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Science and literature in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (1878) (14762600234)


Science and literature in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (1878) (14762600234)



Identifier: sciliteratur00jaco (find matches)
Title: Science and literature in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
Year: 1878 (1870s)
Authors: Jacob, P. L., 1806-1884
Subjects: Middle Ages Renaissance Science, Medieval Literature, Medieval
Publisher: London : Bickers and Son
Contributing Library: Getty Research Institute
Digitizing Sponsor: Getty Research Institute

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sanctified because made to flow by this man of God. Foidqueshad all the outspoken boldness of the popular preachers of the end of thefifteenth centur), sparing no man in his criticisms and anathemas. One day,when preaching before Richard, King of England, he exclaimed, I advisej^ou, in the name of God, to marry as quicklj as possible your three daughters,lest some evil befall jou. You are mistaken, rejoined the King ; I have CIVIL AND RELIGIOUS ORATORY 533 no daughters. I tell you that you have three, said the preacher ; theyare Pride, Avarice, and Luxury. Whereupon, the King, addressing himselfto the barons, said, I give Pride to the Templars, Avarioe to the Cistercianmonks, and Luxurj to mj grand feudatories. AVe need merely mention,after Foulques de Neuilly, of other doctors who preached the Crusade withno less success, Geoffroy of Bordeaux, Ilildebert of Le Mans, Jean deBellesrae, Amedee of Lausanne, Eudes of Chateauroux, Gcboin of Troyes,Jean de Nivelle, and Piobert of Arbrisscl.
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Fi-. 398.—Portrait of Gregory IX. (1227—Iiil), Hie elocjuent Defender of the Rights andPrivileges of the Holy Sec.—Fresco Painting upon Gold Ground in Mosaic, in the ancientBasilica of St. Paul-without-the-Walls, Rome. Sacred oratory, which in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries did wondersin the way of raising armies, almost instantaneously, for the Crusade, had tocombat in those days the profane oratory of the heretics. These hereticsseemed to derive encouragement from the brilliant triimiphs of the orators ofthe Church. All rebellions and religious insurrections had their beginningin mischievous addresses, which had but too great influence upon weak and 534 CIVIL AND RELIGIOUS ORATORY. fanatical minds. Thus Pierre de Bruys ventured to deny the Real Presence,and condemned the custom of praying for the dead ; and Eon issued from theheart of Armorica, declaring that he had come to judge the quick and thedead. In other places we had the puhlicains of Flanders and Burgundy, whoen





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