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Author QuotedFrancis, Saint
Title Quotedlittle flowers of St. Francis. The mirror of perfection. The life of St. Francis
Date (Year/Month/Day)1940/05/21
ImprintLondon [etc.] : Dent [etc.]. [1934]
QuotationMost of the time wrote and wrote: a Journal, longhand, in a ledger. A novel that has perplexed three publishers without any result. And also I read. Pascal, The Little Flowers and Rule of Saint Francis; Lorca; Rilke; Imitation of Christ; Saint John of the Cross and also William Saroyan, when I was too tired to read the hard stuff.
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. 220
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