Venerabilis Baedae Historiam Ecclesiasticam Gentis Anglorum; Historiam Abbatum, Epistolam Ad Ecgberctum, Una Cum Historia Abbatum Auctore Anonymo, Ad Fidem Codicum Manuscriptorum Denuo Recognovit Volume 2

Venerabilis Baedae Historiam Ecclesiasticam Gentis Anglorum; Historiam Abbatum, Epistolam Ad Ecgberctum, Una Cum Historia Abbatum Auctore Anonymo, Ad Fidem Codicum Manuscriptorum Denuo Recognovit Volume 2

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...dein... Alewinus de Britannia, uir urbanae elegantiae, utpote magni Knroli yperasspUtes, ... conatus est in urbanum lepido seponere dicto et incompta oomere;' Thiofridi Vita Willibr. c. 34, cited in Pertz, xxJii. ii. This earlier life is not known to exist. Wattenbach is therefore wrong in saying of Alcuin: 'Willibrordi uitam ante eum nemo scripserat, ' Mon. Ale. p. 35. But when Wattenbach wrote, these extracts from the life by Theofrid, Abbot of Epternach (t I no), liad not been published. Wattenbach also complains Clianioter that the lives contain so few historical facts and so many miracles: !'vTMlnu' but it is idle to find fault with any class of literature because it does not furnish what it never professed to give; cf. M. Fustel de Coulanges: 'il est bien certain que ces biographies n'&aient pa- redig es en vue de faire oeuvre historique.... La biographic etait i mi Mm la legende explicative des reliques que le couvent pos-6dait. et qui faisaient sa fortune. Aussi... s'allongeait-elle de tous les miracles que le saint avait faits pendant sa vie, et de tous ceui qu'il produisait apres sa mort;' La Monarchic Franque, pp. 9-12 (cited by Dr. Stokes, Lismore Lives, pp. ici. f.). The whole passage is admirable. The following facts however can be made out. History of Wilbrord was a Northumbrian, born in 657 or 658. His father. Wilgils, after the birth of his son, became an anchorite on a promontory at the mouth of the Humber (cc. i, a. His day was observed as a festival in the monastery of his son (c. 31), and Alcuin himself ruled the cell where his body reposed Pref. ami c. i). As soon as the child was weaned, he was entrusted to the monks of Ripon (c. 3); cf. Eddius. c. 26, cited on next chapter. In his twentietli year (i.e. c....show more

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