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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 313

302 JJTXALS OF EOGEK DE HOVEÛEN. A.D. 11G7. Oxford, not a dean as you eall him, but the usurper of a deanery. But you ought to bear in mind that certain manifestoes74 preceded my judgment. You say too, that you have been moved thereby; how should you not? TJcalegon trembles when his neighbour's party-waU is on fire;74 and I only wish that you may be becomingly moved from the position which you have so unbecomingly taken up. Let then my lord, at your intimation, know and understand, that He who rules not only the kingdom of men, but of angels as weB, has ordained under Him two powers, princes and priests ; the one earthly, the other spiritual ; the one to minister, the other to warn ; to the one of whom He has conceded power, to the other He has wBled respect to be shown. But he who withholds aught of his rights from the one or the other, resists the ordinances of God. Let not my lord then disdain to show respeet to those to whom the Supreme ruler of aU has not disdained to show respeet ; ' I have said ye are Gods,'76 and again, ' I have made you a God unto Pharaoh,'70* and 'thou shalt not revile the Gods;'7 7 meaning the priests. And again, when speaking by Moses of him who was about to swear, he says, ' Bring him unto the Gods,' that is to say, the priests. And let not my lord presume to attempt to pronounce judgment on his judges. Por to the earthly powers are not entrusted the keys of heaven, but to the priests. "Wherefore it is written, ' the priest's Bps shaB keep knowledge, and they shaB seek the law at his mouth, for he is the messenger of the Lord;'77* and Saint Paul says, ' Shall we not judge angels ? How much more men.'73 That also, at your suggestion, should be brought to our lord's reeoBection as worthy of remembrance and imitation, which we read in Ecclesiastical History concerning the emperor Constantine, to whom when there had been presented written accusations against the bishops, he took the Bbels, and, caBing the accused before him, in their sight, burned them, at the same time saying : ' Ye are gods, made so by the true God. Go settle your disputes among yourselves, for it is not fitting for us men to give judgment on gods.' Oh mighty emperor ! Oh disereet ruler upon earth ! one 7 1 Probably by way of warning. 7 5 " Paries cum proximus ardet." In allusion to the lines of Virgil and Juvenal. 75 * St. John, x. 34. 7 5 Ps. lxxxii. 6. 75 * Exod. vii. 1. 77 77 Exod. xxii. 28. Mai. ii. 7. 7 8 A loose quotation of 1 Corinthians vi. 3. il

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