Illustrations of the History of Medieval Thought and Learning

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Society for promoting Christian knowledge, 1920 - Church policy - 327 pages
 

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Page 7 - corrupted the youth of the realm in erecting a grammar-school : and whereas, before, our fore-fathers had no other books but the score and the tally, thou hast caused printing to be us'd; and, contrary to the King, his crown, and dignity, thou hast built a papermill. It will be proved to thy face, that thou hast men about thee, that usually talk of a noun, and a verb, and such abominable words as no Christian ear can endure to hear.
Page 31 - Moses' seat : all therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do ; but do not ye after their works : for they say, and do not.
Page 212 - Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.
Page 186 - I found them as before, and where they were before ; nor did they appear to have reached the goal in unravelling the old questions, nor had they added one jot of a proposition.
Page 30 - Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh ; yea though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.
Page 15 - Yea, said they, we have it and are ready to impart to any that rightly seek it in the name of the Lord. When therefore he had enquired what they would have in return for it, they answered, Only proper places and noble souls, and such things as we cannot travel without, food and wherewith to clothe ourselves.
Page 181 - I'Eveque] a man whose training was deficient almost in nothing, who had more heart even than speech, more knowledge than skill, more truth than vanity, more virtue than show: and the things I had learned from others I collected all again from him, and certain things too I learned which I had not before heard and which appertain to the Quadrivium, wherein formerly I had for some time followed the German Hardwin. I read also again rhetoric, which aforetime I had scarce understood when it was treated...
Page 14 - Gaul, men learned without compare, as well in secular as in sacred writings ; who, since they showed nothing for sale, kept crying to the crowd that gathered to buy, ' If any man is desirous of wisdom, let him come to us and receive it ; for we have it to sell.
Page 14 - the illustrious Charles had begun to reign alone in the western parts of the world, and the study of letters was everywhere well-nigh forgotten, in such sort that the worship of the true God declined, it chanced that two Scots from Ireland lighted with the British merchants on the coast of Gaul, men learned without compare, as well in secular as in sacred writings ; who, since they...
Page 203 - ... from tyranny. So soon as he begins to act the tyrant, is it not plain that he falls from the dignity granted to him? since it is evident that he has first broken that contract by virtue of which he was appointed. If one should engage a man for a fair wage to tend swine, and he find means not to tend but to steal them, would one not remove him from his charge?

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