From the Thames to the Tiber

From the Thames to the Tiber

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Excerpt: ... At first his career as a preacher was not marked by any unusual event, nor did he meet with great success, but on his appointment to the Duomo, crowds came to listen to his preaching, and indeed so eloquent did he become and so effective that, at times, his discourses were interrupted by the masses of the people sobbing and crying in their pews. He became so popular that the people pressed round him in the streets to kiss his garments. He went forth like a flaming herald of the cross in p. 94 defiance of pope, cardinal or priest. It is stated that under his influence the morals of the city became purified. The children were specially cared for, as many as 8,000 at one time were banded together in a sort of republic, and were calledshow more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236707729
  • 9781236707727