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The rich plunder that was abandoned to his soldiers might stimulate their avarice;
but their cruelty was enforced by the peremptory command of producing an
adequate number of heads, which, according to his custom, were curiously piled
or sallied into the field; but they soon discovered, that in the proportion of their
numbers, one Christian was of more value than twenty Turks; and, after these
bold preludes, they were prudently content to maintain the rampart with their
In the first of these petty wars, thirty thousand Romans were overthrown by a
thousand German horse, whom Frederic Barbarossa had detached to the relief of
Tusculum; and if we number the slain at three, the prisoners at two thousand, we
The sacred college was raised to the definite number of seventy-two, to represent
, under his vicar, the disciples of Christ. - C H. A. P. LXIX. \-y- A. D. 1179.
Institution of the conclave by Gregory X, A D. I 274. S. C.H.A.P. abuse; and his
bull, after ...
The others were allowed to marry with their kinsmen in the fourth degree, and the
dispensation was justified by the small number and close alliance of the noble
families of Rome, (Memoires sur Petrarque, tom. i. p. 11o. tom. ii. p. 4ot.).
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