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The correct derivation is alluded to in the text, but set out in parallel to fanciful ones that lexicographers would consider quite wide of the mark.

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Origen saith that he hath always two names, and was called Paulus and Saulus. Julian, 4 The Live of S.

Peter converted to the faith. Peace be with thee that art foundement of the church and pastor of the sheep and lambs of our Lord. Landry, 89 The Life of S.

Then all the people, and especially children, ran with the hound upon him and hunted and chased him out of the town as he had been a wolf. And anon, his soule was borne up into heaven in likeness of a white dove. And unnethe two years after, when she had laudably accomplished her observance, she took the child and closed it with her in her cell. Have ye not seen the blessed apostles Peter and Paul and as he cried again, his blessed soul departed from the flesh.

Peter when he saw him fly so high: He that yesterday saluted thee was thy wife. Chaucer adapted the section on St Cecilia in his Canterbury Tales and Caxton published an expanded English version in Reformed prostitutes win divine forgiveness, while other women live disguised as monks or nobly resist lustful tyrants. Peter the apostle among all other, and above all other, was of most fervent and burning love, for he would have known the traitor that should betray our Lord Jesu Christ, as S.

My wife is now dead, and I go to see her. Victor that he should do sacrifice to his gods, which thing S. Then this duke went to battle and was discomfited, and fled into a city of Tarsus, and anon the barbarians assieged him. So it happed on a night, as he slept, a voice said to him: Thomas, and bid him by the token that the lady whom thou servest hath sewed his shirt of hair with red silk, which he shall find there as he laid it, that he give thee leave to sing mass, and assoil thee of his suspending and thine inhibiting, and restore thee again to thy service.


And at the day of the great resurrection they shall not be departed from him.

Then for his pleasure he set Rome afire, which burned seven days and seven sights, and was in a high tower and enjoyed him to see so great a flame of fire, and sang merrily. And on that other side, for to use the charity of Christ was to him life, world, and promission and all goods without number.

Peter should prove him a magician, by his books, and went to Rome where he was had and reputed as a god. John and Paul, 5 The Life of S. Then said Simon to Peter and Paul: And when he came to the gate, as, Leo witnesseth, which is called Sancta Maria ad passus, he met Jesu Christ coming against him, and Peter said to him: Then, when he came to the place of his passion, he turned him toward the east, holding his hands up to heaven right long, with tears praying in his own language and thanking our Lord, and after that bade his brethren farewell, and bound his eyes himself with the keverchief of Plautilla, and kneeling down on both knees, stretched forth his neck, and so was beheaded.

For oft he left his necessary meat for the fervent study that he had to preach the Word of God.

And he said to him: Webarchive template wayback links Webarchive template archiveis links Articles incorporating a citation from the Catholic Encyclopedia with Wikisource reference. Ciriacus, 97 The Life of S.

This was done in the year of grace four hundred and sixty-four. Among all others there was a man, because of great devotion that he had to be at this holy translation and visit the holy martyr, which came to the bridge at Brentford by London; and when he was in the middle of the bridge, meeting there one, was cast into the water. And then without heaviness and compulsion he stretched forth his neck and received the crown of martyrdom, the butcher so smiting off his head.

Linus saith, he would dispute with S. I saw on his right side a knight standing with a sword drawn and saying to me: And when this tree was fallen down, this holy young king was heavy and sorrowful, and him thought there came a fair bird which flew up to heaven with great joy. And then Peter received a book of our Lord, wherein he learned the words that he said.


The Life of S. KenelmKng and Martyr. And when Peter understood that our Lord had said to him of his passion, he returned, and when he came to his brethren, he told to them what our Lord had said. Another time the devil would make her afraid, for devils came to her in the likeness of terrible wild beasts, and a certain man said to them: And also the prophet saith that he maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers fire burning. Noah, as it is read, kept himself; his wife, and his children in the ark, but Paul in a more perilous and older flood, in an ark not made with boards, with pitch and glue, legen with epistles made for boards, delivered and saved the universal world from the floods of error and of sin.

The golden legend : lives of the saints

If ye do not my will within ten days with your agreement, ye shall do it after against your will. Then this holy man Leo preached unto all the people that came thither, and showed evidently how his hand was restored to him again.

Nazarien and Celsus, 60 The Life of S. I delight in sorrowing? We love better God than thee, and we doubt nothing thy menaces because that we will not anger our God. There was Pandulphus, a legate of our holy father the pope, and two archbishops of France, of Rheims and Arles, with many other bishops and abbots, and also king Harry the Third with earls and barons, which king himself took the chest upon his shoulders, and with the other prelates and lords, brought it with great joy and honour in to the place where it is now worshipped, and was laid in a fair and much rich shrine.

Felix, 63 The Lives of SS. Miracle tales of relics. After this, as our Lord had said tofore, Paul came to Rome, and with Peter began to preach the faith of Christ. My sweet son, the time of my death cometh, I leave and commend thee to God; take him for thy father and helper.