Definition of ancients:
That conjugial love, such as it was with the ancients, will be revived again by the Lord after his coming; because this love is from the Lord alone, and is the portion of those who from him, by means of the Word, are made spiritual.- "The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love", Emanuel Swedenborg.
- "On the Significance of Science and Art from What to Do?", Count Lyof N. Tolstoi.
The Council of Ancients were ushered into the Gallery of Mars, and, the minority having by this time recovered from their surprise, a stormy debate forthwith commenced touching the events of the preceding day.- "The History of Napoleon Buonaparte", John Gibson Lockhart.