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has served him, and He sees everything near and far away. He sees
everywhere, as someone who has all good things in his care, of which
you can take an example by some people when you
hear them speak, for in all those things they tell of, His word
is heard. Many people understand it all together
and in a single hour; each one hears the whole word.
Similarly you may understand God to be everywhere and
reigning everywhere and in all places at the same time.
And the clarity that he engenders enlightens all things,
both near and far, and as much one as another. As an example,
if you put a light around several things, the gleam will be as
much on those that are on this side as those that are on the other side.
When such this have this kind of virtue, all the more should He
have who has made and created everything and who has everything
within Himself. His Paradise extends everywhere, just as He does
who is Lord and Master of all. In Paradise are all the angels and
all the archangels and all the saints who before God sing together
glory and praise with very great joy and consolation. And there is
no one who can comprehend this, nor can the mortal heart

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Marie Richards

original ms. Folio 124v
Walters ms. Folio 129v
BL Royal MS 19 A IX fols 146v-147v
Caxton, ed. Prior, pp 178-179
Gossuin, ed. Prior, 199-200