• Thou Didst Man Thee Freedom
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    Chapter 5: The Grand Inquisitor " EVEN this must have a preface -- that is, a literary preface,' laughed Ivan, 'and I am a poor hand at making one. You see, my action takes place in the sixteenth century, and at that time, as you probably learnt at school, it was customary in poetry to bring down heavenly powers on earth. Not to speak of Dante, in France, clerks, as well as the monks in the monasteries, used to give regular performances in which the Madonna, the saints, the angels, Christ, and G...
  • Saint Augustine Years Thou Bishop
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    SAINT AUGUSTINE Bishop of Hippo, Doctor of the Church, (A. D. 430) Introduction "And Thou, O Lord, how long How long Is it to be tomorrow and tomorrow Why not now Why not this very hour put an end to shame " These words of repentance marked the beginning of Augustine's newline. A few years after he came in contact with God, he said, "Our hearts, O Lord, were made for you, and they are restless until the rest in you." Saint Augustine is one of the greatest Fathers of the Church. Hew as an origina...
  • Thou Art Thee God Augustine
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    But the old habits were still strong and he could not muster a full act of the whole will to strike them down. Then comes the scene in the Milanese garden which is an interesting parallel to Ponticianus's tory about the garden at Trees. The long struggle is recapitulated in a brief moment; his will struggles against and within itself. The trivial distraction of a child's voice, chanting, 'Tolle, lege,' precipitates the resolution of the conflict. There is a radical shift in mood and will, he tu...
  • Wouldst Thou Thine Fate Couldst
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    Capulet: What be mine fate... ? Prince: capulet, thou'r't nothing but a blind cretin. How couldst thou let such a thing happen to thine only daughter. How dare thee? To stand in the way of what couldst only have been a pure and true love. To let thy petty bickering take two innocent lives... Thou hast forgotten that the path of fate can be altered, if one has the ability to let go of ignorance, and look deeply unto what is happening in the lives of those who are near. Now think what thou will.....
  • Father Of The Bride Brabantio
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    Father of the Bride While little girls are eagerly anticipating the day they will meet the man of their dreams, they are also imagining up their dream wedding. Fathers, on the other hand, are secretly dreading the day to come. They do their best to see that the "right" man will marry their daughter. But at the same time, they want to try to keep them from meeting him so soon. In William Shakespeare's Othello, Brabantio is protective, racially prejudiced, and a heartbroken man. He represents the...
  • John Donne Undone Divine Love
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    John Donne wrote cynical verse about inconsistency, poems about true love, brilliant satires, hymns and holy sonnets depicting his own spiritual struggles in which he asks God to purge him of sin. Embracing a wide range of secular and religious subjects he is one of the most outstanding of the English Metaphysical Poets. Born in London to a prominent Roman Catholic family, Donne converted to Anglicanism during the 1590's. Growing up as a Catholic and then moving to Anglicanism had a huge impact ...