The Clementine Homilies by Unknown
Chapter XI.--Clement Has Heard All This Before.
While Appion was allegorizing in this way, I became plunged in thought, and seemed not to be following what he was saying. So he interrupted his discourse, and said to me, |If you do not follow what I am saying, why should I speak at all?| And I answered, |Do not suppose that I do not understand what you say. I understand it thoroughly; and that the more that this is not the first time I have heard it. And that you may know that I am not ignorant of these things, I shall epitomize what you have said, and supply in their order, as I have heard them from others, the allegorical interpretations of those stories you have omitted.| And Appion said: |Do so.|