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NPNF2-08. Basil: Letters and Select Works
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Letter CCXI.27982798    Placed in 375.

To Olympius.27992799    cf. Letters iv., xii., xiii., cxxxi.

Truly when I read your excellency’s letter I felt unwonted pleasure and cheerfulness; and when I met your well-beloved sons, I seemed to behold yourself.  They found me in the deepest affliction, but they so behaved as to make me forget the hemlock, which your dreamers and dream mongers are carrying about to my hurt, to please the people who have hired them.  Some letters I have already sent; others, if you like, shall follow.  I only hope that they may be of some advantage to the recipients.


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