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The Works of Fiona Macleod, Volume IV   By: (1856-1905)

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Transcriber's Notes: Words surrounded by are italicized. Due to the restriction of the latin 1 font, diacritical marking macron (straight horizonal line above a letter) in this text is represented with [=x]. A number of obvious errors have been corrected in this text. For a complete list, please see the bottom of this document.

The Works of

"FIONA MACLEOD"

UNIFORM EDITION

ARRANGED BY

MRS. WILLIAM SHARP

VOLUME IV

The Gods approve the depth and not the tumult of the soul.

It is loveliness I seek, not lovely things.

[Illustration: From the original by L. Y. Cameron Iona Cathedral]

THE DIVINE ADVENTURE

IONA

STUDIES IN SPIRITUAL HISTORY

BY

"FIONA MACLEOD" (WILLIAM SHARP)

LONDON WILLIAM HEINEMANN 1912

UNIFORM EDITION

First published 1910. New Edition 1912

Copyright 1895, 1910.

THE WIND, SILENCE, AND LOVE FRIENDS WHO HAVE TAUGHT ME MOST: BUT SINCE, LONG AGO, TWO WHO ARE NOT FORGOTTEN WENT AWAY UPON THE ONE, AND DWELL, THEMSELVES REMEMBERING, IN THE OTHER, I DEDICATE THIS BOOK TO EALASAIDH WHOSE LOVE AND SPIRIT LIVE HERE ALSO

CONTENTS

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THE DIVINE ADVENTURE 1

IONA 91

BY SUNDOWN SHORES:

BY SUNDOWN SHORES 253

THE WIND, SILENCE, AND LOVE 263

BARABAL: A MEMORY 268

THE WHITE HERON 276

THE SMOOTHING OF THE HAND 292

THE WHITE FEVER 298

THE SEA MADNESS 303

EARTH, FIRE, AND WATER 308

FROM "GREEN FIRE":

THE HERDSMAN 319

FRAGMENTS 383

A DREAM 405

NOTES 411

BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE 433 By Mrs. William Sharp.

THE DIVINE ADVENTURE

" Let the beginning, I say, of this little book, as if it were some lamp, make it clear that a divine miracle was manifested. "

St. Adamnan , Book II. c. I.

The Divine Adventure

I

"We were three: the Body, the Will, and the Soul.... The Will, the Soul, which for the first time had gone along outside of our common home, had to take upon themselves bodily presences likewise." The Divine Adventure.

I remember that it was on St. John's Eve we said we would go away together for a time, but each independently, as three good friends. We had never been at one, though we had shared the same home, and had enjoyed so much in common; but to each, at the same time, had come the great desire of truth, than which there is none greater save that of beauty... Continue reading book >>




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