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Summa Theologica, Sancti Thomæ Acquinatis Divina Voluntatis inter
pretis; Sacri, Ordinis Prædicatorum. In qua ecclesiæ Catholicæ doctrina universa et quicquid in veterum Patrum monumentis est dignum observatu; quicquid etiam vel olim vocatum est, vel hodie vocatur ab hæreticis in controversiam; in omne ut erudite solide, et dilucide ita pie atque fideliter explicatur; in tres partes ab auctore suo distributa. Parisiis, M.D.C.XXXVIII.
Bulter's Lives of the Saints. Dolman, 1854, 12 vols. 8vo. vol. iii.
7th March. Article: S. Thomas of Aquino, D.C.
Penny Cyclopædia. Vol. xiii. Article: Aquinas.
An Historical and Critical Dictionary. By Monsieur Bayle. Vol. i.
Article: Albertus Magnus; other articles have been consulted.
Medieval Philosophy; or, a Treatise on Moral and Metaphysical
Philosophy from the 5th to the 14th Centuries. By Frederick Denison Maurice, M.A. London and Glasgow, 1848.
Nouvelle Biographie Générale. Article: St. Thomas D. Aquin.
Philobiblon. By Richard de Bury, 1832. Notes to, on Aquinas.
Miscellaneous Works of Pope. London, 1741. Memoirs of Mar
tinus Scriblerus, where a selection of theses is given in imitation of Aquinas's style.
HERE is a huge brown folio sometimes
met with, nothing less than the celebrated “Summ” of Thomas Aquinas, which has
been a perfect harbour of refuge for all Roman Catholic doubters ever since it was written, and which has had its effect on Protestant minds, and will yet do so, no doubt, for
to come. It contains somewhat more than eighteen hundred pages of closely-printed matter in double columns, and resolves, or affects to resolve—really, to say the truth, it is for the most part a very manly, plainspoken book-all the doubts, ethical, philosophical, or religious, that a reader, be he priest or layman, can possibly entertain. This great work Aquinas did not live to finish; but, like the Cathedral of Cologne, or the Pyramid of Cheops, although unfinished, it is still a wonder. Mr. Maurice, in fact, believes that, if Aquinas had conceived and entertained only half the doubts that he has so boldly expressed, he would not have lived till he was thirty, much less till he