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On The Ruin of Britain

De Excidio Britanniae

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Author: Gildas Sapiens
Language: English
Wordcount: 7,370 / 28 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 40
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 5,560
mnybks.net#: 6111
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
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e also, as it is written, "Why have ye conspired to tempt the Spirit of God?" I saw, on the other hand, how much security had grown upon the men of our time, as if there were nothing to cause them fear. These things, therefore, and many more which for brevity's sake we have determined to omit, I revolved again and again in my amazed mind with compunction in my heart, and I thought to myself, "If God's peculiar people, chosen from all the people of the world, the royal seed, and holy nation, to whom he had said, 'My first begotten Israel,' its priests, prophets, and kings, throughout so many ages, his servant and apostle, and the members of his primitive church, were not spared when the deviated from the right path, what will he do to the darkness of this our age, in which, besides all the huge and heinous sins, which it has common with all the wicked of the world committed, is found an innate, indelible, and irremediable load of folly and inconstancy?" "What, wretched man (I say to myself) is it given to

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