When this work was undertaken in 1886, I hoped to be able to put upon the title-page “edited for the first time.” I then knew of only a few exempla which had been printed by Lecoy de la Marche in his edition of Étienne de Bourbon, and by others as illustrative material to Molière, etc. I very soon, however, discovered that the selection of Latin stories edited by Mr. T. Wright for the Percy Society (Vol. VIII., 1842) contained a considerable number of Jacques de Vitry’s exempla, although the name of the author was not mentioned. After the present work, with the exception of the Introduction, was in the hands of the printer, and the text partly in type, I received Cardinal Pitra’s Analecta Novissima Spicilegii Solesmensis (Altera continuatio, Tom. II., 1888), containing selections from Jacques de Vitry’s Sermones Vulgares, and pp. 443–461, from a MS. in the Vatican library, a Speculum Exemplorum, or collection of exempla from these sermons. Aeterna Press
Excerpt from The History of Jerusalem, A. D. 1180 In 1227 he left Palestine, and went back to Oignies. In 1229 he came to Rome again, and gave up his insignia as Bishop Of Acre to Pope Gregory IX. Subsequently he was created Cardinal, Bishop of Jeru salem, Pope's Legate in France and Germany, and finally Patriarch of Jerusalem; but he died at Rome April 30, 1240, before he could enter on his patriarchate. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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