Originally published in 1911. Contents Include; I. Definition. Origin and Development of the Exemplum. II. The Exemplum in English before the Coming of the Earth. III. The Latin Exemplum in England. IV. The Exemplum in Popular Homiletic Literature after the Coming of the Friars. V. The Exemplum in Religious Treatises and Instruction-Books. VI. Conclusion. This early works is a fascinating study of the Exemplum and will appeal greatly to any historian. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.