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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 97

96 ANJSAIS OF BOGEB BE HOTEBEJST. A.D. 1188. But inasmuch, as it is universaBy agreed upon as being most expedient, it befits us to give aB due attention both to the king's salvation, to the reformation of the state of the before-named church, and to the preservation of peace forthe bishop himseB, we deem it proper that we should employ your circumspection to aid us therein ; thereforewe do, bytheseApostoBc writings, command and enjoin your discretion, that, on receiving these our letters, meeting together, as befits prudent and discreet men, you wiB repair to the presence of our most dearly-beloved son in Christ, WiBiam, the iBustrious king of Scotland, and dBigently advise, and urgently press him to put an end to the rancour of his indignation against the before-named bishop, and herein not to despise the Church of Rome, which has now for a long time deferred to the wishes of his serene highness, but without delay wholesomely to obey and humbly to assent to the advice of it and of yourselves, in such manner as befits his royal glory and his salvation, and to allow thé beforenamed bishop to hold in peace the above-mentioned diocese of Saint Andrew's ; inasmuch as he is bound by the duties of the kingly dignity not to disperse the churches with their shepherds, but rather to cherish them ; not to despise them, but to love them ; not to persecute them, but to defend them. But if, which God forbid, he shall, to the perB of his own salvation, think proper to resist this Apostolic advice, then, by the ApostoBc authority, you are to inform him, that, within twenty days, without any obstacle arising from appeal, sentence of interdict will be pronounced by you against the kingdom of his highness, and against his own person, as also all the abettors of his majesty. Those also who have remained obedient to Hugh, and have given him encouragement in his obstinacy, after the ApostoBc See had removed him for ever from the diocese of Saint Andrew's, and had pronounced sentence of excommunication against him, you are to smite with a Bke sentence, and, pubBcly pronouncing them to be excommunicated, are to cause them to be strictly avoided by others, until they shaB have returned to obedience to the Church, and sought the benefit of absolution from the said bishop : and further, you are, in conformity with the usage of the Church, to make purification and sanctification of the altars and chalices, with which the said Hugh has, since he has been placed under sentence of excommunication, celebrated Divine service. You are also in Bke manner to repair to the church of Saint Andrew's, and, convoking the

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