The Exiles of the Cebenna; A Journal Written During the Decian Persecution

The Exiles of the Cebenna; A Journal Written During the Decian Persecution

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...as well as any other singular talent, may be safely offered to God; it is not so now.'" "So I have heard," replied I. And thus we went on, through the dark night, and by the wild wood, away nearer and nearer to Mons Major. And when we arrived there the snow fell faster, and the wind howled more dismally than ever. We lit the torches we had brought with us, and endeavored to arrange ourselves in our new abode. As I said before, the larger of the caverns we had designed for the women and children; in the smaller we, that is, myself, Lampridius, Geta, and the soldier, proposed to take shelter. Now this was the fashion of these caves: out of the midst of the wood rose a steep rocky knoll; a knob as it were, of rock, pushing itself through the softer earth; an aggregate collection of unshapely fragments and masses of stone, piled one upon the other; sometimes without any describable form, sometimes assuming the unsightly and monstrous appearances of a feverish dream; on one side a narrow path ran round, a low broken fall to your right hand below, a low broken height to your left above. And here, in this height, two. caves had been formed, whether by the art of man or by nature, let the philosophers say. It was the furthest of these in which we settled the women;l the 1 Probably this cave was one of those which honeycomb tho rock under the chapel of St. Croix. This chapel, dedicated in 1019, by Pont'ms, bishop of Aries, is the first for assisting in the erection of which an indulgence was given in France.--Tbans. nearest we took for ourselves, because it was necessary to pass by this in order to get at that. It was bitterly cold, and we had no means of kindling a fire, though torches we had. After we had made our supper off bread and...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236506383
  • 9781236506382