The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V.: With a View of the Progress of Society in Europe, from the Subversion of the Roman Empire, to the Beginning of the Sixteenth Century. : In Four Volumes, Volume 2

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A. Strahan; T. Cadell ... and J. Balfour, at Edinburgh., 1787 - Europe - 412 pages

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Page 110 - ... some more solid foundation of knowledge and of piety, in the holy scriptures. Having found a copy of the Bible., which lay neglected in the library of his monastery, he...
Page 74 - Imperial sceptre must be committed to some hand more powerful than mine, or that of any other German Prince. We possess neither dominions, nor revenues, nor authority, which enable us to encounter such a formidable enemy. Recourse must be had in this exigency to one of the rival monarchs.
Page 106 - Peter, and to his successors the popes, who may open it at pleasure, and, by transferring a portion of this superabundant merit to any particular person for a sum of money, may convey to him either the pardon of his own sins, or a release for any one in whose happiness he is interested, from the pains of purgatory.
Page 108 - Lo ! the heavens are open ; if you enter not now, when will you enter ? For twelve pence you may redeem the soul of your father out of purgatory ; and are you so ungrateful, that you will not rescue your parent from torment ? If you had but one coat, you ought to strip yourself instantly, and sell it, in order to purchase such benefits, &c.
Page 165 - ... of Europe. In this solitude, where he remained nine months, and which he frequently called his Patmos, after the name of that...
Page 265 - ... ordered one of his attendants to place him under a tree, with his face towards the enemy ; then fixing his eyes on the guard of his sword, which he held up instead of a cross, he addressed his prayers to God, and in this posture, which became his character both as a soldier and as a Christian, he calmly awaited the approach of death.
Page 108 - That the efficacy of indulgences was so great, that the most heinous sins, even if one should violate (which was impossible) the mother of God, would be remitted and expiated by them, and the person be freed both from punishment and guilt.
Page 107 - ... even from such as are reserved for the cognizance of the holy see; and as far as the...
Page 162 - I am lawfully called," said he, " to appear in that city, and thither will I go in the name of the Lord, though as many devils as there are tiles on the houses were there combined against me.
Page 163 - The reception which he met with at Worms, was such as he might have reckoned a full reward of all his labours, if vanity and the love of applause had been the principles by which he was influenced. Greater crowds assembled to behold him, than had appeared- at the emperor's public entry; his apartments •were daily filled with princes and personages of the highest rank...

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