Saint Patrick

Published: 1887
Language: English
Wordcount: 7,044 / 27 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 660
Added to site: 2007.10.13
mnybks.net#: 18503
Genre: Short Story
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rom the pure well of Uaran-gar!"

But finally he has settled down, as most casual students will, to the sincere and charming little sketch by William Bullen Morris,--"Saint Patrick, the Apostle of Ireland." He is reading it now by the east window, holding the book at arm's-length, as is his wont.

The theme is new to him. There opens up a fresh and interesting field. The dedication of the little book strikes his imagination: "To the Members of the Confraternity of Saint Patrick, established at the London Oratory, who, with the children of the saint in many lands, are the enduring witnesses of the faith which seeth Him who is invisible."

He is interested in the motto on the title-page,--"En un mot, on y voit beaucoup le caractère de S. Paul," and in the authorization,--"Nihil obstat. E. S. Keagh, Cong. Orat." "Imprimatur, + Henricus Eduardus, Card."

The Doctor looks through the book in order. First, the introduction; and here he considers the question

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