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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.
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appeal within such lirnited time, then the bishop is to be at liberty to use his own authority. And if, in any matter, any person shall make an appeal, and on his making his appearance who was appealed against, he who has appealed shall neglect to appear, then, in case he shall have any property, he is to make a competent return for the costs of the other, that so, at least, being deterred, a person may not be too ready to appeal to the detriment of another. But in especial, in places of religious orders, we wish this to be observed, that neither monks, nor any religious whatsoever, when they are to receive correction for any excesses, are to presume to appeal against the regular discipline of their prelate and chapter, but humbly and dutifully to receive what they know is enjoined them for the more effectually securing their salvation. Mow prelates are to le entertained by their subjects. " Whereas the Apostle32 ordered that'he and his followers should be sustained by the labours of their own hands, in order that he might leave no room for preaching to false apostles, and might not be burdensome to those to whom he preached, it is known to be a great grievance and one deserving of correction, that some of our brethren and fellowbishops prove so expensive in their enteirteinment to those subject to them, that for reasons of this nature the subjects are compelled to expose for sale the very ornaments of their churches, and a short hour consumes the food earned in a long time ; we do, therefore, enact, that archbishops visiting their provinces shall, according to the different character of the provinces and the means of the churches, under no circumstance exceed a retinue of forty or fifty horses, bishops twenty or thirty, cardinals twenty or five-and-twenty, while archdeacons are to Be content with five or seven, and deans with two horses. And further, they are not to go about with hounds and hawks, or to require sumptuous entertainments, but to receive with thankfulness that which shall properly and consistently with the entertainer's means, be provided for them. We do also forbid that bishops shall presume to oppress their subjects with tal - lages or exactions, and so conduct themselves as to appear to seek not what is their own, but what belongs to Jesus Christ. For, as the Apostle says, ' The children ought not to lay up for 3 2 Saint Paul. VOL. I. Κ κ

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