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The Project Gutenberg eBook, The Form of Perfect Living and Other Prose Treatises, by Richard Rolle of Hampole, Translated by Geraldine E. Hodgson This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: The Form of Perfect Living and Other Prose Treatises Author: Richard Rolle of Hampole Release Date: June 20, 2008 [eBook #25856] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-646-US (US-ASCII) ***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE FORM OF PERFECT LIVING AND OTHER PROSE TREATISES*** E-text prepared by Thierry Alberto, Juliet Sutherland, and the Project Gutenberg Online Distributed Proofreading Team (http://www.pgdp.net) +---------------------------------------------------------+ | Transcriber's Note: | | | | Obvious typographical errors have been corrected in | | this text. For a complete list, please see the end of | | this document. | +---------------------------------------------------------+ THE FORM OF PERFECT LIVING AND OTHER PROSE TREATISES. by RICHARD ROLLE, OF HAMPOLE, A.D. 1300-1349. Rendered into Modern English by Geraldine E. Hodgson, D.Litt., Lecturer in Education in the University of Bristol. London: Thomas Baker, 72, Newman Street, W. 1910. Printed By W. C. Hemmons, St. Stephen Street, Bristol. "Love is a life, joining together the loving and the loved." "Truth may be without love, but it cannot help without it." RICHARD ROLLE (_The Form of Perfect Living_, ch. x.). Preface. This book is not intended for those who are acquainted with Anglo-Saxon and Middle English; but for those who care for the thought, specially the religious and devotional thought, of our forefathers. My one aim has been to make a portion of that thought accurately intelligible to modern readers, with the greatest possible saving of trouble to them. When I could use the old word or phrase, with certainty of its being understood, I have done so. When I could not, I have replaced it with the best modern equivalent I could find or invent. In extenuation of the occasional use of Rolle's expr
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