Our Fathers Have Told Us

Part I. The Bible of Amiens

Author: John Ruskin
Language: English
Wordcount: 58,800 / 190 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.8
LoC Categories: BL, BS
Downloads: 707
Added to site: 2008.01.26
mnybks.net#: 19853
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: History, Essays, Religion
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om that referred to in Chapter IV. See Appendix II.). Scene 1st, St. Firmin arriving; scene 2nd, St. Firmin preaching; scene 3rd, St. Firmin baptizing; and scene 4th, St. Firmin beheaded, by an executioner with very red legs, and an attendant dog of the character of the dog in 'Faust,' of whom we may have more to say presently.

Following in the meantime the tale of St. Firmin, as of old time known, his body was received, and buried, by a Roman senator, his disciple, (a kind of Joseph of Arimathea to St. Firmin,) in the Roman senator's own garden. Who also built a little oratory over his grave. The Roman senator's son built a church to replace the oratory, dedicated it to Our Lady of Martyrs, and established it as an episcopal seat--the first of the French nation's. A very notable spot for the French nation, surely? One deserving, perhaps, some little memory or monument,--cross, tablet, or the like? Where, therefore, do you suppose this first cathedral of French Christianity stood, and with what monumen

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