All the inconveniences of this disease are admirably expressed by David in a single verse, where he says, “My soul slept from weariness,” 967 that is, from accidie. Quite p. 268 rightly does he say, not that his body, but that his soul slept. For in truth the soul which is wounded by the shaft of this passion does sleep, as regards all contemplation of the virtues and insight of the spiritual senses.
Psa. 119.28, where the LXX. has ἐνύσταξεν ἡ ψυχή μου ἀπὸ ἀκηδίας.
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