Containing legends of the patron saints and virgin patronesses, the Greek and Latin martyrs, the early bishops, the hermits, and the warrior saints of Christendom
Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1848
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Страница 379 - These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins; these are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the first-fruits unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile'; for they are without fault before the throne of God.
Страница 46 - I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
Страница 152 - But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing on the right hand of God...
Страница 248 - And I entreat thee also, true yoke-fellow, help those women Which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellow-labourers, whose names are in the book of life.
Страница 152 - Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen ; and they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake.
Страница 281 - ... he was restored to sight ; which miracle, being performed before all the multitude who accompanied the procession, admitted of no doubt, and raised the popular enthusiasm to its height. St. Ambrose gave thanks to God for his mercy, and laid the bones of the martyrs beneath the altar, saying, ' Let the victims be borne in triumph to the place where Christ is the sacrifice : he upon the altar, who suffered for all ; they beneath the altar, who were redeemed by his suffering...
Страница 189 - And Dorothea but hereafter named, You will rise up with reverence, and no more, As things unworthy of your thoughts, remember What the canonized Spartan ladies were, Which lying Greece so boasts of. Your own matrons, Your Roman dames, whose figures you yet keep As holy relicks, in her history Will find a second urn : Gracchus...
Страница 172 - Then the people set fire to the pile; though the flame was exceeding large, it did not touch her; for God took compassion on her, and caused a great eruption from the earth beneath, and a cloud from above to pour down great quantities of rain and hail; 16 Insomuch that by the rupture of the earth, very many were in great danger, and some were killed, the fire was extinguished, and Thecla preserved.