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Nicene and Ante-Nicene Fathers, Ser. II, Vol. XI:
The Works of John Cassian.: Chapter V. A comparison which shows the nature of vainglory.

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Chapter V.

A comparison which shows the nature of vainglory.

Our elders admirably describe the nature of this malady as like that of an onion, and of those bulbs which when stripped of one covering you find to be sheathed in another; and as often as you strip them, you find them still protected.


Next: Chapter VI. That vainglory is not altogether got rid of by the advantages of solitude.

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