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" ... who entered like a fox, reigned like a lion, and died like a dog. He was succeeded by Benedict the Eleventh, the mildest of mankind. Yet he excommunicated the impious emissaries of Philip, and devoted the city and people of Anagni by a tremendous... "
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Page 307
by Edward Gibbon - 1806
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The new encyclopędia; or, Universal dictionary ofarts and sciences, Volume 4

Encyclopaedia Perthensis - 1807
...pontifical dignity in 1 194, upon the uncommon event of pop* Celefline V. Alfledius (ays, that " he entered like a fox, reigned like a lion, and died like a dog." in u$7, hejcanonixed St Lewis king of France; and in 1300, inftituted a jubilee to be htM every 100...
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Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts ..., Volume 4

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1816
...the pontifical dignity in 1194, upon the uncommon event of pope Celeitine V. Alftedius fays, Out " he entered like a fox, reigned like a lion, and died like a dug." In 1197, he canonized St Lewis king of France; and in 1300, inftituted a jubilee to be held every...
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A Universal Biography: 2d series. From the birth of Christ to the reformation

John Platts - Biography - 1825
...papal chair in 1294, on the uncommon event of the resignation of Celestine V. Alstedius says, " that he entered like a fox, reigned like a lion, and died like a dog." In 1297, he canonized St. Lewis k:ng of France ; and in 1300, instituted a jubilee to be held every...
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The Annals of Jamaica, Volume 2

George Wilson Bridges - Jamaica - 1828
...the people of the empire, had long been successful, and seemed to be secure. A splendid sinner, who entered like a fox, reigned like a lion, and died like a dog, he seemed now to be falling from the zenith of his popularity and power, even within his own dominions....
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The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art ..., Volume 4

Thomas Curtis - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1829
...about the streets. BONIFACE VIII. obtained the pontifical dignity in 1294. Alstedius says that ' he entered like a fox, reigned like a lion, and died like a dog.' In 1297 he canonised St. Louis king of France; and in 1300 instituted a jubilee to be held every hundred...
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The Olio, Or, Museum of Entertainment, Volume 4

1830
...to the people ; upon which, he flew into a frenzv and d;ed miserably. Of him it was said, ' that he entered like a fox, reigned like a lion, and died like a dog.' Pope Urban the Sixth caused one of his cardinal?, who had displeased him, to be slain ; five others...
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The New evangelical Church of England champion, by W. Bailey, Volume 1

William Bailey (A.B.)
...desperation his head against the wall ; " a magnanimous sinner (say the ancient Chronicles of the times) whe entered like a Fox, reigned like a LION, and died like a Doo." (See his character ably delineated by the masterly pen of Gibbon, in vol. xi. p. 306, Edit. of...
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The Variations of Popery

Samuel Edgar - Papacy - 1838 - 551 pages
...knocking his head against the wall l1ke one in desperation. He entered the papacy, it has been said, like a fox, reigned like a lion, and died like a dog. • John the Twenty-third seems, if possible, to have exceeded all his predecessors in enormity. This...
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The History of the Western Empire: From Its Restoration by Charlemagne to ...

Sir Robert Buckley Comyn - Germany - 1841
...Anquetil, Hist. de France, tom. III. p. 35 — 41. — Gibbon ascribes the saying, that Boniface " entered like a fox, reigned like a lion, and died like a dog," to the chronicles of the times. It is given by Benvenuto da Imola, in his commentary on Dante, as a...
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The Progress of Democracy: Illustrated in the History of Gaul and ..., Volume 20

Alexandre Dumas - France - 1841 - 376 pages
...Spanish The people bestowed on him this epitaph : " Here lies one who entered into the pontificate like a fox, reigned like a lion and died like a dog." But two centuries had elapsed since Gregory V. excommunicated Robert ; and now Philip IV., in turn,...
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