Early Church Fathers
67 Ecclus. xxxi. 29.
68 [A beautiful maxim, and proving the habit of early Christians to use completory prayers. This the drunkard is in no state to do.]
69 Ecclus. xxxi. 26.
70 Prov. xxiii. 20.
71 Prov. xxiii. 21.
72 Prov. xxiii. 29, 30.
73 [A passage not to be overlooked. Greek, mustiko\n su/mbolon.]
74 Prov. xx. 1.
75 a0nqosmi/aj.Some suppose the word to be derived from the name of a town: "The Anthosmian."
76 Amos vi. 4, 6.
77 [Here Clement satirizes heathen manners, and quote Athene, to shame Christians who imitate them.]
78 Ecclus. xxxi. 25.
79 [The blood of the vine is Christ's blood. According to Clement, then, it remains in the Eucharist unchanged.]
80 Mark xvi. 25; Matt. xxvi. 29. [This also is a noteworthy use of the text.]
81 Matt. xi. 19.
82 Ecclus. xxvi. 8.
83 1 Cor. xi. 20. [Clement has already hinted his opinion, that this referred to a shameful custom of the Corinthians to let an agape precede the Eucharist; an abuse growing out of our Lord's eating of the Passover before he instituted the Eucharist.]
84 toutoij, an emendation for tou/tw|.
85 Odyss., xi. 65.
86 Iliad, i. 591.
87 Ecclus. xxxi. 20.
88 Shem and Japheth.
89 see Ecclus. xxxi. 19, where, however, we have a different reading.
90 Limpet-shaped cups. [On this chapter consult Kaye, p. 74.]
91 1 Cor. vii. 29, 30.
92 Matt. xix. 21.
93 Baruch iii. 16-19.
94 Or, proud.
95 [See Elucidation I. e0nsta/sesin tou= Xristianou=.]
97 Hag. i. 6.
98 1 Tim. vi. 10.
99 The reading a#lusij is here adopted. The passage is obscure.
100 Rom. xiii. 12, 13.
101 [He distinguishes between the lewd music of Satanic odes (Tatian, cap. xxxiii. p. 79, supra), and another art of music of which he will soon speak.]
102 Ps. cl. 3, 5.
103 Col. iii. 16.
104 [Here instrumental music is allowed, though he turns everything into a type.]
105 Ps. xxxiii. 1-3.
106 [Even the heathen had such forms. The Christian grace before and after meat is here recognised as a matter of course. 1 Tim. iv. 3, 4.]
107 Eph. v. 19; Col. iii. 16.
108 [Besides the hymn on lighting the lamps, he notes completory prayer at bedtime.]
109 Wisd. Sirach (Ecclus.) xxxix. 15, 16.
110 Ps. cxlix. 3.
111 Ps. cxlix. 1, 2.
112 Ps. clxix. 4.
113 [Observe the contrast between the modest harmonies he praises, and the operatic strains he censures. Yet modern Christians delight in these florid and meretricious compositions, and they have intruded into the solemnities of worship. In Europe, dramatic composers of a sensual school have taken possession of the Latin ceremonial.]
114 [On gluttony and drinking, our author borrows much from Plato. Kaye, p. 74.]
115 Or, society.
116 Matt. vii. 18; Luke vi. 43.
117 [Our author is a terrible satirist; but it is instructive to see Christianity thus prescribing the minor morals, and banishing pagan brutality with holy scorn.]