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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.


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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.
page 77

of the chieftain, the army follows, which has never given way, but has gone before in the strength of the Holy Spirit To bear the burden of Tyre it is now the duty of valiant men to try their strength, and daily to contend ; spontaneously to be graced with the glories of the warfare. But as to the persons who are about to engage in this conflict, there is need of hardy champions, not effeminate epicures. For it is not those who pamper their flesh with many luxuries who purchase God with their prayers. The wood of the cross, &c. [as lefore.y* Fresh Philistines once more, the cross captured of Him who was condemned, have taken the ark of God, the ark of the New Testament, the substance of the ancient type, in succession the type of the substance. But as it is clear that these are the forerunners of Antichrist, to whom Christ would have resistance made, what answer at the coming of Christ is he to make who shall not have resisted them ? The wood of the cross, &c. The despiser of the cross is trampBng on the cross, whence overwhelmed the faith sends forth groans. "Who for vengeance does not shout aloud ? At the same value which each man sets upon the faith let him ransom the cross, M by the cross any one has been ransomed. Those who have but little sUver, if found to be faithful, with pure faith let them be content. Sufficient provision for the journey is the body of the Lord for him who defends the cross. The wood of the cross, &c. Christ, on deBvering himself to the torturer, has made a loan to the sinner ; if then, sinner, thou wBt not die for Him who died for thee, thou dost but poorly pay the debt to thy Creator. WeB may he be indignant to whom thou dost refuse to bend, whBe, tortured in the wine-press of the cross as a victim for thee, to thee he extends his arms, and thou wilt not receive his embrace. The wood of the cross, &c. When thou hast listened to what is my request, take up thy cross and make thy vow and say, * To Him do I commend myself, who gave His body and His Bfe, as a victim to die for me.' The wood of the cross, &c." A Letter of the same pope to the prelates of churches. " Gregory, the bishop, servant of the servants of God, to all prelates of churches to whom these presents shall come, health and the ApostoBc benediction. Inasmuch as it is especiaBy the duty of bishops to aid the afflicted and distressed, and God, 7 9 This is the refrain of the composition.

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