The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V.: With a View of the Progress of Society in Europe : from the Subversion of the Roman Empire, to the Beginning of the Sixteenth Century

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Harper, 1829 - Europe - 610 pages

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Page 126 - Paul, and of the most holy pope, granted and committed to me in these parts, do absolve thee ; first, from all ecclesiastical censures, in whatever manner they have been incurred ; and, then, from all thy sins, transgressions, and excesses, how enormous soever they may be; even from...
Page 464 - It consisted only of six rooms, four of them in the form of friars' cells, with naked walls ; the other two, each twenty feet square, were hung with brown cloth, and furnished in the most simple manner.
Page 330 - ... disappointed him in this particular, a torrent of invective mingled with contempt. Regardless of any distinction of rank or character when his doctrines were attacked, he chastised all his adversaries indiscriminately, with the same rough hand ; neither the royal dignity of Henry VIII., nor the eminent learning and abilities of Erasmus, screened them from the same gross abuse with which he treated Tetzel or Eckius.
Page 290 - ... from the court of Rome, to trade with the nations which they laboured to convert. In consequence of this, they engaged in an extensive and lucrative commerce, both in the East and West Indies. They opened ware-houses in different parts of Europe, in which they vended their commodities. Not satisfied with trade alone, they imitated the example of other commercial societies, and aimed at obtaining settlements. They acquired possession accordingly, of a large and fertile province in the southern...
Page 37 - The political and permanent effects of the spirit of chivalry have been less observed. Perhaps the humanity which accompanies all the operations of war, the refinements of gallantry, and the point of...
Page 481 - He was particularly curious with regard to the construction of clocks and watches ; and having found, after repeated trials, that he could not bring any two of them to go exactly alike, he reflected, it is said, with a mixture of surprise as well as regret, on his own folly, in having bestowed so much time and labour on the more vain attempt of bringing mankind to a precise uniformity of sentiment concerning the profound and mysterious doctrines of religion.
Page 290 - Under pretext of promoting the success of their missions, and of facilitating the support of their missionaries, they obtained a special license from the court of Rome, to trade with the nations which they; laboured to convert. In consequence of this, they engaged -in an extensive and lucrative commerce, both in the East and West Indies.
Page 205 - Swiss owed the acquisition of their liberty in the fourteenth century. The same cause had excited the peasants in several other provinces of Germany to rebel against their superiors towards the end of the fifteenth and beginning of the sixteenth centuries ; and though these insurrections were not attended with like success, they could not, however, be quelled without much difficulty and bloodshed".
Page 331 - Having nved to be a witness of his own amazing success, to see a great part of Europe embrace his doctrines : and to shake the foundation of the papal throne, before which the mightiest monarchs had trembled, he discovered, on some occasions, symptoms of vanity and selfapplause. He must have been, indeed, more than man, if, upon contemplating all that he actually accomplished, he had never felt any sentiment of this kind rising in his breast...
Page 145 - Luther did not hesitate one moment about yielding obedience, and set out for Worms, attended by the herald who had brought the emperor's letter and safe-conduct.

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