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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 312

A.d. 1167* the archbishop to the bishop op london. 301 tions. "When you say that he is ready to give satisfaction, in what sense do you understand it ? You see those of whom God says that He is the father and the judge, the orphans, the widows, the fatherless, the innocents, and those who are utterly unacquainted with this controversy which is going on between us, ycu see these proscribed, and you are silent ; you see the clergy banished, and you do not exclaim against it ; you see others spoiled of their property, and loaded with insults, and you do not reprove it; you see my servants thrown into prison and confined there, and you hold your peace ; you see the property of your mother church of Canterbury being made away with, and you offer no resistance ; you see swords threatening the very throat of me your father, and myself escaping with the greatest difficulty, and you express no sorrow ; still worse even, you are not ashamed to take part with my persecutors, and in me, persecutors of God and His Church, and that too, not in secret. Is this, then, giving satisfaction, not to correct evils which have been perpetrated, and day after day, to add to what is bad what is still worse ? But perhaps you understand it in a contrary sense, and that to obey the will of the unrighteous is to give satisfaction, according to the words, ' I will make mine arrows drunk with blood.'7 3 However, you will say to me, ' My father, of what do you accuse me ? I will acquit myself in a few words. I am afraid for my gown.' It is true, my son, and too true what you say, and it is for that reason, that you wield not the sword. But as to what you say, that he is prepared to stand by the judgment of his realm, as though, forsooth, that were a full satisfaction; who is there on earth, or even in heaven, that would presume to pronounce judgment with reference to the ordinances of God ? Let human matters be pronounced judgment upon ; but let Divine things remain utterly unshaken, and be left alone. How much better would it be, my brother, how much more healthful for him, and more safe for yourself, if you were to labour in every way to disclose to him and to persuade him, what is the will of God with reference to maintaining the peace of His Church, and to warn him not to covet those things which do not belong to his administration, and to remind him to honor the priests of God, not giving heed to who they are, but whose servants they are. You charge me with having been warped by prejudice against the bishop of Salisbury and John of " Dent, xxxii. 42.

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