The Story of Barlaam and Joasaph; Buddhism & Christianity

The Story of Barlaam and Joasaph; Buddhism & Christianity

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...soo dwellyng with hym toke hir vnto his wyf, and whan the old man had longe preuyd he lade hym in to hys chambre, and shewed to hym grete plenty of rychesses, more then he eucr had, and gaue to hym al. HAnd thenne Jehosaphat sayd to hym, Thys narracyon toucheth me couenably, and I trowe thou hast sayd thys for me. Now saye to me fader how many yere arte thou olde, and where conuersest thou, for fro the I wil neuer departe. To whom balaam sayd, I have dwellyd xlv yere in the deserte of the londe of sennaar. To whom Josaphat sayd, Thou seemest better to be lxx yere, and he sayd, Yf thou demaundest alle the yeres of my natyuyte thou hast wel esteemed them, but I accounte not the nombre of my lyf them specyally that I have dyspended in the vanytee of the world, for I was thenne dede toward god and I nombre not the yerys of dethe wyth the yerys of lyf. fl And whan Josaphat wold have folowed hym in to deserte, balaam sayd to hym, Yf thou do so I shal not have thy companye, and I shal be thenne thanctor of persecucyon to my brethern, but whan thou seest tyme couen-able thou shalt come to me. f And thenne balaam baptysed the kynges sone and enformed hym wel in the feythe, and after returned in to his celle. And a lytel whyle after the kynge herde saye that hys sone was crystened, wherefore he was moche sorouful. And one that was his frende, named Arachys, recomfortyng hym sayd, Syr kynge, I know right well an olde hermyte that resembleth moche balaam, and he is of our secte. He shal fayne hym as he were balaam, and shal deffende fyrste the feyth of crysten men and after shal leue and retorne fro it, & thus your sone shal retorne to you. IT And thenne the kynge wente in to deserte as it were to seche balaam, and toke thys hermyte and fayned that he had...
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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236673166
  • 9781236673169