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Author QuotedHerbert J.C. Grierson
Title QuotedMethaphysical Lyrics & Poems of the 17th C.
Date (Year/Month/Day)1939/12/21
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1921I
QuotationI opened up Grierson's Metaphysical Poets and saw on the page Donne's "Nocturnal upon Saint Lucie's Day": today being the winter solstice and the shortest day I thought it must be Saint Lucy's: but looking into my Daily Missal I found Saint Lucy's Day on the 13th and that today is the Feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle. Then this is really my Saint's day. I went to Mass and received [Communion] this morning but didn't know anything about it, and I am sorry.
JournalRun to the mountain: The Story of a Vocation. The journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 1, 1939-1941.; Edited by Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1995, p. 121
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