But later living as a hermit in one room above Florence did not give me space to teach nor a spare room to give hospitality to such a scholar. Facsimile.* The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 50 (1963).

(I remember, but do not have the citation to, an article by Norman Mailer on this aspect.) Once, on a manuscript scrounge in Belgium, from a train I saw on the side of a barn the most glorious , used for rubricating and decorating manuscripts, rather than tininess), we can see that Hildegard is first given a scroll from the hand of God, Ruusbroec inspired by the Dove of the Spirit.

Writing in the Middle Ages was a communal act, communing with God and with one's book producer.

These Anglo-Saxon monks brought back to Wearmouth Jarrow Cassiodorus' fine library, amongst the books Cassiodorus' great pandect of the Bible, from which were copied such works as the Lindisfarne Gospels, a portion of a folio shown below, and the Codex Amiatinus , which then made its way back to Italy, being today in the Biblioteca Laurenziana in Florence.', Old English interlinear gloss, in which Luke writes to Theophilus, ' Friend of God ', telling him that many have sought to narrate the Life of Christ as their Gospel ministry, and he is assembling and organizing these accounts after verifying them. (Compare, too, its use of dots with Aborigine art, the Irish sense of the Dead, their contribution of the concept of Purgatory to the Church, with Australian 'Ancestors' Dream Time'.) By Permission of the British Library, Lindisfarne Gospels, St Luke's Gospel, Cotton Nero D. Mary Carruthers writes of this in The Book of Memory: A Study of Meaning in Medieval Culture.

This Julian of Norwich, Showing of Love , Website replicates the colouring of medieval manuscripts for this same reason, to make its screens of texts both pleasurable and memorable.

If I changed these pages back into the In many ways this modern and electronic technology can return us to more ancient, and most beautiful, technologies concerning writing.

Our young people hunger for such beauty in the sacred written page, producing it clandestinely, in revolt, on railway carriages and railroad tunnels as graffitti.

We ourselves on the Internet can return to the glorious colours of Egyptian, Roman and medieval texts, lost with the cost-effectiveness of printed books of , is free.

To reproduce the Lindisfarne Gospels, St Luke's Gospel, Cotton Nero D. 139, apply to The British Library, The Picture Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB. Il Canzoniere Palatino, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze, Banco Rari 217, ex Palatino 418.

My thanks to Professor Robert Kraft for corrections. For years, following a course on paleography from Professor Jean Preston, then Curator of Rare Books at Princeton University Library, I would purchase manuscript leaves, hoping to use these in teaching such courses to scholars desiring to edit medieval texts.

But the early Christians were still using Book production shifted from Rome with its decline, due to the breaking of the aquaducts, the cooking in lead pots, leading to impure water, brain damage, malaria, to the periphery, the margins.

Coptic Christians taught the Irish the Gospels, and the Irish taught the Northumbrian Anglo-Saxons. This is scanned from the Mouse Pad on sale in their later ones, were not only pleasing to the eye, but deliberately memorable to the brain.