Dream of Gerontius (Pocket Christian Classics) (英語)
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James David Earnest is Professor of English Emeritus, Murray State University, Kentucky. Gerard Tracey, who died in 2003, was formerly Lay Archivist of the Birmingham Oratory. He edited volumes 6, 7, and 8 of The Letters and Diaries of John Henry Newman.
Naturally this is not a "real" account of an experience which anyone who has gone through it has ever come back to describe, but it still solidifies my respect for John Henry Newman and makes me want to read more of him. It's printed off old plates which have written corrections and edits marked on them, but I'm glad Amazon had it in print. The word "awesome" is so over-used that I rarely use it myself (people describe tortilla chips as "awesome"), but that word truly applies to this poem.