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trustworthy scholar will be widely felt and not easily replaced. Mr. Dimock had finished the text and index of the volume, and written the preface as far as page liii. At the request of his family, his tried and valued friend Mr. E. A. Freeman has completed the work. The mere announcement of this fact is sufficient voucher for the value and accuracy of the addition. Mr. Freeman is widely known and appreciated as an accomplished scholar in the field of historical literature, but he has brought more than his usual scholarly knowledge to bear on this subject, and has laboured zealously for the honour of his friend.

T. Duffus Hardy,

Deputy Keeper of the Public Records.

24th Sept. 1877.

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GIRALDI CAMBRENSIS

VITA S. REMIGII.

VOL. VII. - A

VITA S. REMIGII.

PR.EFATIO; DONUM1 DECLARANS, ET p. 9 of MS.
GRATIAM COMPARANS.

Reverendo patri et domino, S. Dei gratia Cantuariensi archiepiscopo, totius Angliae primati, et sanctae Romanae ecclesiae cardinal], G. de Barri dictus, arohidiaconus2 Sancti David, cum salutatione devota et salute perpetua libellum suum.

Volumen hoc bipartitum, duorum quippe virorum illustrium vitas, exemplo praeclaras et memoratu dignissimas, principaliter et praecipue complectens, vestrsa celsitudini destinare curavi; quanquam tantae majestati, triplicique3 per Dei gratiam in una persona dignitati munus indignum, digno tamen cui digna donentur prsesentatum. In quo quidem luculentissimas unius ecclesiae lampodes duas, nubilos hos dies et finalia mundi tempora caliginosa lumine sues claritatis irradiantes, cum ceteris quibusdam non incompetenter aut inutiliter adjectis, non absque admiratione pariter et

Dedication to Stephen Langton, archbishop of Canterbury.

This

Tolume in two parts, containing the Lives of Remigius and Hugh.

1 donum . . comparans\ This is omitted by Wharton, who has only "Pra-fatio," above which he has the headmg, "Giraldi Cambrensis "Liber de vitis episcoporum Lin"colniensium," of which there is nothing in the MS.

2 archidiacotius, Jw.] Giraldus still gives himself this title, though he had resigned the archdeaconry to

his nephew some ten years before
this preface was written, in Decem-
ber 1203, or soon after. See vol.
ill. 325.

3 triplicique, £c.] I suppose this
means that Langton was archbishop
of Canterbury, primate of all Eng-
land, and cardinal of the holy
Roman church. This was his ad-
dress in official documents.

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