On the State of Man Subsequent to the Promulgation of Christianity, Volume 3

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John W. Parker and Son, 1852
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Page 153 - This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
Page 12 - God, may they more familiarly resort to the places to which they have been accustomed. And because they have been used to slaughter many oxen in the sacrifices to devils, some solemnity must be exchanged for them on this account; as that, on the day of the dedication, or the nativities of the holy martyrs, whose relics are there deposited, they may build themselves huts of the boughs of trees, about those churches which have been turned to that use from temples...
Page 253 - The clergy, contented with a very slight degree of learning, could hardly stammer out the words of the sacraments ; and a person who understood grammar was an object of wonder and astonishment.
Page 253 - The commonalty, left unprotected, became a prey to the most powerful, who amassed fortunes, by either seizing on their property, or by selling their persons into foreign countries...
Page 253 - ... than to the accumulation of wealth. There was one custom, repugnant to nature, which they adopted ; namely, to sell their female servants when pregnant by them, and after they had satisfied their lust, either to public prostitution, or foreign slavery.
Page 283 - where two or three were gathered together in his name, he would be in the midst of them...
Page 180 - I have inserted this narrative of the Aquitanian to the intent that what is reported of Gerbert should not seem wonderful to any person ; which is, that he cast, for his own purposes, the head of a statue, by a certain inspection of the stars when all the planets were about to begin their courses, which spake not unless spoken to, but then pronounced the truth, either in the affirmative or negative. For instance, when Gerbert would say, " Shall I be pope ?" the statute would reply, " Yes." " Am I...

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