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The Confessions of Saint Augustine

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Author: Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo)
Published: 401
Language: English
Wordcount: 112,172 / 304 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.3
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 23,613
mnybks.net#: 689

From the 1921 Chatto & Windus edition, translated by Edward Bouverie Pusey.

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down in hell, and yet Thou art there also. For if I go down into hell, Thou art there. I could not be then, O my God, could not be at all, wert Thou not in me; or, rather, unless I were in Thee, of whom are all things, by whom are all things, in whom are all things? Even so, Lord, even so. Whither do I call Thee, since I am in Thee? or whence canst Thou enter into me? for whither can I go beyond heaven and earth, that thence my God should come into me, who hath said, I fill the heaven and the earth.

Do the heaven and earth then contain Thee, since Thou fillest them? or dost Thou fill them and yet overflow, since they do not contain Thee? And whither, when the heaven and the earth are filled, pourest Thou forth the remainder of Thyself? or hast Thou no need that aught contain Thee, who containest all things, since what Thou fillest Thou fillest by containing it? for the vessels which Thou fillest uphold Thee not, since, though they were broken, Thou wert not poured out. And when Thou art poured out on u

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