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... unnatural youth was insensible of the disgrace, and secretly pleased with the
captivity of the Emperor; the state was poor, the clergy was obstinate; nor could
some religious scruple be wanting to excuse the guilt of his indifference and
In this list, the Greeks appear to have exceeded the real numbers of the clergy
and laity which afterwards attended the Emperor and patriarch, but which are not
clearly specified by the great ecclesiarch. The 75,000 florins which they asked in
Yet the Emperor and his clergy were not totally unmindful of national honour. The
treaty C H A P. LXVI. \-Y--d was ratified by their consent ; it was tacitly agreed, .
that no innovation should be attempted in their creed or ceremonies; they spared,
c H.A.P. of the clergy and people. From the monastery, LXVIII. *-y- the devout
Greeks dispersed themselves in the taverns; drank confusion to the slaves of the
Pope; emptied their glasses in honour of the image of the holy Virgin; and
... Pope and clergy: Provinciarum deripiunt spolia, ac si thesauros Croeci
studeant reparare. Sed recte cum eis agit Altissimus, quoniam et ipsi altis et
saepe vilissimis hominibus dati sunt in direptionem, (de Nugis Curialium, 1. vi. c.
24. p. 387.).
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