View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages. with Additions from Recent Writers by W. Smith

View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages. with Additions from Recent Writers by W. Smith

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ... manifestly broke his engagement. 6. It ts very loosely worded, and not directed to evident that in this he acted by the advice any individuals. Lenfant, t. i. p. 59. 2. and sanction of the council, who thus be-This pass however was binding upon the came accessory to the guilt of his treachery. emperor himself, and was so considered by The great moral to be drawn from the him, when he remonstrated against the story of John Huss's condemnation is, that arrest of Huss. Id. p. 73, 83. 3. t was no breach of faith can be excused by our not binding on the council, who possessed opinion of ill desert in the party, or by a no temporal power, but had a right to decide narrow interpretation of our own engagements. Every capitulation ought to be If the letter kllletli. tlw Rplrtt should give construed favourably for the weaker side. life, to such cases It Is emphatically true that, 19. It was not, however, necessary, for any government of tolerable energy to seek the reform of those abuses which affected the independence of national churches, and the integrity of their regular discipline, at the hands of a general council. Whatever difficulty there might be in overturning the principles founded on the decretals of Isidore, and sanctioned by the prescription of many centuries, the more flagrant encroachments of papal tyranny were fresh innovations, some within the actual generation, others easily to be traced up, and continually disputed. The principal European nations determined, with different degrees indeed of energy, to make a stand against the despotism of Rome. In this resistance England was not only the first engaged, but the most consistent; her free parliament preventing, as far as the times permitted, that wavering policy to which a court more

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