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In his declining age, the Emperor had associated John Palatologus, the second
of the name, and the eldest of his sons, on whom he devolved the greatest part of
the authority and weight of government. One day, in the presence only of the ...
In the furious conflicts of Rome and Avignon, the vices of the rivals were mutually
exposed; and their precarious situation degraded their authority, relaxed their
discipline, and multiplied their wants and exactions. To heal the wounds, and ...
they had established the authority, above the Pope, of a general council. It was
enacted, that, for the government and reformation of the church, such assemblies
should be held at regular intervals; and that each synod, before its dissolution, ...
Authority of the Popes in Rome, ed by the clamour and sedition of the Romans,
who encountered their sovereign as a foreign invader; his departure was always
speedy, and often shameful; and, in the absence of a long reign, his authority
In the presence, and by the authority of the people, two electors conferred, not on
the Pope, but on the noble and faithful Martin, , the dignity of senator, and the
supreme administration of the republic f, to hold during his natural life, and to ...
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