Angélique of Port-Royal 1591-1661

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Skeffington and Son, 1905 - 408 pages
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Page 395 - For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.
Page 296 - And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord ; be it unto me according to thy word.
Page xxxi - As a matter of fact, the higher man of to-day is not worrying about his sins at all, still less about their punishment. His mission, if he is good for anything, is to be up and doing, 1 and in so far as he acts wrongly or unwisely he expects to suffer.
Page 90 - And to the end that we should alway remember the exceeding great love of our Master, and only Saviour, Jesus Christ...
Page 51 - On veut pratiquer le christianisme dans sa sévérité, mais on en veut avoir l'honneur. On se retire du monde, mais on est bien aise que le monde le sache ; et s'il ne le devait pas savoir, je doute qu'on eût le courage et la force de s'en retirer.
Page 334 - Les saints ont leur empire, leur eclat, leur victoire, leur lustre, et n'ont nul besoin des grandeurs charnelles ou spirituelles, ou elles n'ont nul rapport, car elles n'y ajoutent ni otent.
Page xxii - Whom have I in heaven but thee ? and there is none upon earth that I desire in comparison of thee.
Page xii - ... more than contempt, a long life more than a short one, and so of all the rest ; desiring and choosing only what will conduce most surely to the end for which we were made.
Page 76 - Filles penitentes in the night, and appeared suddenly at Maubuisson, accompanied by the Count de Sanzai and an armed escort. She went up to Mother Angelique as she was entering the choir, and, addressing her, said — ' I have come to thank you for the care you have taken of my abbey during my absence, and to request you to return to yours and leave me to manage my own.
Page 315 - Il est bon d'être lassé et fatigué par l'inutile recherche du vrai bien, afin de tendre les bras au libérateur.

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