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The Confessions of St. Augustine; Book 10: Chapters 28-30

CHAPTER XXVIII—ON THE MISERY OF HUMAN LIFE. When I shall with my whole self cleave to Thee, I shall nowhere have sorrow or labour; and my life shall wholly live, as wholly full of Thee. But now since whom Thou fillest, Thou liftest up, because …

The Confessions of St. Augustine; Book 10: Chapters 25-27

CHAPTER XXV—HE IS GLAD THAT GOD DWELLS IN HIS MEMORY. But where in my memory residest Thou, O Lord, where residest Thou there? what manner of lodging hast Thou framed for Thee? what manner of sanctuary hast Thou builded for Thee? Thou hast given this …

The Confessions of St. Augustine; Book 10: Chapters 19-21

CHAPTER XIX—WHAT IT IS TO REMEMBER. But what when the memory itself loses anything, as falls out when we forget and seek that we may recollect? Where in the end do we search, but in the memory itself? and there, if one thing be perchance …

The Confessions of St. Augustine; Book 10: Chapters 16-18

CHAPTER XVI—THE PRIVATION OF MEMORY IS FORGETFULNESS. What, when I name forgetfulness, and withal recognise what I name? whence should I recognise it, did I not remember it? I speak not of the sound of the name, but of the thing which it signifies: which …

The Confessions of St. Augustine; Book 10: Chapters 13-15

CHAPTER XIII—MEMORY RETAINS ALL THINGS. All these things I remember, and how I learnt them I remember. Many things also most falsely objected against them have I heard, and remember; which though they be false, yet is it not false that I remember them; and …

The Confessions of St. Augustine; Book 10: Chapters 10-12

CHAPTER X—LITERATURE IS NOT INTRODUCED TO THE MEMORY THROUGH THE SENSES, BUT IS BROUGHT FORTH FROM ITS MORE SECRET PLACES. But now when I hear that there be three kinds of questions, “Whether the thing be? what it is? of what kind it is? I …