Old English Homilies of the Twelfth Century: From the Unique Ms. B. 14. 52. in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge

Richard Morris
Early English Text Society, 1873 - 271 pages

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Page 72 - I succour thee: behold, now is the acceptable time ; behold, now is the day of salvation...
Page 76 - Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there...
Page 180 - ... oculus non vidit, et auris non audivit, et in cor hominis non ascendit, quae praeparavit deus diligentibus se.
Page 18 - He dies, but He gives life, and by His death destroys death. He is buried, but He rises again ; He goes down into Hell, but He brings up the souls; He ascends to Heaven, and shall come again to judge the quick and the dead, and to put to the test such words as yours.
Page 192 - ... hearing. For centuries men sought to discover some plausible reason for its occasional deafness and the explanations that were given were amusing, in that they were absurd and charged the reptile with causing its own deafness. "The adder," said a twelfthcentury preacher, "seeketh a stone and layeth an ear thereto, and in the other ear she putteth her tail, and so stoppeth up both.
Page 128 - But what went you out to see? a prophet? yea, I tell you, and more than a prophet. For this is he of whom it is written: 340 Behold I send my angel before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee.
Page 138 - sea,' because that various accidents, sometimes of weal, sometimes of woe, come therein as do the waves in the sea. And as the sea ebbs and flows, so this world sometimes gives weal and sometimes takes it away again. And as a man soon perishes in the sea, unless he be in a ship, so...
Page 72 - Behold, now is the acceptable time : behold, now is the day of salvation: in which we suffer punishment for the faith of our God5.
Page 32 - Doomsday; bucks and goats, that is to say, the men and the women who practise whoredom, shall stand on our Lord Jesus Christ's left hand, and he shall send them into the eternal fire in hell along with all devils. Some men pass their lives in eating and drinking, as swine, which foul, themselves, and root up and sniff ever foully, and much enjoy foul things, and when they are full they go to t he foul mire and therein wallow. So doth the foul man who followeth the will of his belly and oft filleth...
Page 76 - When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out. And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself ; and they enter in, and dwell there : and the last state of that man is worse than the first.

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