All studious men—the twilight Eremites of books and closets, contract this ungraceful custom of soliloquy.
But his eremites were not to live the life of the eremite continuously any more than himself.
Several laboured night and day for the election of the eloquent preacher of Our Lady of the Eremites.
It is not true that this office was wont to be assigned to the Eremites of St. Augustine.
He had found at last an asylum wild enough to content the most pious of eremites, or the most desperate of bandits.
Such an idea most assuredly prevailed amongst the Eastern eremites, of whom our Simeon was a most noted example.
Like the eremites of old he had been scourged into the desert by remorse and another passion, but time had done its work.