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English writings of Richard Rolle, hermit of Hampole.

Richard Rolle of Hampole

English writings of Richard Rolle, hermit of Hampole.

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Published by Scholarly Press in St. Clair Shores, Mich .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Christian literature, English (Middle),
  • Theology -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500,
  • Mysticism -- England

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementEdited by Hope Emily Allen. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1931.
    ContributionsAllen, Hope Emily.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR2135.A2 A6 1971
    The Physical Object
    Paginationlxiv, 180 p.
    Number of Pages180
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15095264M
    ISBN 100403013283
    LC Control Number74161958
    OCLC/WorldCa147353

    He was probably born about in the Pickering district of Yorkshire; and almost certainly died in the great plague year of London, One theory is that Rolle spent the early s at the renowned Sorbonnebecoming well-trained in theology, and perhaps being ordained there. There follow twenty-seven lessons designed to be read during the week after his Festival which tell of some of the miracles made possible by the Saint in the thirty years that follow his death. Both the prose and poetry have the tone of the preachers and indirectly, like every preacher, he reveals something of himself. The word hermit covered in his day a wide variety of vocations, from the extreme ascetic to the pious vagabond; and could even include the comfortable agricultural life of the hermit William of Dalby, whom Edward II confirmed in his right of pasturage for two cows.

    Finally he settled at Hampole near the Cistercian nunnery, and there he spent the rest of his life. This was his most popular work and MSS. After Bryn Mawr, she went to Radcliffe to begin studying for her PhD, and in she enrolled at Newnham College, Cambridgefor a semester to study English literature. Chad, as given by Bede.

    We should know nothing of that tempestuous individualism, those conflicts with ecclesiastical authority and outspoken criticisms of the religious orders, those arrogant claims to the possession of sainthood, which were marked characteristics of his early years. Later reputation and veneration Richard Rolle inspired a flourishing cult, especially in the north of England, which was still active at the time of the English Reformation. Inshe was inducted into the Medieval Academy of America. At first he dwelt in a wood near his home, but fearing his family would put him under restraint, he fled from Thornton and wandered about till he was recognized by John de Dalton, who had been his fellow student at Oxfordand who now provided him with a cell and the necessaries for a hermit's life.


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English writings of Richard Rolle, hermit of Hampole. book

He wrote in both Latin and Englishwith his English works apparently all dating from after c Part of this may have been due to the efforts of Margaret Kirkby, who moved to the priory, probably between andto be near the body of her master, Rolle.

Besides he died in the Black Death — that plague which in killing perhaps a third of the total population brought in a time of fearful confusion and distress. His writings show he was much influenced by the teaching of St. It survives in thirty manuscripts. Edmund of Canterbury in the "Speculum Ecclesiae".

It is not wholly surprising that his is a life of moving on. The hope that he was to be formally canonised must eventually have faded.

It is certain that for him, the emotional experiences which he translated as Calor, Dulcor and Canor remained the ne plus ultra of spirituuality. These sources present him as a brilliant, ardently religious boy; impetuous, self-opinionated, full of reforming zeal and strong in a sense of his own vocation.

It is perhaps an epitome of his own experience that he gives her when he says: A man or woman that is ordained to contemplative life, first God inspires them to forsake this world, and all the vanity and the covetise and the vile lust thereof.

Solitary and writer, b. He was criticised by Walter Hilton and the author of The Cloud of Unknowing ; a defence of Rolle's work was written by the hermit Thomas Basset in the late fourteenth century against the attack of an unnamed Carthusian.

One is in Latin, and may belong to the very early period after Rolle left Oxford. For sitting I am most at rest and my heart is uplifted.

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Regrettably, I can't reply to every letter, but I greatly appreciate your feedback — especially notifications about typographical errors and inappropriate ads. We shall perhaps be correct in interpreting this as his introduction into the world of mental prayer, and dedication to that beautiful type of Christocentric fervour which was expressed by the medieval cult of the Holy Name, and remained to the end of his life his characteristic devotion.

The dates set out by Hope Emily Allen in have been widely used by later writers, but in Nicholas Watson set out a rather different vision of the chronology of Rolle's writing.

For nearly years this commentary remained the only authorised translation of the Bible into English; it did not need diocesan permission for its use.

Richard Rolle Explained

After this he wandered from place to place, at one time visiting the anchoress, Dame Margaret Kyrkby, at Anderby, and obtaining from God her cure. Edmund of Canterbury in the "Speculum Ecclesiae". And small wonder since he was a special instrument of the Holy Spirit.

As a teacher of the spiritual life we must consider him inferior to the wise and gentle Hilton; as a religious genius, to Julian of Norwich. This book chronicles, to some extent, her extensive pilgrimages to various holy sites in Europe and Asia. It is now thought that De Dei Misericordia, a comment on Psalmwas written by John Waldeby in the later fourteenth century.

Sources Breviarium Eccl. The failure was due, I imagine, to the lack of resources of the nunnery and the fact that Richard was not a member of a religious community.

In this characteristic verse from one of his loveliest lyrics 4 we surely detect the direct influence of ]esu 4 A Song of the Love of Jesus. At the age of nineteen he left the university to devote himself to a life of perfection, not desiring to enter any religious order, but with the intention of becoming a hermit.

Both the prose and poetry have the tone of the preachers and indirectly, like every preacher, he reveals something of himself.

He would become a priest and great preferments would follow. Large numbers of books have been written — many in German and some in French. Nevertheless, Allen promoted a secular, feminist criticism of the Book of Margery Kempe, raising issues of the materiality of the text and its cultural production in addition to its content.

Yet wonderful and beyond measure useful was the work of this.Liverpool University Press is the UK's third oldest university press, with a distinguished history of publishing exceptional research since Although Richard Rolle, hermit of Hampole, was perhaps the most influential spiritual author of the later English Middle Ages, the coming of print was not kind to him.

Although a large collected Latin Opera appeared in the s, it was. The English prose and verse writer Richard Rolle of Hampole gave the first formal expression to English mysticism and exerted a very important intellectual influence on the 14th century.

Richard Rolle of Hampole was neither a priest nor a monk but a simple layman. Richard Rolle (ca. –30 September ) was an English hermit, mystic, and religious writer.

He is also known as Richard Rolle of Hampole or de Hampole, since at the end of his life he lived near a Cistercian nunnery in Hampole, Yorkshire. In the words of Nicholas Watson, scholarly research has shown that "[d]uring the fifteenth century he was one of the most widely read of English Residence: Hampole, Yorkshire.

Richard Rolle of Hampole - (ca. ), English hermit and mystic Born at Thornton, Yorkshire, England, circahe was educated at Oxford and in Paris frombefore entering into the life of a hermit on the estate of a friend, John Dalton of Pickering in After several years of intense contemplation, he took to wandering across England, finally settling down at Hampole Price: $ Language: English.

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English mystic and hermit. Born at Thornton, Yorkshire, England, circahe was educated at Oxford and in Paris frombefore entering into the life of a hermit on the estate of a friend, John Dalton of Pickering in After several years of intense contemplation, he took to wandering across England, finally settling down at Hampole where he assisted the spiritual development.