Life of Thomas À Becket

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Sheldon, 1860 - 246 pages
 

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Page 120 - See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.
Page i - History of Latin Christianity ; including that of the Popes to the Pontificate of Nicholas V.
Page 20 - The well-known anecdote best illustrates their intimate familiarity. As they rode through the streets of London on a bleak winter day they met a beggar in rags. " Would it not be charity," said the king, " to give that fellow a cloak, and cover him from the cold ? " Becket assented ; on which the king plucked the rich furred mantle from the shoulders of the struggling Chancellor and threw it, to the amazement and admiration of the bystanders, no doubt to the secret envy of the courtiers at this proof...
Page 64 - Concerning appeals, if they should occur, they ought to proceed from the archdeacon to the bishop, from the bishop to the archbishop. And if the archbishop should...
Page 235 - From beginning to end it was a strife for the authority, the immunities, the possessions of the clergy. The liberty of the Church was the exemption of the clergy from law ; the vindication of their separate, exclusive, distinctive existence from the rest of mankind. It was a sacrifice to the deified self; not the individual self, but self as the centre and representative of a great corporation. Here and there in the long full correspondence there is some slight allusion to the miseries of the people...
Page 203 - ... all these things will I give unto thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
Page i - The Works of Quintus Horatius Flaccus, illustrated chiefly from the Remains of Ancient Art. With a Life, by the Rev. HENRY HART MILMAN, Canon of St.
Page 126 - Vezelay aucun de ces sujets que les ames tendres aimeraient à retracer, tels que le pardon accordé au repentir, la récompense du juste, etc. ; mais, au contraire, je vois Samuel égorgeant Agag ; des diables écartelant des damnés ou les entraînant dans l'abîme; puis des animaux horribles , des monstres hideux, des têtes grimaçantes , exprimant ou les souffrances des réprouvés ou la joie des habitans de l'enfer.
Page 229 - Legates for that especial purpose, Henry swore on the Gospels that he had neither commanded nor desired the death of Becket ; that it had caused him sorrow, not joy ; he had not grieved so deeply for the death of his father or his mother.
Page 56 - The archdeacons kept the most watchful and inquisitorial superintendence over the laity, but every offence was easily commuted for a pecuniary fine, which fell to them. The King complained that they levied a revenue from the sins of the people equal to his own, yet that the public morals were only more deeply and irretrievably depraved. He then demanded that all clerks accused of heinous crimes should be immediately degraded and handed over to the officers of...

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