Day 1: jacobus de Voragine, “Saint Nicholas,” Legenda Aurea (The Golden Legend).
jacobus, né Jacopo, was a 13th-century Genoan archbishop and compiler of what we might call Lies of the Saints.
After this initial exploit jacobus showed himself anything but intrusive.
But coming out of my stateroom with an interrogative “Mr. jacobus?”
No; what he had heard on shore was that no respectable person in the whole town would come near jacobus.
Or was he only a purist in conduct who disapproved of jacobus doing his own touting?
The latter were two in number besides Miss de Lisle and Mrs. jacobus.
Calmly, jacobus proposed that I should order ten or fifteen tons—tons!
After what seemed a very long time to me, jacobus hitched his chair forward, stooped with extended arm and picked it up.
You have your married daughter living with you, Mr. jacobus?