Tuesday, June 14, 2016


Wide Reading

Jerome, Letters 61.1.2 (to Vigilantius; tr. W.H. Fremantle et al.):
Still, as it is my task and study by reading many authors to cull different flowers from as large a number as possible, not so much making it an object to prove all things as to choose what are good, I take up many writers that from the many I may learn many things...

verum quia operis mei et studii est multos legere, ut ex plurimis multos flores carpam non tam probaturus omnia, quam, quae bona sunt, electurus, adsumo multos in manu mea, ut a multis multa cognoscam...

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