St. Francis of Assisi: His Times, Life and Work

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Isbister, 1897 - 328 pages

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Page 29 - Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.
Page 269 - I am brought very low. 8 O deliver me from my persecutors, for they are too strong for me. 9 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may give thanks unto thy name ; which thing if thou wilt grant me, then shall the righteous resort unto my company.
Page 110 - If thou wilt be perfect, go sell what thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven : and come follow me.
Page 264 - The harvests of Arretium This year old men shall reap; This year young boys in Umbro Shall plunge the struggling sheep; And in the vats of Luna This year the must shall foam Round the white feet of laughing girls Whose sires have marched to Rome.
Page 233 - Thy most Holy Will, for the second death shall have no power to do them harm. Praise ye and bless the Lord, and give thanks unto Him, and serve him with great humility.
Page 80 - Upon that side, Where it doth break its steepness most, arose A sun upon the world, as duly this From Ganges doth : therefore let none, who speak Of that place, say Ascesi; for its name Were lamely so deliver'd; but the East, To call things rightly, be it henceforth styled.
Page 33 - Them that are meek shall he guide in judgment : and such as are gentle, them shall he learn his way.
Page 145 - Arhom they settle. At Cambridge their chapel was erected by a single carpenter in one day ; at Shrewsbury where, owing to the liberality of the townsmen, the dormitory walls had been built of stone, the minister of the Order had them removed and replaced with mud. Decorations and ornaments of all kinds were zealously excluded. At Gloucester a friar was deprived of his hood for painting his pulpit, and the warden of the same place suffered similar punishment for tolerating pictures.
Page 145 - . the party-walls with dried grass. Near the shambles in Newgate, and close upon the city gate of that name, on a spot appropriately called Stinking Lane, rose the chief house of the Order in England. In Oxford the parish of St. Ebbe's, in Cambridge the decayed town gaol, in Norwich the water side, running close to the walls of the town, are the special and chosen spots of the Franciscan missionary. In all instances the poverty of their buildings corresponded with those of the surrounding district...
Page 33 - O God, wonderful art thou in thy holy places : even the God of Israel, he will give strength and power unto his people; blessed be God.

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