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OR,

ENTERTAINING
MORAL STORIES ;

INVENTED BY THE MONKS AS A FIRE-SIDE RECREATION; AND
COMMONLY APPLIED IN THEIR DISCOURSES FROM THE
PULPIT: WHENCE THE MOST CELEBRATED OF
OUR OWN POETS AND OTHERS, FROM
THE EARLIEST TIMES, HAVE
EXTRACTED THEIR

PLOTS.

TRANSLATED FROM THE LATIN,

WITH

PRELIMINARY OBSERVATIONS AND COPIOUS NOTES,

BY THE REV. CHARLES-SWAN,

LATE OF CATHARINE HALL, CAMBRIDGE.

“ They” [the Monks] “ might be disposed occasionally to recreate their
minds with subjects of a light and amusing nature; and what could be
more innocent or delightful than the stories of the GESTA ROMANORUM ?"

Douce's Illustrations of Shakspeare.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR C. AND J. RIVINGTON,
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD, AND WATERLOO-PLACE, PALL-MALL

M.DCCC.XXIV.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY R. GILBERT,

ST. JOHN'S SQUARE.

Recat, a 12-10-37 V.A.

TO THE RIGHT HONORABLE

LORD VISCOUNT PALMERSTON,

SECRETARY AT WAR,

AND

MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT

FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE,

&c. &c. &c.

MY LORD,

ex.

When the high and the honored --the gifted in mind, not less than exalted in station, derive pleasure from protecting the interests of Literature, well may she be proud of the support.

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