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Page 51 - God a true, proper, and propitiatory sacrifice for the living and the dead ; and that in the most holy Sacrament of the Eucharist there is truly. really, and substantially the Body and Blood, together with the Soul and Divinity, of our Lord Jesus Christ...
Page 35 - In less than half a century, the society obtained establishments in every country that adhered to the Roman Catholic Church ; its power and wealth increased amazingly ; the number of its members became great ; their character...
Page 6 - Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils ; speaking lies in hypocrisy ; having their conscience seared with a hot iron ; forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
Page 59 - the heavens are open : if you enter not now, when will you enter ? For twelve pence you may redeem the soul of your father out of purgatory ; and are you so ungrateful that you will not rescue the soul of your parent from torment? If you had but one coat,, you ought to strip yourself instantly, and sell it, in order to purchase such benefit,
Page 34 - At last a sirloin of beef was set before him, on which the abbot fed as the farmer of his grange, and verified the proverb that two hungry meals make the third a glutton. In springs King Henry out of a private lobby, where he had placed himself, the invisible spectator of the abbot's behaviour.
Page 77 - Denied the charity of dust to spread O'er dust ! a charity their dogs enjoy. What could I do ? What succour ? What resource ? With pious sacrilege, a grave I stole ; With impious piety, that grave I wrong'd ; Short in my duty ! coward in my grief! More like her murderer than friend I crept, With soft-suspended step, and muffled deep , In midnight darkness, whisper'd my last sigh.
Page 151 - Severe, were nought to her ; she laughed at groans ; No music pleased her more, and no repast So sweet to her, as blood of men redeemed By blood of Christ. Ambition's self, though mad, And nursed on human gore, with her compared, Was merciful. Nor did she always rage. She had some hours of meditation, set Apart, wherein she to her study went, The Inquisition, model most complete Of perfect wickedness, where deeds were done, — Deeds ! let them ne'er be named, — and...
Page 153 - ... the flames of hell. On this a great shout is raised, and the cry is,
Page 124 - Pilgrimages began to be made about the middle ages of the church, but they were most in vogue after the end of the eleventh century, when every one was for visiting places of devotion, not excepting kings and princes ; and even bishops made no difficulty of being absent from their churches on the same account.