Percy Society Volume 24

Percy Society Volume 24

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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. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ...him bygan, And seyde, " Now help us, seynte Frideswyde. A man woot litel what him schal betyde. 3450 This man is falle with his astronomye In som woodnesse, or in som agonye. I thought ay wel how that it schulde be. Men schulde nought knowe of Goddes pryvyte. Ye, blessed be alwey a lewed man, That nat but oonly his bileeve can. So ferde another clerk with astronomye; He walked in the feeldes for to prye Upon the sterres, what ther schulde bifalle, Til he was in a marle pit i-falle. 3460 He saugh nat that. But yet, by seint Thomas! 8449.---aeynte Frideawyde. This saint was appropriately invoked by the carpenter, as she was the patron of a rich monastic house at Oxford. 3460.--in a marle pit. This tale, told of Thales by Pluto, was very popular in the middle ages, and is found under different forms in a variety of collections of stories. Me reweth sore for heende Nicholas: He schal be ratyd of his studyyng, If that I may, by Jhesu heven kyng! Gete me a staf, that I may underspore, Whil that thou, Robyn, hevest up the dore: He schal out of his studyyng, as I gesse." And to the chambir dore he gan him dresse. His knave was a strong karl for the noones, And by the hasp he haf it up at oones; And in the floor the dore fil doun anoon. This Nicholas sat stille as eny stoon, And ever he gapyd up-ward to the ey1'. This carpenter wende he were in despeir, And hent him by the schuldres mightily, And schook him harde, and eryed spitously; " What, Nicholas? what how man? loke adoun: Awake, and thynk on Cristes passioun. I crowche the from elves, and from wightes. Therwith the night-spel seyde he anon rightes, On the foure halves of the hous aboute, And on the threisshfold of the dore withoute. Lord Jhesu Crist, and seynte...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236966805
  • 9781236966803