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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1725 edition. Excerpt: ... that Rebel to thy Lord and
Mafter; haft thou affiidled, vexed and difappointed it in the
Perfuit of worldly Pleafures, and defir'd to have it delpis'd and
vilifi'd, and us'd with the utmoft Severity? Believe me, Brother,
if thou perfevereft in this holy Exercife, it will in Time advance
thee to the Summit of that fublime Virtue Humility; and thou wilt
be fo incens'd with Hatred to thy Flefh, that thou wilt rejoyce and
defire to fee it ill treated and defpis'd, and praife God, who hath
reveng'd thee on it, thy greateft Enemy. Defi ptfiicr'tm was highly
pleas'd with this Virgin's Converfation; but being defirous of
inlarging his Acquaintance with the reft of this holy Family, took
his Leave of her, and follow'd his Guide; who conducted him to the
Apartment of another Virgin-daughter of Humility, where being very
courteoufly receiv'd, Defiicrius began, the Converfation by asking
her Name. My Name, reply'd fhe, is Simplicity; Simplicity is that
Virtue of the Soul, whereby the Will is carried fincerely to that
which the Mind judges limply and abfolutely the beft. This
Re&itude or Simplicity of the Scul is by Jriftotle call'd the
molt divine Light of the Soul, far furpaffing, and more delirable
than all external Light. And to this Simplicity of the Soul may
juftly be referr'd that Expostulation of Antonimu with himfelf: 0
my dear Soul When wilt thou be truly naked andfmcere? Lib. 10. . r.
As likewile thofe Precepts and Exhortations to hi-: nfelf: Do not
dijlwb thy elf, nor raife thefe earthly noifome Vapours; but become
Simple. Lib. 4. . z6. For this Simplicity is the molt clear
Fountain of the inward Joy and P'eafure f Life: It is that eternal
and inexpreffible Peace, which is fubject to no Cares, Suspicions
or Fluctuations of...
|Country of origin:
• Laurence Howel
||246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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