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'In the very hour of his return almost--before the shoe upon his foot is dry--he asperses his father's memory to his mother!
For hee who tempts, though in vain, at least asperses The tempted with dishonour foul, suppos'd Not incorruptible of Faith, not prooff Against temptation: thou thy self with scorne And anger wouldst resent the offer'd wrong, Though ineffectual found: misdeem not then, If such affront I labour to avert From thee alone, which on us both at once The Enemie, though bold, will hardly dare, Or daring, first on mee th' assault shall light.
Pope Francis asperses holy water as he ushers in Holy Week in St Peter's Square at the Vatican