La tentation de Saint Antoine

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Language: French
Wordcount: 41,252 / 138 pg
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 1,340
Added to site: 2004.06.30
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les a mon travail, il me faudrait un peu d'argent. Oh! pas beaucoup! une petite somme!... je la menagerais.

Les Peres de Nicee, en robes de pourpre, se tenaient comme des mages, sur des trones, le long du mur; et on les a regales dans un banquet, en les comblant d'honneurs, surtout Paphnuce, parce qu'il est borgne et boiteux depuis la persecution de Diocletien! L'Empereur lui a baise plusieurs fois son oeil creve; quelle sottise! Du reste, le Concile avait des membres si infames! Un eveque de Scythie, Theophile; un autre de Perse, Jean; un gardeur de bestiaux, Spiridion! Alexandre etait trop vieux. Athanase aurait du montrer plus de douceur aux Ariens, pour en obtenir des concessions!

Est-ce qu'ils en auraient fait! Ils n'ont pas voulu m'entendre! Celui qui parlait contre moi,--un grand jeune homme a barbe frisee,--me lancait, d'un air tranquille, des objections captieuses; et, pendant que je cherchais mes paroles, ils etaient a me regarder avec leurs figures mechantes, en aboyant comme des hyenes. Ah!

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