A baseless legend relates that he composed the Quicunque Vult while hiding here in a cistern.
From this it is a short step to say with the Quicumque vult that the Spirit proceeds from the Son, while guarding the idea that the Father is the one fountain of Deity.
Athanasius," is more accurately designated by its first words Quicumque vult.'
These dates are given in the following memorial distich with a frank indifference to quantity and metre "Vult Crux, Lucia, Cinis, Charismata dia Quod det vota pia quarta sequens feria."
Quos vult perdere dementat. *