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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 359

depart from the church until, after the usage of the Church, the whole of the Divine service had been performed. A glorious thing indeed is it for a prince to begin his daily actions, and to finish them in Him who is the beginning without beginning, and who judges the limits of the earth. The said king, mindful also of those words which say, " Blessed is he that considereth the poor and needy ; the Lord will deBver him in time of trouble,"32 ordered each day, many poor to be fed, both in his. court, as also in cities and in his viflsjwhom he daily increased^ nnrtnWHng as there was need. For there was a great famine in this land, and the poor resorted to him that they might be fed. By the example of such, is faith confirmed, hope upraised, charity nourished, humBity protected, devotion increased, and a desire to do good excited. The said king also caused many chaUces of gold and silver to be made, which he distributed among the churches, from which their chaBces had been taken for the purpose of paying his ransom. "Wo e unto that man through whom the offence cometh ;" 3 3 for it ought not to be imputed to the king that through him those chalices had been given for his ransom, but rather it ought to be laid to the charge of those who gave such counsel to him, inasmuch, as "Evil communications corrupt good manners,"34 and we read in the Gospel,35 " Wherefore he hath the greater sin who hath deBvered me up unto thee." In the same year, pope Celestinus, at the prayer of Eichard, king of England, appointed Hubert, archbishop of Canterbury, legate of the whole of England ; on which occasion, the said pope wrote to him to the following effect : The Letter of pope Celestinus on the legateship of Hubert, archbishop of Canterbury. " Celestinus, the pope and bishop, servant of the servants of God, to his venerable brother, Hubert, archbishop of Canterbury, legate of the Apostolic See, health and the Apostolic benediction. That sincerity in its duteousness and in its established faith, which the church of England has always maintained towards the holy Church of Borne, has, as we fully trust, flourished once again, under your energy and prudence, and has received an acceptable increase of tranquil fervour For such an opinion of your brotherhood has gone forth to the Church of Eome, that by the odour of your good works we are E Psalm xli. 1.33 St. Matt, xviii. 7. 341 Cor. xv. 33. 8 5 St. John, xix. II.

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