The Cell of Self-Knowledge : seven early English mystical treatises printed by Henry Pepwell in 1521
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The Cell of Self-Knowledge : seven early English mystical treatises printed by Henry Pepwell in 1521

By Edmund G. Gardner (editor)
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  • The Cell of Self-Knowledge:
  • Seven Early English Mystical Treatises
    • Printed by Henry Pepwell
    • MDXXI
    • Edited with an introduction and notes by Edmund G. Gardner M.A.
      • 1910
  • CONTENTS
    • I. A very Devout Treatise, named Benjamin, of the Mights and Virtues of Man's Soul, and of the Way to True Contemplation, compiled by a Noble and Famous Doctor, a man of great holiness and devotion, named Richard of Saint Victor
    • The Prologue
      • Cap. I. How the Virtue of Dread riseth in the Affection
      • Cap. II. How Sorrow riseth in the Affection
      • Cap. III. How Hope riseth in the Affection
      • Cap. IV. How Love riseth in the Affection
      • Cap. V. How the Double Sight of Pain and Joy riseth in the Imagination
      • Cap. VI. How the Virtues of Abstinence and Patience rise in the Sensuality
      • Cap. VII. How Joy of Inward Sweetness riseth in the Affection
      • Cap. VIII. How Perfect Hatred of Sin riseth in the Affection
      • Cap. IX. How Ordained Shame riseth and groweth in the Affection
      • Cap. X. How Discretion and Contemplation rise in the Reason
    • II. Divers Doctrines Devout and Fruitful, taken out of the Life of that Glorious Virgin and Spouse of Our Lord, Saint Katherin of Seenes
    • III. A Short Treatise of Contemplation taught by Our Lord Jesu Christ, or taken out of the Book of Margery Kempe, Ancress of Lynn
    • IV. A Devout Treatise compiled by Master Walter Hylton of the Song of Angels
    • V. A Devout Treatise called the Epistle of Prayer
    • VI. A very necessary Epistle of Discretion in Stirrings of the Soul
    • VII. A Devout Treatise of Discerning of Spirits, very necessary for Ghostly Livers
    • INTRODUCTION
    • I.
      • A TREATISE NAMED BENJAMIN
      • THE PROLOGUE
    • CAPITULUM I
    • HOW THE VIRTUE OF DREAD RISETH IN THE AFFECTION
    • CAPITULUM II
    • HOW SORROW RISETH IN THE AFFECTION
    • CAPITULUM III
    • HOW HOPE RISETH IN THE AFFECTION
    • CAPITULUM IV
    • HOW LOVE RISETH IN THE AFFECTION
    • CAPITULUM V
    • HOW THE DOUBLE SIGHT OF PAIN AND JOY RISETH IN THE IMAGINATION
    • CAPITULUM VI
    • HOW THE VIRTUES OF ABSTINENCE AND PATIENCE RISE IN THE SENSUALITY
    • CAPITULUM VII
    • HOW JOY OF INWARD SWEETNESS RISETH IN THE AFFECTION
    • CAPITULUM VIII
    • HOW PERFECT HATRED OF SIN RISETH IN THE AFFECTION
    • CAPITULUM IX
    • HOW ORDAINED SHAME RISETH AND GROWETH IN THE AFFECTION
    • CAPITULUM X
    • HOW DISCRETION AND CONTEMPLATION RISE IN THE REASON
    • II.
    • III.
    • IV.
    • V.
    • VI.
    • VII.
    • INDEX OF NAMES & SCRIPTURAL REFERENCES
    • Footnotes:
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