Legenda Aurea

by Jacques de Voragine. A collection of monkish legends in Latin. (1230-1298.)

The Golden Legend.
of Longfellow, is a semi-dramatic poem taken from an old German tale by Hartmann von der Aur, called Poor Henry. (Twelfth century.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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