Ælfric's Lives of Saints

Ælfric's Lives of Saints
by Ælfric, translated by Gunning, Wilkinson and Skeat

Aelfric's Lives of Saints


A Set of Sermons on Saints' Days formerly observed
by the English Church,

edited from manuscript julius e. vii in the cottonian
collection, with various readings from
other manuscripts,

by the

REV. WALTER W. SKEAT [M.A.], Litt.D., D.C.L., LL.D., Ph.D.,

Erlington and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon in the University of Cambridge

þā hālgan weras, þe gōde weorc be-ēodon,
heora gemynd þurhwunað nū ā tō worulde.

AelfricOn the Old Testament.

Praefationes Prefaces
Dᴇ ɴᴀᴛɪᴜɪᴛᴀᴛᴇ ᴄʀɪꜱᴛɪ I Of the Nativity of Christ (Dec. 25)
De Sca̅ Eugenia II Of Saint Eugenia (Dec. 25)
De Sco̅ Basilio III Of Saint Basil (Jan. 1)
Dᴇ Sco̅ Iuliano ⁊ basilissa IV Of Saint Julian and Basilissa (Jan. 9)
Dᴇ Sco̅ Sebastiano V Of Saint Sebastian (Jan. 20)
Dᴇ Sco̅ Mauro VI Of Saint Maurus (Jan. 15)
Dᴇ Sca̅ Agnete VII Of Saint Agnes (Jan. 21) (with a piece by Terentianus)
Dᴇ Sca̅ Agatha VIII Of Saint Agatha (Feb. 5)
Et s̅ lucia IX and Saint Lucy (Dec. 13)
Dᴇ Cathedra sci̅ petri X Of the chair of Saint Peter (Feb. 22)
Dᴇ xl. militibus XI Of the Forty Soldiers (Mar. 9)
Dᴇ capite Ieiunii XII Of the beginning of the Fast (Ash Wednesday)
Dᴇ Oratione moysi XIII Of the Prayer of Moses
Dᴇ Sco̅ Georgio XIV Of Saint George (Apr. 23)
Dᴇ Sco̅ Marco euangelista XV Of Saint Mark the Evangelist (Apr. 25)
Dᴇ Memoria scr̅ū XVI Of the memory of the Saints
Dᴇ Auguriis XVII Of Auguries
De libro regum XVIII Of the Book of Kings
De sco̅ Albano XIX Of Saint Alban (June 22) (with a homily on the story of Achitofel and Absalom)
Dᴇ Sco̅ æðeldryða XX Of Saint Æðeldryða (June 23)
Dᴇ Sco̅ sƿyðuno XXI Of Saint Swythun (July 2) (with a story about St. Macarius)
Dᴇ Sco̅ Appollonare XXII Of Saint Apollinaris (July 23)
Dᴇ VII.tem Dormientium XXIII Of the Seven Sleepers (July 27)
Dᴇ transitu Mariae Aegyptiace XXIIIb Death of St. Mary of Egypt (April 2)
Dᴇ Abdon ⁊ Sennes XXIV Of Abdon and Sennes
Dᴇ machabeis XXV Of the Machabees (Aug. 1)
Dᴇ Sco̅ Osƿoldo XXVI Of Saint Oswold (Aug. 5)
Dᴇ Sca̅ cruce XXVII Of the Holy Cross (Sep. 14)
Dᴇ Legione thebeorum XXVIII Of the Theban Legion (Sep. 22)
Dᴇ Sco̅ Dionisio XXIX Of Saint Dionysius (Denis; Oct. 9)
Dᴇ Sco̅ Eustachio XXX Of Saint Eustace (Nov. 2)
Dᴇ Sco̅ Martino XXXI Of Saint Martin (Nov. 11)
Dᴇ Sco̅ Eadmundo XXXII Of Saint Edmund (Nov. 20)
Dᴇ Sca̅ eufrosia (sic) XXXIII Of Saint Euphrasia (Feb. 11)
De Sca̅ cæcilia XXXIV Of Saint Cecilia (Nov. 22)
Dᴇ Crisanto et daria XXXV Of Crisantus and Daria (Dec. 1)
Dᴇ Sco̅ Tʜoma Apostolo XXXVI Of Saint Thomas the Apostle (Dec. 21)
(Passio sancti vincentii martyris) (The Martyrdom of St. Vincent)

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This work was published before January 1, 1927, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.


This work was published before January 1, 1927, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.