The Concordance
 
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Picus, Earl of Mirandula, a great lord of Italy 1, 49/ 3
been, my well-beloved sister, a custom in the beginning 1, 51/ 4
to other that year a good continuance and prosperous 1, 51/ 8
have sent you such a present as may bear 1, 51/ 19
Picus, Earl of Mirandula, a lordship in Italy, of 1, 52/ 1
the Emperor Constantine by a nephew of the said 1, 52/ 20
very honor followeth as a shadow followeth a body 1, 53/ 16
as a shadow followeth a body, that he was 1, 53/ 17
that aspire to honor a very spectacle, in whose 1, 53/ 18
whose conditions, as in a clear polished mirror, they 1, 53/ 18
of his mother Julia, a woman come of a 1, 53/ 33
a woman come of a noble stock, his father 1, 53/ 33
father hight John Francis, a lord of great honor 1, 54/ 1
Appeared before his Birth. A marvelous sight was there 1, 54/ 4
his birth. There appeared a fiery garland standing over 1, 54/ 5
which appearance was peradventure a token that he, which 1, 54/ 7
the great Saint Ambrose: a swarm of bees flew 1, 54/ 22
was, and not without a cause, accounted among the 1, 55/ 13
and of so ready a wit that the verses 1, 55/ 15
two years, yet being a child, he compiled a 1, 56/ 5
a child, he compiled a breviary or a sum 1, 56/ 5
compiled a breviary or a sum upon all the 1, 56/ 5
great volume and made a book, no slender thing 1, 56/ 7
Divinity. After this, as a desirous ensearcher of the 1, 56/ 11
those studies that, yet a child and beardless, he 1, 56/ 18
and was indeed both a perfect philosopher and a 1, 56/ 19
a perfect philosopher and a perfect divine. Of his 1, 56/ 19
there, coveting to make a show of his cunning 1, 56/ 25
bring about to have a day to his disputations 1, 57/ 14
thought -- corrupt with a pestilent envy. This envy 1, 57/ 20
cunning if so young a man, plenteous of substance 1, 57/ 25
of the world make a proof of his wit 1, 57/ 26
notwithstanding, before that, not a few famous doctors of 1, 58/ 8
of his fame, made a defense for those thirteen 1, 58/ 10
for those thirteen questions, a work of great erudition 1, 58/ 11
write, he committed, like a good Christian man, to 1, 58/ 17
favored him, as by a bull of our Holy 1, 58/ 21
wandering in darkness, as a shining light in which 1, 59/ 6
unto him as to a market of good doctrine 1, 59/ 28
much they came from a more noble man and 1, 60/ 3
more noble man and a more wise man and 1, 60/ 4
be spoken of such a master as is converted 1, 60/ 8
that enforceth himself in a sure pillar of truth 1, 61/ 3
high stomach. But now a great while he had 1, 61/ 5
were not possible for a man to utter neither 1, 61/ 14
cunningly. But it was a common saying with him 1, 61/ 15
such altercations were for a logician and not meetly 1, 61/ 16
and not meetly for a philosopher. He said also 1, 61/ 16
as were exercised with a peaceable mind to the 1, 61/ 18
with, which appetite is a deadly wound to the 1, 61/ 26
to the soul and a mortal poison to charity 1, 61/ 27
of his learning but a word or twain generally 1, 62/ 8
seem by heaps as a plenteous stream to have 1, 62/ 17
an incredible wit; secondly, a marvelous fast memory; thirdly 1, 63/ 5
that it seemed rather a gift than a sale 1, 64/ 3
rather a gift than a sale. And all that 1, 64/ 3
in the buying of a little land to the 1, 64/ 5
to one Jerome Benivenius, a Florentine, a well lettered 1, 64/ 13
Jerome Benivenius, a Florentine, a well lettered man whom 1, 64/ 13
by him as by a faithful messenger relieve the 1, 64/ 19
might be coupled with a spiritual knot unto Christ 1, 65/ 27
he persuaded, that to a philosopher and him that 1, 66/ 10
love God, which was a thing far excelling all 1, 67/ 13
high steward came on a time to him and 1, 68/ 10
the hearers that where a cunning man -- but 1, 68/ 24
came to him on a day for the great 1, 68/ 25
similitude of manners is a cause of love and 1, 69/ 9
of love and friendship; a likeness of conditions is 1, 69/ 10
which he stuck thereat a while, but at the 1, 69/ 19
shook his head and a little smiling he answered 1, 69/ 19
fervently burned that on a time as he walked 1, 70/ 11
was suddenly taken with a fervent access which so 1, 70/ 24
that pitiful figure as a strong defense against all 1, 71/ 9
against all adversity and a sure portcullis against wicked 1, 71/ 10
womb of our Lady, a perpetual virgin, conceived in 1, 71/ 17
Albertus, his sister's son, a young man both of 1, 71/ 26
him that night with a marvelous fragrant odor, refreshing 1, 72/ 12
He lay always with a pleasant and a merry 1, 72/ 15
with a pleasant and a merry countenance, and in 1, 72/ 15
benevolent mind of such a noble prince and the 1, 73/ 7
long after -- Jeronimus, a Friar Preacher of Ferrara 1, 73/ 9
Friar Preacher of Ferrara, a man as well in 1, 73/ 10
living most famous, in a sermon which he rehearsed 1, 73/ 11
of Florence, I have a secret thing to show 1, 73/ 13
Picus, Earl of Mirandula, a man in whom God 1, 73/ 18
flesh, as he was a man of delicate complexion 1, 73/ 28
him, deferred it for a time; howbeit this I 1, 74/ 2
present life and leese a part of that noble 1, 74/ 10
alms given out with a free and liberal hand 1, 74/ 13
he is adjudged for a while to the fire 1, 74/ 18
to suffer pain for a season, which I am 1, 74/ 19
all those things within a certain time, but the 1, 74/ 26
UNTO ONE ANDREW CORNEUS, A NOBLEMAN OF ITALY The 1, 75/ 27
- - - - a woman called Circe which 1, 76/ 17
maketh mention, used with a drink to turn as 1, 76/ 18
proud- hearted man into a lion, the irous into 1, 77/ 1
lion, the irous into a bear, the lecherous into 1, 77/ 1
bear, the lecherous into a goat, the drunken glutton 1, 77/ 1
the drunken glutton into a swine, the ravenous extortioner 1, 77/ 2
the ravenous extortioner into a wolf, the false deceiver 1, 77/ 2
the false deceiver into a fox, the mocking jester 1, 77/ 3
When there cometh, sometimes, a monstrous beast to the 1, 77/ 7
some money to have a sight thereof; but I 1, 77/ 9
advisedly, they should see a more monstrous beast nearer 1, 77/ 10
turneth the image of a beast into God, how 1, 77/ 19
image of God into a beast? John Picus, Earl 1, 77/ 20
But rather how great a wonder were this, if 1, 77/ 28
vanquish. Very happy is a Christian man, since that 1, 78/ 16
the getting of which a man must not suffer 1, 78/ 22
ten years sailing, after a thousand incommodities, after a 1, 78/ 24
a thousand incommodities, after a thousand jeopardies of his 1, 78/ 25
may at last have a little the more gathered 1, 78/ 25
books and rest, of a child have learned to 1, 79/ 4
must it needs be a point of extreme madness 1, 79/ 19
to the mind when a man hath nothing that 1, 79/ 22
man's heart is like a stormy sea, that may 1, 80/ 6
vincula eorum et projiciamus a nobis jugum ipsorum, "Let 1, 81/ 1
of rebuke and to a reprovable sense, to do 1, 81/ 5
to take thee for a master of theirs. It 1, 81/ 21
shamefully begin to be a beast. There holdeth me 1, 81/ 24
as it were even a swoon and an insensibility 1, 81/ 25
For it is verily a great madness not to 1, 81/ 28
speaketh, devils confesseth. But a far greater madness is 1, 82/ 3
is very hard for a rich man to enter 1, 82/ 6
should despise thee, being a man, when thou, being 1, 83/ 3
man, when thou, being a man, despisest a man 1, 83/ 4
being a man, despisest a man. For it is 1, 83/ 4
drawn on length with a continual row and number 1, 83/ 16
lieth privily in them a certain heavenly strength, quick 1, 84/ 6
and effectual, which with a marvelous power transformeth and 1, 84/ 7
now the bounds of a letter, the matter drawing 1, 84/ 9
Andrew Corneus. This Andrew, a worshipful man and an 1, 84/ 24
study of philosophy, as a thing in which he 1, 84/ 26
actual business, he judged a thing vain and unprofitable 1, 84/ 28
your counsel. This is a very deadly and monstrous 1, 85/ 22
they hold utterly for a sure decree, that philosophy 1, 85/ 28
and not decline. Shall a man then be rebuked 1, 86/ 16
he desireth and ensueth a virtue only for itself 1, 86/ 17
this reckoning, it is a thing either servile, or 1, 86/ 22
great fortunes lift up a man high and set 1, 87/ 14
show, but oftentimes as a fierce and a skittish 1, 87/ 15
as a fierce and a skittish horse they cast 1, 87/ 16
which to appertain to a noble prince, I have 1, 88/ 8
Picus to him) begun a change in his living 1, 88/ 13
well. Certainly, as great a praise as it is 1, 88/ 27
are commendable, as great a commendation it is to 1, 88/ 28
him and given him a name that is above 1, 90/ 3
the world exalteth to a fall, God condemneth to 1, 90/ 7
the vain promotion of a little popular fame! Let 1, 90/ 17
like drunken men without a guide wander hither and 1, 91/ 8
our life is but a moment and yet less 1, 93/ 8
and yet less than a moment. Remember how cursed 1, 93/ 8
covet but also such a manner one as we 1, 93/ 27
conspectu meo semper, quoniam a dextris est michi ne 1, 94/ 13
in the person of a righteous man of his 1, 94/ 22
wit, when we have a full hope and trust 1, 95/ 12
require it ardently with a sure hope that God 1, 95/ 15
This name Jesus signifieth a savior, and therefore there 1, 95/ 20
All the estate of a righteous man standeth in 1, 96/ 1
them truly. That thing a man taketh for his 1, 96/ 5
all the state of a righteous man. Quoniam bonorum 1, 96/ 21
men walk about in a circuit or compass whereof 1, 98/ 18
us by that that a perfect man should abstain 1, 99/ 11
it were folly for a man utterly to deprive 1, 99/ 16
haply repute it for a great presumption that a 1, 99/ 27
a great presumption that a man should promise himself 1, 99/ 27
possession unto me." Let a righteous man then consider 1, 100/ 7
then consider how great a felicity it is to 1, 100/ 8
oftentimes change it for a small simple delight, therefore 1, 100/ 17
light of understanding whereby a man may know this 1, 100/ 24
understanding." But insomuch as a man oftentimes intendeth after 1, 101/ 3
flesh repugneth, then is a man perfect when that 1, 101/ 5
my sight." For if a man had God always 1, 101/ 23
before his eyes as a ruler of all his 1, 101/ 24
therefore it followeth, Ipse a dextris est michi ne 1, 102/ 1
is the felicity of a just man, which shall 1, 102/ 3
suffer the flesh of a good man to be 1, 102/ 23
PARTLY EXCITING, PARTLY DIRECTING A MAN IN SPIRITUAL BATTLE 1, 103/ 20
of God, yet of a bondman He took the 1, 105/ 5
and vile death of a tree. Consider when thou 1, 105/ 7
scourged both, And as a thief between two thieves 1, 105/ 11
every hour, For as a wood lion, the fiend 1, 106/ 9
As vainglory maketh many a man blind. But let 1, 106/ 24
it not thine but a gift of his Of 1, 106/ 27
victory Enjoy for ever a perpetual peace, For God 1, 107/ 1
suffer them wax is a jeopardous thing; Beat out 1, 107/ 24
the devil to be a conqueror Than is in 1, 108/ 5
WHEN THE PLEASURE OF A SINFUL TEMPTATION COMETH TO 1, 109/ 14
pain. The loss of a better thing. The nature 1, 109/ 19
of man. This life a dream and a The 1, 109/ 20
life a dream and a The peace of a 1, 109/ 20
a The peace of a good mind. shadow. The1, 109/ 20
mind. The Loss of a Better Thing. When thou 1, 110/ 14
foolish merchandise, To buy a trifle, O childish reckoning 1, 110/ 20
pay therefore so dear a precious thing! This Life 1, 110/ 21
precious thing! This Life a Dream and a Shadow 1, 110/ 22
Life a Dream and a Shadow. This wretched life 1, 110/ 22
passen shall As doth a dream or shadow on 1, 110/ 29
this world is but a thoroughfare, See thou behave 1, 111/ 18
thrall. The Peace of a Good Mind. Why lovest 1, 112/ 6
th' inward gladness of a virtuous mind. The Great 1, 112/ 13
and formed both Many a benefit hast thou received 1, 112/ 16
PROPERTIES OR CONDITIONS OF A LOVER To love one 1, 113/ 11
The third point of a perfect lover is To 1, 115/ 4
Fifth Property. Not only a lover content is in 1, 116/ 4
Ne none so small a trifle or conceit, Lace 1, 117/ 5
church. The Eighth Property. A very lover above all 1, 117/ 17
unreverently. The Ninth Property. A very lover believeth in 1, 117/ 32
as it were with a fire In the fervent 1, 118/ 19
eyes there falleth many a tear, For very joy 1, 119/ 3
woe. The Twelfth Property. A very lover will his 1, 119/ 14
with his precious blood? A PRAYER OF PICUS MIRANDULA 1, 120/ 12
not stand Space of a moment in thine angry 1, 120/ 26
guilty made this many a year. But let thy 1, 122/ 4
thy lordship not as a lord, but rather As 1, 123/ 10
lord, but rather As a very tender loving father 1, 123/ 11