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Page 5 - Non ex virili semine, sed mystico spiramine verbum Dei factum est caro, fructusque ventris floruit.
Page 2 - ... to their time and to the circumstances under which they were produced — how suitably the faith which was in actual conflict with, and was just triumphing over, the powers of this world, found its utterance in hymns such as these, wherein is no softness, perhaps little tenderness; but a rock-like firmness, the old Roman stoicism transmuted and glorified into that nobler Christian courage, which encountered and at length overcame the world.
Page 59 - Brev. Const, praescribit hymnum Fit porta in Annuntiatione Virginis ad Matutinum cantandum, addita stropha quarta notissima: Maria mater 'gratiae, mater misericordiae , tu nos ab hoste protege, in hora mortis suscipe. Adscribatur Arevali varietas. 2. ad usque. 4. or'tum Maria virgine. 5 — 8.
Page 99 - O Paule, suscipe nostra precamina, cuius philosophos vicit industria; factus oeconomus in domo regia, divini muneris appone fercula; ut quae repleverit te sapientia ipsa nos repleat tua per dogmata.
Page 260 - Tantum ergo sacramentum veneremur cernui, et antiquum documentum novo cedat ritui; praestet fides supplementum sensuum defectui. Genitori genitoque laus et jubilatio, salus, honor, virtus quoque sit et benedictio, procedenti ab utroque compar sit laudatio.
Page 99 - Tu vista, que a tu fama se adelanta, al ingenio suspende, aunque divino, de aquel que a verte y adorarte vino, con tierno afecto y con desnuda planta. La tierra de tu suelo, que contemplo con la sangre de mártires mezclada, es la reliquia universal del suelo.
Page 48 - Hymnorum quoque meorum carminibus deceptum populum ferunt. Plane nee hoc abnuo. Grande carmen istud est, quo nihil potentius. Quid enim potentius, quam confessio trinitatis, quae quotidie totius populi ore celebratur? Certatim omnes Student fidem fateri; patrem et filium et spiritum sanctum norunt versibus praedicare: facti sunt igitur omnes magistri, qui vix poterant esse discipuli.
Page 1 - Latin lyric forms, and one with singularly few resources for producing variety of pause or cadence, seems a very insufficient compensation, adds to this feeling of disappointment. The ear and the heart seem alike to be without their due satisfaction. Only after a while does one learn to feel the grandeur of this unadorned metre, and the profound, though it may have been more instinctive than conscious, wisdom of the poet in choosing it; or to appreciate that...
Page 330 - Deo Patri sit gloria et Filio qui a mortuis surrexit ac Paráclito in saeculorum saecula.
Page 1 - The great objects of faith in their simplest expression are felt by him so sufficient to stir all the deepest affections of the heart, that any attempt to dress them up, to array them in moving language, were merely superfluous. The passion is there, but it is latent and represt, a fire burning inwardly, the glow of an austere enthusiasm, which reveals itself indeed, but not to every careless beholder.