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[202] P. 148, l. 7. _Turbare semetipsum._ - John xi, 33. The text is
_turbavit seipsum_.

[203] P. 148, l. 25. _My soul is sorrowful even unto death._ - Mark xiv,
34.

[204] P. 149, l. 3. _Eamus. Processit._ - John xviii, 4. But _eamus_ does
not occur. See, however, Matthew xxvi, 46.

[205] P. 150, l. 36. _Eritis sicut_, etc. - Genesis iv, 5.

[206] P. 151, l. 2. _Noli me tangere._ - John xx, 17.

[207] P. 156, l. 14. _Vere discipuli_, etc. - Allusions to John viii, 31,
i, 47; viii, 36; vi, 32.

[208] P. 158, l. 41. _Signa legem in electis meis._ - Is. viii, 16. The
text of the Vulgate is _in discipulis meis_.

[209] P. 159, l. 2. _Hosea._ - xiv, 9.

[210] P. 159, l. 13. _Saint John._ - xii, 39.

[211] P. 160, l. 17. _Tamar._ - Genesis xxxviii, 24-30.

[212] P. 160, l. 17. _Ruth._ - Ruth iv, 17-22.

[213] P. 163, l. 13. _History of China._ - A History of China in Latin
had been published in 1658.

[214] P. 164, l. I. _The five suns_, etc. - Montaigne, _Essais_, iii, 6.

[215] P. 164, l. 9. _Jesus Christ._ - John v, 31.

[216] P. 164, l. 17. _The Koran says_, etc. - There is no mention of
Saint Matthew in the Koran; but it speaks of the Apostles
generally.

[217] P. 165, l. 35. _Moses._ - Deut. xxxi, 11.

[218] P. 166, l. 23. _Carnal Christians._ - Jesuits and Molinists.

[219] P. 170, l. 14. _Whom he welcomed from afar._ - John viii, 56.

[220] P. 170, l. 19. _Salutare_, etc. - Genesis xdix, 18.

[221] P. 173, l. 33. _The Twelve Tables at Athens._ - There were no such
tables. About 450 B.C. a commission is said to have been appointed
in Rome to visit Greece and collect information to frame a code of
law. This is now doubted, if not entirely discredited.

[222] P. 173, l. 35. _Josephus. - Reply to Apion_, ii, 16. Josephus, the
Jewish historian, gained the favour of Titus, and accompanied him
to the siege of Jerusalem. He defended the Jews against a
contemporary grammarian, named Apion, who had written a violent
satire on the Jews.

[223] P. 174, l. 27. _Against Apion._ - ii, 39. See preceding note.

[224] P. 174, l. 28. _Philo._ - A Jewish philosopher, who lived in the
first century of the Christian era. He was one of the founders of
the Alexandrian school of thought. He sought to reconcile Jewish
tradition with Greek thought.

[225] P. 175, l. 20. _Prefers the younger._ - See No. 710.

[226] P. 176, l. 32. _The books of the Sibyls and Trismegistus._ - The
Sibyls were the old Roman prophetesses. Their predictions were
preserved in three books at Rome, which Tarquinius Superbus had
bought from the Sibyl of Erythræ. Trismegistus was the Greek name
of the Egyptian god Thoth, who was regarded as the originator of
Egyptian culture, the god of religion, of writing, and of the arts
and sciences. Under his name there existed forty-two sacred books,
kept by the Egyptian priests.

[227] P. 177, l. 3. _Quis mihi_, etc. - Numbers xi, 29. _Quis tribuat ut
omnis populus prophetet?_

[228] P. 177, l. 25. _Maccabees._ - 2 Macc. xi, 2.

[229] P. 177, l. 7. _This book_, etc. - Is. xxx, 8.

[230] P. 178, l. 9. _Tertullian._ - A Christian writer in the second
century after Christ. The quotation is from his _De Cultu Femin._,
ii, 3.

[231] P. 178, l. 16. (Θεὸς), etc. - Eusebius, _Hist._, lib. v, c. 8.

[232] P. 178, l. 22. _And he took that from Saint Irenæus._ - _Hist._,
lib. x, c 25.

[233] P. 179, l. 5. _The story in Esdras._ - 2 Esdras xiv. God appears to
Esdras in a bush, and orders him to assemble the people and
deliver the message. Esdras replies that the law is burnt. Then
God commands him to take five scribes to whom for forty days He
dictates the ancient law. This story conflicted with many passages
in the prophets, and was therefore rejected from the Canon at the
Council of Trent.

[234] P. 181, l. 14. _The Kabbala._ - The fantastic secret doctrine of
interpretation of Scripture, held by a number of Jewish rabbis.

[235] P. 181, l. 26. _Ut sciatis_, etc. - Mark ii, 10, 11.

[236] P. 183, l. 29. _This generation_, etc. - Matthew xxiv, 34.

[237] P. 184, l. 11. _Difference between dinner and supper._ - Luke xiv,
12.

[238] P. 184, l. 28. _The six ages_, etc. - M. Havet has traced this to a
chapter in St. Augustine, _De Genesi contra Manichæos_, i, 23.

[239] P. 184, l. 31. _Forma futuri._ - Romans v, 14.

[240] P. 186, l. 13. _The Messiah_, etc. - John xii, 34.

[241] P. 186, l. 30. _If the light_, etc. - Matthew vi, 23.

[242] P. 187, l. 1. _Somnum suum._ - Ps. lxxvi, 5.

[243] P. 187, l. 1. _Figura hujus mundi._ - 1 Cor. vii, 31.

[244] P. 187, l. 2. _Comedes panem tuum._ - Deut. viii, 9. _Panem
nostrum,_ Luke xi, 3.

[245] P. 187, l. 3. _Inimici Dei terram lingent._ - Ps. lxxii, 9.

[246] P. 187, l. 8. _Cum amaritudinibus._ - Exodus xii, 8. The Vulgate
has _cum lacticibus agrestibus_.

[247] P. 187, l. 9. _Singularis sum ego donec transeam._ - Ps. cxli, 10.

[248] P. 188, l. 19. _Saint Paul._ - Galatians iv, 24; I Cor. iii, 16,
17; Hebrews ix, 24; Romans ii, 28, 29.

[249] P. 188, l. 25. _That Moses_, etc. - John vi, 32.

[250] P. 189, l. 3. _For one thing alone is needful._ - Luke x, 42.

[251] P. 189, l. 9. _The breasts of the Spouse._ - Song of Solomon iv, 5.


[252] P. 189, l. 15. _And the Christians_, etc. - Romans vi, 20; viii,
14, 15.

[253] P. 189, l. 17. _When Saint Peter_, etc. - Acts xv. See Genesis
xvii, 10; Leviticus xii, 3.

[254] P. 189, l. 27. _Fac secundum_, etc. - Exodus xxv, 40.

[255] P. 190, l. 1. _Saint Paul._ - 1 Tim. iv, 3; 1 Cor. vii.

[256] P. 190, l. 7. _The Jews_, etc. - Hebrews viii, 5.

[257] P. 192, l. 15. _That He should destroy death through
death._ - Hebrews ii, 14.

[258] P. 192, l. 30. _Veri adoratores._ - John iv, 23.

[259] P. 192, l. 30. _Ecce agnus_, etc. - John i, 29.

[260] P. 193, l. 15. _Ye shall be free indeed._ - John viii, 36.

[261] P. 193, l. 17. _I am the true bread from heaven._ - Ibid., vi, 32.

[262] P. 194, l. 27. _Agnus occisus_, etc. - Apoc. xiii, 8.

[263] P. 194, l. 34. _Sede a dextris meis._ - Ps. cx, 1.

[264] P. 195, l. 12. _A jealous God._ - Exodus xx, 5.

[265] P. 195, l. 14. _Quia confortavit seras._ - Ps. cxlvii, 13.

[266] P. 195, l. 17. _The closed mem._ - The allusions here are to
certain peculiarities in Jewish writing. There are some letters
written in two ways, closed or open, as the _mem_.

[267] P. 199, l. 1. _Great Pan is dead._ - Plutarch, _De Defect. Orac._,
xvii.

[268] P. 199, l. 2. _Susceperunt verbum_, etc. - Acts xvii, 11.

[269] P. 199, l. 20. _The ruler taken from the thigh._ - Genesis xlix,
10.

[270] P. 208, l. 6. _Make their heart fat._ - Is. vi, 10; John xii, 40.

[271] P. 209, l. 1. _Non habemus regem nisi Cæsarem._ - John xix, 15.

[272] P. 218, l. 17. _In Horeb_, etc. - Deut. xviii, 16-19.

[273] P. 220, l. 34. _Then they shall teach_, etc. - Jeremiah xxxi, 34.

[274] P. 221, l. 1. _Your sons shall prophesy._ - Joel ii, 28.

[275] P. 221, l. 20. _Populum_, etc. - Is. lxv, 2; Romans x, 21.

[276] P. 222, l. 25. _Eris palpans in meridie._ - Deut. xxviii, 29.

[277] P. 222, l. 26. _Dabitur liber_, etc. - Is. xxix, 12. The quotation
is inaccurate.

[278] P. 223, l. 24. _Quis mihi_, etc. - Job xix, 23-25.

[279] P. 224, l. 1. _Pray_, etc. - The fragments here are Pascal's notes
on Luke. See chaps. xxii and xxiii.

[280] P. 225, l. 20. _Excæca._ - Is. vi, 10.

[281] P, 226, l. 9. _Lazarus dormit_, etc. - John xi, 11, 14.

[282] P. 226, l. 10. _The apparent discrepancy of the Gospels._ - To
reconcile the apparent discrepancies in the Gospels, Pascal wrote
a short life of Christ.

[283] P. 227, l. 13. _Gladium tuum, potentissime._ - Ps. xlv, 3.

[284] P. 228, l. 25. _Ingrediens mundum._ - Hebrews x, 5.

[285] P. 228, l. 26. _Stone upon stone._ - Mark xiii, 2.

[286] P. 229, l. 20. _Jesus Christ at last_, etc. - See Mark xii.

[287] P. 230, l. 1. _Effundam spiritum meum._ - Joel ii, 28.

[288] P. 230, l. 6. _Omnes gentes ... eum._ - Ps. xxii, 27.

[289] P. 230, l. 7. _Parum est ut_, etc. - Is. xlix, 6.

[290] P. 230, l. 7. _Postula a me._ - Ps. ii, 8.

[291] P. 230, l. 8. _Adorabunt ... reges._ - Ps. lxxii, 11.

[292] P. 230, l. 8. _Testes iniqui._ - Ps. xxv, 11.

[293] P. 230, l. 8. _Dabit maxillam percutienti._ - Lamentations iii, 30.

[294] P. 230, l. 9. _Dederunt fel in escam._ - Ps. lxix, 21.

[295] P. 230, l. 11. _I will bless them that bless thee._ - Genesis xii,
3.

[296] P. 230, l. 12. _All nations blessed in his seed._ - Ibid., xxii,
18.

[297] P. 230, l. 13. _Lumen ad revelationem gentium._ - Luke ii, 32.

[298] P. 230, l. 14. _Non fecit taliter_, etc. - Ps. cxlvii, 20.

[299] P. 230, l. 20. _Bibite ex hoc omnes._ - Matthew xxvi, 27.

[300] P. 230, l. 22. _In quo omnes peccaverunt._ - Romans v, 12.

[301] P. 230, l. 26. _Ne timeas pusillus grex._ - Luke xii, 32.

[302] P. 230, l. 29. _Qui me_, etc. - Matthew x, 40.

[303] P. 230, l. 32. _Saint John._ - Luke i, 17.

[304] P. 230, l. 33. _Jesus Christ._ - Ibid., xii, 51.

[305] P. 231, l. 5. _Omnis Judæa_, etc. - Mark i, 5.

[306] P. 231, l. 7. _From these stones_, etc. - Matthew iii, 9.

[307] P. 231, l. 9. _Ne convertantur_, etc. - Mark iv, 12.

[308] P. 231, l. 11. _Amice, ad quid venisti?_ - Matthew xxvi, 50.

[309] P. 231, l. 31. _What is a man_, etc. - Luke ix, 25.

[310] P. 231, l. 32. _Whosoever will_, etc. - Ibid., 24.

[311] P. 232, l. 1. _I am not come_, etc. - Matthew v, 17.

[312] P. 232, l. 2. _Lambs took not_, etc. - See John i, 29.

[313] P. 232, l. 4. _Moses._ - Ibid., vi, 32; viii, 36.

[314] P. 232, l. 15. _Quare_, etc. - Ps. ii, 1, 2.

[315] P. 233, l. 8. _I have reserved me seven thousand._ - 1 Kings xix,
18.

[316] P. 234, l. 27. _Archimedes._ - The founder of statics and
hydrostatics. He was born at Syracuse in 287 B.C., and was killed
in 212 B.C. He was not a prince, though a relative of a king. M.
Havet points out that Cicero talks of him as an obscure man
_(Tusc,_ v, 23).

[317] P. 235, l. 33. _In sanctificationem et in scandalum._ - Is. viii,
14.

[318] P. 238, l. 11. _Jesus Christ._ - Mark ix, 39.

[319] P. 239, l. 7. _Rejoice not_, etc. - Luke x, 20.

[320] P. 239, l. 12. _Scimus_, etc. - John iii, 2.

[321] P. 239, l. 25. _Nisi fecissem ... haberent._ - Ibid., xv, 24.

[322] P. 239, l. 32. _The second miracle._ - Ibid., iv, 54.

[323] P. 240, l. 6. _Montaigne._ - _Essais_, ii, 26, and iii, 11.

[324] P. 242, l. 9. _Vatable._ - Professor of Hebrew at the Collège
Royal, founded by Francis I. An edition of the Bible with notes
under his name, which were not his, was published in 1539.

[325] P. 242, l. 19. _Omne regnum divisum._ - Matthew xii, 25; Luke xi,
17.

[326] P. 242, l. 23. _Si in digito ... vos._ - Luke xi, 20.

[327] P. 243, l. 12. _Q. 113, A. 10, Ad. 2._ - Thomas Aquinas's _Summa_,
Pt. I, Question 113, Article 10, Reply to the Second Objection.

[328] P. 243, l. 18. _Judæi signa petunt_, etc. - I Cor. i, 22.

[329] P. 243, l. 23. _Sed vos_, etc. - John x, 26.

[330] P. 246, l. 15. _Tu quid dicis_? etc. - John ix, 17, 33.

[331] P. 247, l. 14. _Though ye believe not_, etc. - John x, 38.

[332] P. 247, l. 25. _Nemo facit_, etc. - Mark ix, 39.

[333] P. 247, l. 27. _A sacred relic._ - This is a reference to the
miracle of the Holy Thorn. Marguerite Périer, Pascal's niece, was
cured of a fistula lachrymalis on 24 March, 1656, after her eye
was touched with this sacred relic, supposed to be a thorn from
the crown of Christ. This miracle made a great impression upon
Pascal.

[334] P. 248, l. 23. _These nuns._ - Of Port-Royal, as to which, see note
on page 110, line 16, above. They were accused of Calvinism.

[335] P. 248, l. 28. _Vide si_, etc. - Ps. cxxxix, 24.

[336] P. 249, l. 1. _Si tu_, etc. - Luke xxii, 67.

[337] P. 249, l. 2. _Opera quæ_, etc. - John v, 36; x, 26-27.

[338] P. 249, l. 7. _Nemo potest_, etc. - John iii, 2.

[339] P. 249, l. 11. _Generatio prava_, etc. - Matthew xii, 39.

[340] P. 249, l. 14. _Et non poterat facere._ - Mark vi, 5.

[341] P. 249, l. 16. _Nisi videritis, non creditis._ - John iv, 8, 48.

[342] P. 249, l. 23. _Tentat enim_, etc. - Deut. xiii, 3.

[343] P. 249, l. 25. _Ecce prædixi vobis: vos ergo videte._ - Matthew
xxiv, 25, 26.

[344] P. 250, l. 7. _We have Moses_, etc. - John ix, 29.

[345] P. 250, l. 30. _Quid debui._ - Is. v, 3, 4. The Vulgate is _Quis
est quod debui ultra facere vineæ meæ, et non feci ei_.

[346] P. 251, l. 12. _Bar-jesus blinded._ - Acts xiii, 6-11.

[347] P. 251, l. 14. _The Jewish exorcists._ - Ibid., xix, 13-16.

[348] P. 251, l. 18. _Si angelus._ - Galatians i, 8.

[349] P. 252, l. 10. _An angel from heaven._ - See previous note.

[350] P. 252, l. 14. _Father Lingende._ - Claude de Lingendes, an
eloquent Jesuit preacher, who died in 1660.

[351] P. 252, l. 33. _Ubi est Deus tuus?_ - Ps. xiii, 3.

[352] P. 252, l. 34. _Exortum est_, etc. - Ps. cxii, 4.

[353] P. 253, l. 6. _Saint Xavier._ - Saint François Xavier, the friend
of Ignatius Loyola, became a Jesuit.

[354] P. 253, l. 9. _Væ qui_, etc. - Is. x, I.

[355] P. 253, l. 24. _The five propositions._ - See Preface.

[356] P. 253, l. 36. _To seduce_, etc. - Mark xiii, 22.

[357] P. 254, l. 6. _Si non fecissem._ - John xv, 24.

[358] P. 255, l. 11. _Believe in the Church._ - Matthew xviii, 17-20.

[359] P. 257, l. 14. _They._ - The Jansenists, who believed in the system
of evangelical doctrine deduced from Augustine by Cornelius
Jansen (1585-1638), the Bishop of Ypres. They held that interior
grace is irresistible, and that Christ died for all, in reaction
against the ordinary Catholic dogma of the freedom of the will,
and merely sufficient grace.

[360] P. 258, l. 4. _A time to laugh_, etc. - Eccles. iii, 4.

[361] P. 258, l. 4. _Responde. Ne respondeas._ - Prov. xxvi, 4, 5.

[362] P. 260, l. 3. _Saint Athanasius._ - Patriarch of Alexandria,
accused of rape, of murder, and of sacrilege. He was condemned by
the Councils of Tyre, Aries, and Milan. Pope Liberius is said to
have finally ratified the condemnation in A.D. 357. Athanasius
here stands for Jansenius, Saint Thersea for Mother Angélique, and
Liberius for Clement IX.

[363] P. 261, l. 17. _Vos autem non sic._ - Luke xxii, 26.

[364] P. 261, l. 23. _Duo aut tres in unum._ - John x, 30; First Epistle
of St. John, V, 8.

[365] P. 262, l. 18. _The Fronde._ - The party which rose against Mazarin
and the Court during the minority of Louis XIV. They led to civil
war.

[366] P. 262, l. 25. _Pasce oves meas._ - John xxi, 17.

[367] P. 263, l. 14. _Jeroboam._ - I Kings xii, 31.

[368] P. 265, l. 21. _The servant_, etc. - John xv, 15.

[369] P. 266, l. 4. _He that is not_, etc. - Matthew xii, 30.

[370] P. 266, l. 5. _He that is not_, etc. - Mark ix, 40.

[371] P. 266, l. 11. _Humilibus dot gratiam._ - James iv, 6.

[372] P. 266, l. 12. _Sui eum non_, etc. - John i, 11, 12.

[373] P. 266, l. 33. _We will be as the other nations._ - I Sam. viii,
20.

[374] P. 268, l. 19. _Vince in bono malum._ - Romans xii, 21.

[375] P. 268, l. 26. _Montalte._ - See note on page 6, line 30, above.

[376] P. 269, l. 11. _Probability._ - The doctrine in casuistry that of
two probable views, both reasonable, one may follow his own
inclinations, as a doubtful law cannot impose a certain
obligation. It was held by the Jesuits, the famous religious order
founded in 1534 by Ignatius Loyola. This section of the _Pensées_
is directed chiefly against them.

[377] P. 269, l. 22. _Coacervabunt sibi magistros._ - 2 Tim. iv, 3.

[378] P. 270, l. 3. _These._ - The writers of Port-Royal.

[379] P. 270, l. 15. _The Society._ - The Society of Jesus.

[380] P. 271, l. 15. _Digna necessitas._ - Book of Wisdom xix, 4.


INDEX

_The figures refer to the numbers of the Pensées, and not to the pages._


ABRAHAM,
took nothing for himself, 502;
from stones can come children unto, 777;
and Gideon, 821

Absolutions, without signs of regret, 903, 904

Act, the last, is tragic, 210

Adam,
compared with Christ, 551;
his glorious state, 559;
_forma futuri_, 655

Advent, the time of the first, foretold, 756

Age,
influences judgment, 381;
the six ages, 654

Alexander, the example of his chastity, 103

Amusements, dangerous to the Christian life, 11

Animals, intelligence and instinct of, 340, 342

Antichrist,
miracles of, foretold by Christ, 825;
will speak openly against God, 842;
miracles of, cannot lead into error, 845

Apocalyptics, extravagances of the, 650

Apostles,
hypothesis that they were deceivers, 571;
foresaw heresies, 578;
supposition that they were either deceived or deceivers, 801

Aquinas, Thomas, 61, 338

Arcesilaus, the sceptic, became a dogmatist, 375

Archimedes, greatness of, 792

Arians, where they go wrong, 861

Aristotle, and Plato, 331

Arius, miracles in his time, 831

Athanasius, St., 867

Atheism, shows a certain strength of mind, 225

Atheists,
who seek, to be pitied, 190;
ought to say what is perfectly evident, 221;
objections of, against the Resurrection and the Virgin Birth,
222, 223;
objection of, 228

Augustine, St.,
saw that we work for an uncertainty, 234;
on the submission of reason, 270;
on miracles, 811;
his authority, 868

Augustus, his saying about Herod's son, 179

Authority, in belief, 260

Authors, vanity of certain, 43

Automatism, human, 252


Babylon, rivers of, 459

Beauty,
a certain standard of, 32;
poetical, 33

Belief,
three sources of, 245;
rule of, 260;
of simple people, 284;
without reading the Testaments, 286;
the Cross creates, 587;
reasons why there is no, in the miracles, 825

Bias, leads to error, 98

Birth,
noble, an advantage, 322;
persons of high, honoured and despised, 337

Blame, and praise, 501

Blood, example of the circulation of, 96

Body,
nourishment of the, 356;
the, and its members, 475, 476;
infinite distance between mind and, 792

Brutes, no mutual admiration among the, 401


Cæsar, compared with Alexander and Augustus, 132

Calling, chance decides the choice of a, 97

Calvinism, error of, 776

Canonical, the heretical books prove the, 568

Carthusian monk, difference between a soldier and a, 538

Casuists,
true believers have no pretext for following their laxity, 888;
submit the decision to a corrupted reason, 906;
cannot give assurance to a conscience in error, 908;
allow lust to act, 913

Causes, seen by the intellect and not by the senses, 234

Catholic, the, doctrine, of the Holy Sacrament, 861

Ceremonies, ordained in the Old Testament, are types, 679

Certain, nothing is, 234

Chance,
according to the doctrine of chance, one should believe in God, 233;
and work for an uncertainty, 234;
and seek the truth, 236;
gives rise to thoughts, 370

Chancellor, the position of the, uneral, 307

Character, the Christian, the human, and the inhuman, 532

Charity,
nothing so like it as covetousness, 662;
not a figurative precept, 664;
the sole aim of the Scripture, 669

Charron, the divisions of, 62

Children,
frightened at the face they have blackened, 88;
of Port-Royal, 151;
illustration of usurpation from, 295

China, History of, 592, 593

Christianity,
alone cures pride and sloth, 435;
is strange, 536;
consists in two points, 555;
evidence for, 563;
is wise and foolish, 587

Christians,
few true, 256;
without the knowledge of the prophecies and evidences, 287;
comply with folly, 338;
humility of, 537;
their hope, 539;
their happiness, 540;
the God of, 543

Church,
history of the, 857;
the, in persecution, like a ship in a storm, 858;
when in a good state, 860;
has always been attacked by opposite errors, 861;
the, and tradition, 866;
absolution and the, 869;
the Pope and the, 870;
the, and infallibility, 875;
true justice in the, 877;
the work of the, 880;
the discipline of the, 884;
the anathemas of the, 895

Cicero, false beauties in, 31

Cipher,
a, has a double meaning, 676, 677;
key of, 680;
the, given by St. Paul, 682

Circumcision,
only a sign, 609;
the apostles and, 671

Clearness,
sufficient, for the elect, 577;
and obscurity, 856

Cleobuline, the passion of, 13

Cleopatra,
the nose of, 162;
and love, 163

Compliments, 57

Conditions, the easiest, to live in, according to the world and to
God, 905

Condolences, formal, 56

Confession, 100;
different effects of, 529

Contradiction, 157;
a bad sign of truth, 384

Conversion, the, 470;
of the heathen, 768

Copernicus, 218

Cords, the, which bind the respect of men to each other, 304

Correct, how to, with advantage, 9

Cripple, why a, does not offend us, and a fool does, 80

Cromwell, death of, 176

Custom,
is our nature, 89;
our natural principles, principles of, 92;
a second nature, 93;
the source of our strongest beliefs, 252

Cyrus, prediction of, 712


Damned, the, condemned by their own reason, 562

Daniel, 721;
the seventy weeks of, 722

David,
a saying of, 689;
the eternal reign of the race of, 716, 717

Death,
easier to bear without thinking of it, 166;
men do not think of, 168;
fear of, 215, 216;
examples of the noble deaths of the Lacedæmonians, 481

Deference, meaning of, 317

Deeds, noble, best when hidden, 159

Deism, as far removed from Christianity as atheism, 555

Democritus, saying of, 72

Demonstrations, not certain that there are true, 387

Descartes, 76, 77, 78, 79

Devil,
the, and miracle, 803;
the, and doctrine, 819

Disciples, and true disciples, 518

Discourses, on humility, 377

Diseases, a source of error, 82

Disproportion of man, 72

Diversion, reason why men seek, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 168, 170

Docility, 254

Doctor, the, 12

Doctrine, and miracles, 802, 842

Dogmatism, and scepticism, 434

Dream, life like a, 386

Duty, and the passions, 104


Ecclesiastes, 389

Eclipses, why said to foretoken misfortune, 173

Ego,
what is the, 323;
consists in thought, 469

Egyptians, conversion of the, 724

Elect,
the, ignorant of their virtues, 514;
all things work together for good to the, 574

Eloquence, 15, 16, 25, 26

Emilius, Paulus, 409, 410

Enemies, meaning of, in the prophecies, 570, 691

Epictetus, 80, 466, 467

Error, a common, when advantageous, 18

Esdras, the story in, 631, 632, 633

Eternity, existence of, 195

Ethics,
consoles us, 67;
a special science, 911

Eucharist, the, 224, 512, 788

Evangelists, the, painted a perfectly heroic soul in Jesus Christ, 799

Evil, infinite forms of, 408

Examples, in demonstration, 40

Exception, and the rule, 832, 903

Excuses, on, 58

External, the, must be joined to the internal, 250

Ezekiel, spoke evil of Israel, 885


Faith,
different from proof, 248;
and miracle, 263;
and the senses, 264;
what is, 278;
without, man cannot know the true good or justice, 425;
consists in Jesus Christ, 522

Fancy,
effects of, 86;
confused with feeling, 274

Faults, we owe a great debt to those who point out, 534

Fear, good and bad, 262

Feeling,
and reasoning, 3, 274;
harmed in the same way as the understanding, 6

Flies, the power of, 366, 367

Friend, importance of a true, 155

Fundamentals, the two, 804


Galilee, the word, 743

Gentiles,
conversion of the, 712;
calling of the, 713

Gentleman,
the universal quality, 35;
man never taught to be a, 68

Glory, 151, 401;
the greatest baseness of man is the pursuit of, 404

God,
the conduct of, 185;
is infinite, 231, 233;
infinitely incomprehensible, 233;
we should wager that there is a, 233;
a _Deus absconditus,_ 194, 242;
knowledge of, is not the love of Him, 280;
two kinds of persons know, 288;
has created all for Himself, 314;
the wisdom of, 430;
must reign over all, 460;
we must love Him only, 479;
not true that all reveals, 556;
has willed to blind some and to enlighten others, 565, 575;
foresaw heresies, 578;
has willed to hide Himself, 584;
formed for Himself the Jewish people, 643;
the word does not differ from the intention in, 653;


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