For the adversary having been proved ineffective in open persecutions now exercises a hidden skill in doing cruel hurt, in order to overthrow by the stumbling-block of pleasure those whom he could not strike with the blow of affliction.
Leo the Great, 400-460, Sermons of Leo the Great, Sermon XXXVI, III, (translated by Rev. Charles Lett Feltoe, Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Philip Schaff and Henry Wace, T & T Clark and Wm. B Eerdmans Publishing, 1997, Second Series, Vol. XII, p. 151).
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