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Translation of the Middle English manual 'Ancrene Riwle' ('Rule for Anchoresses'), which was composed between 1225 and 1240 for the spiritual instruction of women. This edition contains an introduction by Dom Gerard Sitwell and a preface by J.R.R. Tolkien.
PREFACE BY J. R. R. TOLKIEN INTRODUCTION BY DOM GERARD SITWELL TRANSLATOR'S NOTE THE AUTHOR'S INTRODUCTION TO HIS RULE PART; I. DEVOTIONS II. THE CUSTODY OF THE SENSES III. THE REGULATION OF THE INWARD FEELINGS IV. TEMPTATIONS V. CONFESSION VI. PENANCE VII. LOVE VIII. EXTERNAL RULES APPENDIX Private devotions in the Ancrene Riwle, by Dom Gerard Sitwell
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