The golden legend

  • 0 Ratings
  • 0 Want to read
  • 0 Currently reading
  • 0 Have read

My Reading Lists:

Create a new list

Check-In

×Close
Add an optional check-in date. Check-in dates are used to track yearly reading goals.
Today

  • 0 Ratings
  • 0 Want to read
  • 0 Currently reading
  • 0 Have read


Download Options

Buy this book

Last edited by dcapillae
February 5, 2022 | History

The golden legend

  • 0 Ratings
  • 0 Want to read
  • 0 Currently reading
  • 0 Have read

Prince Henry, of Hoheneck, lying sick in body and mind at his castle of Vautsberg, on the Rhine, has consulted the famous physicians of Salerno, and learned that he can be cured only by the blood of a maiden who shall, of her own free will, consent to die for his sake. Regarding the remedy as impossible, the Prince gives way to despair, when he is visited by Lucifer, disguised as a traveling physician. The Fiend tempts him with alcohol, to the fascination of which he ultimately yields in such measure as to be deprived of place and power, and driven forth as an outcast. Prince Henry finds shelter in the cottage of one of his vassals, whose daughter, Elsie, moved by great compassion for his fate, resolves to sacrifice her life that he might be restored. The prayers of her mother, Ursula, are of no avail to turn her from this purpose, and, in due time, Prince Henry, Elsie, and their attendants set out for Salerno. On their way they encounter a band of pilgrims, with whom is Lucifer, in the garb of a friar. He also is journeying to Salerno. On reaching their destination, Prince Henry and Elsie are received by Lucifer, who has assumed the form of Friar Angelo, a doctor of the medical school. Elsie persists in her resolve to die, despite the opposition of the Prince, who now declares that he intended to do no more than test her constancy. Lucifer drawls Elsie into an inner chamber, but the Prince and attendants, breaking down the door, rescue her at the last moment. Miraculously healed, Prince Henry marries the devoted maiden, and is restored to his rightful place. The six scenes of the Cantata illustrate passages in the foregoing story. In the Prologue, the defeat of Lucifer is foreshadowed by an impotent attempt to wreck the Cathedral of Strassburg. In the Epilogue, the beneficent devotion of Elsie is compared to the course of a mountain brook, which cools and fertilizes the arid plain. - Argument.

Publish Date
Publisher
Hodder & Stoughton

Buy this book

Previews available in: English

Edition Availability
Cover of: The Golden Legend
The Golden Legend
December 2002, Fredonia Books (NL)
Paperback in English
Cover of: The golden legend
The golden legend
1900, Hurst & Co
in English
Cover of: The golden legend
The golden legend
1900, Hodder & Stoughton
Cover of: The golden legend
The golden legend
1887, Houghton, Mifflin and company
in English
Cover of: The golden legend
The golden legend
1880, Houghton, Mifflin and Company
in English
Cover of: The golden legend.
The golden legend.
1864, Ticknor and Fields
Cover of: The Golden Legend
The Golden Legend
1857, Ticknor and Fields
Cover of: The golden legend.
The golden legend.
1854, Ticknor, Reed, and Fields
in English
Cover of: The golden legend. --
The golden legend. --
1852, Ticknor, Reed, and Fields
Cover of: The golden legend.
The golden legend.
1800, Homewood Pub. Co.

Add another edition?

Book Details


Published in

London

The Physical Object

Pagination
viii, 153 p., [25] leaves of plates ;

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7212871M
Internet Archive
goldenlegendthe00longrich

Community Reviews (0)

Feedback?
No community reviews have been submitted for this work.

Lists

This work does not appear on any lists.

History

Download catalog record: RDF / JSON / OPDS | Wikipedia citation
February 5, 2022 Edited by dcapillae Merge works
November 7, 2011 Edited by ImportBot import new book
October 17, 2010 Edited by WorkBot merge works
August 14, 2010 Edited by WorkBot merge works
April 1, 2008 Created by an anonymous user Imported from Internet Archive item record.