The Fathers Of The Desert (volume 2)

Paperback | January 5, 2012

byHenry Ruffner

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1850. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXI. THREE DIALOGUES OF SULPICIUS SEVERUS. DIALOGUE I. ON THE VIRTUES AND MIRACLES OF THE EASTERN MONKS. I Was in company with our Gallus, who was exceedingly dear to me, both on account of his own merits, and out of regard to Martin, whose disciple he had been ; when lo ! my friend Postumian came up to us, on his return from the East, where he had been travelling on my account during the last three years, far from his native country. I embraced my loving friend; I kissed his knees and his feet: we parted a step or two, looked at each other with astonishment, and wept with mutual joy. After we had walked about a little, we laid our hair-cloths on the ground, and took our seats upon them. Postumian first broke silence : he looked at me and said :--When I was in the remote parts of Egypt, I took a notion to travel down to the sea. There I found a ship preparing to sail with a load of merchandize for Narbonne.* That night I dreamed that you stood by me, and laid hold on me, to draw me aboard of that ship. At the break of day, when I rose from the place where I had lain, I meditated on this dream, and was seized with so sudden a longing for you, that I made no * Narbonne and Marseilles were the two principal seaports on the southern coast of Gaul or France. delay, but got on board of the ship. On the thirtieth day we landed at Marseilles, whence I have come hither in ten days: so prosperous a voyage was granted to my pious wish. And now, as it was for you that I travelled so far by sea and land, allow me to enjoy your embrace and conversation in private. I too (said I) was engrossed with thinking of you, whilst you tarried in Egypt: day and night I kept you in my mind, and my whole heart was filled with my love for you. Think not that I shall be a m...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1850. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXI. THREE DIALOGUES OF SULPICIUS SEVERUS. DIALOGUE I. ON THE VIRTUES AND MIRACLES OF THE EASTERN MONKS. I Was in co...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:January 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217385249

ISBN - 13:9780217385244

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