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BOOK X.

Having in former books disclosed what he was before he had received

the grace of Baptism ; in this, he examines what he then was at the
time he wrote. And first, he professes that he loves God. Then
inquiring what way we must enter upon in order to know Him,
he surveys all the faculties of his soul, but especially the memory ;
on the wonderful power of this faculty he enlarges, and shows that
God deigns to dwell in it. Then he searches into the acts, thoughts,
and affections, which spring from the triple temptation of pleasure,
curiosity, and pride; what Christian temperance prescribes concern-
ing each, he luminously treats. Next, on Christ as Mediator he
dwells, through Whose help he trusts to be healed of all the diseases
of his soul.

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VII. God is not found by any corporeal or sensitive Faculty 267

VIII, The Power of Memory

267

IX. The Memory of the Liberal Sciences

271

X. Literature is not brought into the Memory by means

of the Senses, but is drawn out from its deeper

272

XI. What it is to learn

273

XII. The Memory of Mathematics

274

XIII. By Memory we remember having remembered

275

XIV. How Memory retains the Affections of the Mind.

How without the present Feeling of Joy, Joys

can be recalled .

276

XV. Memory retains Things also which are absent

278

XVI. And Forgetfulness itself can be remembered

XVII. Great is the Power of Memory, but we must go

beyond it to attain to God

281

XVIII. A Thing lost could not be found, unless it were

retained in the Memory

282

XIX. What is it to remember?.

XX. All desire Beatitude, therefore they must have some

Knowledge of it

XXI. How Memory retains the Happy Life .

286

XXII. What is the Happy Life, and where is it?

288
XXIII. He pursues this Inquiry.

288

XXIV. He rejoices that God has a place in his Memory

290

XXV. In what part of his Memory God is found

291

XXVI. Where God is found

292

XXVII. How the Beauty of God attracts Man

292

XXVIII. The Miseries of this Life

293

XXIX. All Hope is in God

294

XXX. He confesses his present Condition as to Carnal

Desire

295

XXXI. How he is, in regard to the Temptations to Gluttony. 297

XXXII. How, with regard to the Charms of Perfumes .

301

XXXIII. How, with regard to the Pleasures of the Ear.

302

XXXIV. How he is, in reference to the Allurements of the Eyes

304

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