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... the lives, the passions, the miracles, and the death of the holy saints, and also
some other notorious deeds and acts of times past, I have submised myself to
translate into English the legend of Saints, which is called Legenda Aurea in
(1484) Proem Great thanks, laud, and honour ought to be given unto the clerks,
poets, and historiographs that have written many noble books of wisedom of the
lives, passions, and miracles of holy saints, of histories of noble and famous acts
... manly, and childish affections and passions in mortal men. For it is not the
visible fashion and shape of plants, and of reasonable creatures, that makes the
difference of working in the one, and of condition in the other; but the form
Impossible I know it is to please all; seeing few or none are so pleased with
themselves, or so assured of themselves, by reason of their subjection to their
private passions, but that they seem divers persons in one and the same day.
Nor do I confine the history to Bodies; but I have thought it my duty besides to
make a separate history of such Virtues as may be considered cardinal in nature.
I mean those original passions or desires of matter which constitute the primary ...
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LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing
The books that started it all for me - I started a vigorous campaign of self-education when I was in freshman year of high-school by reading all of these. It took well over a year, but I managed to ... Leer comentario completo
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First inspired by Emerson's observation about the sheer volume of volumes available to read ("There are 850,000 volumes in the Imperial Library at Paris. If a man were to read industriously from dawn ... Leer comentario completo