A General History of the Christian Era: The Papacy and the empire. 8th and 9th ed. 1913

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Page 356 - No freeman may be taken, or imprisoned, or disseised, or outlawed, or banished, or in any way destroyed, nor will we go against him, or send against him, except by the lawful judgment of his peers, or by the law of the land. To none will we sell or deny or delay right or justice.
Page 92 - Patrick), and to the examination of the prelate thereof. But if there, by him and his wise men, a cause of this nature cannot easily be made up, we have decreed, it shall be sent to the See Apostolic, that is to say, to the chair of the Apostle Peter, which hath the authority of the city of Rome.
Page 66 - It entered above all into that sphere within which the individual will of the freeman had been till now supreme, the sphere of the home ; it curtailed his powers over child and wife and slave ; it forbade infanticide, the putting away of wives, or cruelty to the serf. It challenged almost every social conception ; it denied to the king his heritage of the blood of the gods ; it proclaimed slavery an evil, war an evil, manual labour a virtue.
Page 9 - NOW in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene, Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.
Page 331 - Dost thou not know," was the message which Geoffrey sent to his father, " that it is our proper nature, planted in us by inheritance from our ancestors, that none of us "should love the other, but that ever brother should strive with brother and son against father ? I would not that thou shouldst deprive us of our hereditary right nor vainly seek to rob us of our nature.
Page 141 - Leo suddenly placed a precious crown on his head, and the dome resounded with the acclamations of the people, long life and victory to Charles, the most pious Augustus, crowned by God, the great and pacific emperor of the Romans.
Page 253 - I have loved justice, and hated iniquity: therefore I die in exile...
Page 385 - ... pride, and grandeur its haughty disdain; to which those who had riches and power came to learn only to make use of them with moderation and generosity. As the education of the people was formed upon the example of the higher classes of society, the generous sentiments of chivalry spread themselves by degrees through all ranks, and mingled with the character of the European nations ; gradually, there arose against those who were wanting in their duties of knighthood, a general opinion, more severe...
Page 273 - be thou my witness that the Holy Roman Church called me against my will to govern it! As thy representative I have received from God the power to bind and loose in heaven and upon earth. Full of this conviction, for the honor and defense of thy church, I deny to King Henry, who with unheard-of pride has risen against thy church, the government of Germany and of Italy. I absolve all Christians from the oaths of fidelity they have taken or may take to him; and I forbid that...
Page 419 - The sheriffs were directed to return two knights from each shire, two citizens from each city, and two burgesses from each borough to meet in London on the 2Oth of January, 1265.

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