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Roger De Hoveden The Annals vol.1., From A.D. 732 To A.D. 1180.


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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.1., From A.D. 732 To A.D. 1180.
page 248

A.D. 1110. DEATH OF TCRSTIX. 237 Nigel, bishop of Ely, from his see, as he was the nephew of the above-named bishop of Salisbury; in consequence of which relationship' he had become an object of the king's hatred. As to where the king was at the feast of the Nativity, or where at Easter, it matters not to say. Eor now, courts held in regal state, and the pomp of royalty, handed down from the ancient line of kings, were utterly put an end to, the vast amount of treasures had been entirely expended, there was no such thing as peace in the kingdom, all quarters were threatened with slaughter, conflagration, and rapine. Shrieks, grief, and terror re-echoed in tones like thunder on every side, and in every place there were the tumultuous alarms of depredation and violence. In consequence of this, the following Elegiac lines were composed :— " Who shall give me a spring, for what else but a spring of tears do I need,, that with tears I may bewail the wicked deeds of my native land ? A darkness hath eome upon it, sent from the depths of hell, which in lowering clouds covers the face of this realm ! Lo ! frenzy, shrieks, conflagrations, theft, rapine, slaughter, and bad faith, in strict alliance come rushing on ! At the present day men act the thief both towards the wealth and the owners of the wealth, and, strange kind of theft ! while sleeping in their very, castles they surprise them. Perjury is good faith, lying a noble act; even the betrayal of their lords is a deed worthy of men. The band of robbers breaks open temples and tombs, and even—oh shocking deed !—lays hands upon the priests. The anointed of the Lord, and women as well, they torture, and — oh shame !—that they may purchase their liberty, devise how to rack them with torments ! Eamine, therefore, comes on ajace ; their flesh consumed, to skin and bone reduced, they breathe forth their fleeting souls ! Who can give sepulture to crowds so vast of the dying ? Behold the face of heU, and a calamity its Bke !" In the same year, king Stephen gave Northumbria to Henry, the son of David, king of the Scots. In the same year died Turstin, archbishop of York, on whose decease there immediately arose a division in the ehureh of York, as to the election of an archbishop. For some of the canons made choice of 7 '· Progeniem," in the text, hinting that he was son of the bishop of Salisbury.

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