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Author QuotedCharles Augustin Saint-Beuve
Title QuotedPort Royal
Date (Year/Month/Day)1968/05/01
ImprintParis : Galimard. 1961
QuotationThe priest, Monsieur de Sainte Martre, he went sneaking out from Paris by night, along the wall of Port Royal to a tree which he climbed and from which he gave conference to the nuns inside. Of this Sainte-Beuve says: "Voilà presque du scabreux, ce me semble; voilà les balcons nocturnes de Port Royal!" ["There, nearly scabrous, it seems to me; there the nocturnal balconies of Port Royal"]. [Note 4: Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve (1804-69) was a French essayist, poet, critic, journalist, professor, senator, and novelist. See his Port Royal (Paris:Gallimard, 1961).]
JournalThe Other Side of the Mountain: The End of the Journey. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 7, 1967-1968.; Edited by Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1998, p. 92
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