King Alfred's West-Saxon Version of Gregory's Pastoral Care; With an English Translation

King Alfred's West-Saxon Version of Gregory's Pastoral Care; With an English Translation

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ... god waerlice to mienne his hieremonna scylda & to licettanne swelce he hit nyte; hwilum eft to secgeanne; hwilum, Seah hit mon euSliee wiete, hit is to forberanne; hwilum eft smealice & geornlice to seceanne; hwilum lfeelice to Sreatigeanne; hwilum swfelice & straeclice to Srafianne. Monige eint, swae swae we aer cwaedon, Je mon sceal waerlice licettan, & SeahhwaeSre eft kySan, forSon Saet hie ongieten Saet hie mon taele, & Saet eaSmodlice gaSafien, & Sonne Sa scylda Je hie diegollice on him selfum forberaS hie geornlice on hiera agnum ingeSonce sceawigen, & on him selfum demen & wrecen, & hie forscamige Saet hie eft swae don; Sonne biS he self geladod wiS hiene selfne mid his agenre scame & mid his geSylde & eac mid his recceres. Be Se re ieldinge swr$e wel Dryhten Sreade Iudeas, Sa he cwaeS Surh Sone witgan: Ge sindon Ieogende: neeron ge no min gemunende, ne ge no ne geSohton on eowerre heortan Saet ic swugode, swelce ic hit ne gesawe. He ielde, & Safode Sa scylda, & Seah he him gekySde; Seah Je he wiS Sa scyldgigendan swugude, he hit him ah swigende gesaede. Ac monige and severely, lest he delay, so that his righteous indignation become cold, and he cannot afterwards so easily punish it, that the sinful man be not let off too easily, lest he lose the reward of the good work which he ought to have merited with correction. XXI. How discreet the ruler must be in reproving and flattering, and also in his zeal and gentleness. It is also good to know that he ought sometimes cautiously to conceal the sins of his subjects, and pretend not to know it; sometimes, again, to tell it; sometimes, although it is well known, it is to be tolerated; sometimes, again, to be..."
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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236621921
  • 9781236621924