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+ The cardinals knocked at his door, but his conclavist refused to interrupt the
studies of Bessarion : “Nicholas,” said he, “thy respect hath cost thee an hat, and
me the tiara.” C H A P. LXVI. *-a-w * Cardinal Bessarion; &cs C H A P. LXVI.
*-y- The Cardinal Julian. Before I lose sight of the field of Warna, I am tempted to
pause on the character and story of two principal actors, the Cardinal Julian, and
John Huniades. Julian * Caesarini was born of a noble family of Rome; his ...
The Latins were the most odious of heretics and infidels; and the first minister of
the empire, the great Duke, was heard to declare, that he had rather behold, in
Constantinople, the turban of Mahomet, than the Pope's tiara, or a cardinal's hat".
... the blessings of peace; Frescati has arisen near the ruins of Tusculum; Tibur,
or Tivoli, has resumed the honours of a city", and the meaner towns of Albano
and Palestrina are decorated with the villas of the cardinals and princes of Rome.
The claims of the cardinals and inferior clergy, of the nobles and people, were
vague and litigious; the freedom of choice was over-ruled by the tumults of a city
that no longer owned or obeyed a superior. On the decease of a Pope, two
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