Historic collections, relating to the monasteries in Devon

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Page vii - It is not with much credulity I listen to any, when they speak evil of those whom they are going to plunder. I rather suspect that vices are feigned or exaggerated, when profit is looked for in their punishment. An enemy is a bad witness ; a robber is a worse.
Page xxv - Nos igitur ipsos exponentes specialibus favoribus et gratiis prosequi volentes, et eorum singulares personas a quibusvis excommunicationis suspensionis et interdicti aliisque ecclesiasticis sententiis censuris et poenis a jure vel ab homine quavis occasione vel causa latis si quibus quomodolibet innodati...
Page 30 - Plymmouth, and he gave onto Plymtoun Priorie the Isle of S. Nicolas cum cuniculis, conteyning a 2. Acres of Ground, or more, and lying at the Mouthes of Tamar and Plym Ryvers.
Page 46 - ... his censures, whereupon the abbot paid him down five pounds of gold. " ' The repentance of the abbot seems to have been insincere; for, soon after, he appealed to the Primate, William Warham, and to Richard FitzJames, Bishop of London. The question chiefly turned on the right of episcopal visitation.
Page 43 - ... and for the founders and benefactors of Tavistock Abbey. The superior of these priests was to be called the arch-priest; he was to live in common with them, and they were to be called his socii or fellows. He was also to be charged with the care of the parishioners : vid. Stapeldon's Regist. fol. 165. "NB The famous charter, ' De Libertatibus Comitatus Devon,' granted by King John, and its confirmation by his son Henry III., were preserved in Tavistock Abbey.
Page xviii - Aquitannie, et comes Andegavie, archiepiscopis, episcopis, abbatibus, comitibus, baronibus, justiciariis, forestariis, vicecomitibus, prepositis, ministris et omnibus ballivis et fidelibus suis salutem.
Page 145 - Nulli ergo omnino hominum liceat hanc paginam nostre concessionis et voluntatis infringere, vel ei ausu temerario contraire. Si quis autem hoc attemptare presumpserit, indignacionem omnipotentis Dei, et beatorum Petri et Pauli, apostolorum eius, se noverit incursurum. Datum Rome apud Sanctum Petrum 10 calendas Decembris, pontificatus nostri anno quinto [22 November, 1382].
Page 104 - ... habuerunt, tenuerunt, vel gavisi fuerunt, habuit, tenuit, vel gavisus fuit, seu habere, tenere, vel gaudere debuerunt aut debuit : Et adeo plene...
Page 60 - Nothing can exceed the beautiful situation of this great abbey; and if we may judge by the remains of the church, of the chapter-house, and other buildings, the magnificence, of the fabric did honour to the situation.
Page 44 - April, 1422 NB This Abbot is accused of neglecting regular discipline, of enormous dilapidations, and of simony ; but the charge appears to be exaggerated.

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