A New View, and Observations on the Ancient and Present State of London and Westminster Shewing the Foundation, Walls, Gates, ... with an Account O

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1730 edition. Excerpt: ... bassadors to tome, and the last being a Clcrgy: Man of a bold and daring Spirit, he in debating his Sovereigns Cause before the Pope and Cardinals, with threatning Language, and Countenance, avouched, That the KJng his Master, would not life bis tight in the Investitures of the Church though k list his Kingdom. Whereto Pope Paschal being upon his own Dunghil, as stoutly anfwered, // tUn Jtyfl the Kjng will not lose his Donation of Churches for the Less cf his Kjngdcm know thou for certaint that hefire God, J will not suffer him to enjoy them without Punishments and wilt venture my Head thereupon. Put notwithstanding these great Words against the King, yet the degraded Abbots were restored agin through the Clemency of the Papal See, which is never wanting to any, as long as the White andttd make Intercession for them j as the Monks own Words were at that time. A while after Cardinal Cremensis came into England hom the Pope, and calling a Council in London upon the Birth-day of our bleffed Virgin, he made a. solemn Oration In Praise of Virginity and Chastiry, and a terrible Invective against the ror rei Priests, affirmngic to be no left than professed Adulery. And to amplifie their Sin the more, be file wed what great Impiety iewas to. rife from te Eed of unlawful Lust (for so he termed chaste Marriage) and polluted Hands to touch the Sacrament of the Body of Christ yet but the very NigTM following, this holy Cardinal was found in Bed with a common Wbore, having himself consecrated the Host that very Day so that he returned to Uprm with muchShame.and but little Success in intended Matter. Yea, Anselm himself, the most earnest in Favour of single Life, did nor it ee1, S die a Virgin, for else he wcrald never in his wnr...