A Complete History of the Popes of Rome: From Saint Peter, the First Bishop, to Pius the Ninth, the Present Pope, Including the History of Saints, Martyrs, Fathers, of the Church, Religious Orders, Cardinals, Inquisitions, Schisms, and the Great Reformers
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Page 315 - I, Galileo, in the seventieth year of my age, being on my knees before the most eminent lords, having before my eyes the holy gospel, which I touch with my own hands, abjure, detest, and curse the error and heresy of the motion of the earth.
Page 399 - as perverse, destructive of every principle of religion, and even of probity ; as injurious to Christian morality, pernicious to civil society, seditious, dangerous to the rights of the nation, the nature of the royal power, and the safety of the persons of sovereigns; as fit to excite the greatest troubles in states, to form
Page 430 - The restoration of the imperial throne was necessary for the happiness of the French; my sweetest thought is to render it at the same time useful to the
Page 121 - against Bohemia ; burn, massacre, make deserts every where, for nothing could be more agreeable to God, or more useful to the cause of kings, than the extermination of the Hussites." In consequence of the orders of the court of Rome, a
Page 430 - of my heart is to repay so much affection by the maintenance of an honourable tranquillity. The restoration of the imperial throne was necessary
Page 430 - arena is now opened to sovereigns, and I am the first to descend into it. After having presented to the world the
Page 430 - independence, the invariable principle of its policy will be the most absolute respect for the independence of other .nations. If such are, as I
Page 185 - blessed drunkards and bullies— ye blessed procurers, who gain orders by rendering foul services ? Go to the devil ye infamous wretches ! At the hour of your death will you dare present yourselves before Christ, full of wine, holding in your hand the gold which you have stolen, and having on your
Page 120 - to abolish slavery ; they call the people to liberty, that is, to the annihilation of kings and priests! Whilst there is still time, then,