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His eldest son Andronicus, the regent of Constantinople, was repeatedly urged to
exhaust every resource; and, even by stripping the churches, to extricate his
father from captivity and disgrace. But the unnatural youth was insensible of the ...
The procession of the Holy Ghost from the Father alone, or from the Father and
the Son, was an article of faith which had sunk much deeper into the minds of
men; and in the sessions of Ferrara and Florence, the Latin edition of filioque was
In the Albanian war, he studied the lessons, and soon surpassed the example of
his father; and the conquest of two empires, twelve kingdoms, and two hundred
cities, a vain and flattering account, is ascribed to his invincible sword. He was ...
... Vatican with safety and honour; his sanctity was protected by a guard of two
thousand horse; and the King of Cyprus, the Queen of Naples, and the Emperors
of the East and West, devoutly saluted their common father in the chair of St Peter
I. The conflict of Eugenius, with the fathers of Basil, and the weight or
apprehension of a new excise, emboldened and provoked the Romans to usurp
the temporal government of the city. They rose in arms, selected seven governors
of the ...
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