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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 445

ANNALS OF ROGER BE HOYEBEN. A.D. 1198. remain for two years at least. For, although daily anxieties in behalf of all the churches are pressing upon us, still, this in especial do we conceive as one of our anxieties, our desire to apply every energy to the rescue of the lands of the East ; lest if succour should chance to be delayed, the bruch" may devour the residue of the locust, and the last state become worse than the first. But, that we may not seem to lay grievous and insupportable burdens on the shoulders of other men, and to be unwilling with our finger to move the same, saying so much, and domg little or nothing at aB, and, inasmuch as he who both does and teaches is to be called great in the kingdom of heaven, after the example of Him who began to do and to teach, to the end that we, who, unworthy as we are to act as His vicars upon earth, may set a good example to others, we have determined, both in person and in deed, to aid the Holy Land ; and have appointed our dearly beloved son, Stephen, cardhial priest and titular of Saint Praxedes, and Peter, cardinal deacon and titular of Saint Mary in Via lata, legates of the ApostoBc See, men fearers of God, famous for their knowledge and their probity, powerful both in word and deed, and whom, among our other brethren, we do in especial love and esteem, after having, with our own hand, placed upon them the sign of the cross, humbly and devoutly to precede the army of the Lord, and not to be supported by offerings given through charity, but at our own cost, and at that of* our brethren ; by whom also we have determined upon sending other avaBble aid to the said land. Wherefore, in the meantime, we have sent the said Peter, cardinal deacon and titular of Saint Mary in Via lata,20 unto the presence of our most dearly beloved sons in Christ, the most Blustrious kings, Philip, king of the Pranks, and Bichard, king of the EngBsh, for the purpose of effecting a reconcBiation between them, or at least obtaining a truce for five years, and exhorting the people to obedience to Him crucified : and whom, as legate to the Apostolic See, we wiB and command to be honored by aB, and obedience to be humbly shewn to his mandates and enactments. But the aforesaid Stephen, cardinal priest and titular of Saint Praxedes, we are about to send to Venice, to obtain succour for the Holy Land. Moreover, by the common advice of our brethren, we have resolved, and do strictly 1 9 This seems to have been an ancient proverb. The " bruchus " was a kind of small locust ; it seems to have no name in the English language. 2 0 He is also called cardinal of Capua.

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