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  • For it is read in the histories, when he renied and forsook our Lord, that he fled into a cave where as the mountain is which is called the mountain of the cock; or else after that it is said that he wept three days continually after that he had renied God, and there

    The Golden Legend, vol. 1

  • Which renied that and would not do so, but said: I wot, my son, I wot what I do, and this son shall increase into peoples and multiply, but his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall grow into gentiles, and blessed them, saying that same time:

    The Golden Legend, vol. 1

  • Now it happed that in the time of Diocletian and Maximian, which were emperors, was so great persecution of christian men that within a month were martyred well twenty-two thousand, and therefore they had so great dread that some renied and forsook God and did sacrifice to the idols.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 3

  • He went to Ravenna with Paulin that was judge of the country, and when he came thither he saw that this Paulin made a physician named Ursian to suffer many torments because he would not reny his faith, and at the last when they would have beheaded him he was so afraid that he would have renied God.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 3

  • This sentence hath the law ordained because he hath renied our principal gods.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 3

  • Let him be far from me, said she, that is fallen away from God, and God forbid that I speak to the mouth of him that renied his Lord.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 5

  • And as Eraclius would make peace with him, the king Cosdroe sware a great oath that he would never make peace with christian men and Romans if they renied not him that was crucified, and adored the sun.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 5

  • Then Theophilus, by commandment of the devil, renied God and his Mother, and renounced his christian profession, and wrote an obligation with his blood and sealed it with his ring, and delivered it to the devil, and thus he was brought into his office again.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 5

  • Thirdly, they confessed God by work, and S. Jerome showeth how God is confessed by work or renied, and saith: Jesu Christ is sapience, righteousness, truth, holiness, and strength.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 6

  • And because he was not seen to have slain his lord by treason, but only for he had renied the idols, therefore he began right cruelly to persecute the church and christian men, and commanded that they should be destroyed without mercy.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 4


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  • past tense of reny

    April 15, 2014