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THE SISTERS OF VINCENNES, JEANNE BISCOT,
MLLE. LE GRAS, MADAME DE MIRAMION,
With a Preface
BY AUBREY DE VERE, ESQ.
P. J. KENEDY,
5 BARCLAY STREET.
* Am I deceived ? or is their requiom chanted
F there be aught in this world which of fectually illustrates the connection between things apparently small and the largest interests of humanity, it is to be found in the lives of the Saints, and of those who most nearly resembled them, servants, as it were, in the same family, and often less beyond the grasp of ordinary appreciation in consequence of having attained to an elevation less exalted ;--and in their lives the deepest significance will frequently be
found not in those more prominent actions, which have externally most in common with actions great according to a worldly estimate, but in matters apparently of mere detail, casual incidents, and sayings recorded we hardly know why. As a man's deportment upon great occasions reveals less of his habitual character, and has less of physiognomic expression, than his ordinary bearing; so it is often from the most ordinary actions of holy persons that we can leara