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The Life of Fursa (Author: [unknown])

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Now Fursa was of the kindred of the Gaels13, but though he was noble in blood he was nobler in spirit; inasmuch as from the time of his infancy he cared for sacred books and for holy disciplines, and, what is most becoming to holy men, doing beautiful deeds, those are what he used to do.