Golden Legend

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a hagiology (the "Aurea Legenda") written by James de Voragine, Archbishop of Genoa, in the 13th century, translated and printed by Caxton in 1483, and partially paraphrased by Longfellow in a poem thus entitled.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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See also Caxton's 1483 translation of Jacobus Voragine's Golden Legend,
Golden Legend, who waited at the back of the field for a while, ended well and took the second place a length and a quarter behind Noor Al Hawa.
Veronica O'Mara studies the problems of defining the term 'prayer' in relation to those found in the Chester Processional; Mayumi Taguchi examines the use of multiple biblical and extra-biblical sources in The Patriarks and Caxton's Golden Legend; Martha Driver revisits the Gospel of Nicodemus to discuss the recycling of French woodcuts in Julian Notary's and de Worde's editions.
The British-Pakistani novelist Nadeem Aslam, author of (most recently) The Golden Legend, once told me in an interview that he preferred the company of books to people.
Golden Legend has won first time out for the past two years and was in fine form in the autumn, winning Listed and Group 3 events.
The heroic story of St George became popular in 1483, when it was published in a book called The Golden Legend.
The legend of the dragon was embellished in a famous medieval text called The Golden Legend which established the legend we know, in which St George is fully transformed from a pious Roman soldier to a valiant knight, slaying a dragon to rescue a princess.
70cm scurry juniors: 1 Kristina Campbell (Boca); 2 Amy Wright (Golden Legend); 3 Sarah Hastings (Indie); 4 Alistair Sloan (Bailey); 5 Lindsay Mundell (Tommy); 6 Charlotte Gall (Busker).
The long list of books announced for this prize includes The Golden Legend by Nadeem Aslam, Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, The Party Worker by Omar Shahid Hamid, This House of Clay and Water by Faiqa Mansab, Daddy's Boy by Shandana Minhas, Boy of Fire and Earth by Sami Shah, Snuffing out the Moon by Osama Siddique, and Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie.
Deloney dropped the martyrdom scenario in order to create a romance by taking popular British saints from The Golden Legend as a character, icon, and situation sourcebook and he chose two vitae that are joined by the order of the liturgical calendar.
Four cob three-year-old colts which attracted much attention were the two bays Erdyl Prince William and Avonvalley Patriot, the palomino Keenleyside Golden Legend and the liver chestnut Llanan Glyndwr.
One of these, The Golden Legend by James of Varazzo, was a 13th-century collection of pious biographies and legends of the saints, often more imaginative than historic.