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Greene/St. Augustine Query
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1752  Friday, 13 July 2001

From:           Will Sharpe <
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Date:           Thursday, 12 Jul 2001 16:59:06 +0100
Subject:        Greene/St. Augustine Query.

Dear SHAKSPEReans,

Robert Greene's 'Repentance' refers to "that Golden sentence of
S.Augustine" in which "hee speaketh of the theefe hanging on the
Croffe.  There was (faith hee) one theefe faved and no more, therefore
presume not; and there was one faved, and therefore despair not."

Can anybody advise me where in Augustine's writings this 'golden
sentence' appears? If so, further advice on a good edition (including
page numbers) would be greatly appreciated - the body of Augustine's
work seems to be a little too sizeable for a page by page search, so I
think I need all the help I can get in narrowing the field!

Yours hopefully (and thankfully),
Will Sharpe.

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