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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 327

to bear for their mother church. For he who shall withhold it on the occasion of so unjust an attack, beyond all doubt ought to be esteemed as unfaithful, and worse than urifaithful, and one against whom right would demand that all the faithful should wage war even unto the death. Nor indeed can this course be productive of any danger, inasmuch as the truth is clear, and according to the saying, is manifest even to the blind.8 3 But inasmuch as he is cursed who withdraws his sword from blood, and the evil-doer is to be scourged in order that the wise man may be instructed to his salvation ; whoever does not meet the parricide with a stone and a sword, renders himself subject to the curses of the law. For he appears to give his consent thereto, who does not, when he can, reason with, or hinder him who commits such excesses. And, in order that it may not be more stringently demanded at our hands, if we any longer conceal from ourselves the great and manifest errors of those who persecute the Church and whom now for a period of nearly a whole five years, we have endured with great long-suffering, in hopes that they might come to a feeling of repentance, we denounce to your brotherhood as publicly , excommunicated, Geoffrey,84 archdeacon of Canterbury, and Robert his vicar, Bichard de Ivechester, William Giffard, Earl Hugh, Bichard de Lucy, Adam de Cheringes, as also those who against the rules of the sacred canons have received ecclesiastical offices or benefices from lay hands, or taken unlawful possession of them of their own authority ; and likewise those who hinder the messages of our lord the pope, and of ourselves, from treating the necessities of the Church. We do therefore, by the authority of our lord the pope, and of ourselves,command you that you will hold, and will cause to beheld throughout your bishopric, these persons in suchwise as the discipline of the sacred canons has prescribed in the case of persons solemnly excommunicated. We bid your brotherhood farewell in the Lord, and may it remember in the prayers of the holy to pray for us and the cause of God which is in our hands." In the same year, Guido de Lusignan slew Patrick, earl of Salisbury, when returning on a pilgrimage from Saint Jago [of ComposteHa] ; in consequence of which, Henry, king of 8 3 In the original, "lippiset tonsoribas patens;" literally, "manifest to the blear-eyed, and the barbers." It is not clear what can have been the origin of this saying, if the text is correct. 8 1 He has been previously called Gilbert.

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