"Our Fathers Have Told Us.": Sketches of the History of Christendom for Boys and Girls who Have Been Held at Its Fonts .... The Bible of Amiens, Part 1

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George Allen, 1880 - 215 pages

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Page 206 - And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child ; and they called him Zacharias, after the name of his father. And his mother answered and said, Not so ; but he shall be called John. And they said unto her, There is none of thy kindred that is called by this name.
Page 140 - For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Page 131 - For to be carnally minded, is death, but to be spiritually minded, is life, and peace. . . . For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die ; but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
Page 215 - ... when some Judge of all the Earth shall wholly do right, and the little hills rejoice on every side ; if, parting with the companions that have given you all the best joy you had on Earth, you desire ever to meet their eyes again and clasp their hands, — where eyes shall no more be dim, nor hands fail ; — if, preparing yourselves to lie down beneath the grass in silence and loneliness, seeing no more beauty, and feeling no more gladness — you would care for the promise to you of a time when...
Page 112 - This voluntary martyrdom must have gradually destroyed the sensibility both of the mind and body ; nor can it be presumed that the fanatics, who torment themselves, are susceptible of any lively affection for the rest of mankind. A cruel unfeeling temper has distinguished the monks of every age and country...
Page 28 - St. Martin answered him sorrowfully, saying, ' Oh ! most miserable that thou art ! if thou also couldst cease to persecute and seduce wretched men, if thou also couldst repent, thou also shouldst find mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ!
Page 66 - ... provoked the rapacious spirit of the barbarians, soon discovered and lamented the difficulty of dismissing these formidable allies, after they had tasted the richness of the Roman soil. Regardless of the nice distinction of loyalty and rebellion, these undisciplined robbers treated as their natural enemies all the subjects of the empire who possessed any property which they were desirous of acquiring.
Page 138 - Salisbury — nothing of the might of Durham ; — no Daedalian inlaying like Florence, no glow of mythic fantasy like Verona. And yet, in all, and more than these, ways, outshone or overpowered, the cathedral of Amiens deserves the name given it by M. Viollet le Due — " The Parthenon of Gothic Architecture.
Page 107 - Gibbon's more deliberate statement is clear enough. "From the coast or the extremity of Caithness and Ulster, the memory of Celtic origin was distinctly preserved in the perpetual resemblance of languages, religion, and manners, and the peculiar character of the British tribes might be naturally ascribed to the influence of accidental and local circumstances.
Page 114 - Jerome began (!) and ended his career as a monk of Palestine ; he attained, he aspired to, no dignity in the Church. Though ordained a presbyter against his will, he escaped the episcopal dignity which was forced upon his distinguished contemporaries.

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