This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...and therefore did not visit Eome; but Ric. Malespini. f Tolosarms. struck across Italy by way of Narni; had an inter-Chap. view ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...and therefore did not visit Eome; but Ric. Malespini. f Tolosarms. struck across Italy by way of Narni; had an inter-Chap. view with Brother Leonard, who came to him on VIL the part of Honorius; and wrote to the Pope from 1220-122 Ascoli, on the 29th of August, just before entering his own Kingdom. ' God, who knows all secrets, is aware that we postponed everything to His service; that we attended the Diet in the spirit of love and graciousness towards all men; and that we showed hatred to none of those who had offended us and our Empire. Eespect for the Saviour (whose cause we are undertaking), prevented us from chastising them, as the dignity of our Empire required; we showed ourselves merciful, and we did and bore many things, which we should have neither done nor borne, had not the holiest of all causes been at stake. But instead of peace we found uproar; instead of love we found malice; and all our efforts could not tempt the Lombards from their unrighteous course; moreover, owing to their wickedness, the late Diet had no due results, although summoned on behalf of the holiest cause. How they have sinned against God; how they have damaged the honour of the Church, and that of the Empire, your Holiness will easily estimate. We entrust the whole affair to you, and to the Cardinals.' Frederick wrote also to a preacher of the Crusade in Germany, begging him to send off to Palestine all who had taken the Cross, in spite of the ill success of the Cremona Diet. He was now doing all in his power to please Honorius. He allowed the five intruded Prelates to take possession of their Sees; he despatched a body of men to Palestine, the harbingers of his own speedy arrival. The Pope T 2 Chap. had in the earlier part of the year complained that VIL his...Read Less
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