Thomas Saga Erkibyskups; A Life of Archbishop Thomas Becket, in Icelandic, with English Translation, Notes and Glossary Volume 2
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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...and entreat thee moreover to pray for "my mercy." This matter we may bring to an end without prolixity by relating that in a wondrous manner God the Lord so ruled it, that the man and the bird under went such a change, according to the command of our Lord, that the man had a bird's eye, but the bird got back a man's eye. This miracle became far-famed and manifoldly for this reason, that whosoever inquired into the form and nature of either eye, 'could judge truly, that by creation it was natural to one, what the other had. Now ever afterwards the lord was much more keensighted than before, though he was somewhat odd-looking; but with this it went that he needed so little sleep for the eye which the bird had had, that he deemed it a right troublesome matter, as it would be awake through nearly all the night. The hawk's case was the contrary; he being as sleepy as a man is wont to be, so that he might scarcely be roused to his feet or to flight to do his work. This miracle endeth with the words that the Lord is made glorious through archbishop Thomas and all his beloved ones. CHAP. XCVIII. Concerning Thomas' Working Of Miracles. It will seem to wise men that the miracles of the blessed archbishop Thomas may well be likened to the straight tree called the palm-tree. That tree groweth unlike unto other trees, being narrowest at the ground, but spreading out in growing, even as does the root of other trees.1 This similitude makes plain the visions which from the beginning went as roots under the miracles, for dreams set forth things spiritual, not things with a bodily appearance. Up from this root the tree grew gently by lesser miracles for its outward branches, until it expanded into 1 The blank represents a corruption in the...
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