Alexander and Dindimus: Or, The Letters of Alexander to Dindimus, King of the Brahmans, with the Replies of Dindimus: Being a Second Fragment of the Alliterative Romance of Alisaunder

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Early English Text Society, 1878 - Romances, English - 93 pages
 

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Page ii - NEW YORK: C. SCRIBNER & CO.; LEYPOLDT & HOLT. PHILADELPHIA : JB LIPPINCOTT & CO.
Page 53 - Taurus thy nekke and thy throte, Gemini thyn armholes and thyn armes, and so forth ; as shal be shewed more pleyn in the fifte partie of this tretis.
Page xix - His hair, nails, and beard being clipped, bearing with him a dish, a staff, and a water-pot, his whole mind being fixed on GOD, let him wander about continually, without giving pain to animal or vegetable beings.
Page xv - Non illam quidem gentem hosticam incursatur (ñeque enim illis studia sunt armorum) sed quod celebre esset, Indos, quos gymnosophistas appellant, hisce in partibus versari...
Page 53 - The god, whom thei clepen Mart, The brest to kepe hath for his part. For with the herte in his image, That he addresse to his courage. And of the galle the goddesse, For she was full of hastinesse Of wrath, and light to greue also, Thei made, and sayd, it was luno.
Page xviii - ... it is linked with Heathenism as opposed to Christianity. The life of* Dindimus, in so far as it is assimilated to that of a Christian, is preferable to that of Alexander, in its Active aspect, enlists our sympathy rather than that of Dindimus. The author of this ingenious arrangement rather strove for oratorical effect than sought to inculcate a lesson. To regard the various arguments in this light is to regard them rightly. It is merely a question of seeing what can be said on both sides.
Page 53 - Minerve for the hede they soughten, For she was wise, and of a man The wit and reson which he can Is in the celles of the brain, Wherof they made her soverain. " Mercurie, which was in his dawes A great speker of false lawes, On him the keping of the tunge They laiden, whan they speke or sunge.
Page xviii - Life and the Contemplative Life, which so often meets us in mediaeval literature ; and the latter, the contrast between the Christian life and that of the heathen worshippers of idols. The arguments are so managed that the bias of one counteracts that of the other. We...
Page xv - ... cum et vim indicam saepe expertus foret , et pleraque praedae eorum quae secum plurima gentis suae more Indi ad proelium vehunt , in suam potestatem sciret esse translapsa. Ai.xand
Page 53 - The god whom that they clepen Mart The brest to kepe hath for his part, For with the herte in his ymage That he addresse to his corage. And of the galle the goddesse, For she was ful of hastinesse, Of wrath and light to greve also, They made...

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