The Book of Saints and Heroes

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1912 - Christian saints - 351 pages
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Contents

I
xiii
II
11
III
19
IV
35
V
50
VI
65
VII
86
VIII
95
XIII
166
XIV
185
XV
196
XVI
215
XVII
241
XVIII
261
XIX
277
XX
290

IX
107
X
126
XI
141
XII
155
XXI
315
XXII
326
XXIII
338

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Page 51 - I might prosper, and excel in tongue-science, which should serve to the "praise of men," and to deceitful riches. Next I was put to school to get learning, in which I (poor wretch) knew not what use there was; and yet, if idle in learning, I was beaten. For this was judged right by our forefathers; and many, passing the same course before us, framed for us weary paths, through which we were fain to pass; multiplying toil and grief upon the sons of Adam.
Page 53 - A pear tree there was near our vineyard, laden with fruit, tempting neither for colour nor taste. To shake and rob this, some lewd young fellows of us went, late one night, (having according to our pestilent custom prolonged our sports in the streets till then,) and took huge loads, not for our eating...
Page 57 - At this grief my heart was utterly darkened; and whatever I beheld was death. My native country was a torment to me, and my father's house a strange unhappiness; and whatever I had shared with him, wanting him, became a distracting torture. Mine eyes sought him every where, but he was not granted them; and I hated all places, for that they had not him; nor could they now tell me, "he is coming," as when he was alive and absent.
Page 204 - I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
Page 51 - ... could, like, though in truth very little like, what I wished. And when I was not presently obeyed (my wishes being hurtful or unintelligible) then I was indignant with my elders for not submitting to me; with those owing me no service, for not serving me; and avenged myself on them by tears. Such have I learnt infants to be from observing them; and, that I was myself such, they, all unconscious, have shown me better than my nurses who knew it.
Page 123 - go on board, and return home in safety. But, when the Lord shall have taken my spirit, bury me in this house, near my oratory, towards the south, over against the eastern side of the holy cross, which I have erected there.
Page 57 - I felt that my soul and his soul were " one soul in two bodies : " and therefore was my life a horror to me, because I would not live halved. And therefore perchance I feared to die, lest he whom I had much loved should die wholly.
Page 344 - St. George of England, St. Denis of France, St. James of Spain, St. Anthony of Italy, St. Andrew of Scotland, St. Patrick of Ireland, and St. David of Wales.
Page 56 - He had grown up of a child with me, and we had been both school-fellows and play-fellows. But he was not yet my friend as afterwards...

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