Life of Saint Augustine (Studies and Texts)
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Book by Capgrave, John
knowledge of Middle English may be elementary. Capgrave's Life provides a detailed and very human representation of Augustine, his friends, and his formidable mother, Monica. This volume will also be of interest to those who are studying Capgrave's language, be cause the manuscript is an autograph and is also corrected with evident care by Capgrave himself. It provides rare evidence for the language of King's Lynn, Norfolk, in an age when the London dialect was becoming the 'received standard'.
Augustiniana 25 (1975) 282-292, claims that 14th-century Augustinian theologians initiated the practice. 15 Mech more ping he rehersith of pis matere] Conf. 1. 7. 5 10 15 LIFE OF SAINT AUGUSTINE 22 Of }>at age of him whech }>ei clepe Puericia. v p uericia also is·pe secund age, and pat lestith fro seuene 3ere to xiiii 3ere. It is as mech to sey in Englisch as pe age of clennesse, for pis age is not mech defiled with dedis of leccherie or onclennesse. What defautes pat be in pis age of
not for to receyue seruyse 3 q excised before aqweyntauns 23-25 Sunune men suppose... ] speculation by Capgrave. 27 Of the comoun lif of clerkis] De vita et moribus clericorum, Sermo 355, PL 39. 1568-1574. 8-9 a sermon writyn onto pe prestes] Adfratres 5, PL 40.1243-1244. 10-11 Euodio, Simplicio. . .Anastasio] Capgrave retains the Latin ablative case forms. 13 dwelle as an outcast] Ps. 84. 11. 52 30r IJFE OF SAINT AUGUSTINE of opir men but for to lyue pesibily in desert with my
Augustin praised mech. Ano]>ir bischop, he seid, lay on deying, and ]>ei ]>at were aboute him desired gredy his lyf, for he was as ]>ei said ful necesarie to ]>e cherch. He answered ]>us ageyn in schort sentens, 'Neuyr wel, but if euyr schal it be wei. why not now?' He ment as long as a man lyueth he is neuyr in parfith goodnesse; and if euyr schuld he com to rest and parfith pes, it schal be at his deth, specialy if he deye weel. Of ]>e ]>ird bischop seith he ]>at Seynt Cypriane told ]>at whan
peruenit patefaciens ei suam tam subitam mutacionem. Quod audiens beatus Ambrosius cognitoque quod in Manicheorum secta iam fluctuans pene diffideret, et per spiritum sanctum cognoscens, qualiter fidelis et catholicus futurus esset, gauisus ualde placidissime et multum caritatiue eum suscepit. ltaque letabatur beatus Ambrosius super eum sicut in ewangelio de quodam patre legitur qui cadens super collum filii sui quem perdiderat et imponens anulum in digito eius plorans deosculabatur eum. Hec