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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 333

ANNALS OP ROGER BE HOVEDEN. A.D. 1169. a time, in order that peace might be restored unto thè Church. Again, another objection that he takes, ascribing to himself the title of father, is, that it seems to savour of arrogance for sons to meet together for the condemnation of their father, a thing that they ought by no means to do. But, if he reaUy had been a father, in the first place his humility would have moderated the pride of his sons, in order that hatred of the father might not spring up in those sons. Therefore, most holy fathers, it is clear from what is stated above, that our adversary ought to fail in his pretences, being actuated by the malignity of his hatred alone, and supported by no reasonable grounds whatsoever, and inasmuch as the care of all the churches is known at present to rest upon ourselves." When Thomas, the archbishop of Canterbury, and some of his fellow-exiles, came to an interview with the legates, on the octave of Saint Martin, between Gisors and Trie, the legates discoursed at length with the archbishop on the Christian charity of our lord the pope, the anxiety which the Boman Church had hitherto manifested in his behalf, their own labours and the perils of their journey, the mighty power of the king of England, the necessities of the Church, the wickedness of the times, the love and kindness which the king of England had manifested towards him, and the honor which the king had always paid him. They also added the complaints, and the injuries which the king of England complained that he had suffered at his bauds, laying it to his charge, among other things, that he had excited the king of the Franks to wage war against him, and sought his advice how they might be enabled to appease such vast indignation, because they were well aware that no remedy could be applied to such dangers without great humility, moderation, and marks of respect. But the arehbishop of Canterbury, in all humility and meekness of spirit, after duly returning thanks to our lord the pope and to them, made answer to each point, upon true and probable grounds, showing the emptiness of the king's complaints, and fully explaining the injuries and intolerable losses of the Church. And, inasmuch as they required of him humility and' marks of respect, he answered that he would most willingly show all humility, and the greatest possible honor and respect, saving always the honor of God, the Bberties of the Church,

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