From St. Francis to Dante; Translations from the Chronicle of the Franciscan Salimbene (1221-1288)

From St. Francis to Dante; Translations from the Chronicle of the Franciscan Salimbene (1221-1288) : With Notes and Illustrations from Other Medieval Sources Volume 25

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...soul that he should withdraw no word of the future which the Lord purposed to bring about. So he answered that if they would keep themselves in peace to the Feast of Christ's Nativity they should escape the wrath of God: if not, they should drink of the cup of His wrath as the men of Modena had drunk. They answered him that they would keep well at peace, for they purposed to make intermarriages for peace and friendship. Yet he answered that they were doing all these things fraudulently, and under a cloak and veil of peace. Wherefore the ambassadors of Reggio returned, and ceased from their marriages, and are rather preparing themselves to make and gather together arms of war than to keep peace with each other, that the word of Michael Scot may be u filled in them, which he wrote in his verses wherein he predicted the future, ' And the factions at Reggio shall hold ill words together.' " A little lower down we come for the third time to Asdente, and see again what injustice Dante has done him. (532) " In those days the Lord Obizzo, Bishop of Parma, invited to dinner the prophet of the men of Parma, who is called Asdente, and enquired of him diligently concerning the future. And he said that within a short while the men of Reggio and Parma would suffer man tribulations; and he foretold likewise the death of Pope Martin IV, determining and specifying the times of all these things which I will not set down: and he foretold that three Supreme Pontiffs should succeed and be at discord with each other, one of whom should be lawful, and two unlawfully created: and he had foretold the ruin of Modena before it came to pass. This man is only so far a prophet, that he hath a mind illuminated to understand the sayings more

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