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“The house under the Kameses hill at Prinkipo was a convent or refuge for women rather than men; yet I was ordered thither when thy father was consigned to it after his victory over the Turks. I was then comparatively young, but still recollect the day he passed the gate going in with his family. Thenceforward, until the Patriarch took me away, I was his confessor.
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“And then afterwhile thy father gave thee over to me to be educated. I made thy first alphabet, illuminating each letter with my own hand. Dost thou remember the earliest sentence I heard thee read? Or, if ever thou dost think of it now, be reminded it was thy first lesson in writing and thy first in religion–‘The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not w moncler men sale ant.’ And thence what delight I found in helping moncler sale coats thee each day a little further on in knowledge until at length we came to where thou couldst do independent thinking.
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“When we were there, thou didst renew the questions, and I did not withhold the truth. I told thee of the lowliness and

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