Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers: First Series Volume I - The Confessions and Letters of St. Augustine

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Philip Schaff
Cosimo, Inc., 2007 M05 1 - 636 páginas
"The Council of Nicaea in 325 AD marked the beginning of a new era in Christianity. For the first time, doctrines were organized into a single creed. The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers did most of their writing during and after this important event in Church history. Unlike the previous era of Christian writing, the Nicene and Post-Nicene era is dominated by a few very important and prolific writers. In Volume I of the 14-volume collected writings of the Nicenes and Post-Nicenes (first published between 1886 and 1889), readers will discover some of the writings of Saint Augustine, recognized as a great religious figure by many Christian sects. He is the patron of the Augustinian monks, who live their lives according to the values found in Augustines writings. In the Confessions, Augustine speaks honestly about his sins as a youth and the saving grace he discovered when he found God. In the Letters, the true personality of Augustine shines through. He is one of the major theological resources of his time, and so through his correspondences, audiences can see what issues plagued the newly unified Christian religion and come to know the man who helped shape Western religion as we know it."
 

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Thanks Philip for your Job and plse have a look and enjoy to this Poetry Studio - Augustine of Hippo and A Human Being passionate and alive, 21st Century Autor:Josemaría Alvira
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Searching and Finding…an Art in Itself ( buscARTE y encontrARTE ) Presents: FEEL
By design. By nature and until their very last breath.
Human Beings have had, have and will have the possibility of experiencing
The Divine Presence of God inside Them.
My mind is at peace and has fallen silent
I have crossed the threshold of thoughts
I am in the domain of Feeling
I am filled with light and harmony. I am a space of light,
and within that light… darkness and within that darkness… light,
a light that is not created by the Sun
nor by any sun, nor by anything or anyone
a space without dimensions
not bound by time, no before, no after
no near, no far
no high, no low
no right, no left,
a universe complete in itself
that has no need to change, filled with the harmony of music
and in my stillness, the silence is no longer so silent
a wave comes it rocks me in a gentle rhythm,
it is ... the caress of the Creator
it is ... the coming and going of the breath
the pleasure it gives… is such that it fills my mouth with a delicate exquisiteness,
so Pure… that it cleanses me of sin
and so Holy… that it dissolves evil
and so certain…and so real that it erases all doubt fear or ambiguity.
With no pillars to support it nor anything that needs to be supported,
inside me
the Creator
built his Abode
of Light
Harmony
The Gentle Beat of His Presence
A Spring of Holy Pure Nectar
A Delicate Clean Aroma
The Perfume of God
When you are close to God
*the God that resides within you… that reality that resides within you*
you cannot help but smell his perfume
The Perfume of God
A Human Being, 21st Century
What I love when I love my God
Not with uncertain, but with assured consciousness do I love Thee, O Lord. Thou hast stricken my heart with Thy word, and I loved Thee. And also the heaven, and earth, and all that is therein, behold, on every side;
they say that I should love Thee; nor do they cease to speak unto all, "so that they are without excuse“
But what is it that I love in loving thee ?
Not physical beauty,
nor the splendour of time,
nor the radiance of the light
so pleasant to our eyes
nor the sweet melodies of the various kinds of songs
nor the fragrant smell of flowers
and ointments and spices;
not manna and honey
not the limbs embraced in physical love
it is not these I love when I love my God
Yet it is true that I love,
a certain kind of light
and sound
and fragrance
and food
and embrace
in loving my God
who is:
the Light
and Sound
and Fragrance
and Food
and Embracement
of my Inner man
where that light shines into my soul
which no place can contain
where time does not snatch away the lovely sound,
where no breeze disperses the sweet fragrance,
where no eating diminishes the food there provided
and, …where there is an embrace
that no satiety comes to sunder
This is what I love when I love my God
Saint Augustin
Reflexions
How would your Life be if you knew,
that the Divine comes with each Breath.
How would your Life be if you knew,
that the body is the Creator’s gift,
and the coming and going of the breath... his Blessing.
How would your Life be if you knew,
that each breath brings an instruction, a plea… biólogy improve, improve,
improve, move, prosper, seek, find and, Human Being do not stop until you feel fulfilled.
Saint Augustine, with compassion… announces:
To You we must ask
In You we must seek
At Your door we must knock
That is how we will receive
That is how we will find
That is how “The Door“ will be open
Others have expressed it:
“Seek the One who can show you the Truth inside of you”
and when you find him
with humility ask for help.
He will hear and answer your call,
for
 

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The Confessions
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He delighted in Latin studies and the empty fables of the poets but hated tie elements
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OF THE SEVENTEENTH EIGHTEENTH AMD NINETEENTH YEARS OF HIS AGE PASSED AT CARTHAGE
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That the judgment of God and men as to human acts of violence is different
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Chapter VIITroubled by restlessness and grief he leases his country a second time for Carthage
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HE DESCRIBES THE TWENTYNINTH YEAR OF HIS AGE IN WHICH HAYING DISCOVERED THE FALLA
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Chapter XWhen he had left the Maniehseans he retained Ms depraved opinions concerning God sin
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Chapter IILAs Ambrose was occupied with business and stndy Augustin could seldom consult
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He prays God for that peace of rest which hath no evening
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J ETTSK MB 1 TO HlRMOGlHIANUS
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TO ZSNOBIWS
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TO NB8RIDIUS
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VNbbbidius to Augustus
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VIITo NrBMBIOS
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NSBWDIPS TO AUGUSTIK
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To NBBBJBOTS
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Chapter XIBeing troubled by his grievous errors he meditates entering on a new life
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That God is not corruptible who if He were would not be God at all
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Whatever is owes its being to God m
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HE FINALLY DESCRIBES THE THIRTYSECOND YEAR OF HIS AGE THE MOST MEMORABLE OF
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Chatter VIIHe deplores his wretchedness that having been born thirtytwo years he had not yet found
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HE SPEAKS OF HIS DESIGN OF FORSAKING THE PROFESSION OF RHETORIC OF THE DEATH OF
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Of the conversion of Evodius and the death of his mother when returning with him
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HAVING MANIFESTED WHAT MB WAS AND WHAT HE IS KB SHOWS THE GREAT FROST OF HIS COKFESSIONj AMD BSIN6 ABOUT T...
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That in his Confessions he may do good he considers others
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The love of God in His nature superior to all creatures is acquired by the knowledge of the senses and the exercise of reason
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That God is to be found neither from the powers of the body nor of the soul
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Not only all things but also literature and images are taken from the memory and are brought forth by the act of remembering
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Chapter XLWhat it is to learn and to think
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In memory there are also images of things which are absent
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God cannot be attained unto by the power of memory which beasts and birds possess
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What it is to remember IS0 Chapter XX We should not seek for God and the happy life unless we had known it ISO Chapter XXI How a happy life ...
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A happy life is to rejoice in God and for God
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He who finds truth finds God S2 Chapter XXVHe is glad that God dwells in his memory
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On the misery of human life S3 Chapter XXIX AI1 hope is in the mercy of God
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About to speak of the temptations of the lust of the flesh he first complains of the lust of eating and drinking
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Of the charms of perfumes which are more easily overcome 1 j6 Chapter XXXIII He overcame the pleasure of the ear although in the church he freq...
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Another kind of temptation is curiosity which is stimulated by the lust of the eyes
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A third kind is pride which is pleasing to man not to God
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He is forcibly goaded on by the love of praise 59
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The only safe restingplace for the soul is to be found fa God
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TOT DESIGN OF HIS CONFESSIONS BEING DECLARED HE SEEKS FROM GOD THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES AND BE...
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Chapter IIIHe begins from the creation of the worldnot understanding the Hebrew text
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Heaven and earth cry out that they have been created by God
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By His coeternal Word He speaks and ail things are done
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The rashness of those who inquire what God did before He created heaven and earth
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Before the time created by God times were not l6j Chapter XIV Neither time past nor future but the present only really is t68 Chapter XV There is onl...
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We are ignorant in what manner God teaches future things
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That time is a certain extension 7
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He calls on God to enlighten his mind
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Times are measured in proportion as they pass by
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That human life is a distraction but that through the mercy of God he was intent on the prize of his heavenly calling
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HI CONTINUIS HIS EXPLANATION OF THE FIRST CHAPTER OF GENESIS ACCORDING TO THE SEFTOAOTNT AND BY ITS ASSISTANC...
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What may have been the form of matter
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Heaven and earth werl made in the beginning j afterwards the world daring six days from shapeless matter
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From the formless earth God created another heaven and a visible and formed earth
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Of the depth of the Sacred Scripture and its enemies
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He wishes to have no intercourse with those who deny Divine Truth
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He mentions five explanations of the words of Genesis i r
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What error is harmless in Sacred Scripture i8st Chapter XIX He enumerates the things concerning which all agree
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He discusses whether matter was from eternity or was made by God
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Two kinds of disagreements in the books to be explained
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What he might have asked of God had he been enjoined to write the book of Genesis
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The words In the beginning and The heaven and the earth are differently understood
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Chapter XXXIn the great diversity of opinions it becomes all to unite charity and Divine Truth
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THE GOODNESS OF GOD EXPLAINED IN THE CREATION OF THINGS AND OF THE TRINITY AS FOUND IK THE FIRST WORDS OP GEN...
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AH creatures subsist from the plenitude of divine goodness 19a Chapter IIIGenesis i 3Of Light he understands as it is seen in the spiritual creatures
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Chapter VIIThat the Holy Spirit brings to us God
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Chapter XThat nothing arose save by the gift of God
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Allegorical explanation ol Genesis chap concerning the origin o the Church and its worship
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That out of the children of the night and of the darkness children of the light and of the day are made
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That no one bat the Unchangeable Light knows himself
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Of the lights and stars of heavenof day and night ver 14
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All men should become lights in the firmament of heaven
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Concerning reptiles and flying creatures ver 20the sacrament of Baptism being regarded
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He explains the divine image ver 26 of the renewal of the mind zoo Chapter XXIII That to have power over all things ver 26 is to jodge spiritually of...
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Why God has blessed men fishes flying creatures and not herbs and the other animals ver 28
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He explains the fruits of the earth ver 29 of works of mercy
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Many are ignorant as to this and ask for miracles which are signified under the names of fishesand whales
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Chapter XXIXAlthough it is said eight times that God saw that it was good yet time has no relation to God and His Word 25
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The world was created by God out of nothing
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To Nbbrimto
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XIIITo Nebmdiws
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To NlBRtBIWS
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To ROMANIAHUS
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Maximus to Augbstih
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To Maximus
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To CCELBSTMWS
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To Gaius
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To Bishop Valerius
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To Bishop Aurelios
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To Maximik
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Pavmnvs and Therasia to Awspstin
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To LlCENTIUS
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To Paotbtos
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XXVIIL To Jerome
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To Awpius
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To Pavlinus ami? Therasia
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To PROCUUBANUS
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To Eusraius
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To EUSEBIUS
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To Casulanot
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XXXVIITo Simpmciahos
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To Profuturus
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Jerome to Augtotih
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XL To Aurwjus
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To Glorios Euwsius etc
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XLIVTo Ehwshm Glorius and tub two Felixes
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To Pobmcola
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XLVIILTo Ewdoxiws
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To the Magistrates of Sotfbctum
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To Crismnos
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till To GsHuosm
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To Jakoarius
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To Januarius
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To Pammachibs ig LIX To VlCTOWHOS m
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To SlWERtW
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LXV1To Cmsmnus
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LXVILTo Jsrome
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To Castoeiits
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To Pmsidiws
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To THE DOMATISTS
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LXXVIITo Felix and HrtAEiKUS
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LXXVIILTo the Clergy itc or the Church of Hippo
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A Challenge to a Manicksam Teacher
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To Alyhus
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To Emeritus
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LXXXVOLTo Januamus 6g LXXXIX To Festus
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TO the Lady Italica
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TO VlNCEKTIVS
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T0 Olympius
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XCVILTo Olympius
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To Boniface
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To THE VERY DEVOVF ITALICA 4l0 C TO DoNATUS
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CIILTo my Lord and Brother Avcvsum
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To Nectarius AXJ CXITo VlCTORIANUS
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TO FORTOWATUS
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CXVLTo Giwerosus
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AOGSISTIN TO DlOSCORVS
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From Jerome to Atchstim
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CXXVITo Albjha
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To Lady Proba
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CXXXIILTo Marcellinus
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To Bishop Augustin
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CLXXXVin To Juliana
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