Bede (c. 673-735)
“If some people of whatever rank or order try to hold back or hinder your good beginnings, do you for your part, mindful of heavenly reward, strive to bring to a firm conclusion your purposeful and holy policy.”
  • From Bede’s letter to Bishop (later Archbishop) Egbert of York, dated to May 26, 734. Included in Bede’s Ecclesiastical History of the English People (and relevant letters), translated by Leo Sherley-Pride, R. E. Latham and D. H. Farmer (Penguin Classics, 2003).

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