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1035-108 writ­ ten in Rome within the kind of a discussion with Evodius, a member of his circle. See additionally Cap. 22/21-22. 22-23 aftir her baptem] Capgrave fails to say that this knowledge is from Dacius. See observe to Cap. 17/48-49 above. 9-13 Ambrose had... mad neuly many ympnis ... ] this digression, from Conf. nine. 7, isn't really in Jordanus. Of the 18 hymns attributed to Ambrose, 14 are actual. See Walpole, Early Latin Hymns, 260-264. 16-20 heresie of pe Arianes] rationalization through Capgrave. forty two 23v UFE OF SAINT AUGUSTINE whech taute hir }lat heresie, hated Ambrose for he prechid mech ageyn hem. This persecucion was once so gret }lat Ambrose used to be constreyned to kepe }le cherch either nyth and day, and mech of his puple abod stille with him in tuycioun of his individual, redy for to deye along with her fadere. So for to make hem extra lith in the following wecch, pis similar bischop ded ordeyn swete songis 25 and delectable aftir pe vse of }le cherchis in pe est aspect of pe international, pat pe puple pus interested by swech swete songis schuld forgete pe heuynesse and }le perel in whech pei stood. Eke whan }lis persecucioun used to be ended 3et pe solid customized of pese songis abood stille. For onto pis day }le vse of }le cherch is for to singe his 30 ympnis with mery notes, whech is plesauns to God and a grete encres of mannes deuocyoun, specialy whan pei be songe deuoutly. For in pese songis had Augustin so grete delite }lat he herd hem with ful bisy eres, for pei mad him to red on po songis whech aungell[is] syng in heuene. And in pis related deuocion be aile I his felawes now whech ar newly baptized. 35 therefore can oure lord make dyuers our bodies lyue in on hous, with o soule and on entent in pe seruyse of God. Who Augustyn aftir pis took an habite of Sympliciane whech his hermytes used. xx ecause pat Simpliciane together with his holy exhortaciones had brout Augustin onto pe feith, }lerfor had Augustin grete recors onto him, so much particular aftir his baptem. For of pis related Simpliciane took he five }le forme of an habite whech his heremytes vsed aftirward, and he eke. And nowt basically pe habite, yet pe manere of holy conuersacioun lemed he of pe related Simpliciane, rith as he sey along with his eyne. The forme of }lis habite is touched in his hokes, the place is seid pat pe habite used to be schape lich a crosse and girt aboue with a girdil whech had no barres. And alle used to be of 10 blak coloure, pat he schuld neuyr forgete who pat he was once hethen sumtyme and lyued in pe blaknesse of synne. Off pis informacioun whech he recey- B 34 aungellis] aungell MS 5-14 took he pe forme of an habite . . ] Capgrave misunderstood Jordanus' 'ha­ bitum formamqtte viuendi' and interjects an outline of the monastic behavior that is anachronous. nine in his bokes] i. e. , the pseudo-Augustinian Sermones adfratres in eremo, PL forty. 1235-1358; the citation this is from advert fratres five, PL forty. 1246. Later he con­ trasts the apparel of the Canons and Hermits (see Cap. 29/19) yet omits connection with symbolism. . CAPITULUM XXI forty three ued of Sympliciane spekith himselue in a sermone pat he mad and it begyn­ nyth, In omnibus operibus vestris &c.

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