Lives of the Princesses of England, from the Norman Conquest, Volumen1

Longman, Brown, Green, Longman, & Roberts, 1857

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Página 180 - ... in weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. Besides those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches. Who is weak, and I am not weak ? who is offended, and I burn not?
Página 49 - Be it known to thee, beloved, that I had a pleasant journey, in all honour and bodily safety as far as Rome. I have already written from Constantinople very accurately the particulars of my peregrination, but lest any misfortune should have happened to my messenger, I rewrite these letters to thee. I came by God's grace to the city of Constantinople with great joy. The emperor received me worthily and most courteously, and even lovingly, as his own son, and gave me most liberal and precious gifts,...
Página 367 - O my lord father, have pity on me, and fulfil my earnest desire: furnish my body with the arms of religion to fight my adversary, that my spirit may be restored more pure and free to its Creator; for I know and believe, that if I might be joined in body to the Order of Fontevraud, I should escape eternal punishment.
Página 367 - Archbishop, trembling, said that this could not be lawfully done without her husband's consent ; but when he saw her constancy, and the Spirit of God speaking in her, moved by pity, and conquered by her prayers, he, with his own hand, consecrated and gave her the sacred veil ; her mother and the Abbot of Tarpigny, with other monks, being present, and offered her to God and lhe Order of Fontevraud.
Página 79 - Earl of Warren, which having been deposited Over her remains in the Chapter House Of Lewes Priory, and lately discovered In Isfield Church, was removed To this place, at the expense Of William Burrell, Esq., AD 1775.
Página 367 - I should escape eternal punishment.' But the archbishop, trembling, said that this could not be lawfully done without her husband's consent; but when he saw her constancy and the spirit of God speaking in her, moved by pity and conquered by her prayers, he with his own hand consecrated and gave her the sacred veil; her mother and the Abbot of Tarpigny, with other monks being present, and offered her to God and the Order of Fontevraud.
Página 224 - ... embroidered, thrown open in front, and having a deep falling cape which covers the waist: on his head is a low cap with a broad band richly set with gems, from the centre of which rise three ostrich feathers. Matilda's dress -is not quite so picturesque; her features are remarkably regular and well formed, but round her face she wears a full white frill, and not a particle of hair is to be seen. A coronet of strawberry leaves and pearls adorns her brow, from behind which depends...
Página 367 - Trusting," says our chronicler, " to. His truth and mercy, who will give a penny to him who works only at the eleventh hour, as well as to those who have laboured from the first, she greatly desired to assume a religious habit, and commanded the Prioress of Fontevraud to be summoned by letters and messengers; but when distance delayed her coming, feeling her end approaching, she said to the Archbishop of Canterbury, who was then present...
Página 319 - Father,' &c. She then withdrew to a pavilion, where she assumed the royal robes, after which she was reconducted to the archbishop, and, again kneeling before him, he placed the diadem on her head, saying, ' Receive the crown of glory, that thou mayest know thyself to be the consort of a king ;' and, giving her the sceptre, said, ' Receive the rod of virtue and equity, and be merciful and condescending...
Página 363 - Raymond himself, either now or in his after life, became impregnated with the new doctrines, they do not appear to have had any effect upon the mind of his consort, for Joanna died as she had lived, a true member of the Catholic Church, though hitherto she had not shown herself either a very devout or a very liberal one. It was far more congenial to this spirited dame to encourage by her presence the hosts of the Crusaders, amidst the clang of trumpets and the waving of banners, by the side of her...

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