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Golden Legend

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A collection of hagiology (lives of saints) made by Jaques de Voragine in the thirteenth century; valuable for the picture it gives of mediæval manners, customs, and thought. Jortin says that the young students of religious houses, for the exercise of their talents, were set to accommodate the narratives of heathen writers to Christian saints. It was a collection of these “lives” that Voragine made, and thought deserving to be called “Legends worth their Weight in Gold.” Longfellow has a dramatic poem entitled The Golden Legend.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Golden Bull
Golden Calf
Golden Cave
Golden Chain
Golden Fleece
Golden Fleece
Golden Fountain
Golden Girdle
Golden Horn
Golden House
Golden Legend
Golden Mean
Golden-mouthed
Golden Ointment
Golden Opinions
Golden Palace
Golden Rose
Golden Rule
Golden Shoe (A)
Golden Shower
Golden Slipper (The)

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Golden Legend