Saint Paul's Epistle to the Galatians

Saint Paul's Epistle to the Galatians

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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. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ... by leprosy or blindness, incapable of exercising the royal power or despicable in the sight of the world, had long obtained possession of his soul and induced him to pray for his deliverance from such a plague. Every other lighter trial he was willing to undergo, provided it only spared him for what he was accustomed to look on as his 1 The passage is quoted in Jowett, I. p. 368 (ind ed.). destined office. Not long consequence of Ms fervent prayers, we are informed that all signs of his malady disappeared. "And now in the very moment that he had taken to himself a wife, in the very moment that the marriage-guests were drinking and carousing noisily in the festive halls, the evil against which (1 warum) he had prayed overtook him. He was suddenly seized with fear and trembling; and to the very hour that Asser wrote, to a good old age, he was never sure of not being attacked by it. There were instants when this visitation seemed to render him incapable of any exertion, either intellectual or bodily: but the repose of a day, a night, or even an hour, would always raise his courage again. Under the weight of this bodily infirmity, which was probably of an epileptic nature, he learned, by the force of his unyielding will, to overcome the heaviest cares that ever weighed upon any ruler engaged in a contest with a most terrible foe, and under the weight of corporeal weakness and the cares of the outer world, to prosecute unceasingly his great purpose." Pauli's Life of Alfred, pp. 122--125, (Engl. Trans.). In the mystery which hangs over the whole subject, in its physical symptoms, and in its influence on his own character and feelings, Alfred's malady is a most striking counterpart to the infirmity of St Paul; and the more

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  • Paperback | 162 pages
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  • English
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  • 9781236558039