The Clementine Homilies by Unknown
Chapter X.--A Cool Retreat.
And a certain one amongst them -- a rich man, and possessing a garden of evergreen plants -- said: |Since it is very hot, let us retire for a little from the city to my gardens.| Accordingly they went forth, and sat down in a place where there were pure streams of cool water, and a green shade of all sorts of trees. There I sat pleasantly, and the others round about me; and they being silent, instead of a verbal request made to me, showed by their eager looks to me that they required the proof of my assertion. And therefore I proceeded to speak thus: --