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(1887) [MARC] Author: Viktor Rydberg Translator: Alfred Corning Clark With: Hans Anton Westesson Lindehn
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ROMAN TRADITIONS OF PETER AND PAUL. 22$
instead of being cast into prison, would be allowed to go
about in freedom, they rejoiced ; and Martialis and his
wife eagerly offered him a dwelling-place in their house.
" With us you can rest," they said ;
" for God has blessed
our home with prosperity and peace."
" Peace, I have no right to seek," answered Paul
;
" but here by my side you see a brother who needs the
quiet of a good home, for the work he intends to per-
form. He is an artist in many branches: physician,
painter and writer. In your house, he will paint pictures
of our Saviour and his mother, so that we and those who
come after us may see them, as though we had the be-
loved ones bodily before our eyes ; and with you, he shall
under inspiration of the Spirit, write the annals of the
early lot of our brotherhood, and the acts of Christ’s
messengers."
And so it came to pass. Luke followed Martialis to
his home, and there, in the course of the year, wrote his
Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles ; and with colors, he
fixed on the canvas the features of Jesus and the Virgin
Mary.
Paul hired for himself a house very near that quarter
of the city where his kindred in the flesh then had and
have still, their abiding-place—the so-called Ghetto : the
peculiar life of which, and its narrow, dirty lanes, exhort
the artist’s pencil to activity, and his sense of smell, to
rest.
This house, or rather a successor upon the ground on
which it was built, is called to this day " Paul’s School,"
as for two years he taught there daily, and instructed con-
cerning Christ ; and in doing so, himself penetrated more
deeply into the mysteries of the doctrine of the Messiah.
There he wrote the Epistles to the Ephesians, Philip-
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