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The Philosophy of Antoninus

The Philosophy of Antoninusby George Long, M. A.IT has been said that the Stoic philosophy first showed its real value when it passed from Greece to Rome. The doctrines of Zeno and his success…

John Donne: Prayer

PrayerJohn Donne O ETERNAL and most gracious God, who, though thou have reserved thy treasure of perfect joy and perfect glory to be given by thine own hands then, when, by seeing thee as thou…

Book Seven

Book SevenWhat is badness? It is that which thou hast often seen. And on the occasion of everything which happens keep this in mind, that it is that which thou hast often seen. Everywhere up…

Book Nine

Book NineHe who acts unjustly acts impiously. For since the universal nature has made rational animals for the sake of one another to help one another according to their deserts, but in no w…

John Donne: Expostulation

ExpostulationJohn Donne MY God, my God, thou art a direct God, may I not say a literal God, a God that wouldst be understood literally and according to the plain sense of all that thou sayest?…

M. Aurelius Antoninus

M. Aurelius Antoninusby George Long, M. A.M. ANTONINUS was born at Rome A.D. 121, on the 26th of April. His father Annius Verus died while he was praetor. His mother was Domitia Calvilla, also…

Book Five

Book FiveIn he morning when thou risest unwillingly, let this thought be present— I am rising to the work of a human being. Why then am I dissatisfied if I am going to do the things for…

John Donne: Prayer

PrayerJohn Donne O ETERNAL and most gracious God, who, though thou didst permit darkness to be before light in the creation, yet in the making of light didst so multiply that light, as that it…