The history of the reign of the emperor Charles v, Volume 1

Cadell and Davies; T. Payne; Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe; J. Nunn; Cuthell and Martin; Gray and Son; E. Jeffrey; John Richardson; J. M. Richardson; J. and A. Arch; W. Stewart; J. Carpenter; W. Phillips; R. Floyer; J. Booker; J. Murray; S. Bagster; B. Crosby; R. H. Evans; J. Harding; J. Mackinlay; and Constable, Hunter, Park and Hunter, 1809

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Pagina 316 - ... disappointed him in this particular, a torrent of invective mingled with contempt. Regardless of any distinction of rank or character when his doctrines were attacked, he chastised all his adversaries indiscriminately, with the same rough hand ; neither the royal dignity of Henry VIII., nor the eminent learning and abilities of Erasmus, screened them from the same gross abuse with which he treated Tetzel or Eckius.
Pagina 192 - ... acquisition of a body of men, thus peculiarly devoted to the see of Rome, and whom it might set in opposition to all its enemies, was an object of the highest consequence. Paul,- instantly perceiving this, confirmed the institution of the Jesuits by his bull; granted the most ample privileges to the members of the society, and appointed Loyola to be the first general of the order.
Pagina 315 - ... the doctrine which he delivered ; and such perfect disinterestedness as affords no slight presumption of his sincerity. Superior to all selfish considerations, a stranger to the elegancies of life, and despising its pleasures, he left the honours and emoluments of the church to his disciples, remaining satisfied himself in his original state of professor in the university, and pastor of the town of Wittemberg, with the moderate appointments annexed to these offices.
Pagina 192 - ... orders of regulars, the members of his society should take a fourth vow of obedience to the pope, binding themselves to go whithersoever he should command for the service of religion, and without requiring any thing froni the holy see for their support.
Pagina 314 - Christian church, ascribed to him perfections above the condition of humanity, and viewed all his actions with a veneration bordering on that which should be paid only to those who are 'guided by the immediate inspiration of Heaven.
Pagina 191 - Prompted by this fanatical spirit, or incited by the love of power and distinction, from which such pretenders to superior sanctity are not exempt, Loyola was ambitious of becoming the founder of a religious order. The plan, which he formed of its constitution and laws, was suggested, as he gave out, and as his followers still teach, by the immediate inspiration of heaven *. But notwithstanding this high pretension, his design met at first with violent opposition.
Pagina 316 - In passing judgment upon the characters of men, we ought to try them by the principles and maxims of their own age, not by those of another. For, although virtue and vice are at all times the same, manners and customs vary continually.
Pagina 316 - But these indecencies of which Luther was guilty, must not be imputed wholly to the violence of his temper. They ought to be charged in part on the manners of the age. Among a rude people, unacquainted with those maxims, which, by putting continual...
Pagina 13 - He desired the French herald to acquaint his sovereign, that he would henceforth consider him not only as a base violator of public faith, but as a stranger to the honour and integrity becoming a gentleman. Francis, too high-spirited ',o bear such an imputation, had recourse to an uncommon expedient in order to vindicate his character.
Pagina 193 - Paul's discernment in expecting' such beneficial consequences to the see of Rome from this institution. In less than half a century the society obtained establishments in every country that adhered to the Roman Catholic church; its power and wealth increased amazingly ; the number of its members became great ; their character as well as accomplishments were still greater ; and the Jesuits were celebrated by the friends and dreaded by the enemies of the Romish faith, as the most able and enterprising...

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