Sacred and Legendary Art: Containing the patron saints, the martyrs, the early bishops, the hermits, and the warrior saints of Christendom, as represented in the fine arts

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Page 730 - 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 firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
Page 778 - And Adrian was comforted, and prepared himself to endure bravely to the end. " And the next day, the tyrants ordered that Adrian should have his limbs struck off on a blacksmith's anvil, and afterwards be beheaded, and so it was done to him ; and Natalia held him and sustained him in his sufferings, and before the last blow was struck he expired in her arms. " Then Natalia kissed him upon the brow, and, stooping, took up one of the severed hands, and put it in her bosom ; and, returning to her house,...
Page 722 - And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
Page 610 - I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life, 4.
Page 390 - In that fair Clime, the lonely Herdsman, stretched On the soft grass through half a summer's day, With music lulled his indolent repose : And, in some fit of weariness, if he, When his own breath was silent, chanced to hear A distant strain, far sweeter than the sounds Which his poor skill could make, his Fancy fetched, Even from the blazing Chariot of the Sun, A beardless Youth, who touched a golden lute, And filled the illumined groves with ravishment...
Page 583 - Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads ; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.
Page 546 - Paul, and his words, which made her heart burn within her. ' Then the young man complained to the governor, and the governor ordered Paul to be bound, and to be put in prison till he should be at leisure to hear him fully. But in the night, Thecla, taking off her ear-rings, gave them to the turnkey of the prison, who opened the doors of the prison and let her in ; and when she had made a present of a silver looking-glass to the jailer, she was allowed to enter the room where Paul was : and she sat...
Page 518 - He that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them: they shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more, neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat ; for the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them to living fountains of waters, and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
Page 642 - ... 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...
Page 674 - God said, Thou fool, this night shall thy soul be required of thee ; and then whose shall those things be which thou hast provided ? So is he that layeth up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.

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