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Page 150 - And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.
Page 157 - I saw with my own eyes, and heard with my own ears/'* Bede was buried first under the church porch, and afterwards within the church at Jarrow.
Page 15 - What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?
Page 155 - Most dear master, there is still one chapter wanting j do you think it troublesome to be asked any more questions?' He answered, 'It is no trouble. Take your pen, and make ready, and write fast...
Page 10 - The barbarians drive us to the sea ; the sea drives us back to the barbarians : between them we are exposed to two sorts of death; we are either slain or drowned.
Page 168 - For if history relates good things of good men, the attentive hearer is excited to imitate that which is good ; or if it mentions evil things of wicked persons, nevertheless the religious and pious hearer or reader, shunning that which is hurtful and perverse, is the more earnestly excited to perform those things which he knows to be good, and worthy of God.
Page 112 - And I also say unto you, that he is the door-keeper, whom I will not contradict, but will, as far as I know and am able, in all things obey his decrees, lest, when I come to the gates of the kingdom of heaven, there should be none to open them, he being my adversary who is proved to have the keys.
Page 157 - Receive my head into your hands, for it is a great satisfaction to me to sit facing my holy place, where I was wont to pray, that I may also sitting call upon my Father." And thus on the pavement of his little cell, singing, " Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost," when he had named the Holy Ghost, he breathed his last, and so departed to the heavenly kingdom.
Page 132 - When he had most gloriously governed the church in that province two years and a half, the Divine Providence so ordaining, there came round a season like that of which Ecclesiastes says, " That there is a time to cast stones, and a time to gather them ; " for there happened a mortality sent from heaven, which, by means of the death of the flesh, translated the stones of the church from their earthly places to the heavenly building.