Sir Thomas More, or, Colloquies on the Progress and Prospects of Society- Robert Southey
'Sir Thomas More, or, Colloquies on the Progress and Prospects of Society' by Robert Southey is a historical book. The book reveals imaginary conversations between the author and the original Utopian, Sir Thomas More.
A remarkable personage was at that time .dwelling in a monastery at Collenros, Servan was his name: his mother Alpia was daughter to a king of Arabia, and Obeth his father was king of the land of Canaan. This holy Philistine was a Saint of approved prowess and great good nature; had slain a dragon in single combat, turned water into wine, and once, when a hospitable poor man killed his only pig to entertain him and his religious companions, he supt upon the pork, and restored the pig to life next morning; a palingenesia this which the eternal and unfortunate boar Serimner undergoes every day in Valhalla, and which the Saints of St. Servan's age, particularly the Scotch, British and Irish Saints, frequently exhibited to the great profit and edification of their hosts.