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218LXXV.—To the Clerks.

They will assemble together at Easter, that day of ours most blessed; and let them rejoice, who ask for divine entertainments.  Let what is sufficient be expended upon them, wine and food.  Look back at the source whence these things may be told on your behalf.  Ye are wanting in a gift to Christ, in moderate expenditure.  Since ye yourselves do it not, in what manner can ye persuade the righteousness of the law to such people, even once in the year?  Thus often blasphemy suggests to many concerning you.

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