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The father of Eliezer acts more magnanimously by his son than
does the father of St. Francis. Like the Rabbi, as Mr. Ruskin
relates in his "Mornings in Florence," St. Francis, one of whose
three great virtues was obedience, "begins his spiritual life by
quarreling with his father. He 'commercially invests' some of
his father's goods in charity. His father objects to that
investment, on which St. Francis runs away, taking what he can
find about the house along with him. His father follows to claim
his property, but finds it is all gone already, and that St.
Francis has made friends with the Bishop of Assisi. His father
flies into an indecent passion, and declares he will disinherit
him; on which St. Francis, then and there, takes all his clothes
off, throws them frantically in his father's face, and says he
has nothing more to do with clothes or father."

Not the same strict scrutiny is required in money matters as in cases of
capital punishment; for it is said (Lev. xxiv. 23), "Ye shall have one
manner of law." What distinction is there made between them? With regard
to money matters three judges are deemed sufficient, while in cases of
capital offense twenty-three are required, etc.

THE TALMUD, _Sanhedrin_, fol. 32, col. 1.



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