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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 499

doors of the church naked and without shoes, the bishop of Toulouse and the abbat of Saint Saturninus scourging him on either side, until he was placed on the steps of the altar at the legate's feet. Here, in the face of the Church, he was reconciled to the sacraments thereof, abjuring all heresy, and all heretics being cursed by him. After this, his possessions being all forfeited and confiscated, the following penance was enjoined on him : That, within forty days, he should depart in exile from his country, for Jerusalem, there to remain three years in the service of the poor ; and, in the meantime, on each Lord's Day, he was ordered to go round the churches of the city of Toulouse, naked and without shoes, and attended by the rods of discipline ; to restore the property belonging to churches which he had taken away ; to give baek all usurious interest he had received ; to repair the losses of the poor whom he had injured ; and to demolish from the very foundation a castle of his which he had profaned with the conventicles of the heretics. Merciful God! what tears did holy joyousness there pour forth, what thanksgivings and praises did the rejoicing and devout people add to the heavenly choirs, when such a man as this was drawn forth from the lurking-places of infidelity, and this most ravening wolf was transformed into a sheep of Israel. After this, on his being dismissed, my lord the legate sent to others with the intention of excommunicating them, great numbers of whom either public suspicion or private accusation had pointed out. As for ourselves, joy having at length sprung up attended by tears, we asked for leave to return, on the ground that pressing business of our ehapter now required our return ; which was accordingly granted to us, but upon condition, that we should proceed to the diocese of Alby, to warn Roger, the lord of the territory, namely, that of Bediers, both to release the bishop of Alby, whom he kept in prison and in the custody of the heretics, and to reform the whole of his territories, in conformity with the mandate of my lord the legate, by expelling all heretics therefrom. Accordingly, upon our repairing thither, together with the above-mentioned bishop of Bath, we entered this most abandoned district, which, like a sink of aB wickedness, received whole sewers of heresy that flowed from aB sides into it. On this, the before-named Roger betook himseB to the most distant and inaccessible part of his territories, both run •

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