The Works of the Late William Robertson; To Which Is Prefixed, an Account of His Life and Writings Volume 3
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. 1826 edition. Excerpt: ...of that pontiff. Per triduum ante portam castri, deposito omni regio cultu, miserabiliter, utpote discalceatus, et laneis iudutus, persistens, non prius cum multo fletu apostolical miserationis auxilium, et consolationem implorari dcstitit, quam omnes qui ibi aderant, et ad quos rumor ille pervenit, ad tantam pietatem, et compassionis misericordiam movit, ut pro eo multis precibus et lacrymis intercedentes, omnes quidem insolitam nostrae mentis duritiem mirarentur; nonnulli vero in nobis non apostolicae sedis gravitatem, sed quasi tyrannical feritatis crudelitatem esse clamarunt. Epist. Gregor. ap. Memorie della Contessa Matilda da Fran. Mar. Fiorentini. Lucca, 1756. vol. i. p. 171. supporting the pretensions of the popes, and the latter defending the rights of the emperor, kept Germany and Italy Theimpe-m perpetual agitation during three centuries. A rial autho-regular system for humbling the emperors and cir nty gra-.... dually cumscribing their power was formed, and adhered 0 mes' to uniformly throughout that period. The popes, the free states in Italy, the nobility, and ecclesiastics of Germany, were all interested in its success; and notwithstanding the return of some short intervals of vigour, under the administration of a few able emperors, the imperial au, _ thority continued to decline. During the anarchy A.D.1256. &, T i or the long interregnum subsequent to the death of William of Holland, it dwindled down almost to nothing. Rodulph of Hapsburgh, the founder of the house A. D. 1273. 0f Austria, and who first opened the way to its future grandeur, was at length elected emperor, not that he might re-establish and extend the imperial authority, but because his territories and influence were so inconsiderable as to excite no jealousy...
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