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a passionate repentance

There was an old man named Hierax in the region of the Thebaid who…

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may God stand
There was an old man named Hierax in the region of the Thebaid who lived
for about ninety years. The demons wanted for some time to cast him
into the despondency of boredom, and so they beset him one day saying,
“What will you do, old man, for you have another fifty years to live?”
In reply, he said to them, “You have indeed distressed me greatly, for I
had been prepared to live for at least two hundred years.” And with
great cries, they left him.
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