The Works of Richard Hurd, Lord Bishop of Worcester (5)

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 164 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1811 Excerpt: ...sibi constituat imperium, leges commutat, suas sancit; contaminate diripit, spoliat, fraudat, occidit, perditus homo ille (quern Antichristum vocare solentj in cujus fronte contumelies nomen scriptum est, " Deus sum, errare non possum," i?i templo Dei sedet, longe latdque dominatur. lb.--Reges decern pariter existunt--Decern Cornua--Cornuque parvulum--Quid hac prophetia apertius? p. 685. Sf.RMON tions during life, so it occupied his dying mo VII. ments; the Pope, and Antichrist, being, as he tells us, among the last words of this zealous prelate w. 7. The XIVth century affords many authorities in point; among which the immortal names of Dante x and Petrarch y are commonly w Matth. Paris, ad ami. 1253. p. 874. ed. Watts, 1640. x Purgat. 32. y Epistolarum sine titulo Liber. Ep. xvi. p. 130. Basil, 1581.--Many strokes in this epistle are, to the last degree, severe and caustic. Addressing himself to Rome, " Ilia equidem ipsa es, says he, quam in spiritu sacer vidit Evangelista.--Populi et gentes et lingua;, aqua; sunt super quas meretrix sedes; recognosce habitum. Mulier circumdata purpura, et coccino, et inaurata auro, et kvpide pretioso, et margaritis, habens poculum aureum in manu sua, plenum abominatione et immunditiu fornicationis ejus.--Audi reliqua. Et vidi (inquit) mulierein ebriam de sanguine sanctorum, et de sanguine martyrum Jesu. Quid siles?"--And so goes on to apply the prophecies of the Revelation to the church of Rome, in terms that furnish out a good comment on the famous verse in one of his poems--Gia Roma, hor Babylonia false e ria--Numberless passages in the writings of Petrarch speak of Rome, under the name of Babylon. But an equal stress is not to be laid on all of these. It should be remembered, that the Popes, in Petr...

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