13.0310 quotation not from Augustine

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Sun, 5 Dec 1999 16:02:06 -0500 (EST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 310.
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Date: Sun, 05 Dec 1999 20:51:29 +0000
From: "James J. O'Donnell" <jod@ccat.sas.upenn.edu>
Subject: Re: 13.0304 the Humanist Quotation Service not Augustine

Better translation: "Resisting you, I dared to to search out whatever
seemed to me more learned by means of faith, more certain by means of
hope, or more sweet by means of love. Who therefore is more foolish than
I?" I wonder whether Miller had the Latin to know that or whether he
meant it to mean something else.

But it's not anywhere in Augustine.

Jim O'Donnell
Classics, U. of Penn

Humanist Discussion Group wrote:
> --[3]------------------------------------------------------------------
> Date: Thu, 02 Dec 1999 22:35:28 +0000
> From: Paul Brians <brians@mail.wsu.edu>
> >
> If anyone has an e-text of Augustine's Confessions handy I would be
> grateful if you could see whether, as a Jesuit correspondent suggests, the
> following passage from Walter M. Miller's A Canticle For Leibowitz is
> indeed from that book:
> Repugnans tibi, ausus sum quaerere quidquid doctius mihi fide, certius spe,
> aut dulcius caritate visum esset. Quis itaque stultior me
> Rough translation:
> Resisting you, I have dared to seek whatever seemed to me to be more
> learned than Faith, more certain than Hope, sweeter than Love
> Paul Brians, Department of English
> Washington State University
> Pullman, WA 99164-5020
> brians@wsu.edu
> http://www.wsu.edu/~brians

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