Excerpt from Mediaeval Hymns and Sequences The Hymlogy of the Western Church may conveniently be divided into three principal eras. The first, which, borrowing a term from architecture, we may name the Romanesque period, extends to the conclusion of the Pontificate of S. Gregory the Great; - and is, as a general rule, distinguished by the absence of rhyme. Its principal writers are: S. Hilary, S. Ambrose, Prudentius, Sedulius, S. Endius, and S. Gregory. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.