Authorship: Commonplace bookAlfred 8 View information for this person Author of Enchiridion ('Hand-book')

Scholarly Info
Authored Work Enchiridion ('Hand-book') (Commonplace book)
Primary Source Info
Original Text Quos flosculos undecunque collectos a quibuslibet magistris ... et in corpore unius libelli, mixtim quamuis, sicut tunc suppetebat, redigere, usque adeo protelauit quousque propemodum ad magnitudinem unius psalterii perueniret. Quem enchiridion suum, id
(... these flowerlets culled from whatever place from various teachers and brought within the compass of a single little book, although mixed up, just as he [sc. Alfred 8] then added to it, so that it took flight to such an extent as nearly to reach the size of a psalter. He wished to call it his 'enchiridion', that is, a hand-book, because he customarily had it to hand by day and night. )

Persons associated with this Factoid: