By Walter W. Seton

ISBN-10: 0511706049

ISBN-13: 9780511706042

ISBN-10: 1108017592

ISBN-13: 9781108017596

One of many unique disciples of Saint Francis, Blessed Giles of Assisi preached a message of poverty and penance all through Italy, the Holy Land, and North Africa ahead of turning to a lifetime of contemplation. His lifestyles, right here edited and translated by means of Walter Seton, bargains useful views in this religious guy, who strove not only to stick to yet to embrace the Franciscan Rule. Seton analyses the assets for the fast and lengthy models of the existence, arguing influentially that the fast existence represents the sooner, extra real recension. His 1918 variation used to be dependent upon a formerly not noted model of the fast existence contained in Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Canonici Misc. 528. Facing-page Latin and English make the textual content available to scholars and specialists alike. an important addition to Franciscan reviews whilst first released, this significant paintings is now on hand to a brand new iteration of students.

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The Rule which follows is that of Honorius as contained in the Bull " Solet annuere". Fol. i63r. Explicit regula fratrum minorum per fratretn Johannem Viselbech de provincia Saxonie. Fol. 163V. Rubr. Incipit doctrina fratris Egidii layci quondam beati Francisci socii vita eiusdem satis devota. Incip. Verba quedam fratris egydii. This section contains the Golden Sayings of Brother Giles. It breaks off at the foot of 167V and resumes on 2OSr continuing to 2i7r. Explic. beneficia non possunt comprehendi.

Before leaving this aspect of the matter, reference may be made to one peculiarity of L2, which is not found in Li. There are seven vernacular passages in L2 :— (1) P. 36. Bo, bo, molto dico e poco fo. (2) „ Faite, faite e non parlate. (3) „ Non dicis la, la, sed dicis ca, ca. (4) P. 92. O becone, che tu sei. (5) 101. O mi fratello, o bel fratello, o amor fratello, fami un castello, che no abia pietra e ferro. O bel fratello, fami una cittade, che no abia pietra e ligname. 42 BLESSED GILES OF ASSISI (6) P.

Franc, III. Nor will it be necessary for the present purpose to refer to them separately; the Long Life of B. Giles contained in all of them can be quoted generically as L2. Summing up then to this point, there are extant seven MSS. containing the Short Life, Li (two of them by itself in separate form), and thirteen MSS. containing the Long Life, L2. The main question to be solved is :— Which of these two Lives is the nearer to the hypothecated original Life written by Brother Leo ? Or to state the problem in another form :— Is the Long Life' an expansion of the Short Life, or is the Short Life a precis or abstract of the Long Life ?

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