Legends and Records of the Church and the Empire

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byAubrey De Vere

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887. Excerpt: ... THE ALEXANDRIAN VERSION OF THE SCRIPTURES. Beside a little humble Oratory There sat a noble lady all alone: Over her knees a parchment lay, whereon Her slender fingers traced the Gospel story. Old Nile flowed noiseless by: through vapours dun A low-hung moon let forth its last faint glory On all the dark green flats, and temples hoary, That grey and ghostly through the morning shone. Thecla! Mankind will ne'er forget that zeal Which, ere the night-bird stays her melody, Raises thee daily to the Church's needs: No doubts, no fears hast thou--thou dost not feel The cold, damp winds of morning as they sigh, Murmuring forlorn through leagues of murmuring reeds! SAINT LEO THE GREAT. (aTTILa BEFOrE rOME, a.D. 452.) Leaguering doomed walls--as when on some wild coast The high-ridged deep, storm-driven from afar, Makes way in thunder, whitening reef and bar--Leaguering great Rome, the old world's shame yet boast, Comes up at last that dread Barbarian host: To meet them, placid as that morning star Whose rising quells the elemental war Forth moves, his hands upon his bosom crossed, That Puissance new, the Church's mitred Sire! His eye is fixed: as reeds before the breeze Bending, that host sinks down on suppliant knees: The standards droop: the trumpet blasts expire: The Man of Fate in heaven his sentence sees; The embattled Gentiles tremble and retire. EUSTOCHIUM, OR SAINT JEROMES LETTER. (a.D. 382). ARGUMENT. Saint Jerome, after his earlier sojourn in the desert of Chalcis and the Holy Land, made abode at Rome, where many enemies waged war against him by reason of the zeal with which he denounced abuses. Notwithstanding, Pope Dama'sus honoured him, and made him the spiritual director of certain noble Roman ladies, such as Marcella, who had changed her palace int...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887. Excerpt: ... THE ALEXANDRIAN VERSION OF THE SCRIPTURES. Beside a little humble Oratory There sat a noble lady all alone: Over her knees a p...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217230164

ISBN - 13:9780217230162

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