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GILBERT & Rivington, Printers, St. John's Square, London, SUMMARY

CHAPTER I.

Difficulties in approaching the subject of the sixth beatitude What was understood by cleanness of heart: in what relation the senses stood with it—Conformity to divine image-Beauty of holy souls: their humility, purity of language-Scrupulous obedience to the voice of conscience --Examples-Necessity of attaining to this supernatural cleanness of heart, insisted on by the ancient guides—Their rules to facilitate its acquisition—Their description of moral conversions—They were effected by love, by the ministry of angels

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CHAPTER II.

Extent to which cleanness of heart prevailed in ages of faith-Influence of the love of God on the affections-Traits of ancient manners in proof-Power of the clergy-Consequent stability of states—The contempt for comfort which characterized Catholic society -Sanctification of all professions by a divine motive- Direction of the intention-Consequent inability of modern writers to give a true picture of Catholic manners in ages of faith

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CHAPTER III.

Influence of cleanness of heart upon literature-Representations of love-Sanctity of the ancient type- The drama religious-Consequent universality of the range opened to genius in union with religion-Antipathy to Paganism-Love of truth-Obedience-Interior purity indicated even by style-Influence of the clean of heart upon music, and upon art in general—The Catholic schools of painting: sanctity of the artists Revival of Paganism in modern art

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