The Epistles of Erasmus from His Earliest Letters to His Fifty-first Year Arranged in Order of Time: English Translations from the Early Correspondence with a Commentary Confirming the Chronological Arrangement and Supplying Further Biographical Matter, 第 1 卷

Longmans, Green, 1901

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第 8 頁 - Now for my life, it is a miracle of thirty years, which to relate, were not a history, but a piece of poetry, and would sound to common ears like a fable. For the world, I count it not an inn, but an hospital; and a place not to live, but to die in. The world that I regard is myself; it is the microcosm of my own frame that I cast mine eye on; for the other, I use it but like my globe, and turn it round sometimes for my recreation.
第 30 頁 - Rhenanus continues in the same strain when he remarks that "among the Brothers of the Common Life was John Sintheim, a man of good learning for that time, as is shown by the Grammatical Commentaries which he published, and who attained a great name in the schools of Germany. This class of long-cloaked cenobites are employed in the work of education; and Sintheim was so delighted with the progress of Erasmus that on one occasion he embraced the boy, exclaiming, 'Well done, Erasmus, the day will come...
第 146 頁 - Philosophy is felt to be a veil of pretense over an unethical reality. The theologians pretend to sleep piously, but "thou knowest not theological slumber. There are many that in their sleep not only write, but slander and get drunk, and commit other indiscretions. I find many things are done in reality, which the inexperienced could in no wise be made to believe."68 In short, pious disquisitions cannot excuse immorality. The reference to "theological slumber," however, and the 82 Nichols, ep.
第 461 頁 - Erasmus, if you could see how all the world here is rejoicing in the possession of so great a prince, how his life is all their desire, you could not contain your tears for joy.
第 62 頁 - But, grievous as it was, I should be the most ungrateful of men, if I did not ever bless God, publicly as well as in private, for the grace that delivered me, and if in doing so, I did not also give my humble thanks to Him through Jesus Christ our Lord, that the grounds on which I...
第 293 頁 - I am moved by the piety of that holy man, of all Christians beyond controversy the most learned and most eloquent ; whose writings, though they deserve to be read and learned everywhere and by all, are read by few, admired by fewer still, and understood by scarcely any.
第 xlix 頁 - The inclusion of this epistle without any comment is not creditable to the perspicacity of the editor, and on the principle of setting a thief to catch a thief...
第 12 頁 - House, as they call it, in which Rombold then taught. This class of teachers is now widely spread through the world, a destruction to good intellects, and seminaries of monasticism. Rombold, who was much pleased with the capacity of the boy, began to solicit him to become one of his flock. The boy excused himself on the score of youth. A plague having arisen in the place, after he had suffered some time with a quartan fever, he returned to his guardians; having acquired by this time a sufficiently...
第 130 頁 - ... Genevieve, promising her a poem if he recovered. His prayer was answered, and he lost no time in reporting the miracle to the Prior of Steyn: We have lately had an attack of quartan fever, but have now recovered our health and strength, not by any doctor's aid, though we do employ one, but by the aid only of the noble virgin St. Genevieve, whose bones, preserved in the church of the Canons Regular, are illumined by daily...
第 148 頁 - What else but those subtlest of subtleties of which the Scotists now make boast? For I am ready to swear that Epimenides came to life again in Scotus. What if you saw Erasmus sit gaping among those blessed Scotists, while Gryllard is lecturing from his lofty chair? If you observed his contracted brow, his staring eyes, his anxious face, you would say he was another man. They assert that the mysteries of this science cannot be comprehended by one who has any commerce at all with the Muses or with...