Works of the Camden Society, Volume 50

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Camden Society, 1850 - Great Britain
 

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Page iv - SOCIETY desire it to be understood that they are not answerable for any opinions or observations that may appear in the Society's publications; the Editors of the several Works being alone responsible for the same.
Page 243 - Exilis domus est, ubi non et multa supersunt, Et dominum fallunt, et prosunt furibus. Ergo, Si res sola potest facere et servare beatum, Hoc primus repetas opus, hoc postremus omittas.
Page xi - Distinction ends with the story of three remarkable hermits. The second Distinction begins with tales relating to pious monks and hermits and their supposed miracles, which are followed by some anecdotes of the manners of the Welsh, and subsequently by a curious collection of fairy legends. The five chapters of the third Distinction consist of a series of stories of a very romantic nature. The fourth distinction opens with the Epistle of Valerius to Rufinus...
Page 100 - ... Celtic fringe", having, like them, both Norman and Welsh blood in his veins. The three stand together as the most notable 1 Cf. Dist. II, ch. xxiii ad finem. " Ego vobis ex hoc facto notifico fidem Walensium, quod dum tenebitis ensem supplicabunt, cum ipsi tenuerint, imperabunt " "In rapina et f urto gloria Walensium, et adeo eis utrumque placet, ut improperium sit filio si pater sine vulnere decesserit. Unde fit ut pauci canescant.
Page viii - We owe these few details of the life of Walter Mapes chiefly to his own treatise De Nugis Curialium. He was evidently a man, not only of much learning and extensive reading, but of great taste for lighter literature. His mind appears to have been stored with legends and anecdotes, and he was universally admired for his ready wit and humour. He speaks of himself as enjoying the reputation of a poet,* but he gives us no clue to the character of the compositions by which he had entitled himself to this...
Page ix - Wild,) but from the indications of several different dates as the period of composing different portions of the work. It appears from the 15th chapter of the first Distinction, that the author was writing that part of the book when the news arrived of the capture of Jerusalem by Saladin, which must therefore have been the latter part of the year 1187; in the llth chapter of the fourth Distinction, Mapes tells us that Pope Lucius had just succeeded pope Alexander III., and that the year before this...
Page v - ... name, there is no doubt of the present work having proceeded from his pen. " It is the book in which this remarkable man amused himself with putting down his own sentiments on the passing events of the day, along with the popular gossip of the courtiers with whom he mixed — in the reign of Henry II. It contains almost the only authentic details we have relating to the life of its author, besides a great mass of historical anecdotes which are entirely new to us. In fact, the whole book is one...
Page 211 - Cambrensis, nepotis sui, pertulit; satis egre rexit ab illa die regnum Francorum ad adventum usque Gurmundi cum Ysembardo, contra quos cum residuis Francorum bellum in Pontivo commisit...
Page 148 - Amice, arborem habeo in horto meo infelicem, de qua se prima uxor mea suspendit, et postmodum secunda, et jam nunc tertia." Cui Arrius, " Miror te in tantis successibus lachrymas invenisse," et iterum, " Dii boni, quot dispendia tibi arbor illa suspendit !" et tertio, "Amice, da mihi de arbore illa surculos, quos seram.
Page iii - Treasurer. C. PURTON COOPER, ESQ. QC, DCL, FRS, FSA WILLIAM DURRANT COOPER, ESQ. FSA BOLTON CORNEY, ESQ. MRSL SIR HENRY ELLIS, KH, FRS, Sec. SA THE REV. JOSEPH HUNTER, FSA PETER LEVESQUE, ESQ. FSA THOMAS JOSEPH PETTIGREW, ESQ.

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