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Limbo “Patrum—In,” HENRY VIII., v. 4. 61. A cant expression for “in prison, in confinement,” According to the schoolmen, Limbus Patrum was the place, bordering on hell, where the souls of the patriarchs and saints of the Old Testament remained till the death of our Saviour, who, in descending into hell, set them free. (Qy. Is not Nares mistaken, when, in his Gloss.,sub “Limbo,” he describes Limbus Patrum as a place “where the fathers of the church, saints, and martyrs, awaited the general resurrection”?)

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