Mores Catholici; Or, Ages of Faith

Mores Catholici; Or, Ages of Faith

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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. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ...new life ensues. Tho combat seems to slacken, but it is only because every power that fashions and upholds, works silently. Consideration, like an angel comes, and as the poet says, " How to perceive one's Prog." t Orat. 1. J De Area Morali, Lib. i. 1. " Whips out the offending Adam." Then his resolutions become fixed to feed his eyes no more on vanity. " 0 let me not," quoth he, "then tume againe Backe to the world, whose joyes so fruillesse are, But let me here for aie in peace remaine." In fine, his wish becomes that which is so beautifully expressed by Shirley, " There is a sun ten times more glorious Than that which rises in the east, attracts me To feed upon his sweet beams, and become A bird of Paradise, a religious man, To rise from earth, and no more to turn back But for a burial." Some may be offended on hearing of his choice, but all his true friends answer, ' 0 let him pass! he hates him That would upon the rack of this tough world Stretch him out longer." It would be difficult in this frigid atmosphere which now encompasses us, to conceive the meek and holy joy which the recital of such conversions excited in ages of faith: " Gloria in excelsis Deo," exclaims St. Anselm, when he hears that his ancient friend Rodulf has become a monk, " glory be to God in the highest, who gives a good will to men on earth, 'qui in terra dat hominibus bonam voluntatem;' whose right hand hath changed according to my desire, the will of my beloved friend from the vanity of the world, which profits no one, but injures all who love it, to truth which never injures any one, but which profits all who seek it." Of the successive scenes of this great drama within human breasts, it is...show more

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  • Paperback | 624 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 32mm | 1,098g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123654403X
  • 9781236544032