Historic Oddities and Strange Events

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Methuen, 1891 - History - 372 pages

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Page 184 - Quapropter ad omnes de quorum fide et devotione confidimus nunc convertimur, rogantes vos et apostolica auctoritate admonentes ut quidquid Episcopi dehinc loquantur aut taceant, vos officium eorum quos aut simoniace promotos et ordinatos aut in crimine fornicationis jacentes cognoveritis, nullatenus recipiatis.
Page 88 - Consul that, if he would obtain his release, he would give such information as would lead to the discovery of the murderer or murderers. He received his freedom, and denounced, in return, several Jews
Page 161 - Milanese of all ranks was wounded by seeing the Bishop of Ostia enthroned in the middle, with Anselm of Lucca, the suffragan of Milan, upon his right, and their Archbishop degraded to the left of the Legate, and seated on a stool at his feet. Milan assembled at the ringing of the bells in all the churches, and the summons of an enormous brazen trumpet which shrieked through the streets. The fickle people asked if the Church of St. Ambrose was to be trodden under the foot of the Roman Pontiff. " 1...
Page 148 - When he was about to die, he went to the tomb where his wife and daughter lay, and had the stone removed. Then he addressed them thus, — ' My dear ones, with whom I lived so long in love, make room for me, for this is my grave, and in death we shall not be divided.
Page 147 - Ambrose himself. Married bishops had been common, and saintly married prelates not unknown. St. Severus of Ravenna had a wife and daughter, and though the late biographer asserts that he lived with his wife as with a sister after he became a bishop, this statement is probably made to get over an awkward fact.2 When he was about to 1 " Qui unius mulieris, aut uxoris, aut concubinae (ut ei placuerit) sit conjunctione contentus.

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