Collect for Purity

Deus cui omne cor patet et omnis voluntas loquitur: et quem nullum latet secretum: purifica per infusionem sancti spiritus cogitationes cordis nostri: ut te perfecte diligere et digne laudare mereamur, per dominum nostrum iesum christum filium tuum qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate eiusdem spiritus sancti deus, per omnia secula seculorum. Amen. Leofric Missal. […]

Yparroked in Puwes

What is the Earliest Reference to Pews? It is hard to say whether the passage in Piers Plowman’s Vision is the earliest. It occurs at p. 95 of the edition of 1813, and is as follows:– “Among wyvcs and wodewes ich am ywoned sute Yparroked in puwes. The person hit knoweth.” [Passus VII. p. 95 […]