Lives of the English Saints, Volums 3-4

J. Toovey, 1845

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Pàgina 53 - Stone walls do not a prison make, Nor iron bars a cage; Minds innocent and quiet take That for an hermitage; If I have freedom in my love And in my soul am free, Angels alone, that soar above, Enjoy such liberty.
Pàgina 20 - O God, wonderful art thou in thy holy places : even the God of Israel ; he will give strength and power unto his people; blessed be God.
Pàgina 63 - Lord glorious, and glorify him, while thou dost not thy own ways, and thy own will is not found, to speak a word : Then shalt thou be delighted in the Lord, and I will lift thee up above the high places of the earth, and will feed thee with the inheritance of Jacob thy father.
Pàgina 75 - Eucharist in the mass to the Supreme Father, the aforementioned blind man regained his sight, and first saw that Venerable Sacrament, rendering thanks to the Supreme God, who had renewed His ancient miracles, for the love of blessed Bertellin. This miracle took place in the year of our Lord 1386." And this is all that is known, and more than all, — yet nothing to what the angels know, — of the life of a servant of God, who sinned and repented, and did penance and washed out his sins, and became...
Pàgina 8 - ... rather than a copy, a likeness on the whole ; but in its particulars more or less the work of imagination. It is but collateral and parallel to the truth ; it is the truth under assumed conditions ; it brings out a true idea, yet by inaccurate or defective means of exhibition ; it savours of the age, yet it is the offspring from what is spiritual and everlasting. It is the picture of a Saint, who did other miracles, if not these ; who went through sufferings, who wrought righteousness, who died...
Pàgina 7 - ... decorations of a Church. Or they are known by certain miraculous interpositions which are attributed to them. Or their deeds and sufferings belong to countries far away, and the report of them comes musical and low over the broad sea. Such are some of the small elements, which, when more is not known, faith is fain to receive, love dwells on, meditation unfolds, disposes, and forms ; till by the sympathy of many minds, and the concert of many voices, and the lapse of many years, a certain whole...
Pàgina 108 - I bless *%• thee also in the name of Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who, at Cana in Galilee, converted thee by a wonderful miracle of His power into wine ; who walked upon thee with His feet, and was baptized in thee by John in the Jordan. Who gave thee forth together with blood out of His side, and commanded His disciples to baptize believers in thee, saying, ' Go, teach all men, baptizing them in the Name,'
Pàgina 8 - ... praesertim cum sit manifestum, in omnem Italiam, Gallias, Hispanias, Africam atque Siciliam, et insulas interjacentes, nullum instituisse ecclesias, nisi eos quos venerabilis apostolus Petrus aut ejus successores constituerint sacerdotes.
Pàgina 7 - Thus then is it with the biographies and reminiscences of the Saints. ' Some there are which have no memorial, and are as though they had never been ;' others are known to have lived and died, and are known in little else. They have left a name but they have left nothing besides. Or the place of their birth, or of their abode, or of their death, or some one or other striking incident of their life, gives a character to their memory. Or they are known by martyrologies or services, or by the traditions...
Pàgina 6 - Lecture, and which had elsewhere been 4 subject of reflection to Dr. Arnold in his study of the legends of Roman History, will be found in the following passages from the Lives of the English Saints :' * * When " so much has been said and believed of a number of Saints with so little historical foundation.

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