n.1.A gridle. See 1st Seint.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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A late fifteenth-century Dominican Easter sermon reports, 'per was onys a good woman in Rome that, a[??]enst every Sonday, sche made a certen of obleys and brow[??]te hem to seynt Gregori in maner of an offeryng, of the whiche seynt Gregori made Goddis body on the awtur'.
In his 1375 poem 'Parliament of Foules', Geoffrey Chaucer described the 14 February as the day that birds found their mate: "For this was sent on Seynt Valentyne's day / Whan every foul cometh ther to choose his mate."
"For this was on seynt Volantynys day Whan euery bryd comyth there to chese his make." I can imagine the tercel, the male hawk, which is one-third smaller than the female: "I'm just not ready for that kind of commitment.
In a neat symmetry, the last chapter of the book--Butterworth's '"Ymage off Seynt Iorge" at St Botolph's'--both echoes and builds on Sponsler's suggestion that experiment and creative practice can be a useful way of advancing knowledge.
[a]s for grete myracle, be cliyld seyd bus, 'y sey to be, Lucrecyus, bat bou hast slayn seynt Beatrys, To haue here lond bat by here lys.
and as saith seynt James, "hit were bettre no[??]th for to knowe [??]e lawe of god [??]enne knowe hit and do no[??]t [??]ere after." And [??]er fore, my leue frende, y consaille [??]e [??]at [??]ou forsake no[??]th and dispise li[??]tlich pis lore and doctrine, alle be hit [??]at parauenture for diuerse occupacions and lettyngs [??]at [??]ou hast in [??]e worlde, [??]ou fyndest no gret sauoure [??]er in atte [??]e begynnyng.
Robert Grosseteste's Reules Seynt Roberd (A-N) (Dean no.
In his Prologue to the Legend of GoodWomen he said that the Palamon and Arcite, a story of two friends' love for the same lady that he used as subject for "The Knight's Tale" in The Canterbury Tales, was little known as was "the lyf also of Seynt Cecile." He, on the other hand, as one whose literary connections were almost completely continental and who read voraciously among the Latin and Italian authors, in all probability knew well Cecilia's Acts, Passio Caeciliae, written about 500 C.E., and used it as his source for "The Second Nun's Tale."
Chaucer may have been looking out his window watching birds courtship displays during February when he wrote in his poem, The parliament of fowls, "for this was seynt Valentynes day.
For this was sent on Seynt Valentyne's day Whan every foul cometh ther to choose his mate.
These last three items are from the same manuscript of early Middle English lyric songs as the ballad 'Seynt Steven was a clerk' (Child 22) (London, British Library, MS Sloane 2593).
On the other hand, the 'pitous story of Ceyx and Alcyone' could have started life as a separate piece that was later integrated into the revised text, in much the same manner that 'the love of Palamon and Arcite' and 'the lyf of Seynt Cecile' were grafted into the Canterbury Tales as the Knight's Tale and Second Nun's Tale (Chaucer 2008, 600).