Excerpt From The Golden Days Of The Early English Church, Vol 3 From The Arrival Of Theodore To The Death Of BedeIt Is Clear From The Absence Of Any Reference To The Place Of His Birth Or To His Parentage That He Was Of Humble Origin Bede Claims That He Had Heard A Story About His Early Life From Trumwine, The Bishop Of The Picts,1 Who Had Been Told It By Cuthberht Himself It Illustrates The Extravagant Ascetic Views Then Prevailing, Which Extended Even To Small Children, Who Were Taught That It Was Really Wicked To Jest And Play Games With Other Boys Cuthberht Excelled At Such Pastimes, And Was A Leader In Them, And Never Seemed To Weary, Notably At Leaping, Running, Wrestling, Or Standing On His Head One Day A Number Of Boys, Cuthberht Being One, Were Engaged In A Wrestling Match In A Meadow, When A Small Boy Of About Three Years Old Ran Up To Him And Exhorted Him Not To Indulge In Such Idle Sports, But To Subject His Mind As Well As His Limbs To A Grave Deportment When Cuthberht Took No Heed Of What He Said, The Small Boy Began To Weep Bitterly And, Addressing Him, Asked How He Who Had Been Consecrated By God To Teach Even His Elders Could Thus Behave And Be Thus Frivolous Among Children Cuthberht Listened Attentively, And, Being Much Moved By What The Smaller Child Had Said, Altered His Conduct, And Thus, Moralises Our Historian, The Wantonness Of A Boy Was Restrained By The Agency Of A Child.About The PublisherForgotten Books Publishes Hundreds Of Thousands Of Rare And Classic Books Find At Www.forgottenbooks.comThis 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.
- 516 pages
- The Golden Days of the Early English Church, Vol. 3
- Henry H Howorth
- 15 May 2018 Henry H Howorth