The Lives of the Saints Volume 6

The Lives of the Saints Volume 6

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...the father of Charlemagne, he is wrong, for Pepin had no authority in that part, which was governed by the 1 The popular tradition has exaggerated the story of the broken arm, and relates that the soldiers pulled her arm off, when an angel took it up and carried it to the chapel, and deposited it on the altar. 1 York, but not Sarum Kalendar. 248 Lives of the Saints. juneo. heathen Radbod, Duke of Frisia. Moreover, that see was not founded till 696, by S. Willibrord, who died in 739. The origin of the blunder arises from the bodies of S. Botulph and S. Adulph being translated together in 972, and these two saints being venerated the same day, like S. Medard and S. Godard, they were supposed to be brothers. No bishop of the name of Adulph is known in the chronicles of the church of Utrecht. The writer may have mistaken Utrecht for Maestricht (Ultra-trajectum for Trajectum), which was founded much earlier, but no bishop of the name of Adulph occupied that see. In addition to this life of such mixed historical value is another, very short, from the Schleswig Breviary, and also a life by Folcard, abbot of Thorney in 1068. Nothing authentic is known of the origin of S. Botulph. He is said to have been of Irish birth, but his name is purely Saxon. He asked Ethelmund, king of the South Saxons, and his kinsmen Ethelwerd and Ethelwold, to give him some desert spot in which he might settle as a hermit. "Then the unwearied man of God looked about him everywhere, till at last he found, by the mercy of God, such a spot, Ikanhoe, which was just the God-forsaken, devil-possessed spot he was in search of." And a dismal spot it was in the most dismal district of all England, Boston1 in the Lincolnshire fens; it was a "hoe," a mound, covered...show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 277g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236634659
  • 9781236634658