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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 514

A.D. 1200. STORY OF THE PHILOSOPHER SECTODT/S. 513 be believed on his oath as to this or any other sums due whatever, nor shall he be received ; 7 8 nor shall his master be believed, or to be listened to as to the said debt, unless by favour, and at the desire of the king, in conformity with the law and custom of the exchequer. In the same year, John, king pJtLEnylaad,-8old~for- five thousandmaiks, to "WjUiam_de.lBraQse,ihe_whole.of the lands o^PHjnjrdii VVorcesterTand the whole of the lands of TheobaldTîtz-WàltêrTlnlreland. On this, Philip, with difflculty escaping from the hands of the king, returned into Ireland, passing through the territories of the king of the Scots, and recovered part of his lands by waging war [against the king]. Also Theobald Pitz-Walter, by the mediation of Hubert, archbishop of Canterbury, his brother, paid to William de Braose five hundred marks, in order to regain possession of his lands, and did homage to him for the same. Of the Philosopher Seeundus and his determined silence. In 19 the time of Adrianflourished the phflosopher Secundus, who phBosophized, keeping sUence aB the time, and leading the Bfe of a Pythagorean.80 Por, when a Bttle chBd, having been sent there81 to be taught, he had heard among the Scots, that every woman is a harlot and unchaste. At length, becoming perfected in philosophy, he returned to his country, foBowing the usual customs of a person on a pilgrimage, carrying a staff and a waBet, with the hair of his head and his beard growing long. [On his return] he was entertained in his own house, no one of the servants recognizing him, nor yet his own mother ; and, wishing to prove, as to women, if what he had heard was true, he caBed one of the maid-servants, and promised her ten pieces of gold if she would induce his mother [to comply with his desires] ; on which, yielding assent to the maid's proposal, she had him introduced to her in the evening. And whereas she supposed that she was about to have carnal connexion with him, he embraced her just 1 8 In the character of steward or seneschal to any lord. n How this account of the philosopher Secundus and his maxims came to be inserted here, or for what purpose, it is impossible to say. It has nothing to do with the narrative. 8 0 Probably abstaining from flesh. 8 1 This was a singular school for the education of a child, in the time of Adrian or his predecessors. VOL. II. 1 1'

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