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" I have somewhere heard or read the frank confession of a Benedictine abbot: "My vow of poverty has given me a hundred thousand crowns a year; my vow of obedience has raised me to the rank of a sovereign prince. "
Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge - Page 13
1833
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 6

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1820
...confession of a Benedictine abbot.—" My vOW of poverty has given me an hundred " thousand crowns a year ; my vow of obedience has raised me to " the rank of a tovereign prince." I forget the consequences of bit vow of chastity. CHAP, look.™ The monks themselves...
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The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffussion of Useful ..., Volume 1

1833
...a-year, my vow of obedience has raised me to tha rank of a sovereign prince." ' Even in the unrcformed parts of the continent, however, and long before the...powers of the heads of monasteries, as well as those of "ihcr ecclesiastical persons, had been reduced to comparatively narrow limits ; and the sovereignty...
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The Christian Examiner, Volume 19

Unitarianism - 1836
...confessfon of a Benedictine abbot, — 'My vow of poverty has given me a hundred thousand crowns a year ; my vow of obedience has raised me to the rank of a sovereign prince.' " The historian adds in his peculiar manner, " I forget the consequence of hia vow of chastity." —Decline...
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The Church of England quarterly review, Volume 16

1844
...abbot once frankly confessed—' My vow of poverty has given me one hundred thousand crowns a year—my vow of obedience has raised me to the rank of a sovereign prince.'" And this condition of princely state had its fruits, as might naturally be supposed; for the abbots...
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Political Dictionary: Forming a Work of Universal Reference, Both ..., Volume 1

Political science - 1845
...frank confession of a Benedictine abbot : — ' My vow of poverty has given me 100,000 crowns a year, my vow of obedience has raised me to the rank of a sovereign prince." " Even in the unreformed parts i of the Continent, however, and long before the French Revolution, the powers of the heads of monasteries,...
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Political dictionary [articles repr. from the penny cyclopaedia, ed. by G ...

Political dictionary - 1845
...frank confession of a Benedictine abbot : — ' My vow of poverty lias given me 100,oui) crowns a year, my vow of obedience has raised me to the rank of a sovereign prince.' " Even in the unrefor.neil pa rts of the Continent, however, and long before the French Revolution, the powers of...
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The Standard Library Cyclopedia of Political, Constitutional, Statistical ...

Political science - 1848
...frank confession of a Benedictine abbot : — ' My vow of poverty has given me 100,000 crowns a year, my vow of obedience has raised me to the rank of a...been reduced to comparatively narrow limits ; and the power both of abbots and bishops had been subjected in all material points to the civil authority....
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National Cyclopaedia of Useful Knowledge, Volumes 1-2

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1853
...corresponded to the extensive authority which he enjoyed within his abbey and throughout his domains. Even in the unreformed parts of the Continent, however, and long before the French Revolution, the power of abbots and priors, as well as of bishops, had been reduced to comparatively narrow limits,...
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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, with ..., Volume 4

Edward Gibbon - 1854
...confession of a Benedictine abbot : " My vow of poverty has given me an hundred thousand crowns a year; my vow of " obedience has raised me to the rank of a sovereign prince." I forget the consequences of hU vow of chastity. M Pior, on Egyptian monk, allowed his sister to see...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 3

Edward Gibbon - Rome - 1856
...of a Benedictine abbot : " My TOW of poverty has given me a hundred thousand crowns a year ; my TOW of obedience has raised me to the rank of a sovereign prince." — I forget the consequences of his vow of chastity. 68 Pior, an Egyptian monk, allowed Ms sister...
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