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  1. Fourscore and six years have I served him, and he has never done me injury.
    Polycarp of Smyrna (ca. 69–ca. 155). Quoted in a letter from the church of Smyrna.
  2. I am the wheat of God and am ground by the teeth of the wild beasts, that I may be found the pure bread of Christ.
    Ignatius of Antioch (died ca. 107), in his letter to the Romans.

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