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Author QuotedHugh Trevor Roper
Title QuotedMen and Events
Date (Year/Month/Day)1960/01/14
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1958
QuotationTrevor Roper's book, which solicits my agreement, and makes one wonder if I am being tempted to treachery. Too much of the instinct to be unfaithful to those whom, after all, my lot has been cast. One has to remain identified tothem in and with their faults. This running everywhere in search of rightness and purity ends nowhere. Still, his evaluation of Erasmus, More, the Recusants, and incredibly Newman is moving and right. I wish not to be a propagandist - or is that a decision I have made too late? Silly question. I will try no longer to be one.
Quotation SourceA Search for Solitude: Pursuing the Monk's True Life. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 3, 1952-1960.; Edited by Lawrence S. Cunningham. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 369
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