Ulrich Von Hutten; Imperial Poet and Orator the Great Knightly Reformer of the 16th Century

Ulrich Von Hutten; Imperial Poet and Orator the Great Knightly Reformer of the 16th Century

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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. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...body of which the Emperor is the head, to be brought in chains to Rome, without trial or judgment. 'And for what crime? They themselves confess that there is none. But for what reason? Because I have proclaimed the Christian truth, protested against the novel inventions of the Pope, vindicated the ancient liberty of the Empire, . and especially because I have diminished their receipts, and the profits of their spoliation. If this is a crime, let me, at least, be judged and punished by you, my only sovereign. What would become of Germany, if we could no longer, either serve you without peril, or undertake without danger the affairs of the country? And what would become of religion, if we were forced to put the paltry Romanist traditions above the divine commands? Would to God you could behold what indignation that violence excites, with what passion we await, at your hands, justice and vengeance! Each one feels himself threatened. Is it not truly an atrocious, an unheard-of thing, to wish to chain a man, to torture him, to kill without hearing him? (30.) Yes, I have attacked, I shall unceasingly attack, the enemies of the truth, the oppressors of public liberty, the maligners of your dignity. It is my duty to watch over your dignity; my religion, to love my country. In all this, I have no private interest to serve. Truly, my conscience vindicates me, and I have confidence in your justice. Your interest is mine, my cause yours; if you abandon me, you are lost. After that first concession, you can no longer refuse anything to their insatiable pretensions; else they will overthrow you, as they have overthrown so many of your predecessors. What have they not wrested from the Empire by stratagem and by force? They have made emperors kiss their feet;...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236495799
  • 9781236495792