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Sylvester Syropulus", has composed f a free and c H A P. curious history of the
false union f. Of the clergy that reluctantly obeyed the summons of the EmPeror
and the patriarch, submission was the first duty, and patience the most useful
The precious vases of St Sophia were exposed to the winds and waves, that the
patriarch might officiate with becoming splendour; whatever gold the Emperor
could procure, was expended in the massy ornaments of his bed and chariot";
172. 225. 27.1.). f Syropulus (p. 141. 142. 204. 221.) deplores the impri$ongent of
the Grecks, and the tyranny of the Emperor and - patriarch. to open the first
conference; and they yielded with extreme 104 THE DECLINE AND FALL.
yet, by the Orientals, the Roman bishop had ever c H A p. been respected as the
first of the five patriarchs; nor did they scruple to admit, that his jurisdiction should
be exercised agreeable to the holy canons; a vague allowance, which might be ...
... which could alone accomplish the purposes of their interview; and the
obstinacy of public dispute was softened by the arts of private and personal
negociation. The patriarch Joseph had sunk under the weight of age and
infirmities; his dying ...
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A classic of historical literature, in two volumes. The author details the history to the fall in the first volume, and the byzantine period in the second volume. Read full review