But all his endeavors were in vain, and he almost despaired of finding her again.
17), he despaired of success and asked for terms. By the treaty of Lambeth (Sept.
So salvation was to him not a painful progress toward a goal to be reached by the sacraments and by right conduct, but a state in which man found himself so soon as he despaired absolutely of his own efforts, and threw himself on God's assurances.
He condemned those who despaired of their mother tongue, and used Latin for their more serious and ambitious work.
"When I myself was in the deep, shut up under all [the burden of corruptions], I could not believe that I should ever overcome; my troubles, my sorrows and my temptations were so great that I thought many times I should have despaired, I was so tempted.