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Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Ser. II, Vol. VIII:
The Letters.: Libanius to Basil.

Early Church Fathers  Index     

Letter CCCXLIII.

Libanius to Basil.

IF these are the words of an untrained tongue, what would you be if you would polish them?  On your lips live fountains of words better than the flowing of springs.  I, on the contrary, if I am not daily watered, am silent.


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