King Alfred's Old English version of St. Augustine's Soliloquies

 
9781236422088: King Alfred's Old English version of St. Augustine's Soliloquies
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 Excerpt: ...justum, prudentenque esse, perfectumque amatorem perceptoremque sapientiae tuae, et dignum habitatione, atque habutatorem beatissimi regni tui. Amen, amen. Ecce orayi Deum. R. Quid ergo scire vis? A. Haec ipsa omnia quae oravi. B. Breviter ea collige. A. Deum et animam scire cupio. B. Nihilne plus? A. Nihil omnino. G. Spura panne sefter, and sac pset pu acsast, and sege me serest hwset pu cu8licost wite, and cwse8 ponne to me: 'Genoh cu8 me by8 God and mm sawel, gyf hi me beo8 swa cu8e swa pis ping.' A. Nat ic nan 8ing me swa cu8 swa ic wolde pat 5 me God were. G. Hwset magon we his ponne don, gyf pu nast pset gemet? pu sceoldest witan hwenne pe genoh puhte, and gyf 8u efre to 8am becume pset pu ponne ofer pset ne eodest, ac sohtest sealles hwset, pe les n anes hweet wylnodest 10 ofer gemet. A.. Ic wot hwet pu woldest; ic pe sceolde tacan be sumere blsene; ac ic ne msege, for8ampe ic nat nanwiht Godes gelices, pset ic meege cwse8an to pe: 'Dus geara ic wolde cunnan God swa ic pis ing can.' 15 G. Ic wondrie pm, hwi pu secge sst pu Gode nawiht gelices nyte, and furpan gyt nast hwilc he ys. A. Gyf ic wiht him gellces wiste, ic wolde at lufian swi8e swi8lice. Nu ic ponne nat nanwiht him gelices, nu ne lufige ic nanwiht buton hine and mme agene saule; and 20 ic nat peah hwilc 8ara a8er ys. G. pu cwest pset pu ne luflse nanwyht butan God and B. Ergo incipe quaerere. Sed prius explica quomodo tibi si demonstretur Deus, possis dicere: Sat est. A. Nescio quomodo mihi demonstrari debeat, ut dicam: Sat est; non enim credo me scire aliquid sic, quomodo scire Deum desidero. B. Quid ergo agimus? Nonne censes prius tibi esse sciendum, quomodo tibi Deum scire satis sit, quo cum perveneris non amplius qnaeras? A. Censeo quidem; sed quo pacto fieri possit, non video. Quid en...

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Augustine was born in AD 354. He lived a wild, self-destructive life as a young man in Italy and was the subject of many prayers by his worried mother, Monica. After a life-changing conversion, he lived on to become a tremendous influence on Christian thinking. He died in AD 430.

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