Salerno, where the sacrifice is to be made. But at the last moment Henry refuses to accept life at this price, is miraculously cured, and returns home with the peasant girl, whom he makes his wife. The Golden Legend forms the second part of Longfellow sT rilogy of Christus, of which The Divine Tragedy, or life of Christ, is the first part, and The New England Tragedies, a picture of modern Christianity, the third. The notes to the present edition ofT he Golden Legend are intended to offer the general reader sufficient explanation of whatever may be obscure in the allusions to a time but little understood; while they will enable the student to pursue his investigation into the details of mediaeval life presented in literary, artistic, and historical authorities within easy reach. He will at the same time be struck by the fidelity of the picture which the poet here draws, not merely of the century of the great awakening, the thirteenth, but of that entire transitional period which the French, more accurate than ourselves, call le may en age theM iddle A ge. S. A. B. Boston, July,
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