[ilds] sacring-bell (OED)

Godshalk, William (godshawl) godshawl at ucmail.uc.edu
Sat May 1 13:34:20 PDT 2010


Yes, that seems right.


W. L. Godshalk *
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How'bout a Guiness or two?


BR


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On May 1, 2010, at 9:51 AM, "Godshalk, William (godshawl)" <godshawl at ucmail.uc.edu
 > wrote:

> "sauncing bell"
>
> The phrase has been identified as Raleigh's.
>
> But I wouldn't bet more than $100 on the id.
>
> Bill
>
> W. L. Godshalk *
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> Sent: Friday, April 30, 2010 1:31 PM
> To: Charles-Sligh at utc.edu; ilds at lists.uvic.ca
> Cc: Bruce Redwine
> Subject: Re: [ilds] sacring-bell (OED)
>
> Charles,
>
> Thanks for the citations from the OED and the 1850 dictionary.
> Apparently "sauncing bell" is a variant of "sacring bell," although
> the OED doesn't note as such, but that's undoubtedly an oversight.
> See  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altar_bell.  I'm not familiar with
> the term in Catholic liturgy; I assume it's also an uncommon usage
> in the Anglican service.  So, what's Durrell's source?  "Heytpood's
> Rapt of Lucrcc" (sic)?  Which must be a botched spelling of Thomas
> Heywood, who did compose The Rape of Lucrece (1608).
>
> The human mind is a wondrous thing, particularly LD's, but it's hard
> for me to imagine the old guy lugging around a liturgical term from
> his days in London (or earlier) and using it in 1959, when writing
> Clea.  Has anyone tried to account for L. Durrell's weird vocabulary
> and to generalize that into a theory about him and his method of
> composition?
>
>
> Bruce
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On Apr 29, 2010, at 5:06 PM, Charles Sligh wrote:
>
> sacring-bell (OED, 2nd edition)
>
> 1. A small bell rung at the elevation of the host.
> 1395 E.E. Wills (1882) 5, I bequethe a chales and a pax~bred,..and a
> sacrynge belle. 1449 Churchw. Acc. Yatton (Somerset Rec. Soc.) 90 For
> a rop for the sacryng bell, iiiid. 1502 Acc. Ld. High Treas. Scot.
> (1900) II. 343 Item, for tua small sacryne bellis, tane at ane cremar.
> 1584 R. SCOT Discov. Witchcr. V. iii. (1886) 76 He heard a little
> saccaring bell ring to the elevation of a morrowe masse. 1846 R. HART
> Eccl. Rec. 225 The sacring bell, which was rung at the elevation of
> the host. 1884 Sunday at Home Feb. 102/2 No latticed
> confessional{em}no sacring bell.
>
>   ¶2. In post-Reformation times, sometimes applied to a small bell
> rung to summon parishioners to morning prayers, or to mark the point
> in the Communion Service at which the people should go up to
> communicate.
> 1598 DRAYTON Heroic Ep. III. 71 Who would not rise to ring the
> Mornings Knell, When thy sweet Lips might be the sacring Bell? 1641 I.
> H. Petit. agst. Pocklington 2 He hath caused a Bell to be hung up in
> his Chancell, called a Sacring Bell, which the Clarke always rings at
> the going up to second Service. 1766 ENTICK London IV. 75 A lantern,
> which..incloses the sacring-bell, to call the parishioners to prayers.
> sacring (OED, 2nd edition)
>
> Also 3-6 sacringe, 4 sakryng, -ring, 4-6 sacryng(e, sakeryng(e, 5
> sacryn, sacreng, sakering(e, saycrying, sac(c)aring, Sc. sacryne. [f.
> SACRE v.1 + -ING1.]
>
>   1. The consecration of the eucharistic elements in the service of
> the mass. Sometimes more fully, the sacring of (the) mass.
> 1297 R. GLOUC. (Rolls) 6818 Ri{ygh}t atte sacringe he stod as be
> lowe In
> {th}e churche at westmunstre. 13.. Coer de L. 222 And whene the belle
> began to ryng The preest scholde make the sakeryng, Out of the kyrke
> sche wolde away. c1375 Lay Folks Mass Bk. (MS. B) 400 {Th}en tyme is
> nere of sakring, A litel belle men oyse to ryng. c1380 WYCLIF Serm.
> Sel.
> Wks. I. 137 Bitwene {th}e sacringe of {th}e masse and {th}e {th}ridde
> Agnus Dei. c1451 AGNES PASTON in P. Lett. I. 217 And on Friday after
> sakeryng, one come fro cherch warde, and schoffe doune all that was
> thereon. 1482 CAXTON Trevisa's Hidgen IV. xxxii. 222b, The grayel and
> the offretory sholde be sayde to fore the sacrynge [MSS. sacrement; L.
> sacrificium]. 1550 CRANMER Defence 101 What made the people to
> runne..from altar to altar, and from sakeryng (as they called it) to
> sakeryng? a1571 JEWEL On Thess. iii. 5-10 (1594) 90 It is a small
> matter
> to looke vp and holde vp thy handes at the sacring. 1584 R. SCOT
> Discov.
> Witchcr. XV. xxvii. (1886) 376 Words..written in the canon, or
> rather in
> the saccaring of masse. 1626 Scogin's Jests (? 1680) 12 By and by the
> Bells were tolled for sacring, and Scogin hied him to Church lustily
> and
> merry. 1871 ROSSETTI Poems, tr. Villon's Mother's Service to our Lady
> ii, Oh help me, lest in vain for me should pass..The blessed Host and
> sacring of the Mass.
>
>   {dag}b. concr. Used for: The consecrated elements.
> c1290 S. Eng. Leg. I. 358/105 Muche folk {th}are was in Rome {th}at in
> guode bi-leue nere Ne bi-lieueden nou{ygh}t {th}at {th}e sacringe ore
> louerdes licame were. 1448 M. PASTON in P. Lett. I. 72 [The Parson of
> Oxened] being at messe in one Parossh Chirche, evyn at levacion of the
> sakeryng.
>
>   2. The ordination and consecration of persons to certain offices, as
> those of bishop, king, queen, etc.
> 1297 R. GLOUC. (Rolls) 2318 Ac him sulf him crounede & made him king
> so
> His sacringe was lute wor{th} & na{th}eles it was ydo. c1380 WYCLIF
> Wks.
> (1880) 393 {Th}e clerkis han many grete & smale
> perquisitiuys,..as..for
> halowynge of chapels..& for sacrynge of ordres, & fulle many mo. c1450
> Merlin vi. 105 We wolde that his sacringe and coronacion be respite to
> Penticoste. 1496 Dives & Paup. (W. de W.) VII. xviii. 305/1 Yf the
> offycer of ye bysshop axe of custome ony gyft..in sacrynge of
> bysshopes..yf they yt sholde be..sacred gyue theym suche gyftes..is it
> symonye. 1672 TEMPLE Ess., Govt. Wks. 1731 I. 98 The Sacring of the
> Kings of France (as Loysel says) is the Sign of their Soveraign
> Priest~hood, as well as Kingdom. 1814 SOUTHEY Roderick XVIII. 107 For
> acclamation and for sacring now One form must serve. 1902 Q. Rev. July
> 356 The fullest development of the service for the sacring of the
> French
> Kings is contained in the Coronation Book of Charles V.
>
>   {dag}3. gen. The action of consecrating. Obs.
> 1610 W. FOLKINGHAM Art of Survey Ep. Ded. 2, I will screw-vp this Key
> with the prostrate sacring of my selfe..at the Shrine of your gracious
> Clemencie. 1613 PURCHAS Pilgrimage II. viii. 136 Elias Leuita
> describeth
> the forme of sacring or hallowing their Teraphim in this sort.
>
>   4. Comb. as sacring time, SACRING-BELL.
> 1482 CAXTON Trevisa's Higden VIII. xix. 414 The lyeutenaunt..forth
> with
> commanded that euery man shold kepe his wepen in his hond sacryng tyme
> and other. 1577-87 HOLINSHED Chron. III. 946/2 Those that..held not vp
> their hands at the sacring time. 1594 T. BEDINGFIELD tr. Machiavelli's
> Florentine Hist. (1595) 198 The time of the execution should be at the
> sacring time of Masse.
>
>
> A dictionary of archaic and provincial words (1850)
> http://books.google.com/books?id=DmYPAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA706&dq=%22sancing+bell%22&lr=&as_drrb_is=b&as_minm_is=0&as_miny_is=1400&as_maxm_is=0&as_maxy_is=1960&as_brr=0&ei=sB3aS52PB5HsyATDxZznCQ&cd=1#v=onepage&q=%22sancing%20bell%22&f=false
> SAUNCE-BELL. A sacring-bell. See Sacriny.
> Now what Is love I will the tell.
> It la the fountaineand the well.
> Where pleasure and repentance dwell;
> It is perhaps, the sancing-bell,
> That rings all into heaven or hell.
> And this Is love, as I heare tell.
>
> Heytpood's Rapt ofLucrccc, I. 3
>
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