About every 3 months, I scour my volume of More’s writings looking for something I very well recall reading better than a year+ ago. It might be now as long as 3 years ago.
I cannot find it now. So frustrating because I take very good notes in all my books. Helps me recall where things are.
Spent better than a hour last night. Scouring. No joy.
I have the “Selected Writings” published by Vintage – part of their “Vintage Spiritual Classics” series.
This is from memory, and I’m bound to get parts wrong. But if it rings a bell, PLEASE let me know where you found it. Even if it’s in another edition.
The part I’m looking for has a couple, maybe 3 paragraphs, of More’s reasoning of how wrong it would be to carry ill will in his heart towards Henry 8th. For if he did, then should the King repent they would be in heaven together. If that not be the case, then More sees how cruel and pitiless he’d be by cherishing resentment towards someone damned from the presence of God.
It’s all much better than that. I just can’t find it anymore. Glad these “fits” (search and fail search and fail) only come on me every so often.