A General History of the Christian Church: From the Fall of the Western Empire to the Present Time, Volume 3

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Page 404 - In obedience to this bull, the Primate sent monitory letters to the superiors of all convents and religious houses in his province, admonishing and commanding them, by the authority he had received from the Pope, to reform themselves and their subjects from certain vices, of which they were said to be guilty. The monitory letter that was sent on this occasion to the Abbot of St. Alban's is published in Wilkins's Concilia, vol. iii. p. 632. If that Abbot and his monks were stained with all the odious...
Page 458 - Christianity, how, I ask, how shall we meet the papists? With what face can we tax them with cruelty? How dare we say, Our weapons are not carnal? How can we any longer urge, Let both grow together till the harvest? Let us cease to boast that faith cannot be compelled, and that conscience ought to be free.
Page 414 - Lord, 1503 ; was nephew to the Earl of Arran by his father, and to the Duke of Albany by his mother; and was also related to King James V.
Page 309 - ... extinguish the flame, he cast his eyes on two bottles in a corner of the room, one of which was full of oil, and the other of water ; and in his hurry, he unfortunately seized on the oil, and poured it upon the fire, which made it blaze so violently that he was forced to walk off: On his back was written Leo X.
Page 308 - Augsburg, in 1530, at the time when the Lutherans presented their confession of faith to that assembly. As the princes were at table, a company of persons offered to act a small comedy for the entertainment of the company. They were ordered to begin ; and first entered a man in the dress of a doctor, who brought a large quantity of small wood, of straight and crooked billets, and laid it on the middle of the hearth, and retired.
Page 309 - ... till he made it burn, and went away, having upon his frock the name of Luther. A fourth entered dressed like an emperor, who, seeing the...
Page 404 - One of thefe crimes was, that he had turned all the modell women out of the two nunneries of Pray and Sapwell, (over which he pretended to have a...
Page 458 - Lacso, with the congregation of foreigners that came out of England with him, in an extremely rigorous season of the year; having done a great many such exploits, all contrary to the genius of Christianity, how, I ask, how shall we meet the papists?
Page 403 - March 1490., in which he acquaints him, that he had heard with great grief from perfons worthy of credit, that the monks of all the different orders in England had grievoufly degenerated;

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