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Jerome

1. Latin name Eusebius Hieronymus. ?347--?420 ad, Christian monk and scholar, whose outstanding work was the production of the Vulgate. Feast day: Sept. 30
2. Jerome K(lapka). 1859--1927, English humorous writer; author of Three Men in a Boat (1889)
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Jerome

St. Latin doctor of Church; preeminent biblical scholar. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 185]
See: Wisdom
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and the other Bookes (as Hierome saith) the Church doth read for example of life and instruction of manners; but yet it doth not apply them to establish any doctrine; such are these following: The Third Book of Esdras, The Fourth Book of Esdras, The Book of Tobias, The Book of Judith, The rest of the Book of Esther, The Book of Wisdom, Jesus the Son of Sirach, Baruch the Prophet, The Song of the Three Children, The Story of Susannah, Of Bel and the Dragon, The Prayer of Manasses, The First Book of Macabees, The Second Book of Macabees.
Finally, the incipit of the text is used to identify a tune for the sacred contrafacta `Elle s'en est allee / La Vierge immaculee' (`sur le chant Il s'en va l'Infidelle, Pour luy je suds trop belle') in Toussains Le Roy's Noelz nouveaux pour cette presente annee (Le Mans: Veuve Hierome Olivier, 1611).
The Jesuit Hierome Lalemant, of Quebec, reporting the death of Father Reni Menard, who was abandoned, lost his way, and died in the woods, among the Ontarios near Lake Superior, in 1661, dwells chiefly on his probable sufferings from the attacks of mosquitoes when too weak to defend himself, adding that there was a frightful number of them in those parts, "and so insupportable," says he, "that the three Frenchmen who have made that voyage affirm that there was no other means of defending one's self but to run always without stopping, and it was even necessary for two of them to be employed in driving off these creatures while the third wanted to drink, otherwise he could not have done it." I have no doubt that this was said in good faith.