / Among these was a house
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 21 9 longed pain; / but they all had the same excessive terror of deat
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 21 10 or of death. / They had hope in the servant of Christ, and they s
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 21 12 ous father came and fulfilled the women’s wishes, / and their n
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 21 14 eceive them then, / but through the prayers of the saint the bitt
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 21 15 , / and they rendered praise to the Lord for their saved lives. / /
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 22 1 rd for their saved lives. / / # / The whole house of a certain fath
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 22 2 was vexed / for a long time by the rather frequent incursions of
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 22 7 ds / and cast them into flames; the dread force bore away by nigh
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 22 9 d to send it, screaming, into the burning fire, / but it was bare
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 22 12 e to purge this plague, / until the servant of God himself, summo
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 22 14 a blessed stream upon them in the name of Christ. / The prelate,
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 22 15 n them in the name of Christ. / The prelate, prescient about even
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 22 17 consumed by flames : / through the enemy: “Please do not let t
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 22 19 er to fortify it quickly from the blessed spring. / Afterwards, t
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 22 20 od’s gift you will not have the plague of the serpent, / and yo
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 22 22 , everything was fulfilled in the father’s stated sequence. / F
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 22 23 hen on, no such trial touched the house, / but its inhabitant rem
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 23 2 d future events before, / which the subsequent unfolding of event
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 23 3 proved true; / and at this time the son of Duke Charles Pepin by
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 23 5 er wished, / and concerning him the prophet predicted the followi
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 23 6 hall be more exalted than all the other / dukes of the Franks who
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 23 7 d than all the other / dukes of the Franks whom the long ages hav
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 23 10 ighty victories.” / It is not the task of our verses to point o
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 23 11 ted in true speech throughout the whole world. / / # / That man of
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 24 3 ed, / pious in heart, gentle to the humble and harsh to the proud
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 24 4 to the proud, / a comforter to the wretched, poor to himself but
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 24 5 fter he had been perfected in the deserved years of his life, / t
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 24 6 e deserved years of his life, / the pious priest completed eight
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 24 8 hen indeed, eight days before / the Ides of November, he passed o
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 24 9 of heaven, / and was joined to the angelic throngs, blessed alwa
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 25 1 avenly hymns without end. / / # / The brothers took care to bury hi
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 25 3 h great honour of praise. / But the sarcophagus in which the brot
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 25 4 y the body, / was too short for the body of the father. / They beca
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 25 6 d, but amazing to say / behold, the stone of the coffin suddenly
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 25 7 etch, / and it fitted itself to the shape of the blessed body. / / #
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 26 1 of the blessed body. / / # / Amid the burial rites the fragrance of
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 26 2 ce of a wondrous odour / filled the whole church with ambrosial n
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 26 4 n angelic company had come / to the blessed father’s funeral wi
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 27 3 previously built in praise of the Lord, / in which God will produ
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 27 5 vation even till now. / Many of the sick are healed through with
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 27 6 t usually sends light towards the body of the mighty bishop. / Ch
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 27 9 o away glad, set free through the gift of Christ. / / # / In the pl
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 28 1 gh the gift of Christ. / / # / In the place where the sacred bed of
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 28 3 seems to shine, / because here the spirit of the bishop, leaving
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 28 4 he prison of the flesh, / seeks the high stars by his living meri
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 28 5 eternal light with Christ and the saints, / as the light, which i
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 28 6 ith Christ and the saints, / as the light, which is frequently se
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 29 3 truly sweeter than any spice: / the truth of this is proved by ma
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 29 7 y relics, / ones most worthy of the merits of so great a father? /
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 29 10 ous heart in that place / where the outstanding father rests with
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 30 5 he was carried and lay before the body of God’s saint, / pourin
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 30 8 er to hope for health / through the servant of Christ, and that v
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 30 12 ll her bones and sinews. / Soon the woman arose restored in her w
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 30 14 ing had been carried there in the arms of another. / / # / Behold,
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 31 3 ck to his bones, / and likewise the limbs of his afflicted body t
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 31 8 brought by friendly hands, to the church / in which the pious lim
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 31 9 hands, to the church / in which the pious limbs of the mighty bis
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 31 11 for his health. / Straightaway the grace of compassionate Christ
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 31 13 ran throughout his limbs: / and the flexible arrangement of sinew
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 31 14 d force and vigour crept into the bones throughout the marrow. /
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 31 19 thanks to omnipotent God / for the gifts of health; praise be to
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 32 1 re was a young , a servant of the altar with a corrupt mind, / an
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 32 2 t mind, / and he secretly stole the gifts of a holy temple: / also
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 32 4 en in a cruel theft, / one that the servant of Christ used to car
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 32 5 used to carry with him, / when the pious traveller took a trip,
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 32 6 his companion, / on account of the many relics which he had plac
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 32 7 e had placed inside it. / Soon, the wicked perpetrator of crime s
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 32 8 st vengeance followed on from the unspeakable sin, / and the unha
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 32 9 from the unspeakable sin, / and the unhappy man perished, destroy
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 32 10 y a cruel pestilence,. / But at the point of death he revealed th
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 32 13 grew, alongside praise, / among the brothers and the people, when
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 33 4 e Britain was his mother, / and the fatherland of the Irish was h
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 33 6 his buried limbs right up to the present day. / His father Wilgi
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 33 13 forth. / There was a man among the people called Wilgils, by nam
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 33 15 in morals, well loved by all the people, / one for whom a chaste
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 5 little by little, to fill out the horns, / until the light beamed
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 6 to fill out the horns, / until the light beamed before her in a
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 9 beaming light. / On waking from the dream, the woman retraced the
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 12 certain priest, / whose life in the church had been approved. / Whe
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 13 hurch had been approved. / When the aforementioned priest weighed
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 14 his heart, / and he understood the visions from above by means o
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 15 eans of new material. / At last the prophet responded to the woma
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 17 ful speech: / “Woman, you saw the small moon grow, / and you saw
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 18 small moon grow, / and you saw the whole of the horns filled wit
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 20 e bringing forth new light in the whole world. / A small little i
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 26 held, / he will illuminate with the celestial light of highest he
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 27 / All things came to pass in the order that the prophet had sa
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 28 hat the prophet had said, / and the outcome of events proved the
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 30 m, / his father placed upon him the name Willibrord. / His life, fa
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 33 n outlined in my verses. / Soon the splendid father abandoned the
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 39 r every good deed. / After this the sacred servant pursued greate
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 40 nd, / and desired to walk alone the road of contemplation. / He beg
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 41 ntemplation. / He began between the headlands of the wave-soundin
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 44 enly flowers / and be free from the evil worries of the world. / Th
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 45 orld. / This man passed through the remainder of his lifetime alo
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 47 y and by night; / he endured to the end very many battles with th
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 51 rvant, / and a certain grace of the compassionate Christ / performe
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 55 her it was to be placed above the rooftops / so that it might sca
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 59 s enough to know just this of the father’s life, / which always
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 60 always and everywhere pleased the high-throned one more. / The li
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 61 ed the high-throned one more. / The life of God’s servant provi
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 62 ny people, / and was witness of the inclination of his heart. / Kin
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 63 d this servant of Christ, and the whole people / throughout his h
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 71 e. / His happy spirit passed to the heavenly hall, / and took posse
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 72 oys without end together with the saints, . / The brothers took c
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 73 d together with the saints, . / The brothers took care to bury hi
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 74 been built and stood next to the sea-shore, / and shines consecr
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 75 / and shines consecrated with the glory of your name, / virgin Ma
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 79 always potent in honour. / You, the life of the world, the joy fo
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 80 d, the joy for all centuries, / the king of heaven, the Lord and
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 81 the Lord and God, / you bore in the shelter of your womb, eternal
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 34 83 p us by your prayers! / Alcuin, the unlearned songster, has sung
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 1 2 e celebrated there flourishes the glory of a new church, / which
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 1 3 a new church, / which signals the bright banners of a sacred vi
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 1 4 ictory; / here Peter and Paul, the lights of the murky world, / o
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 1 5 tstanding fathers who control the reins of people, / are acclaim
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 1 6 laimed with frequent songs in the holy hall. / Ethereal key-bear
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 1 7 ey-bearer, you who throw open the portal to the skies, / unlocki
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 1 8 rtal to the skies, / unlocking the shining realms of the Thunder
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 1 9 eavens: / listen mercifully to the petitions of people praying,
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 1 11 h irrigating streams; / accept the sighs of those bewailing comm
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 1 12 burning prayers are scorching the evils of life! / And you, the
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 1 13 the evils of life! / And you, the greatest teacher, who were su
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 1 16 nged, Paul: / you began to see the bright light after the shadow
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 1 17 hrow open now kindly ears to the voices of those praying / and
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 1 18 raying / and as a protector to the fearful, together with Peter,
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 1 19 hand / who frequent and visit the sacred threshold of the churc
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 1 21 lowing from liberal piety and the heavenly font: / which shall n
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 2 2 still for worthy folks. / / # 2 / The protection of Mary guards thi
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 2 3 hall of the Lord: / and to her the heights of new church are con
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 2 5 se up with sacred victories. / The honour of the scared mother i
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 2 6 in this church, / who produced the true light from the light of
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 2 9 rgin mother: / hear mercifully the petitions of people praying,
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 2 11 ms / and, on bended leg, pound the earth with their knees, / whil
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 2 13 f their tears / and obliterate the evils of life with frequent p
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 2 15 from her womb a King to save the ages, / who alone rightly cont
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 2 16 , / who alone rightly controls the ruling of the world, / just as
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 2 18 d from angelic speech, / after the high-throned father had sent
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 2 19 he stars. / She it was she whom the outstanding prophet described
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 2 20 e once ruled in richness over the fields of Jerusalem: / a garde
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 2 23 a quivering dove. / And to her the prescient messenger spoke: / b
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 2 24 u will beget an offspring for the ages / and as a mother about t
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 2 26 will produce an infant; / may the son of the high-throned one b
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 2 27 called blessed for all time! / The most sainted spirit will come
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 2 29 refuge for your heart; / it is the father’s lofty might that w
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 2 30 / And after this had been said the mother’s innards grew swoll
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 2 31 hild / who, once born, delivers the world from its wretched stain
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 3 king was erected : / by Bugga, the noble daughter of King Centwi
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 4 / who previously rightly ruled the kingdom of the West Saxons / u
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 5 Saxons / until, setting aside the summits of the present realm,
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 6 present realm, / he abandoned the world’s wealth and the cont
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 9 / Then he set out to seek out the sacred life / while he left hi
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 10 e he left his own kingdom for the name of Christ; / and nonethel
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 15 a holy cell. / Then he sought the heavenly citadels through his
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 16 ndent merits, / and was led to the summits of heaven by angelic
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 17 y angelic throngs; / joined to the citizens of heaven he rejoice
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 19 a powerful keeper and heir of the realm. / But, soon abandoning
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 20 realm. / But, soon abandoning the kingdom and power of the worl
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 21 er of the world, / he ploughed the surging waters with a curved
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 22 a curved keel / and traversed the watery plains of the sea by o
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 23 ry plains of the sea by oar. / The chilly sails crackled in the
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 24 led in the windy gusts / until the barque struck the shore with
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 25 ntried prow; / then he crossed the stormy Alps on foot, / hemmed
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 27 y stacks and mountain peaks. / The clemency of Rome rejoiced in
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 28 in his arrival; / and likewise the clergy of the church in Rome
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 29 ch in Rome were gladdened / as the fortunate man deserved to be
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 30 the waters of baptism. / After the baptismal robes, then, overta
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 32 eath in mortal life, / seeking the lofty realms of the heavenly
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 33 heavenly skies, / ascending to the bright peak of starry Olympus
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 36 , / a third ruler here took up the splendid reign, / and folk acc
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 37 n, / and folk acclaim him with the proper name of Ine; / and he n
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 38 ; / and he now duly rules over the kingdom of the Saxons. / Durin
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 39 ons. / During his reign Bugga, the humble servant of Christ, / bu
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 42 e; / moreover, she consecrated the apse to an altar for the virg
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 45 s in turn to Christ our God! / The months unfold with their succ
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 47 quence: / may antiphons strike the ear with sweet harmonies / and
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 48 ear with sweet harmonies / and the singing of psalms ring out fr
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 49 ng out from twin choirs; / may the articulate voice of the prece
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 51 song! / Brothers, let us praise the Thunderer with concordant voi
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 52 th concordant voice, / and let the throng of nuns call out likew
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 54 / and responds appropriate to the feast-days beneath the vaulti
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 55 ting of the church, / uttering the melodies with the frequent ac
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 56 / and let us strive to strain the lyre with its ten strings, / j
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 57 ith its ten strings, / just as the psalmist urges us to pluck wi
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 58 s. / Let every one of us adorn the new temple with their voice,
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 59 male or female reader unfold the sacred volumes. / That very day
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 60 umes. / That very day, on which the feast-day of the temple shone
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 61 ast-day of the temple shone, / the Virgin Mary consecrated with
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 62 secrated with her own birth, / the day which the month of August
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 63 urning Sextilis is divided in the middle of its rotation. / It r
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 64 rotation. / It restores again the joys in our hearts / when the
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 65 the joys in our hearts / when the solemn feast-day of Mary retu
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 66 returns in its sequence, / and the venerable altars are ablaze w
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 68 ith gentle light inside / when the sun happens to shine through
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 69 ading its clear light through the rectangular temple. / There ar
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 70 re are very many ornaments in the new chapel: / a golden cloth g
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 72 fers a beautiful covering for the sacred altar. / And a golden c
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 77 ife, / for we are nourished by the body and sacred blood of Chri
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 78 ood of Christ. / Here glistens the metal sheet of the cross made
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 79 made from tawny gold / and with the metal likewise adorned with s
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 83 ll breathe out ambrosia / when the priests are told to offer mas
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 84 t bright glory be declared to the unbegotten father, / and let g
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 3 85 t glory be offered no less to the begotten son, / and may the Ho
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.1 1 to the begotten son, / and may the Holy Ghost receive comparable
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.1 2 1 / Peter crowns this apse with the destiny of the saints, / the c
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.1 3 h the destiny of the saints, / the celestial key-bearer who thro
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.1 4 opens the gateway to heaven / the doorkeeper unlocking the thre
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.1 5 s twofold teaching throughout the world, / and it stands rightly
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.1 7 n in two books / which capture the precepts of Christ with an op
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.1 11 s bands of men / snatched from the whirlpool of the world to the
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.1 12 o the eternal realm, / just as the saviour promised with a true
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.1 14 ed boat. / And he trod on foot the blue waters of the shining de
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.1 15 ers of the shining deep: / but the sea did not swallow up the on
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.1 16 in its swelling waves / since the right hand of Christ quietene
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.1 18 ealed, they returned again to the light of life / even though th
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.1 19 h they had previously crossed the threshold of black death. / He
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.1 20 ck death. / He too, relying on the power of God, restored a man
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.1 23 urs / had by chance carried to the temple, to walk on healed fee
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.1 25 le who concealed / with deceit the unspeakable price of an estat
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.1 26 / Moreover, he purged entirely the magical deceptions / of the fa
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.1 27 ly the magical deceptions / of the false Simon [Magus], forcing
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.1 28 nto dark shadows / and freeing the Roman people from ancient err
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.1 29 ror. / For [Simon] had climbed the very lofty top of a new tower
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.1 31 he set off to fly; / but soon the villainous glutton, abandonin
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.1 32 iry breezes, / smashed flat on the ground, with shattered bones;
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.1 34 e to Peter. / And he, fixed on the cross rejoicing, underwent to
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.1 36 s of a cruel sword. / And God, the omnipotent judge, carried Pet
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.2 1 rned with eternal triumphs to the heights of heaven. / / # 4.2 / Sau
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.2 5 from him a holy crop grew in the furrow of the world. / And God
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.2 6 n to him, an unbeliever, from the citadel of heaven: / why do yo
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.2 8 submerged day and night under the surging the sea, / he deserved
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.2 10 / snatched up, he ascended to the third peak of heaven, / and wi
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.2 11 en, / and with his mind he saw the splendid gatherings of the sk
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.2 12 endid gatherings of the sky. / The impudent sorceress called out
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.2 13 ice; / but after Paul purified the girl the spirit departed, / an
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.2 15 youthful boy who was entering the abodes of death, / as his spir
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.2 17 d did he not rightly deprives the sorcerer of both his eyes, / s
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.2 20 fate had formerly deprived of the ability to walk. / So too, wit
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.2 21 bility to walk. / So too, with the Lord providing a remedy, he q
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.2 25 piously piling a brushwood on the fire / so that he might drive
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.2 26 e / so that he might drive out the wintry clouds with its heat / a
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.2 28 fangs; / but Paul did not feel the chilly poison in the wound, /
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.2 29 poison in the wound, / nor was the fierce venom able to harm the
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.2 30 the saint; / finally he flung the snake, covered with its scaly
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.2 31 ts scaly skin, / straight into the black flames, to be burnt. / A
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.2 32 urnt. / After he had completed the course of this transitory lif
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.2 34 artyrdom with red blood, / and the purple gore ran in a stream f
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.2 36 etheless, his spirit ascended the lofty citadels, / led through
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.3 1 lofty citadels, / led through the cloudy skies by angelic hosts
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.3 2 c hosts. / / # 4.3 / Here likewise the church will be protected by t
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.3 5 ly flesh. / God, walking along the shore of the sea, engaged him
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.3 6 authority, as he was crossing the waters of the sea in a small
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.3 7 aightaway Andrew, inspired by the voice of the Thunderer, / had
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.3 8 the Thunderer, / had faith in the eternal king, the saviour of
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.3 11 han speech. / Who can tally up the towns with their populous cro
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.3 13 ed believing hearts to Christ the King? / Indeed he made atoneme
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.3 15 he was hanged as a martyr on the spreading stock of the cross;
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.3 16 ck of the cross; / he finished the last breath of the mortal lif
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.4 3 by an ageing father, / defends the lofty temple with its holy ro
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.4 4 y Christ was calling him from the shore of the sea, / he left hi
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.4 5 left his own father behind in the curved boat. / James was the f
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.4 6 n the curved boat. / James was the first to convert the Spanish
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.4 7 verting with his divine words the barbarian hordes; / having bee
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.4 9 ey worshipped for a long time / the ancient rites and ghastly shr
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.4 10 of the dreadful demon. / Here the amazing apostle performed ver
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.4 12 uly written in square tomes. / The savage tyrant Herod, a tetrar
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.4 14 e was struck by a sword. / But the lofty Father, who rightly lea
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.5 1 s to triumph, / carried him to the celestial citadels, with his
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.5 2 his merits shining. / / # 4.5 / In the meantime, no less was the vir
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.5 4 behind with his ageing father the curved boat , / containing the
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.5 5 the curved boat , / containing the watery catch from the sea in
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.5 6 reviously used to sweep along the blue waters with seaweedy oar
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.5 7 aving snares for fish beneath the surface of the sea; / but when
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.5 8 en Christ called him, he left the waters struggling against the
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.5 9 ggling against the shore / and the net-bearing boat, and, togeth
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.5 10 ear brother, / he too followed the Lord who reigns in the citade
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.5 11 the citadel of heaven. / He was the outstanding disciple of Chris
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.5 12 hrist the King, / ahead of all the others, adored with great lov
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.5 13 ers, adored with great love. / The ruler who ruled the realms of
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.5 14 le, carried by a ferry across the seas. / Set in that place, as
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.5 17 parchment and read throughout the world. / This aforesaid apostl
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.5 19 t to receive his rewards when the battle-trumpet blares / as the
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.6 1 the battle-trumpet blares / as the last days pass away with form
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.6 2 4.6 / Here Thomas, who acquired the Greek name Didymus, / keeps th
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.6 3 he Greek name Didymus, / keeps the holy church with its patched
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.6 4 ng. / And he, after he touched the wounds made by the cruel spea
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.6 5 l spear, / believed at once in the King who is the saviour of th
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.6 8 ief / in his doubtful heart as the redeemer, rising from death,
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.6 9 mer, rising from death, / left the secret chaos of hell accompan
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.6 10 d by a mighty multitude. / But the red scar soon converted the d
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.6 11 erted the doubtful one / after the disciple touched the slight w
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.6 12 of a savage blade, / as Christ the peace-bringing saviour entere
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.6 14 l crowd was hiding. / Therefore the venerable offspring of the Th
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.6 16 splendid success, / to convert the peoples of the orient with ho
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.6 18 s, / having been instructed by the stupid teachings of its ancie
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.6 19 nt parents; / but it confessed the faith when Thomas won its sal
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.6 20 lieved in Christ, who governs the kingdom of heaven. / Accordingl
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.6 21 m of heaven. / Accordingly when the time of this present life was
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.6 25 t to receive his rewards when the earth gapes open of its own a
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.7 3 unt / and was strengthened by the blessed name Christ’s cousi
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.7 5 from out of highest Olympus. / The Jewish people , raging in per
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.7 6 club, after he was shoved off the battlements of the church, / b
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.7 7 church, / because, climbing to the roof of the temple, the pries
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.7 8 iest used to preach / Christ to the people in frequent speech. / A
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.7 11 , / striking with bended knees the pavement of the church. / He s
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.7 12 nt of the church. / He scorned the woollen covering of a shaggy
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.7 14 despising fragrant balsam for the body, / he entirely avoided th
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.7 15 he body, / he entirely avoided the splendour of the baths in tho
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.7 16 s in thought. / He did not cut the curls of his head with iron s
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.7 17 ors, / nor did any razor shave the down of facial hair from his
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.7 18 from his cheeks. / So great was the fame of his powers was so gre
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.7 20 cruel death, / there occurred the destruction of Jerusalem and
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.7 22 s father too, who was born in the Roman citadel, / laid siege to
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.7 23 Roman citadel, / laid siege to the spacious city with armed sold
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.7 24 amine consumed with slaughter the crowds / hemmed in by ramparts
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.7 25 ramparts and enclosed within the prison of the city walls. / It
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.7 28 spits; / when he was cooked on the flames, the cruel mother bega
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.7 29 to eat him, / utterly breaking the laws of human nature: / I shud
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.7 30 ature: / I shudder to speak of the lad’s cruel death. / In this
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.7 31 cruel death. / In this way did the vengeance of the Cross punish
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.7 32 ruction; / in this way too did the martyrdom of James punish the
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.7 34 died all at once / throughout the wretched city with its inhabi
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.7 36 y here and there, / those whom the rigid blade of iron spared, n
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.8 1 d, / and escaped death through the scanty rations of starvation.
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.8 4 th sacred teaching, he taught the barbarous hordes / throughout
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.8 5 Scythia to believe in Christ, the saviour of the ages. / They la
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.8 6 paralyzed for a long time in the dread shadow of death, / denyi
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.8 7 ead shadow of death, / denying the creator of light in their dar
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.8 9 n, / until their ears embraced the apostolic preaching. / But loo
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.8 10 reaching. / But looking out on the bright light of the perpetual
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.8 12 mersed in holy water, / purging the stain of sin in the fountain
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.8 16 s to Christ / when it received the splendid words of the preachi
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.8 17 preaching disciple. / Thus did the blessed man convert the realm
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.9 1 h through fatal destiny; / and the altar consecrated to him will
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.9 2 4.9 / Expansive India stands as the last of the lands of the eart
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.9 3 the lands of the earth, / which the writings in books separate in
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.9 5 s. / But Bartholomew destroyed the unsaintly sanctuaries, / right
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.9 6 anctuaries, / rightly smashing the images of ancient gods. / A th
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.9 7 he images of ancient gods. / A the Hebrew language in foreign sp
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.9 8 in foreign speech names him / the offspring of one suspending t
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.9 10 rainy drops, / which signifies the noble doctrine of boundless h
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.9 11 rine of boundless heaven, / as the poet once sang in a verse of
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.9 12 verse of the Psalms: / behold the dark water drips from the clo
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.9 13 ter these events he purchased the bloody garland of martyrdom /
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.9 14 f martyrdom / and, marked with the stigma of Christ, he follows
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.10 1 st, he follows the Lord; / and the altar venerated for him will
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.10 2 4.10 / Matthew, in writing down the outstanding teaching of salva
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.10 5 ngs now make known throughout the tripartite world. / The River
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.10 6 ughout the tripartite world. / The River Fison, flowing forth fr
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.10 7 nt of Paradise / and revealing the hidden mysteries of things, m
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.10 8 , marvellously betokens him. / The saviour properly signifies th
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.10 10 old channels / just as once at the beginning of the nascent worl
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.10 11 lear rivers flowed throughout the wide earth, / which irrigated
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.10 13 s and crystal-clear moisture / the red flowers and the flourishi
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.10 14 on the soil: / in this way did the teaching of God flow from the
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.10 16 th its holy springs. / Matthew, the true writer, once expressed i
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.10 17 A prophet of God, filled with the Holy Spirit, / once saw him to
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.10 19 s, / because he had tallied up the forebears and ancestors of Ch
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.10 20 cestors of Christ, / from whom the saviour had taken on the crad
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.11 1 flesh in this world removing the guilt of sins. / / # 4.11 / Simon
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.11 2 guilt of sins. / / # 4.11 / Simon the zealot, the same man who was
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.11 3 lso a Canaanite, / made use of the name of Peter among the apost
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.11 5 rine / so that they might seek the lofty kingdom by a heavenly p
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.11 7 eserved in this church / until the sky and the earth and the str
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.11 8 he sea come to nothing / up to the moment when the ages flicker
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.11 9 ker in the final sparks, / and the mass of the earth, the mounta
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.11 10 and the hills dissolve, / and the structure of creation melts l
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.12 1 th flame crackling throughout the world. / / # 4.12 / Thaddeus, the
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.12 2 the world. / / # 4.12 / Thaddeus, the last, concludes the holy numb
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.12 5 and to Abgar, / who once ruled the realm of the kingdom, / after
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.12 6 om, / after [Christ] condemned the tyrant of Tartarus to death /
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.12 7 h / and emerged rejoicing from the dark caves of hell; / thereupo
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.12 9 man is also commonly known by the name of Jude; / his praises ar
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.12 10 his praises are celebrated in the present building. / He produced
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.12 12 bringing forth from his mouth the ancient words / which the prop
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.12 13 outh the ancient words / which the prophet Enoch had written dow
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.12 14 own in ancient times, / before the greedy Flood had punished the
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.12 15 h its waves, / saying: behold, the Lord comes with his holy thou
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.12 16 ement on all those inhabiting the earth. / He calls them clouds
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.12 22 ing surges of waves, / calling the guilty wandering stars of hea
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.12 24 his holy teachings, converted the savage races / and barbarous r
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.12 25 aces / and barbarous realms of the Pontus to the Lord. / His body
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.12 27 n death / to be resurrected at the end of ordained time; / but hi
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.13 1 his spirit nevertheless roams the heavenly citadels. / / # 4.13 / No
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.13 2 / / # 4.13 / Now I have put forth the twelve names of the fathers /
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.13 3 names of the fathers / by whom the world was converted and belie
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.13 5 at they may mercifully reduce the weight of my sins / and, grant
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.13 6 ting forgiveness, may absolve the iniquities I have committed / t
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.13 7 niquities I have committed / to the end that, strengthened by div
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 5 1 divine grace, / I may enter as the last into rest, with Christ r
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 5 3 e is said to have been one of the seventy / of the Lord’s disc
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 5 4 e been one of the seventy / of the Lord’s disciples who taught
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 5 7 ived by a wicked trick, / lost the lofty peak of his apostolic g
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 5 9 ul entrails / when he burst in the middle as he hung from a high
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 5 10 om a high noose: / he had sold the Lord of light who redeems the
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 5 12 ason Matthias, having spurned the wicked thief, / trusting in th
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 5 13 he wicked thief, / trusting in the Lord made up the same number:
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 7 ng turf or flourishing grass, / the mighty elements and the missh
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 8 isshapen masses / shake beneath the heavenly dome of the vaulted
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 9 ome of the vaulted sky, / while the structure of the world trembl
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 11 arose, / a storm was battering the earth as devastation began to
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 12 ion began to disturb it, / once the winds, having shattered their
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 13 aints, began to go berserk in the world. / Then, having gained
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 17 er, viciously sweeping across the ground furiously, / frenzied in
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 18 gusts, began to approach from the direction / from where the blaz
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 19 from the direction / from where the blazing lamps of Titan set, / a
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 21 for some inglorious victory, / the disrupted earth began to trem
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 23 disturbed at once. / Nor did the raindrops begin to moisten ge
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 24 ut menacingly / began to drench the circuit of the earth with dri
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 25 with dripping showers. / When the rivers were flooded with exce
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 26 flooded with excessive rain, / the whirlwind began to pound the
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 28 ck clouds on high. / Nor were the heights of heaven free from t
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 31 e and dread clouds. / So with the order of things disturbed, th
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 32 gs disturbed, the Godhead / of the sister of Phoebus grows dark,
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 33 her brilliant light; / nor was the light-bearing, flame-wearing,
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 36 , as if by a dusky dimness. / The most splendid circuits of the
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 37 ar do not plainly appear / from the north-western region of the N
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 38 keeping its course; / likewise the splendid sequence of the Plei
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 40 s: / these stars climb through the skies from the direction of t
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 41 ion of the rising sun. / Then the gleaming scales of Libra, wit
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 42 nced pans, began to grow dim; / The cycle of the zodiac is darken
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 46 ming as it usually did, / Since the blackest coverings of cloud o
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 47 ing flashes widely throughout the heights of heaven, / when their
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 49 points spew forth pale fire, / the origin of which derives from
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 50 clashing clouds. / Likewise, the blue sea-waves are piled up o
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 51 iled up on the shingle, / where the assault and aggression of the
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 52 e winds assails. / Throughout the paths of the sea the salty pl
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 53 ty plains were foaming, / while the undulating swell began to boi
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 54 boil with wintry waves; / when the ocean with its mighty bulk an
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 55 ge flood-tides / began to pound the promontories with victory at
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 56 ictory at hand: / in such a way the sea began to swell with savag
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 57 inds / forced by blasts against the rocky shores. / What shall I
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 58 shores. / What shall I say of the mighty works of the one thron
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 61 appear in a manifest miracle: / the mercy of Christ shining throu
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 62 h these recent events! / Then the fourth cockcrow, as if it wer
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 65 g to each other, / we celebrate the melody of Matins and the psal
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 66 e Divine Office: / listen, with the blast the pillars suddenly be
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 67 e from their foundations; / all the beams, together with the vast
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 68 e, buffeted from all sides of the hall. / Amidst these massive
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 71 gns of momentous events: that the wooden panelling of the roof /
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 73 d smashings. / Then, finally, the congregation, abandoning the
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 74 hresholds at a run, / heads for the door of the church, while dis
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 75 nt danger is deterred through the assistance of the Mother. / S
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 76 the Mother. / Some, escaping the crisis in twin leaps / through
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 77 crisis in twin leaps / through the sloping and slippery aspects
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 78 y / began to fear mightily that the building would be shattered b
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 79 ered by the crash. / Yet when the black darkness and obscurity
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 80 d their cloak was fading with the rising brightness of dawn, / af
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 81 ing brightness of dawn, / after the dark blackness was divided li
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 82 keness of death, / then, seeing the rafter-fragments scattered fr
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 83 he church, / I say: ‘Listen: the dread display of last night i
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 84 st night is now clear! / See: the heights of the house fell rig
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 85 o the foundations, / where once the purest sweet delights would b
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 86 ould be undertaken. / Listen, the sunny coverings of the leafy
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 87 leafy broom / are driven from the walls by the battering-rams o
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 88 g-rams of the blasts. / Alas, the roofs’ coverings are laid f
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 89 id flat in the street. / See, the thatch crashes from on high,
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 91 used violations. / And unless the solemn feast-day of Saint Pau
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 92 of Saint Paul / was protecting the trembling hearts of the terri
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 93 en struck with lightning once the roof was shattered, / just as t
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 94 e roof was shattered, / just as the evangelical words of the thre
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 95 / make plain that fragments of the tower viciously broke / twice
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 99 ho remains immortal! / Glory to the unbegotten God and to the beg
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 100 ing heaven forever along with the Holy Ghost!
ALDHELM.CarmVirg Praefatio 2 claim chaste recruits / and let the virgin receive praise from th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg Praefatio 3 the four cardinal points! / Let the threefold God on high, who mi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg Praefatio 4 o mightily created the world, / the ruler of the earth, ruling in
ALDHELM.CarmVirg Praefatio 6 rthy me peace in heaven / among the saints whom I praise right he
ALDHELM.CarmVirg Praefatio 7 I praise right here in verse. / The high-throned judge, who maint
ALDHELM.CarmVirg Praefatio 8 ted to them to ascend through the cloudless threshold / among the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg Praefatio 9 the cloudless threshold / among the ranks of saints, who with per
ALDHELM.CarmVirg Praefatio 10 petual praise / rightly glorify the Thunderer governing his kingd
ALDHELM.CarmVirg Praefatio 11 ing all, shaper, and maker of the world, / confer on us wretches
ALDHELM.CarmVirg Praefatio 14 r protecting right hand touch the needy, / lest the deceitful des
ALDHELM.CarmVirg Praefatio 15 ht hand touch the needy, / lest the deceitful despoiler be able t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg Praefatio 16 s’ threshold, / or to mislead the saints with a show of transgr
ALDHELM.CarmVirg Praefatio 17 ow of transgressions; / or lest the devious thief thrust down int
ALDHELM.CarmVirg Praefatio 18 e dark pit / those whom Christ, the founder, protects from loftie
ALDHELM.CarmVirg Praefatio 19 watching over his fold, lest the ranting robber / ravaging the r
ALDHELM.CarmVirg Praefatio 20 t the ranting robber / ravaging the royal folds be able to say
ALDHELM.CarmVirg Praefatio 21 y ‘puppup’ twice, / but may the guard defend all the sheepfol
ALDHELM.CarmVirg Praefatio 25 sting light from light, / which the prophets call Titan in holy i
ALDHELM.CarmVirg Praefatio 26 s from high heaven throughout the world / and whose lightning lik
ALDHELM.CarmVirg Praefatio 27 hose lightning likewise fills the skies with coruscation: / the o
ALDHELM.CarmVirg Praefatio 28 s the skies with coruscation: / the one called King of Kings and
ALDHELM.CarmVirg Praefatio 31 s can encompass him, / nor does the ship-bearing sea enclose him
ALDHELM.CarmVirg Praefatio 32 m with its foaming surge, / nor the girdles of the universe, whic
ALDHELM.CarmVirg Praefatio 33 n the high heavens. / But it is the lives of the famous, who thri
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1 / Almighty Father, governing the world with your say-so, / you w
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2 your say-so, / you who sets up the shining heights of the starry
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 3 the starry sky, / also shaping the earth’s foundations with yo
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 4 with your word; / you who paint the pale greenery with rosy bloom
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 5 osy bloom, / and also hold back the sapphire surface of the wave-
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 6 p / lest they are able to drown the lands’ shores in their stre
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 7 n their streams, / but instead, the rocky obstacles may break the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 8 swollen waves; / who will water the crops of the ploughed fields
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 9 h a cooling spring / and swells the corn’s husks with cloudy sh
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 10 h cloudy showers, / who removes the earth’s hiding places throu
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 11 s to say that Titan decorates the day and Cynthia the night), / w
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 12 ynthia the night), / who adorns the oceanic fields with fat fish /
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 13 sh / forming scaly squadrons in the grey flood; / likewise filling
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 14 grey flood; / likewise filling the clear air with swiftly-flying
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 16 ith their beaks, / and proclaim the creator with varied voices; / y
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 18 y verse / I may be able to sing the famed deeds of saints of old,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 19 previously my writing praised the chaste in prose. / So now let h
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 21 p their praise, / as I remember the previous sequence of my book
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 22 ttle book once proclaimed, in the keeping of a promise. / I do
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 23 k for verses and phrases from the rustic Muses, / nor do I seek s
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 24 o I seek songs in metres from the Castalian nymphs / who, they sa
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 25 an nymphs / who, they say, keep the lofty peak of Helicon; / nor do
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 31 trive to stir through prayers the Thunderer, / who confers upon u
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 32 hunderer, / who confers upon us the revelations of the gentle Wor
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 33 entle Word / I seek a word from the Word: this is what the psalmi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 34 psalmist sang, / engendered in the Father’s heart, that which
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 35 ich is his only Son, / by which the Father Almighty created all t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 36 hroughout the world. / So may the kindly spirit of the Father a
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 38 id to a frail servant. / For in the godhead there is remaining a
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 39 emaining a single essence; / in the godhead there also remain a t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 40 remain a threefold existence. / The peculiarity may therefore be
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 41 ved in a triple name, / but let the majesty power be spoken of in
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 43 ve in a triple personage, / but the nature of God, the outstandin
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 44 / by ruling as one manages all the ages. / Behold, let the promi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 45 s all the ages. / Behold, let the promised songs be inscribed i
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 46 e inscribed in new verse! / Let the chattering page issue forth v
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 47 orth virginal praise, / and let the clauses and phrases of the ve
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 48 roceed on threefold feet: / let the dactyl run on except at the e
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 49 at the end of verses, / but let the spondee’s syllable stay awa
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 50 e fifth part; / in this way let the final writing of a trochee fi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 51 trochee finish off the verse, / the one that, always last, is hap
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 52 t to the end. / In this way let the metrical inscriptions proceed
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 54 e difficult for you / who relax the laws of nature with frequent
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 55 re with frequent changes. / For the monuments of ancient books be
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 56 ks bear witness to us novices / the little ass speaking with huma
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 57 ss speaking with human voice, / the one that previously used to p
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 58 when a prophet about to curse the people wanted to proceed / and
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 59 wanted to proceed / and lay low the innocent ass with darts of wo
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 64 no purpose no one lets loose the strumming of speech / or plays
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 65 h / or plays songs to Christ on the harp’s strings in songs. / Bu
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 66 But if indeed, anyone rejects the songs of the lyre’s chords /
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 67 omething better than to pluck the chords with a plectrum / with w
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 68 ds with a plectrum / with which the pious Psalmist once accompani
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 69 e psalms, / and is keen to feed the mind with a mighty melody / and
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 71 m song, / let that man, hearing the greatest instruments / with a t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 74 es! / Who could properly know the mysteries of things / or recogn
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 76 rough cunning reason , / unless the searing coal or the burning p
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 77 burning pebble, taken up , / in the altar’s tongs should cleans
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 78 should cleanse shameful lips? / The coal with which the Seraphim
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 80 vedly with heavenly kindling, / the excellent doctor unfastens th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 81 locks of the word, / and with the torches of Scripture burnt up
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 83 earth-dwelling hordes towards the kingdom of heaven. / There is
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 84 a threefold distinction among the human race / that now lives thr
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 85 ace / that now lives throughout the tripartite parts of the world
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 86 strives on earth to purchase the Thunderer’s kingdom: / finall
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 89 aw, / and endeavour through all the striving of their minds / to ke
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 91 category and second degree of the chaste, / who, after having bee
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 93 ried spurn marriage and sever / the restraints of luxury granted
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 94 xury granted them, / abandoning the shocking associations of impu
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 96 ste practices / when they break the bonds of the marriage-bed to
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 98 hose / whose excellence exceeds the customs spoken of above. / Vi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 99 e. / Virginity, stamping down the false frivolities of the worl
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 100 world’s excess, / appears at the highest pinnacle of the virtu
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 101 irtues, / since it may stand as the most chaste sister of angelic
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 102 ster of angelic life: / in whom the world’s beguiling wantonnes
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 103 oes not hold sway, / but rather the spirit strives to control the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 105 , / and, in overcoming, shatter the enormous crime of sins, / that
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 106 are accustomed to conquering the ironclad minds of many, / even
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 108 Therefore to these categories the ruler of Olympus / spreads wide
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 109 ruler of Olympus / spreads wide the gates of the heavenly hall an
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 112 seed he confers fruits, / which the kindly glory of the eternal k
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 113 told would burgeon / throughout the barren plots of ploughed eart
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 115 / in a hundredfold measure for the holy virgins , / who spurn in t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 116 ns , / who spurn in their heart the world’s false displays, / tra
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 117 false displays, / tramping down the fetid taints of impure flesh;
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 118 lesh; / likewise indeed Christ, the glory of the heavens, / declare
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 119 lared a sixty-fold fruit from the field of the earth; / the sheav
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 120 from the field of the earth; / the sheaves the chaste reap from
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 121 h as their own, / who now break the bonds of the marriage-bed, / an
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 123 with a devout mind, / spurning the permitted joys of worldly dis
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 125 eive thirty-fold bundles / from the field while they reap; the on
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 126 does not entirely tramp down the interactions of a lawful life
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 128 a generation of offspring / in the world and to produce a progen
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 133 describes a twofold life. / For the blessed soul takes precedence
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 134 ce over bodily deeds. / So let the mind’s monarchy rule consta
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 135 tantly, / so that deceptions of the flesh do not assail the soul;
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 140 nity’s crowns! / What pleases the heaven-dwellers more in our s
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 142 morations of chastity nourish the celestial ones; / although gene
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 144 arth, / yet in heaven it scales the summits of the virtues. / Vir
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 145 virtues. / Virginity, keeping the flesh chaste without fault, / s
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 147 praise other commemorations; / the gracious spirit of high-thron
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 148 claims a temple for itself / if the blameless will is inflamed in
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 149 n such a way in the heart, / as the blessed discourse of apostoli
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 151 our loins are shrines of God. / The spirit of the Thunderer now d
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 153 leaming virginity shines like the jewel of a crown / which encirc
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 154 el of a crown / which encircles the head of the eternal king in a
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 155 ramps down with her feet upon the relationships of impure life,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 156 ure life, / eradicating utterly the joys of lascivious flesh. / Fro
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 157 oys of lascivious flesh. / From the bosom of the earth, squalid g
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 158 arth, squalid gravel / produces the substance of tawny gold and g
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 159 nd gleaming metal, / with which the fabric of the present world i
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 160 dorned. / So too chaste purity, the image of yellow gold, / is born
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 161 of yellow gold, / is born from the impure flesh of an earthly pa
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 162 of an earthly parent. / Just as the rose surpasses all tinges of
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 165 el produces purple gems / which the dusty clod of impure earth co
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 166 od of impure earth covers; / as the yellowing blossom emerges fro
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 167 ’s bark / at springtime, when the earth sprouts shoots; / just as
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 168 earth sprouts shoots; / just as the sweet date emerges at the lea
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 170 shining pearl is nurtured in the squalid sea-oyster / and surpas
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 172 ith its own splendour; / and as the base sand beneath the soil of
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 176 hose dwelling in heaven, / take the beginnings of life from an im
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 177 rom an impure body. / Just as the glory of the vine stands in f
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 178 ands in fruitful fields, / when the vine-shoot produces huge bunc
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 179 es huge bunches of grapes / and the vineyard-worker strips the l
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 180 ne-rows with sickles; / just as the stars yield to the brilliant
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 181 the sun / when Titan lights up the earth with his slanting cours
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 182 anting course, / surpassing all the stars of the skies above, / so
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 183 famed virginity, which adorns the saints, / excel in transcending
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 184 ts, / excel in transcending all the prizes of the saints. / Chastit
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 185 ints. / Chastity is also called the queen of the virtues / while it
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 189 g gems. / Virginity shines like the ruddy purple of kings, / by whi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 192 gin flower that does not know the damage of old age, / nor does i
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 195 bloom in fertile furrows, / and the rose with bloody petal grows
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 196 , / by those flowers is adorned the wrestler who wins strongly / an
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 197 restler who wins strongly / and the winner in the circus-contest
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 198 fferently will chastity, when the rebel flesh has been defeated
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 199 l flesh has been defeated / and the throngs of the wicked laid lo
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 202 rned by poetry’s praise / and the life of the chaste becomes kn
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 203 vertheless those who maintain the sanctioned marriage of a lawf
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 204 edded life / are not cheated of the eternal gift of Christ. / So th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 205 he eternal gift of Christ. / So the scorned scrap of silver, / an o
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 206 silver, / an ounce that weighs the same in the scales as twelve
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 209 surely more golden; / nor will the glass lantern grow cheap for
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 212 ing of parchment, / even though the bronze lantern strongly surpa
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 213 ern strongly surpasses it, / or the oil-lamp illuminating dark co
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 214 dark corners with its light. / The pallid brightness of the moon
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 215 time / when dark night blackens the world with dusky shadows, / eve
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 217 ance more from its midst / when the clouds scatter and the parche
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 218 think there should be spurned the deep water of a well / which a
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 219 is accustomed to draw up from the cistern, / even though the sple
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 220 from the cistern, / even though the splendid streams of a spring
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 223 ntirely despised, / one filling the gullet of its stomach with sc
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 224 h scaly fish, / nor likewise is the chatty black jackdaw to be sc
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 225 to ravage grains of corn and the furrows / of the pleasant field
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 226 ns of corn and the furrows / of the pleasant field, snatching she
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 227 es from the harvest, / although the multi-coloured feathers of th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 230 oveliness / goes far beyond all the efforts of craftsmen. / In that
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 232 at its flesh cannot decay, / as the writings of those ancient men
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 233 s: / it is a sign and symbol of the virginity that is to be adore
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 235 d is accustomed to tramp down / the wicked filth of the world, ha
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 238 simple covering, / even though the sweet fruits of the palm-tree
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 239 ee outshine them, / reproducing the sweet savour of nectar and ho
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 240 avour of nectar and honey. / In the same way, I say, let chastity
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 241 forever by its fame, / so that the page will not wish to snatch
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 242 / those chosen people who join the covenant of matrimony / and liv
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 243 matrimony / and live justly by the rule of chaste marriage-beds,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 244 rriage-beds, / especially since the letter of the ancient law des
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 246 splendid life, / and proclaimed the future gifts of God through h
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 247 holy inspiration, / when Christ the saviour blessed the world. /
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 248 r blessed the world. / ELIJAH the prophet, whom the four Books
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 249 outstanding, strengthened by the distinction of virtues, / was a
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 250 known by his fame throughout the ages. / Accordingly, he perform
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 253 hecies with his words , / which the sequence of the book explains
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 255 ers of fifty men to submit to the flames of bonfires / to be burn
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 257 men / who were equally obeying the tyrant’s command of the tyr
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 259 or forty-two months / closed up the starry sky from the four card
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 260 our cardinal points , / so that the dry sky would not produce moi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 261 hat liquid would be denied to the dying plants / and the thirsty
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 262 enied to the dying plants / and the thirsty meadow would not rece
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 263 then with his assent he burst the clouds’ impediments, / so tha
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 264 ers might flow copiously from the dusky sky / and the earth might
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 265 iously from the dusky sky / and the earth might burgeon again wit
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 266 ile fields bountiful food for the crowd. / The eternal Judge orde
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 267 bountiful food for the crowd. / The eternal Judge ordered that pr
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 268 phet to ascend / and enter into the golden heights of heaven in c
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 269 He was secure, who never knew the separation of death, / the one
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 270 knew the separation of death, / the one undergone by the host of
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 271 ors throughout the world, / and the horde of future descendants w
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 272 ergo; / but instead to this day the hero remains in the groves of
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 273 ns in the groves of paradise, / the same abode on high in Elysium
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 274 ere Enoch dwells, , / whom once the divine power of heaven snatch
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 275 en snatched up / lest he suffer the ghastly damnation of a wicked
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 276 t reason, they carry together the banners of the Thunderer / into
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 277 banners of the Thunderer / into the bloody struggles of war again
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 278 r against the Antichrist. / All the bodies will rise up from thei
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 279 from their gloomy graves, / and the closed-up tombs throughout th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 280 up of their own accord, / when the trumpet blasts and the clear
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 281 ll of the trump resounds / with the coming of God, who metes out
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 282 rds to all, / whether kindly to the fine or truly cruel to the wi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 283 ed. / Likewise, there adorned the ages with well-known miracles
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 284 th well-known miracles / ELISHA the prophet, burning with virgina
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 286 bellowing, since he destroyed the shrines of pagan gods; / and th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 287 he shrines of pagan gods; / and the Holy Spirit will enrich him w
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 288 nrich him with a twofold gift / the same Spirit that bestows the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 291 already been put to sleep by the chance of decease. / But the st
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 292 by the chance of decease. / But the stupid lads who, calling out
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 293 en to castigate and criticize the holy prophet, / he gave over aw
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 294 prophet, / he gave over away to the maws of bears to be eaten up /
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 299 a twin gift; / although he was the hero most endowed with the in
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 302 ly virginity adorned him with the flower of pure chastity / as he
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 308 ’s womb / even before he knew the light of the present life, / so
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 309 t he might eloquently declare the oracles of a prophet: / and it
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 310 het: / and it is about him that the heavenly father’s pronounce
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 312 orn from his mother’s womb, / the virgin would be sanctified by
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 313 n exceptional gift. / Meanwhile the prophet is soon sent forth to
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 314 order that he might tear down the demon’s kingdom and likewis
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 315 emon’s kingdom and likewise / the tyrant’s rule in the world,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 316 and might establish and build the kingdom of heaven, / once the w
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 317 d the kingdom of heaven, / once the wicked one’s deceit is dest
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 318 e heavenly realm. / He observes the twin twigs of the burgeoning
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 319 branch, / which signify perhaps the form of two peoples; / likewise
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 320 ewise in turn he contemplates the same number of baskets: / yet h
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 322 portends twin peoples through the Old Testament. / Monuments of
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 327 ples. / Therefore he proclaimed the times of Christ more clearly /
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 328 Christ more clearly / than all the ancient prophets in their pro
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 329 ophetic utterance; / laying out the number of years in the correc
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 330 he correct order / he announced the infancy of our king in this w
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 331 his world, / writing that after the passing of four hundred years
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 333 Christ would come forth into the world to be the ruler. / Indeed
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 334 the ruler. / Indeed he declared the future truthfully in speech: /
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 335 lms of kingdoms will arise in the world, / just as the savage on,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 336 l arise in the world, / just as the savage on, still in bed, had
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 338 s, while relying on his rule, the ruler saw / a mighty tree with
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 339 th leafy trunk growing out of the turf, / the towering top of whi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 340 runk growing out of the turf, / the towering top of which touched
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 342 very kind of wild beast / pluck the sweet nourishment of food fro
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 343 f food from the branches; / but the prophet, in his prophetic hea
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 344 rant was rightly signified by the lofty tree, / one whose rule he
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 346 n, / while seven times agonized the proud one, / so that rightly fl
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 347 ightly fleeing he wandered in the thorny groves / and, as long as
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 348 roves / and, as long as he felt the scorching Thunderer’s chast
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 349 stly and shaggy he would seek the myrtle groves of wolves, / that
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 351 beasts. / Daniel also destroyed the shrine of ungodly Bel / after t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 352 e shrine of ungodly Bel / after the priests of wickedness had suf
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 353 th a bloody death he punished the high priests / who were fooling
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 354 ests / who were fooling through the trickery of their shrine. / At
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 357 its horrendous maw; / and when the cruel beast choked down the p
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 358 itch-black lump, / straightaway the guts of the punished beast ru
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 360 might experience and tolerate the torments of the wicked. / In th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 361 he torments of the wicked. / In the end, relying on heavenly weap
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 362 weapons, Daniel did not fear / the savage jaws of beasts or the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 363 he maws of lions, / even though the outstanding prophet was impri
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 367 dangers. / Also in this way, the three boys, fragrant with the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 368 y, / had once equally preserved the rights of purity / in scorning
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 369 rights of purity / in scorning the golden image of the slow-witt
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 370 rrifying order commanded all the crowds of common people / to wo
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 373 ding blasts resounded loudly; / the pipes resonating with harps s
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 374 with harps strike the skies; / the musical sambuca responded to
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 375 uflecting and on bended knee, the common people / throughout the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 376 the common people / throughout the fields would venerate the kin
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 377 s golden idols. / Yet however the Hebrew youths, scorning this
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 378 , / did not bend bowed necks to the wicked images. / As a result, t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 379 ult, that evil man threatened the chaste youths / with the furnac
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 380 atened the chaste youths / with the furnace’s flames, so that t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 383 bindings, / but could not burn the holy limbs of those blessed b
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 384 . / It is a wonder to tell that the flame of the oven should bake
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 385 oven should bake the boys / in the grim prison with harmless fir
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 386 s; / indeed, Virginity rebuffed the torments of the flames / while
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 387 torments of the flames / while the hearts of the young men burne
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 388 r a holy angel descended from the flaming stars / to quench the b
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 389 m the flaming stars / to quench the burning fire with icy blasts /
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 391 avenly shower. / But why does the page only proclaim ancient fa
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 392 proclaim ancient fathers / whom the clear testaments of ancient b
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 393 ancient books celebrate, / when the new dispensation, by which th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 394 the gracious saviour / blessed the whole world, outshines the ol
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 395 es the old law? / First then, the prophet JOHN, filled with div
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 397 his mother’s womb he sensed the lord, / while Mary was bearing
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 400 dland, champing as sustenance / the forest food of honey and the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 403 ld his birth to his father / at the right hand of the altar by of
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 404 st , / as he happened to carry the thurible in its golden shrine
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 407 matured to prophetic age, / he, the groomsman, foretold Christ’
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 409 h his holy preaching. / Indeed, the pure Baptist immersing the sa
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 410 lvation-bringing Thunderer / in the stream, dipped him in flowing
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 411 at liquid immediately took on the blessed gifts of salvation / wh
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 412 in great abundance throughout the four corners of the earth, / wh
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 413 ere people everywhere receive the gifts of baptism. / In this way
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 414 gifts of baptism. / In this way the blessed virgin, John the Bapt
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 415 htly, / and is forever known as the messenger and precursor of th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 420 s womb, was greater, / except the physician of the world, the b
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 421 o, John, being pure, cleansed the one pure without the stain of
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 422 hout the stain of sin, / and in the river’s flow he dipped Chri
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 423 dipped Christ / who sanctified the azure waters of the undulatin
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 424 he undulating sea / and granted the gifts of birth with clear str
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 425 birth with clear streams, / as the old return once more to the c
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 426 Christ God was emerging from the blue surface of water / and wit
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 427 ith devout paces stepped onto the river’s banks, / the lofty co
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 428 ped onto the river’s banks, / the lofty confines of heaven abov
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 429 of heaven above opened up / and the skies on high thundered, as t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 430 , with words that ran through the air: / ‘Behold’, He said,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 432 ses me / should rule throughout the whole world.’ / The gracious
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 433 hroughout the whole world.’ / The gracious spirit came down to
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 434 down to Christ, / coming now in the image of a swift dove. / This b
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 435 rd , is therefore bestowed by the Holy Ghost, / since it alone la
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 436 y Ghost, / since it alone lacks the bitterness of cruel poison / wi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 437 ss of cruel poison / with which the angry flock of other birds is
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 440 hrist’s sake of: / he endured the filth of prison and gloomy pi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 441 king light while he condemned / the marriage of the unkind king,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 442 of consanguinity / by defiling the bed of his full brother again
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 444 that reason, without fearing the terrible torments of unspeaka
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 445 akable death, / John restrained the tyrant with his words. / Platte
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 447 ith flowing blood / and bore to the banquet of people his cut-off
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 448 eople his cut-off head, / which the vicious queen demanded decept
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 450 rl’s dance. / So therefore by the purple blood signified Christ
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 451 Christ, / healing with a wound the dread wounds of the world: / wh
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 452 f the world: / while he hung on the spreading branch of a cross / t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 453 e spreading branch of a cross / the violence of the guilty compel
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 455 / when Christ God descended to the wandering shades of Hell / in o
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 456 f Hell / in order to break open the iron access fitted with a bar
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 457 tted with a bar. / He shattered the bronze bolts of the gloomy ga
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 458 of the gloomy gates, / just as the prophetic Psalmist previously
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 459 med in song, / proclaiming that the Thunderer was to suffer at th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 460 rive in my speech to proclaim the blessed JOHN, / Who most belove
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 462 rned man drank fountains from the sacred breast; / the thirsty on
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 463 tains from the sacred breast; / the thirsty one sated his stomach
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 464 eternal streams, / and he kept the blooming condition of chaste
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 467 ues grew frequent , / spreading the seeds of his fame throughout
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 471 put to sleep in death, / which the bonds of chilly death had tig
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 472 ad tightly bound; / by touching the eyes of the blind he gave the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 473 gave them sight; / he commanded the crippled straightaway to go f
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 474 o forth on well-founded feet; / the deaf received sonorous harmon
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 475 ny in their ears / and likewise the mute loosened their lips in s
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 476 ir lips in speech; / he granted the maimed to live with healed ha
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 477 swallow lethal draughts down the throat, / one would not feel th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 478 he throat, / one would not feel the dark damage of black poisons.
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 479 isons. / We have also read of the one commonly called SAUL in a
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 480 ushed Christ’s teachings at the commands of princes; / torturin
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 481 ommands of princes; / torturing the holy limbs of saintly men / bec
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 482 saintly men / because he wished the darkness of the old law to ho
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 483 w to hold sway, / and to prefer the rites of the ancient fathers
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 485 of name, / blessed PAUL merited the recognition of apostolic fame
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 488 usly condemned to dark prison / the limbs of many men who were ke
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 489 t. / But God on high, who turns the hearts of the guilty, / snatche
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 490 ched an outstanding lamb from the savage jaws of wolves; / he who
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 493 ithout grey rancour, / granting the bright gifts of holy virtues,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 494 y virtues, / mercifully relaxes the punishments of the guilty. / an
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 495 nts of the guilty. / and he was the one whom the father, repeatin
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 498 , being blind, he experienced the loss of eyesight, / yet he howe
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 499 eyesight, / yet he however saw the sun shining in the sky, / which
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 501 tanding doctor and teacher of the world, / converting barbarian h
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 503 ed teachings. / LUKE is given the likeness of a four-footed cal
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 505 his sacred book / setting down the seventy-seven names of the fa
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 506 almighty Christ descended in the royalty’s glory / and took on
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 508 being born in our own flesh. / The sacred garlands of a virginal
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 510 nty-four years / having set out the Lord’s lineage of the from
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 511 en incomprehensible chaos and the stunning confusion of things /
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 512 nfusion of things / had covered the dark world with terrifying bl
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 513 ying blindness, / Luke unlocked the treasury of the fathers with
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 514 key of heaven, / right back to the time when the most powerful f
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 515 our-cornered world / had formed the fecund earth beneath the clou
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 516 e this physician used to heal the wounds of the flesh, / taking c
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 517 of the flesh, / taking care of the putrid ulcers of innards with
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 519 this disciple of Paul remove the offences of sinning souls / and
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 520 offences of sinning souls / and the crime of wickedness, which br
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 521 t, after his death he adorned the seat of the Augustans / with hi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 522 s consecrated bones where now the world’s sole ruler / reigns a
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 523 d’s sole ruler / reigns after the empire of Rome beneath the su
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 528 t. . / Peter, who presided over the height of the apostolic see / b
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 529 c see / bore this child through the seed of the heavenly word, / an
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 530 he heavenly word, / and granted the holy beginnings of baptism. / W
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 531 this devoted disciple matches the teacher, / who is constantly te
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 532 r, / who is constantly teaching the teachings / and often planting
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 533 teachings / and often planting the divine precepts of God. / So it
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 537 his world, / had caught up from the sea of the world in angelic n
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 538 lic nets, / and drew them up to the stars of heaven to be blessed
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 539 e blessed alongside him. / At the same time as a famous ruler s
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 540 forth in this world, / to whom the whole earth gave the name Con
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 541 ishop SILVESTER was living in the city of Rome: / and this holy m
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 542 e: / and this holy man governed the summits of the apostolic seat
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 544 ich, / having been inscribed in the records are now read througho
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 547 s and iron chains; / previously the dragon, breathing deadly brea
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 548 its den , / had rightly plagued the people of the Roman realm, / fo
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 549 long as they scorned to serve the one Christ, / thinking that the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 550 / thinking that they preferred the worship of a terrifying serpe
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 551 / But when Silvester had bound the beast with a choking collar, /
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 552 a choking collar, / cutting off the deadly breath of the pestilen
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 553 n, / rejoicing soon arose among the happy citizens: / ‘The beast,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 554 ose among the happy citizens: / ‘The beast, which used to vent its
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 555 shed!’ / Accordingly, at once the glittering grace of baptism / s
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 556 baptism / shone from on high on the Roman citadels, like the sun.
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 557 he sun. / This man also cured the pale limbs of Constantine, / bu
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 559 eprous scales, / when he dipped the ruler in the waters of Christ
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 560 rist. / Whereupon Rome broke up the shrines of the temple, / scorni
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 561 rines of the temple, / scorning the ancient sanctuaries of wicked
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 562 wicked gods, / and strove after the more potent heights of a fres
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 563 sh temple / which sparkled with the mark of the saviour’s blood
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 564 our’s blood; / and proclaimed the perpetual triumphs of God thr
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 565 . / Just so did Silvester adorn the wide world with his own demea
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 566 Rome’s ruler right through the teachings of Christ. / Moreov
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 567 chings of Christ. / Moreover, the same teacher waged a conflict
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 569 with fraudulent voice denied the pure one’s pledge, / when the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 570 s pledge, / when they despised the gifts of the summoning mediat
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 571 moning mediator / who lays open the brilliant threshold of perpet
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 575 ing with their jaws / that fill the upper air in vain with their
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 576 arking, / this warrior directed the iron darts of Scripture, / unti
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 578 for Zambrius, who, relying at the time on necromancy / deceived t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 579 e time on necromancy / deceived the unwitting people with devious
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 580 e with devious trickery. / When the glib magician whispered witho
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 581 ed without a voice to a bull, / the quadruped fell to the ground
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 582 th, / and a mighty clamour from the crowd struck the clouds up in
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 583 Silvester, undaunted, adored the Lord, / so that common folk, wh
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 584 mon folk, whom Christ through the purple of his precious blood /
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 585 us blood / rendered immune when the evil one’s deception was re
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 586 , / were not at all deceived by the foul fantasies of false Zambr
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 587 straightaway Silvester roused the bull’s cadaver, / prostrate i
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 588 its restrictions he released the bonds / he caused the calm bull
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 589 released the bonds / he caused the calm bull to rejoin its herd.
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 590 oin its herd. / Then all around the peoples proclaimed with their
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 591 cries the Thunderer; / praising the Lord they began to render tha
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 593 anion of chastity / right up to the time he passed his time and a
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 594 fe. / At one time Constantine the ruler examined / certain forebo
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 598 saw by chance in his swooning / the deformed figure of a wrinkled
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 600 ng limbs; / and on top of this, the bitter fate of death had alre
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 601 th had already afflicted her. / The famous priest Silvester spoke
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 602 stantine the ruler / to revive the decrepit limbs of the old wom
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 604 have a healthy life. / Then, at the ruler’s prayers, a beautifu
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 605 rl arose, / one whom previously the cruel countenance of old age /
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 606 she lay stiff as a corpse in the death of decay, / yet nonethele
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 608 woman with a beautiful face. / The ruler observed her, and rejoi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 610 , / and he also adorns her with the wrapping of a robe and with g
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 612 lace round her neck, / such was the splendid appearance of this b
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 613 . / Then Helen spoke and taught the ruler about what was to be, / e
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 614 be, / explaining everything in the dream, and addressing the emp
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 615 ways be yours and will escape the end of death / except when the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 616 the end of death / except when the last ages burn in dread flame
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 617 in dread flames.’ / And after the emperor became terrified in h
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 618 sleep, and gripped in fear of the dream. / He brought together in
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 619 rought together in a group of the learned eloquent in skill, / wh
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 621 h. / So that they might explain the fates of what was hidden for
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 625 volities in false words. / Then the emperor, by fasting, punished
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 627 fused rich foods, / asking that the prophecies be revealed by Chr
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 628 . / Night fell and surrounded the world with its dark covering /
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 629 ts dark covering / and embraced the earth with its dusky wings. / T
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 630 ngs. / Then when sleep overtook the regal limbs in the bed, / Silve
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 631 ester spoke to him, revealing the mysteries of things: / ‘The w
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 632 ling the mysteries of things: / ‘The woman, who you believed was o
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 634 you in her barren old age, / is the city which folk commonly call
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 636 act out triumphs throughout the ages. / In the place where once
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 637 umphs throughout the ages. / In the place where once the walls’
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 638 have grown old / and now, with the citadel crumbling, they have
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 639 have collapsed on the ground. / The barricades fall away and the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 642 mands: / while being carried on the back of a hoofed animal throu
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 644 . / In this way, riding through the land, you shall drive in the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 646 which, once you have erected the lofty towers of a fortress, / y
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 647 a fortress, / you shall restore the walls of the barricades with
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 648 your offspring will reign and the offspring of your grandchildr
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 649 ing of your grandchildren, / as the numerous descendants of your
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 650 eign, / where their progeny and the ancestors of their ancestors
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 652 praise, / AMBROSE, fulfilling the teachings of kindly Christ, / a
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 653 ndly Christ, / and he preserved the assurance of the spirit and a
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 654 body: / his name was drawn from the nectar of ambrosia. / Once this
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 658 s in great multitudes / covered the child’s face, amazing to sa
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 660 terrifying mass, / nonetheless the infant’s body did not sense
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 661 succession they began to fill the mouth of the one lying there;
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 663 es. / After this, going back to the clouds above in convoy, / they
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 667 his swarm of bees, with which the saint’s lips overflowed, / po
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 668 s lips overflowed, / portended the sweet words of sugared honeyc
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 669 ugared honeycombs, / from which the hearts of people grew fulsome
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 671 g with devout reason how from the very beginning / the prudence o
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 672 n how from the very beginning / the prudence of the highest fathe
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 674 ix periods of days, / disposing the ages with his heavenly assent
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 675 y assent. / These things I say, the priest taught in his frequent
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 676 great number of gatherings to the kingdom of heaven. / Let my c
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 678 forth praise of MARTIN, / which the whole world celebrates at its
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 679 at its four cardinal points. / The Almighty Father blessed him o
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 681 in baptism / nor anointed with the sacred chrism of balsam, / when
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 682 sam, / when he, brought alms to the poor and a cloak to the needy
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 685 would be keen / to set down all the signs of his virtue in record
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 686 tue in records, / so great were the gifts that God gave to his de
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 687 retainer? / He often put right the villagers with teaching that
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 690 r and ruler. / For he destroyed the unsaintly sanctuaries of the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 691 he pagans, / rightly laying low the shrines of guilty tyrants, / an
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 692 rants, / and straightaway, once the deception of the ancient temp
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 693 temple had been discontinued, / the venerable priest-built places
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 697 burning sheep’s entrails at the beginning of spring. / Three ti
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 699 o rise from death, / disturbing the awful underworld of burning d
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 700 ing death, / and also, granting the gifts of life to the invalids
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 701 fe to the invalids, / he bathed the grim limbs of men who were i
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 705 eless his confession deserved the illustrious palm, / since his s
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 708 ained perpetual virgin, / until the warrior moved over to the hea
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 709 heavenly hall, / carried up to the vault of heaven by angelic ho
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 711 ir number there stands out as the most celebrated / blessed GREGO
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 712 nowned through his fame above the skies, / whom God taught to pre
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 714 serve pure modesty, / combining the association of body and a cha
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 718 ce he did not care to glimpse the female face. / But they both ad
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 719 face. / But they both addressed the holy man with untroubled voic
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 721 or, aggrieved, turn away from the faces of our sisters, / since w
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 727 ginity, with fruitful flower; / the other, being wise, carries th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 728 d we have been sent here from the angelic realms / so that the fe
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 729 om the angelic realms / so that the fellowship of our life might
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 730 th you. / BASIL, who was once the greatest author among the lea
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 732 and from that there proceeded the norm of a balanced life, / whic
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 734 a wicked weight / but weighs up the chosen in the balance of just
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 736 ing turns, / in such a way that the true concord of brothers may
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 737 brothers may be adorned, / and the compacts of a just mind may c
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 739 n learned language / laying out the first seeds of created things
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 740 seeds of created things; / how the eternal Ruler brought into be
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 741 ing the earth / and established the four-cornered world by his co
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 742 orld by his command, / dividing the matter of the globe in right
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 743 right order, / while he created the golden stars of the vaulted s
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 744 f the vaulted sky. / From there the beginning of the nascent worl
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 745 t world arose for us, / so that the highest prince might hammer o
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 748 / ‘I have never rashly known the female form, / nor shamefully t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 750 less I shall not be called by the name of an innocent virgin.
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 752 d outstanding fathers, / buying the shining gifts of perpetual li
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 754 here stood out by blessed lot / the owner of the famous name of t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 755 a famous name, / who strove for the highest kingdoms of the heave
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 759 were able constantly to serve the Lord on high. / This man, I say
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 760 I say, warned those deserving the heavenly kingdom / to spurn del
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 762 rom worldly wealth, / to pursue the heights and also beware steep
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 765 ugh heaven’s heights of, / in the same way the other makes for
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 767 ificent life, / with what signs the kindly one shone forth in the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 768 rld, / and in what way he cured the body’s foul calamities, / hea
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 770 are, / how as a doctor, halting the people’s diseases, / he resto
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 772 not be slow to consider fully the account of that little book / i
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 774 is signs and recognized above the skies / and in all the realms w
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 775 ed above the skies / and in all the realms where the lights of Ph
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 779 man / by a wicked act, breaking the bonds of peace. / Escaping, the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 781 away under a cliff cave / until the torments of grim torture shou
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 782 m torture should die down / and the world would once again grow g
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 783 in grow glad in a quiet time. / The palm-date nourished him in a
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 785 rm covering. / There he quelled the burning of thirst with the we
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 786 of a spring, / sparkling, that the ground’s gravel shortly pro
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 787 shortly produced, / and poured the water back into a hole below.
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 789 der a palm’s high leaves of the palm. / Lions laid down their f
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 795 ltitudes, / he went chastely to the fellowship of the eternal kin
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 797 oys as a victor on high. / In the same way, sustained by his vi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 798 nding grace, / there was man in the desert who accomplished many
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 800 oicing in a famous name ; / and the world as it is celebrating h
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 802 mark / and indeed to replicate the guidelines of his own father.
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 804 y with a tight rule, / removing the burning flames from his lasci
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 805 lascivious flesh. / He spurned the beginnings of stimulating lic
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 806 ousness, / severely treading on the first diversions of youth. / He
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 809 for a while / had swallowed up the wretched natives in its dark
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 811 f kindling / consumed in flames the serpent as it slithered onto
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 812 . / Next, when seas turbid with the ocean’s mountainous waves / w
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 813 aves / were seething throughout the glassy plains, / and the swelli
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 814 ughout the glassy plains, / and the swelling deep did not recogni
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 815 nise its ancient shores / but the deep seas with their wavy mas
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 818 r in thick throng / they placed the saintly old man in the face o
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 820 ctor / to offer willing help to the wretched citizens . / He, scrib
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 821 citizens . / He, scribbling in the sand, drew the sign of the cr
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 822 ign of the cross three times: / the grim swell of the salty water
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 823 height / surging straight up to the stars of the sky. / Straightawa
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 824 ky. / Straightaway he held back the furious billows of the savage
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 825 Christ’s warrior reined in the surface of the deep, / so that
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 826 of the deep, / so that rightly the saint’s fame will not ever
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 828 Egypt JOHN, / an inhabitant of the desert living a life without
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 829 hout reproach; / he constricted the course of his own life with t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 830 ight constraints, / confounding the fleshly prison of a licentiou
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 831 a licentious mind / maintaining the twin burden with proper moder
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 832 with proper moderation, / since the divine doctrine teaches that
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 836 ophet / so that he could unlock the closed-up recesses of things,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 840 virtues; / indeed, she received the hoped-for remedy in the flesh
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 842 ained a heart-complaint. / At the time when Rome flourished and
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 843 ommand of kingdoms throughout the globe / that was the same time
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 844 throughout the globe / that was the same time happy BENEDICT shon
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 845 EDICT shone bright; / whom God, the merciful Creator, conferred o
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 846 that that leader, would bring the Lord’s wandering people / on
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 847 people / on a straight path to the tracks of the eternal kingdom
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 849 erings, / error had thrust into the black depths of burning Hell.
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 850 ning Hell. / He often tore down the temples of earlier tyrants, / w
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 851 f earlier tyrants, / who denied the lord of light in their dark h
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 852 ight in their dark hearts; / in the same place straightaway he se
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 853 ’s warrior, having defeated the enemy, triumphed, / restoring t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 854 e enemy, triumphed, / restoring the basilica for the Lord after t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 857 amount and number, because of the mass of his deeds? / For he res
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 859 h fortune had cut off through the power of chill death. / He supp
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 860 r of chill death. / He supplied the deaf with hearing and the lam
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 861 e lame with steps; / fortifying the sick, he invigorated them wit
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 863 restored wounded hearts after the enemies had been destroyed. / I
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 867 s right hand stretched out in the sign of salvation. / He also or
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 868 of salvation. / He also ordered the Goth’s steel, which had sli
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 870 to its owner’s arms. / He was the first who laid down how, in t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 873 cending by a straight path to the lofty heights of heaven. / Layi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 874 that man’s famed life from the first, / Pope Gregory once desc
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 876 cribed it in documents, / up to the time when the blessed one pas
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 878 ppily gathered together among the number of his pupils; / and fro
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 879 r of his pupils; / and from him the grace of baptism flowed to us
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 882 vow, / rendered their souls to the stars and their bodies to the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 885 . / They yielded their place to the Lord, as the psalmist sang, / L
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 886 lmist sang, / Look, they accept the goblet of salvation among dea
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 888 ide along Christ’s path. / At the same time saintly Ambrose, wi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 893 One was called GERVASIUS, and the other PROTASIUS, / names picked
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 896 chance NARCISSUS, / fragrant in the merits of his virtues, and li
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 898 hrived with a double gift, / at the same time, the peak of the ep
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 899 ason he was famous throughout the world by noted repute, / while
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 900 world by noted repute, / while the teaching of his speech was su
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 901 merits of his life. / He caused the water of a font to thicken wi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 903 o dense drops. / One time, when the time fit for the Easter festi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 904 he Easter festivities renewed / the annual devotions for Christia
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 906 ompletely than they celebrate the year’s solemn feasts, / at th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 907 solemn feasts, / at that time, the oil had run out in the empty
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 908 y glass lantern of glass, / and the smoking lamp-wick, faded in t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 909 faded in the dusky shadows / as the hanging lantern burned with n
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 910 y, Narcissus, having faith in the Lord, ordered / the holy minist
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 911 ng faith in the Lord, ordered / the holy ministers to draw stream
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 912 r from the spring / and to fill the empty glass with the clear li
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 913 upon water is poured into all the lanterns: / and so, acting as a
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 914 ng as an exorcist, he blessed the watery lamp-wicks, / and then t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 915 e watery lamp-wicks, / and then the gleaming liquid began to feed
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 916 to feed the voracious flames; / the reed began to shine right in
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 917 , / and much more brightly than the rich fuel of olive oil / and ce
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 918 t of a sow’s fat glowing in the glass. / Straightaway, a crowd
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 921 rives to crush with his wiles the human race, / did not permit th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 925 tion, / so that they might dent the bishop’s fame with a serpen
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 932 usation. / He began to speak to the throng in an insolent voice: /
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 933 ay my body not perish through the king’s evil [leprosy], / beca
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 937 ried to bind with lying words / the links of his oath with knotty
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 941 ance.’ / As a result of that, the priest was willing to undergo
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 942 escaping, he turned away from the unfair stain of envy. / So the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 943 the unfair stain of envy. / So the father is said to have lived
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 946 ith Christ alone / trampling on the slippery joys of the transito
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 947 raightaway vengeance punished the aforementioned witnesses / who
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 949 to defile with incrimination the innocent saint. / Behold, that
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 952 malicious words might darken the bishop’s life; / his high roo
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 954 azing with flaming sparks / and the heat consumed hordes of his
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 955 too did harsh punishment vex the second man / by afflicting his
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 956 flicting his fetid limbs with the king’s evil [leprosy], / unti
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 957 til, rotting away, he gave up the breath in his breast. / The thi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 958 up the breath in his breast. / The third one was deprived of the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 960 had witnessed in trepidation the torments of his predecessors,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 961 ents of his predecessors, / how the high-throned one afflicted th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 962 heir guile, / he made a show of the shady scene of their horrific
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 964 d with its blind trickery / and the guilty man poured forth such
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 966 ountains from his eyes, / until the pupils of his eyes lacked lig
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 967 of his eyes lacked light. / So the threefold vengeance of the Th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 968 licted the guilty / right up to the time when they fled their liv
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 969 hen bitter death raged. / While the eternal judge, punishes the w
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 970 pours forth kindly praise of the chaste priest. / Meanwhile th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 971 he chaste priest. / Meanwhile the land of Egypt was no less ama
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 972 f Egypt was no less amazed / by the reputations of its fathers, r
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 974 ATHANASIUS, / whose teacher was the most holy Alexander. / For it w
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 975 / For it was by Alexander that the ill-starred Arius was defeate
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 977 hism; as he shamefully voided / the foul contents of his stomach
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 978 oded empty hollows throughout the toilet’s recesses. / Once the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 979 the toilet’s recesses. / Once the solemnities of mass had been
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 980 f mass had been completed / and the offerings of the holy meal be
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 981 ent saw hordes of children by the sea-shore, / playing at imitati
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 984 dipping children, immersed in the waters of baptism, / as if he w
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 987 he would be a holy man, / which the favourable outcome of events
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 991 eeded him; / and as shepherd of the flock he watched over the she
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 992 ed over the sheepfold / against the deceits of beasts and the gap
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 993 , / that frequently roam around the folds and enclosures of sheep
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 994 hop, accordingly, eradicating the doctrines of the foolish, / put
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 998 ies, / such as when they showed the king an arm ripped from flesh
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 999 ipped from flesh, / and carried the maimed part in a coffin for t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1000 n for the common folk to see. / The stupid said it had been done
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1002 had stood out as a reader in the way of books. / Thereupon the E
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1003 n the way of books. / Thereupon the Emperor Constantius ordered t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1004 moned there straightaway from the borders. / But it turned out ot
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1005 urned out otherwise from what the cock-eyed plan scheme intende
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1006 ed plan scheme intended, / when the aforementioned reader reveale
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1007 evealed the dark deceit. / Once the wicked deceit had been detect
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1008 isten’, he said, ‘Gaze on the reader’s whole right hand ,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1009 ole right hand , / and consider the left hand in rude health.’ /
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1010 ph became famous in praise of the innocent one / when they percei
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1011 one / when they perceived that the blessed priest was blameless.
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1012 blessed priest was blameless. / The envious one was staggered whe
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1016 ations fail. / But, even though the viper, ground down on the rac
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1018 t. / For they strove to mislead the saint by yet another deceit. /
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1020 wicked wiles / tried to charge the saint with an accusation of l
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1021 than words, a priest blunted the bite of what she said / with a
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1022 ercoming with his undertaking the female fornicator / whom the di
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1023 ng the female fornicator / whom the disgraceful hand of the decep
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1024 clasping close. / Yet however, the bishop, relying on Christ’s
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1025 hrist’s protection, / avoided the envious ruses of perverse men
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1026 erse men. / Descending right to the deep obscurity of a cistern / e
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1032 gazing in his mind’s eye / on the sun of justice of the sevenfo
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1034 my fluent text now set forth the fame of BABILAS, / making known
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1035 fame of BABILAS, / making known the very many tributes to the fam
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1036 bishop, / Who had been drilled the written doctrine of the book /
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1037 ine of the book / to protecting the flock’s defences and folds
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1038 d folds for the sheep / against the snapping and biting of dreadf
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1039 ting of dreadful wolves. / When the emperor who ruled the expansi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1040 pire of Rome, / which is to say the three-cornered earth from its
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1042 cred gate’s threshold, / with the wicked one’s deception spur
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1043 ception spurring him on, / then the holy bishop, rebuking the pro
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1045 em. / Defending with his speech the sacred temple’s vestry, / he
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1046 le’s vestry, / he boldly told the one stained with bloody gore /
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1047 with bloody gore / not to touch the apse of the church with his d
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1048 rk hands. / And for that reason the bishop is brought to the impe
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1049 of words he might speak with the cock-eyed king. / The impious o
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1050 peak with the cock-eyed king. / The impious one at once began thr
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1051 e use of punishments / to force the venerable worshipper of Chris
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1053 acrificing burnt offerings to the temple’s statues. / But the b
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1054 o the temple’s statues. / But the blessed priest spurned this a
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1055 vile venom / and he did not bow the neck by fawning at shrines. / T
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1056 k by fawning at shrines. / Then the emperor ordered that three yo
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1057 ound by a brotherly bond, who the bishop had previously instruc
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1058 had previously instructed / in the doctrine of Scripture, be aff
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1060 previously resisted , / obeying the wicked emperor might bow to b
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1061 blows inflicted. / Yet even so, the youths’ bodies did not yiel
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1062 rather, their hearts overcame the horrible rods, / even though th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1063 he horrible rods, / even though the beatings had spilt bloody str
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1066 apital punishment as his lot, / the bishop triumphantly sought th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1067 , having conquered death. / And the beardless ones, when their te
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1069 nd likewise rejoicing entered the lofty heights / of heaven, afte
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1070 ghts / of heaven, after joining the angelic throngs. / Who has th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1071 he angelic throngs. / Who has the ability to speak smoothly, in
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1072 moothly, in polished speech , / the praise of saints, famed under
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1073 pours down his golden rays on the world, / as he illuminates the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1074 the world, / as he illuminates the wide earth on back-and-forth
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1078 womb / brought forth born into the world as twins with double na
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1079 one was called COSMAS, DAMIAN the other. / While worldly teaching
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1084 , / expelling awful damage from the body with their skills . / The
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1085 the body with their skills . / The mute and the maimed, and the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1086 he lame and those found deaf, / the one-eyed and squinting, who m
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1087 ho make use of twisted light, / the stammering and the stuttering
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1090 ist granted, / and so drove out the contagion of filthy flesh wit
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1091 icine. / And even so, rich with the exceptional gift of virtue, / t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1094 nting everything for free for the sake of their stipend on high
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1095 e, an emperor, who controlled the world’s realm, / was viciousl
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1097 edicts. / Then he submerged in the sea , in the swirling of the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1098 / twin brothers, who relied on the Thunderer’s power. / But the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1099 the Thunderer’s power. / But the chilly waters grew calm with
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1100 quicker than words they bore the saints to the shore. / In this
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1102 ld back by holy force, / calmed the swollen surface of the wavy p
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1103 ace of the wavy plains, / while the right hand of the father reve
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1104 . / So that ungodly man, seeing the banners of victory, / contrived
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1105 contrived other injuries with the poison of a Gorgon. / For the f
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1106 h the poison of a Gorgon. / For the ferocious one ignited the sav
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1107 es / and stuffed a furnace with the kindling of tinder-wood; / and
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1108 this conflagration he ordered the holy men to be shoved / so that
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1109 holy men to be shoved / so that the pyre would burn up in a blaze
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1110 als the innocent limbs, / which the sea, long swelling in a swirl
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1111 in a swirl / could not drown in the dark waves of its waters. / In
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1112 es of its waters. / In this way the flame’s flash froze in furn
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1113 s warrior, having forgotten the whirling of flame, / gave great
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1115 er is accustomed to despising the heat of the hearth, / even if
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1117 were compelled to climb onto the broad wood of a cross / and suf
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1119 s from quivers. / Straightaway, the eternal progenitor, who right
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1120 aises up the holy, / splintered the dread darts of the guilty tor
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1121 ers. / Thereafter, they took on the bloody garlands of martyrdom,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1122 s of martyrdom, / passing on to the vaulted heights of the lofty
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1123 y. / Nor do I delay to recall the brilliant fame of CHRYSANTHUS
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1124 ant fame of CHRYSANTHUS, / whom the world justly celebrates with
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1126 ng from an early age, over to the teachers of rhetoric, / so that
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1127 teachers of rhetoric, / so that the promising boy might learn the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1132 der / he drank in with his ears the sacred volumes written in hea
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1133 anguage, / immediately spurning the doctrines of an ancient cult,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1134 ncient cult, / he trampled upon the empty vanities of old laws, / a
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1135 r than words, having acquired the fundamentals of faith / He wash
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1136 ntals of faith / He washed away the stain of sin with the waters
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1137 preached Christ in public to the pagans, / scorning the dread to
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1138 ublic to the pagans, / scorning the dread torments of arrogant th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1139 hen his father, setting aside the laws of nature, / shoved his so
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1140 f nature, / shoved his son into the dark blackness of a bolted pr
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1141 olted prison, / greatly fearing the decrees of a wicked treasury.
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1143 capital punishment. / But while the young man’s mind bore the t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1144 bore the torments willingly, / the father soon devised another p
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1145 an with a scheme, / and applied the dangerous delights of worldly
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1146 worldly display, / showing him the silken coverings of purple ro
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1147 ch a silkworm had produced at the point of death from its fecun
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1149 in precious clothing. / Then at the father’s command girls / deck
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1151 thes and fair of face / brought the finest of feasting and the ki
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1152 tchen’s splendours, / so that the bold warrior might grow soft
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1153 t with such displays / to which the iron hearts of men frequently
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1155 , this young warrior / despised the dangerous kisses from maidenl
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1156 denly lips / and did not permit the stab of fornication to penetr
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1158 t him in deceit. / Not then, as the poet sang in the marriage son
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1164 en gems. / She tried to ensnare the young man in the bonds of lov
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1165 g man in the bonds of love / to the point where he would bend his
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1167 and relied on fair words; / in the end accomplished teachers wer
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1168 rs were greatly astonished / at the virgin’s intelligence, unde
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1170 ing and swift in reading. / But the fall of murky fortune turned
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1171 turned out differently: / while the pious one opposed the contrar
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1172 ia, who for long had clung to the divinity of Vesta, / came to be
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1173 of Vesta, / came to believe in the high-throned one who governs
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1174 o governs the rule of heaven; / the virgin was converted by the f
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1175 ntrived by a pledge feigning the union of wedlock, / and they bo
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1177 their hearts they might avoid the vile blemish / and dark stain o
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1179 After this, she was dipped in the holy streams of baptism / to th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1180 he holy streams of baptism / to the point where it might strip th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1181 lanket might be taken up from the streaming liquid. / Then the vi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1182 om the streaming liquid. / Then the virgin spurned the teachings
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1183 of the old books / and followed the doctrines in the fourfold boo
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1184 y up count how many crowds of the common folk / they brought to b
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1188 ake a sacrifice of incense at the shrine of Hercules. / Then a dr
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1190 ion who refused, , / relying on the heavenly power of the Lord, / a
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1192 hongs / so that he could endure the blazing heat of the flaming s
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1195 those wicked cords. / But look: the bonds of the stocks again enc
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1196 binding his swollen limbs to the rigid beams: / straightaway, th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1197 he rigid beams: / straightaway, the ruler of Olympus split the st
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1198 pus split the stock, / although the stupid bound that man in with
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1202 ies, / because he believed that the Lord’s servant relied on so
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1203 ervant relied on sorcery; / but the stench exuded the sweet ambro
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1204 weet ambrosia of nectar. / Then the torturers commanded that a he
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1205 be flayed of its hide / so that the martyr’s limbs might be bou
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1206 as he was about to experience the sun blazing with light. / But b
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1208 back his boiling heat / so that the limbs of the innocent man end
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1209 repeated restraints confined the holy man: / the tight bonds of
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1210 raints confined the holy man: / the tight bonds of chains fastene
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1212 his twin legs, / look: suddenly the pious judge rescued the knott
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1213 limbs / and straightaway burst the tight bonds of steel. / Afterwa
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1215 red blood, / would have wounded the saint with a knotty withy. / Bu
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1216 y withy. / But, amazing to say, the blessed martyr / did not feel t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1217 e blessed martyr / did not feel the sharp strikes of the rods wit
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1218 their loud blows; / but rather, the pliant withies grew soft as f
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1219 eathers to the saint, / or like the green papyrus that grows plia
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1222 after they had been dipped in the water of baptism. / For that re
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1223 of baptism. / For that reason, the fortunate warrior led them to
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1224 venly Olympus, / spattered with the red blood of purple, , / and th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1225 purple, , / and those men whom the blessed cave shut in together
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1226 e shut in together, / would see the shining prize of perpetual li
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1227 le these were brightening up the lofty vaults of the sky, / Dari
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1228 ia suffered torment alongside the resolute Chrysanthus. / But tha
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1230 contraption, / was shoved into the dark blackness of prison to s
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1231 etid excrement flowed through the putrid crypts; / but the stench
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1232 hrough the putrid crypts; / but the stench gave way to nectar as
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1234 to depraved whores, / entering the brothel of a harlot while bei
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1236 onstraining cage / to keep safe the girl’s virginal limbs. / If a
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1239 obscene actions, / just as once the shameful Oza touched the ark,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1240 Oza touched the ark, / swiftly the wanton man, with a confused e
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1241 gh rabid bites and, gnawed by the lion’s teeth, / would experie
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1243 st, once death was decreed by the emperor , / who ruled the realm
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1244 ed by the emperor , / who ruled the realm of Rome, they assumed r
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1245 together buried in a crypt in the sand / whom bloody punishment t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1247 / We believe that he who frees the world from bondage / will awake
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1248 age / will awaken to peace from the grave’s embrace those who a
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1249 ed / in fortunate throngs, when the earth gapes open / of its own a
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1252 ed, a savage storm, / bloodying the holy Church of Christ with he
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1256 ny his faith / when he suffered the wicked blows of evil torturer
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1260 years, / so that he might learn the dialectal doctrines of things
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1261 f things from writings / and at the same time the rhetorical arts
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1262 / Soon, therefore, even though the handsome young man, / was growi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1264 ars, being a scholar in skill / the student copied the clear teac
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1267 m a famous line, / to undertake the responsibilities of the marri
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1271 hat interval he might entreat the Thunderer with his voice, / see
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1273 at he could more clearly know the will of divine Christ. / At las
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1274 ist. / At last when time passed the venerable you, / was asleep in
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1277 e duly saw a heavenly vision. / The blessed man drank in with his
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1282 serve her as a holy helpmeet, / the maiden who is joined to you w
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1285 ywhere / and will have faith in the rule of heaven through your w
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1286 gh your words.’ / Therefore the young fulfilled his father’
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1288 mother’s sake, / he accepted the girl adorned with gems and go
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1289 orned with gems and gold. / Yet the high-throned creator of the f
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1290 four-cornered earth / protected the chaste husband and the betrot
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1292 wn limbs with sin; / reining in the flesh’s excesses with bless
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1295 For in their bedroom they saw the narrative of a book, / directed
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1296 rative of a book, / directed by the King of Olympus and inscribed
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1299 Christ’s followers / who kept the rule of righteousness with it
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1301 female celibates, / for though the lower rank of their sex set t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1306 hanting of psalms, / entreating the halls of heaven with strength
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1307 unbroken / while they light up the threshold of starry Olympus w
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1309 cred hosts / belched forth from the ancient dragon’s maw. / Then
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1312 red blows from a knotty club; / the beatings reverberated with no
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1314 ith purple blood. / In this way the servant followed his Lord wit
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1315 , / heading on a narrow path to the citadels on high, / just as pre
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1316 s on high, / just as previously the master headed on a narrow tra
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1317 n a narrow track, / taking away the sins of the world with his pu
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1320 being struck by beatings and the rod’s blow aimed at the mar
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1321 d at the martyr; / Straightaway the martyr restored sight to the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1322 the one eyed man, / even though the temple-priests, who had allow
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1323 the outrage, / could not return the light which had been ripped a
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1324 ient construction he razed to the ground / the lofty temple with
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1325 uction he razed to the ground / the lofty temple with its strong
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1327 at were standing there. / Mars, the wound-giver who scatters the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1328 / inspiring bitter hearts with the Gorgon’s poison, / was unable
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1329 poison, / was unable to assist the temple’s statues with his s
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1331 use; / there were cast down on the ground the golden idols of Mi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1332 the golden idols of Minerva, / the goddess whom fools have said
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1333 ll; / nor was Bacchus, for whom the vines flourish on the branch,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1334 es flourish on the branch, / as the fictions of ancient volumes f
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1335 to buttress by his authority the sanctuary’s teetering colum
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1336 ry’s teetering columns. / But the temple’s marbles tottered o
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1337 on their quivering slabs, / and the structure toppled headlong, w
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1338 Neptune, said by repute to be the ruler of the waters, / who comm
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1339 r of the waters, / who commands the kingdom of the sea with its s
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1340 s surging waves, / did not have the power then to sustain the fak
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1343 / Alcides is said to have been the splendid victor over the Cent
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1344 r the Centaur, / and he quelled the flaming breath of the robber
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1346 h blasts in smoky speech: / but the right hand of Hercules squeez
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1347 g back with stiff strength in the temple, / where Christ’s supp
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1351 ith flaming reins, / crashed to the ground, made foolish by the b
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1352 burning blaze. / In this way the crushed construction collapse
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1353 llapsed with fallen idols, / as the true history of old kings rel
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1354 f old kings relates. / For when the priest saw that the twin offs
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1356 s violent vengeance punished, the guilty children, / for that rea
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1357 ty children, / for that reason, the Thunderer’s retribution bit
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1358 ibution bitterly blazed, / with the result that, after the destru
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1359 ruction of dread devastation, / the ark of God would be led throu
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1362 head left his polluted limbs, / the head which the citizens could
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1364 from her golden chariot, / and the saffron sunbeam grew yellow t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1366 ed fields, / and there remained the spine and trunk and part of t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1367 the limbs: / not otherwise did the ruler of Olympus rage against
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1368 whose shattered power fell to the ground, / so that none failed t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1369 , / so that none failed to feel the dread danger, / as the narrativ
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1370 to feel the dread danger, / as the narrative of this current tex
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1372 retreat with shattered power / The savage son of unfortunate Sat
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1375 / a eunuch, against nature, as the ancient works explain; / that w
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1377 le lurked in Latium, / avoiding the hazard of his harsh son. / Nor
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1378 r assistance, he who governed the infernal regions with his dar
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1379 his dark power / and reigned in the murky hall of Hades; / he was t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1380 e murky hall of Hades; / he was the one who carried off Ceres’
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1383 nest words. / Nor did Pan, whom the people of Arcadia worship by
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1385 n flames, / offer assistance to the temple’s fractured foundati
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1386 ’s fractured foundations. / The lofty edifice tumbled when it
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1387 either did sticky cement bind the walls’ ramparts / nor was har
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1389 nd of lime; / but likewise once the power of the old gods had dra
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1390 old gods had drained away / and the massive structure of the sple
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1391 mple had also been shattered, / the vengeful condemnation of the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1392 ashes, / just as with his voice the suppliant martyr demanded in
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1393 ough these enlightening signs the pagans might be able to belie
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1394 s might be able to believe / in the high-throned God who reigns i
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1395 in the splendid citadel. / Then the sole offspring of a prefect w
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1396 en he laid his pious heart to the fruitful words, / the blessed y
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1397 heart to the fruitful words, / the blessed young man embracing t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1398 r’s pronouncements, / Then at the same time they were shoved in
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1399 k darkness of prison, . / where the mighty rotting corpses of the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1401 black worms; / yet nonetheless the nostrils of the innocent were
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1402 ith nectar, / breathing instead the heavenly scent of ambrosia; / n
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1403 of light cease, relinquishing the confines, , / but bright light
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1404 , / but bright light kept away the murky shadows: / in this way do
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1407 iraculous things, / believed in the high-throned king, as the one
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1409 ad previously kept watch over the dark prison. / Meanwhile [Jul
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1412 rapped tight, / to rise up from the black darkness of death, with
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1413 ath, with its soul returning. / The dead man woke up, disturbing
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1414 k infernal regions. / Then with the entreaties of the multitude,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1415 ous noisy turmoil, / they urged the young man to explain in truth
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1416 feless, he was able to broach the entrance of that dusky gate / a
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1417 trance of that dusky gate / and the dark recesses of the underwor
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1418 ld / and then revived could see the shining sun again. / Swiftly ri
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1420 aimed angelic intercession to the crowd. / Look: again, at the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1421 the crowd. / Look: again, at the prompting of the dragon’s d
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1422 ing of the dragon’s deceit, / the blessed martyrs were pushed i
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1424 s of pitch blazed; / and indeed the conflagration belched forth s
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1425 ulphurous flames / and burnt up the district’s fuel of firewood
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1426 ct’s fuel of firewood / until the flames burst forth to the edg
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1427 rist’s assistance protected the innocent. / Then cords soaked i
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1430 s, / and yet it did not consume the saints’ arms in the conflag
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1431 conflagration. / Look: again, the serpent, wound around maligna
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1433 with its pestilential poison. / The martyrs, bound by rope, were
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1434 rena / so that lions might gnaw the saints’ limbs with their ja
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1435 mbs with their jaws, / and also the torturers’ gory punishment
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1436 force / innocent arms to endure the biting of bears. / But the palm
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1437 dure the biting of bears. / But the palm’s victory turned out d
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1439 prey, / licked with their lips the feet of the saints. / In this w
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1440 way, with God changing them, the wild beasts’ hearts became
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1441 ts became gentle, / even though the hearts of foolish men grow nu
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1442 of foolish men grow numb, / as the poet once proclaimed in formu
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1444 their prey.’ / After this, the martyrs paid for their bloody
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1445 r bloody crowns, / ascending to the bright heights of starry heav
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1446 heaven. / To their tombs, after the obsequies of chilly death / the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1448 d they, having been dipped in the sacred stream of baptism, / at
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1449 ed in their hearts a balm for the spirit and flesh. / In ancien
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1452 rist according to custom; / and the well-known land of the Nile b
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1453 im forth in the world / seeking the saintly rewards of chaste men
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1457 eoning brambles, / attending to the barren tracts of that waste l
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1458 t waste land. / This place took the name Nitria from natron: / some
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1459 sometimes it is supposed that the world produces names / because
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1461 a thing as chance or fate or the alignment of stars, / if the Pa
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1462 or the alignment of stars, / if the Parcae sparing no one govern
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1463 nd threaten mortal lives with the spin of a spindle / which conve
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1464 in of a spindle / which conveys the millstone in its smooth turni
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1465 r I reckon that Nitria purged the errors of the guilty, / just as
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1468 certain time [Amos] came upon the swelling Nile, / which irrigate
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1469 ch irrigates with its streams the fertile Egyptian realm. / Indee
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1470 hing to cross over, he lacked the boat he wanted. / A shame at hi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1472 tripping off, / lest he outrage the rules of modesty with his nak
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1474 ried with heavenly aid / across the foaming waters by the shore t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1475 ish-bearing prophet traversed the Chaldean realm / in an angel’
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1477 orsels of wheat / might nourish the Lord’s servant of the. / Lo
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1479 d having suffered wounds from the poisoned maw, / he contracted r
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1483 wandering steps. / In this way, the boy’s parents bemoaned his
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1484 te, / and in tears, they sought the saint’s venerable pronounce
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1485 ouncement, / that he might heal the poor man’s misfortune and b
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1486 that he gave them advice with the following words: / ‘Return to
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1487 following words: / ‘Return to the widow now the bullock that wa
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1491 en done in concealed secrecy. / The father, rejoicing, was made g
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1493 this way, fate turned out as the truthful man promised with hi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1495 en promised to do; but one of the men broke his promise. / For th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1496 se. / For that reason destroyed the humped camel, / constrained by
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1497 ained by cold death, on which the man had failed to carry the v
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1498 iled to carry the vessel. / But the other kind and truthful man w
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1499 s promise to the old man, / had the use of his young donkey in fu
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1500 donkey in full health. / After the excellent warrior had abandon
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1502 rried by a crowd of angels to the stars in the sky, / and crossin
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1503 tars in the sky, / and crossing the beautiful threshold of perpet
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1505 hom, famous for his miracles, the land of the Nile gave birth / H
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1506 lebrated in praise throughout the four-cornered world, / providin
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1508 to five hundred brothers. / At the time of his adolescence he so
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1511 ing nearly a hundred times in the darkness of night, / and he did
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1512 / and he did so in turn around the same number times by day / so t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1513 mes by day / so that, bowing to the ground on bended knees, face
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1514 s, face down / he might entreat the father, relying on the compas
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1519 e stood a temple dedicated in the ancient way, ; / from there pri
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1521 d in long circuits, following the rites of the Bacchantes. / When
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1522 s. / When by chance he saw that the demented multitudes / were carr
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1523 carrying a wicked statue from the temple in their wanderings, / t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1524 h kneeling knees he entreated the Thunderer with his voice, / and
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1525 e, / and straightaway he caused the bacchanalian crowds to stand
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1527 ywhere on their feet, / but all the same they stood stiff as bron
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1528 f as bronze statues / suffering the burning beams of the blazing
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1529 itan burned them more than in the summer season. / Meanwhile, the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1531 their hearts as believing in the words of teaching, / accepting
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1532 words of teaching, / accepting the mystical gifts of heavenly ba
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1533 gifts of heavenly baptism, / if the priest with his prayers would
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1534 chains, / so that a way through the fields would lie open to thei
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1538 swift succession. / In this way the creator controlling heaven un
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1539 bonds / to such an extent that the crowd, having got their wish,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1540 leave / purged of their sins by the holy stream of baptism, / shatt
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1541 stream of baptism, / shattering the broken idols and likewise sma
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1542 ifying quarrel once disturbed the decent peace / between those be
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1546 bloody weapons, she disturbed the bonds of peace. / The battle-li
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1547 disturbed the bonds of peace. / The battle-lines pressed on with
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1548 g; / terrifying Mars exulted in the bloody conflict: / the harsh ho
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1549 ulted in the bloody conflict: / the harsh horns resounded, and th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1551 nating voices. / Then by chance the aforementioned priest approac
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1552 pproached, / striving to settle the savage conflicts of war, / ende
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1553 ar, / endeavoured to extinguish the flame of deceit that had been
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1554 been kindled / and to soothe the stupid tumult of terrible sla
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1556 ith wicked intent; / and he was the savage chief, leader and stan
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1563 ve an unpleasant death, / while the rest, rejoicing, complete an
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1564 impeded life. / But after death the earth will not give you a gra
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1565 ill not give you a grave, / but the savage beast will tear you to
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1566 es you with frenzied jaws / and the beaks of birds will likewise
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1567 ted corpse! / So it was just as the truthful priest said in his s
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1568 ch: / after death had occurred, the carcass was covered with sand
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1569 ing light again burst through the twilight / they saw that the bo
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1570 gh the twilight / they saw that the body had been dug out by beas
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1571 rds’ beaks had pecked apart the wicked limbs. / Then people eve
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1573 llonius] was a prophet, / since the quick outcome of things was m
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1575 at shrines eagerly abandoned / the ghastly idols of the ancient
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1576 e ancient cult / and strove for the clear gifts of cleansing bapt
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1577 mous father, when celebrating the Easter feast, / commanded crowd
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1578 ded crowds to be assembled in the desert everywhere / and for a c
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1579 erywhere / and for a company of the faithful to come together in
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1580 er in bands. / After this, once the chanting of the mass was comp
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1581 complete, / and they all sought the lowly dishes of their customa
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1582 e, / they were fed equally with the dry nourishment of wheat / and
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1583 dry nourishment of wheat / and the coarse grain, that in springt
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1584 rse grain, that in springtime / the garden produces from its boso
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1585 ground grows with grass. / Then the pious one spoke to the compan
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1587 t us now entreat with prayers the Lord who rules in the citadel
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1588 holds power, since he governs the kingdoms of the world, / and as
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1590 suitable solace / in so far as the judge may deliver nourishment
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1591 es; / indeed, on this feast day the reins of severity are relaxed
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1592 xed!’ / Look; they saw before the entrance of a cave fabulous f
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1595 though he had passed through the fields of Egypt on foot. / They
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1598 of loaves laid out. / Here too the date of the towering palm-tre
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1599 ering palm-tree was seen, / and the sticky honey held fast in the
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1600 and golden nectar oozing from the honeycomb’s flow, / and likew
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1601 eycomb’s flow, / and likewise the abundant beestings bright-whi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1602 this thing had been produced, the go-betweens were quick to go
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1605 s with fabulous feasts. / Until the day of Pentecost, by which na
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1608 ghts. / Then famine afflicted the multitudes of Egypt with disa
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1610 and in dense throngs, / so that the wretches might equally seek t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1616 xhausted. / So too he increased the essence of the oily olive, / as
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1617 ly olive, / as it was read that the prophet Elijah once increased
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1618 once increased it, / causing the fatty liquid to be fruitful i
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1620 se of a splendid priest / while the mention of that saintly man t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1621 s fame grows great throughout the four-cornered earth / and his p
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1624 rver of chastity, / translating the Hebrew prophecies into Latin
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1625 o Latin words, / as he revealed the profundity of the Law, New an
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1626 e Law, New and Old, / unlocking the two books of the foreign Sept
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1629 azing treatises; / he uncovered the secrets of the prophets / with
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1630 d commentary, by making plain the mysteries of things. / This fam
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1631 s teacher persists throughout the ages through his , / which are
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1632 ow properly copied throughout the four-cornered world. / Indeed,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1633 did crowd of readers all over the earth. / He came from his fathe
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1635 led himself / while tallying up the texts of the ancient fathers,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1636 hers, / that were produced from the time when the Saviour assumed
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1637 time when the Saviour assumed / the cradle of our flesh on earth
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1638 of the world, / when he mounted the gallows-cross with his sacred
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1640 he purged with his red blood / the human race defiled by the dec
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1641 ove at any time to scrutinize the language / of the twin laws wit
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1642 to scrutinize the language / of the twin laws with so much zeal o
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1643 / as this same teacher studied the sacred books / night and day, a
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1644 acred books / night and day, as the psalmist sang? / For that reaso
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1645 at reason a rival, defiled by the plague of envy, / assailed that
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1647 n this way is glory stolen by the black jaws of jealousy / and th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1648 he black jaws of jealousy / and the praise of the decent damaged
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1649 / For dogs crowd closely round the boar with their barking, / surr
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1653 ve on high. / Now indeed that the praise of decent men has been
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1654 n has been described, / to whom the brilliant virginity, dear to
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1655 nts of Paradise, / granted that the wide world might celebrate th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1658 groves disappear, / indeed when the circuit of the sky comes to a
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1659 end at the end of the world, / the saints’ garlands shine mor
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1660 brightly before the throne. / The time is at hand to celebrate
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1662 se virgins who have reached / the summit of virtues shining cro
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1663 hey who spurn in their hearts the world’s wicked delights, / ab
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1664 s wicked delights, / abandoning the stinking joys of guilty displ
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1665 ays / so that they might follow the lord of light with a devout m
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1666 ight with a devout mind, / when the virginal company, crowding cl
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1667 al company, crowding close / in the ethereal height of the heaven
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1668 s throngs round the lamb, / and the white flock will rejoice with
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1669 pherd / where fields bloom with the purple flowers of the plain, /
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1670 ple flowers of the plain, / and the savage wolf does not gnash it
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1671 eth with terrifying jaws, / and the pastures do not know the rava
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1672 s of a cruel thief, / but where the perpetual concord of peace co
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1675 maiden, / commendations of whom the whole world rightly celebrate
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1676 he was of a famous lineage of the race of Israel, / a fertile vir
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1678 o a suitor. / But Almighty God, the creator of the four-cornered
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1679 our-cornered world, / from whom the plan of the present world pro
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1682 all hidden mysteries, / seeing the chaste virgin’s undefiled h
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1684 y his coming, would take away the squalid sins of the world, / wh
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1686 le of chastity. / She soon bore the true light from the light of
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1687 / so that Christ might release the world from dusky darkness, / wh
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1688 ld from dusky darkness, / where the human race was languishing in
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1689 hing in the vile world, / until the time when the light of the bl
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1690 sun shone bright, / about which the prophet’s words had already
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1692 ogeny, / produced from her womb the king who is the saviour of al
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1693 ne rightly governs control of the world, / just as this young vir
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1695 ago from angelic speech, / when the high-throned father had sent
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1696 he stars. / She it was she whom the outstanding prophet, who bein
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1699 tain sealed up, swelling from the heavenly stream, / and also a q
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1700 o a quivering dove.’ To her the prescient angel spoke: / ‘Beh
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1703 bring forth an offspring; / let the son of the high-throned one b
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1704 ne be called blessed forever! / The most Holy Spirit shall come i
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1706 es protection for your heart; / the heavenly might of the father,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1707 ct you.’ / When this was said the mother’s womb swelled with
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1708 when he had been born, freed the world from its pitiable corru
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1711 creditably construct / in verse the living praise of CECILIA? / She
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1713 to sacred doctrine, / scorning the honied amusements of fleshly
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1714 eshly excess, / since she loved the sweet kisses of Christ instea
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1716 ough musical instruments lead the dance with many harmonies / and
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1717 melodious songs resound with the chanting of the Muses, / yet th
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1718 he chanting of the Muses, / yet the deceitful display of the prof
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1720 t a warrior may not hasten / to the joys of Paradise, did not sti
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1722 rding to marital, / she uttered the following words: / ‘Behold,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1723 an angel has passed over from the stars above. / This patron supp
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1725 t love anything whatsoever of the flesh; / for he keeps continual
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1731 with polluted hands.’ / Thus the woman devoted to God converte
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1733 believers, they might receive the gifts of the font; / both becam
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1734 font; / both became citizens in the loftiest citadels / after being
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1735 yrs and suffering tortures of the flesh. / The land of Sicily,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1736 ring tortures of the flesh. / The land of Sicily, which the blu
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1742 hed in Christ, / trampling upon the fleeting wealth of the world
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1744 Lord, / straightaway abandoning the adornments of the world. / Who
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1745 ho then can describe in words the bitter punishments, / and who c
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1746 hments, / and who can enunciate the dark threats of death / which t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1748 s then on earth? / She suffered the horrific hazards of wounding
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1752 ops from her flesh. / Likewise, the butchers also burned the girl
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1754 ires, / but swifter than speech the flame lost its force, / burning
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1755 flame lost its force, / burning the girl’s limbs of the girl wi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1758 orture afflicted her arms: / as the burning pyre, shards of red t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1759 hards of red tile, / as well as the cruel cutting of the unbendin
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1761 thout foul guilt of sin. / Then the Father Almighty, the nourishe
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1762 t his eyes down to earth from the