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The Life of Constantine with Orations of Constantine and Eusebius.: Chapter XI
Chapter XI.—Silence of the Council, after Some Words by the Bishop Eusebius.
The bishop who occupied the chief place in the right division of the assembly 3248 then rose, and, addressing the emperor, delivered a concise speech, in a strain of thanksgiving to Almighty God on his behalf. When he had resumed his seat, silence ensued, and all regarded the emperor with fixed attention; on which he looked serenely round on the assembly with a cheerful aspect, and, having collected his thoughts, in a calm and gentle tone gave utterance to the following words.
[The authority of Sozomen and other writers seems to decide that this was Eusebius himself.—Bag.]
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