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Heʹsychasts (pron. Heʹ-se-kasts)

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The “Quietists” of the East in the fourteenth century. They placed perfection in contemplation. (Greek, hesuʹchia, quiet.) (See Gibbon, Roman Empire, lxiii.) Milton well expresses their belief in his Comus:

“Till oft converse with heavenly habitants

Begin to cast a beam on the outward shape,

And turns it by degrees to the soul’s essence,

Till all be made immortal.” (470–474.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Herring-bone (in building)
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Hesperides
Hesperus
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Hetærism
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Hexameter Verse
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