Aelfric's Lives of saints: being a set of sermons on Saints' Days formerly observed by the English Church, Issue 76; Issue 82

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Early English text society, 1881 - Christian saints
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Page 217 - A thousand shall fall beside thee, and ten thousand at thy right hand ; but it shall not come nigh thee.
Page 345 - Venite ad me omnes qui laboratis et onerati estis, et ego reficiam vos. Tollite iugum meum super vos, et discite a me, quia mitis sum et humilis corde; et invenietis requiem animabus vestris.
Page 23 - ... Hearing; Gustus, Taste, with the mouth; Odoratus, Smelling, with the nose; Tactus, Touching or Feeling, with all the limbs but most usually with the hands. The Soul directeth these five senses according to its will and it behoveth it that, as a mistress, it should carefully consider what it will commend each limb to do, or what it permitteth to each limb as regards its natural desire, that nothing unseemly should befall by means of any limb's service. The homily on the Nativity of a...
Page 25 - God.' Wherefore any soul that makes account of all its knowledge and ability in order to come to union with the wisdom of God is supremely ignorant in the eyes of God and will remain far removed from that wisdom; for ignorance knows not what wisdom is, even as...
Page 3 - I do not promise, however, to write very many in this tongue, because it is not fitting that many should be translated into our language, lest peradventure the pearls of Christ be had in disrespect. And therefore I hold my peace as to the book called Vitce Patrum, wherein are contained many subtle points which ought not to be laid open to the laity, nor indeed are we ourselves quite able to fathom them.
Page 425 - Verily I say unto thee, now to-day thou shalt be with me in the joy of paradise." Against our will we may lose the transitory good, but against our will we never lose the eternal good. Though the cruel robber bereave us of our property, or deprive us of life, he cannot take from us our faith or the eternal life, if we do not of our own will pervert ourselves.
Page 5 - Patrum, wherein are contained many subtle points which ought not to be laid open to the laity, nor indeed are we ourselves quite able to fathom them. . . . Nor am I able in this translation to render everything word for word; but I have, at any rate, carefully endeavoured to give exact sense for sense, just as I find it in the Holy Writing by means of such simple and obvious language as may profit them that hear it.
Page 23 - What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also : I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.
Page 111 - Transivimus per ignem et aquam, et eduxisli nos in refrigerium : We have passed through fire and water, and thou hast led us into a cool place.
Page 337 - I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, saith the Lord God, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.

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