Gesta Romanorum Vol. I (1871)/Of Peace, Reformation, &c.

Gesta Romanorum Vol. I  (1871) 
Anonymous, translated by Charles Swan
Of Peace, Reformation, &c.

TALE XXXV.

OF PEACE, REFORMATION, &c.

In the Roman annals, we read that it was customary, when peace was established between noblemen who had been at variance, to ascend a lofty mountain, and take with them a lamb, which they sacrificed in pledge of complete re-union; thereby intimating, that as they then poured forth the blood of the lamb, so should his blood be poured forth, who infringed the smallest article of that solemn compact.


APPLICATION.

My beloved, the noblemen are God and man; and the lamb is Christ.