Adelaide, Queen of Italy; Or, the Iron Crown. an Historical Tale

Adelaide, Queen of Italy; Or, the Iron Crown. an Historical Tale

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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. 189? edition. Excerpt: ...Berenger, or as to the fact, that both the Duke of Ivrea himself, as well as all those who followed his banners, were infected with sentiments of animosity to the Church, and all equally desirous to deprive the Pontiff, bishops, and abbots, of principalities, of power, wealth, and lands. It was whilst urging her reasons upon the king for looking calmly and dispassionately into the facts she mentioned, that Adelaide happened to say: " Lothair, you know my respect and esteem for you. You are aware that as one betrothed to me I ever manifested the greatest deference for you; but, bear this fact in mind, that the only man Adelaide will ever accept before the altar as her husband is one who will not merely declare but prove himself to be a champion of God, of the Church, and of the temporal sovereignty as well as the spiritual supremacy of the Pope." " And which, from boyhood, I ever avowed myself to be," said Lothair. " You have professed these principles," observed Adelaide; " but how are you to act upon them? Not with the mere sword, but with the mind, --with all those powers of reasoning which you possess. Care, caution, deliberation, are required in the field as in the council; but more in the latter than in the former." "And how am I deficient in care, in caution, or in deliberation?" asked Lothair. "By your readiness to place implicit confidence in Berenger, who, if report speaks truly, is, by his anti-papal, and anti-church principles, not your friend, but your most formidable adversary. Remember what Father Martin has told you of the conspiracy of nobles against the Pope, and of the desire of those irreligious nobles to despoil the Church. Remember, too, what Gisella has said of that conspiracy, and of her belief, from what her repentant son...show more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236667468
  • 9781236667465