The Life of William Waynflete, Bishop of Winchester, Lord High Chancellor of England in the Reign of Henry VI.: And Founder of Magdalen College, Oxford

White and Cochran, 1811 - 428 páginas
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Página 1 - The Life of William Waynflete, Bishop of Winchester, Lord High Chancellor of England, in the Reign of Henry VI. and Founder of Magdalen College, Oxford : collected from Records, Registers, Manuscripts, and other authentic Evidences. By Richard Chandler, DD. formerly Fellow of that College.
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Página 230 - Bishop, he wa« as a kind father revered by his children ; as a founder, he was magnificent and munificent. He was ever intent on alleviating distress and misery. He dispensed largely by his almoner to the poor. He enfranchised several of his vassals from the legal bondage to which they were consigned by the feudal system. He abounded in works of charity and mercy. Amiable and affable in his whole deportment, he was as generally beloved as respected. The prudence, fidelity, and innocence, which preserved...
Página 221 - his soul to Almighty God, the Virgin, Mary Magdalene, and the patron-saints of his cathedral ;" and, among sundry other arrangements, enjoins on his executors " to cause five thousand masses, in honour of the five wounds of Christ, and the five joys of the Virgin Mary, to be celebrated on the day of his burial, the trental of his obit, and other days, as soon as possible, for his soul, and the souls of his parents and friends.
Página 173 - All the Windows have been strongly ironed ; and those below have had very massive shutters on the inside, as appears from the iron hooks left in the wall. The Civil War, and the License of the Barons, had rendered precaution necessary. It was unsafe to abide in a dwelling not barricaded or fortified. A man's house was indeed his Castle.
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Página 37 - However this may be, his more recent biographer assures us, that when the ecclesiastical deputation from Winchester waited upon him to announce his election, " from sincere reluctance, or a decent compliance with the fashion of the times, he protested often and with tears, and could not be prevailed on to undertake the important office to which he was called, until they found him about sun-set, in the church of St Mary ; when he consented, saying, he would no longer resist the Divine will.

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