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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.
page 307

296 AKÎtALS OF EOGEB DE HOTEDEN. A.D.1167. of your mind, we are rendered sad and sorrowful, and grieve that we are disappointed in our hopes and expectations ; particularly as we love you sincerely as our most dearly-beloved son in the Lord, and we see this great danger threatening you ; and inasmuch as it is written, ' Cry aloud, and spare not ; lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgression ;'66 and likewise, ' If thou dost not warn the wicked from his way, his blood will I require at thy hand ; '66* and by Jeremiah, the slothful man was ordered to be stoned with the dung of oxen. We have determined no longer to bear your hardness of heart as heretofore, to the detriment of justice and your own67 salvation ; nor will we for the future close the mouth of the said archbishop in any way, or prevent him from freely doing his duty, and avenging with the sword of ecclesiastical severity the wrongs which have been done to himself and to the Church entrusted to his charge. Now, as to the points which are contained in this letter relative to the matters before-mentioned, as also others of less importance, our well-beloved brother, the prior of Mont-Dieu, and the brother Bernard de Corilo, men who indeed pay more respect to God than to kings, will in words further explain to your highness. May He, to pay obedience to whose admonitions is to reign, and in ' whose hands are the hearts of princes, incline your mind and will, that so you may be prevailed upon rather, than, against God and your salvation, persist any longer in so determined a course of obstinacy. But if even now you shall refuse to hearken to the proposals which they shall make to you in my behalf, then without doubt you will have occasion to fear what is to ensue, and to dread the Divine vengeance in the world to come." The Letter of the blessed Thomas, the Archbishop of Canterbury, to Gilbert, Bishop of London. "Thomas, the humble minister of the church of Canterbury, to Gilbert, bishop of London, may he, now as always, • so pass through good things temporal as not to lose those eternal. It is a cause for wonder, indeed, for extreme astonishment, that a man of prudence, well versed in Holy Scripture, and especiaHy wearing the appearance of religion, should, laying aside the fear of God, so manifestly, not to say 65 Isaiah lviii. 1. M* Ezek. xxxiii. 8. 67 " Nostrani" is no douht an error for " vestram."

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