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And when

by

his better skill in Computation

he,prevailed again.fi the Holy

Scots

for .the

Roman

time of

Eafter,

the Merit of that, and that he

was

~he

firft that brought in linging by

Antiphons

1

and

the Benedictine Monkery were good werks which

he pleaded againfi diminifhmg his Biihoprick:

JtJ!.

L11almesbury,

p.

I

5

I. --

The mofl: Learned were placed at

Canterbury,

Viz.,

Odo, Dtmftane,

fpecially

Lanfrank!;, Anfelme;.,

&c.

whofe Miracles by the Monks are magnified

beyond belief, which tended much to advance

~hei r

Interefi. But what the generality of the

:Bifhops were

long,

judge by

the~

words of

N.[almef–

bury de geft. Font.

Li .

I.

p.

n6.

[[peaking

how

Sti–

p,andm

gotboth the Bjfhopricks

of

Winehe{fer

and

Canterbury,

and how Sacrilegious and Wicked a

Life he lived, felling Bifhopricks and Abbies,

of

unbounded Ambition and Covetoufnefs,- adds,

[

Sgd

ego

conjicio

iRum

non j udicio

fed

errore peccare, .

quod

homo

illueratu-s ( jtcuti pleriq;

&

pene omneJ tunc

temporis A n;,lite Epi[copi )' ne{ciret quantum deliquerit,

rem

Ecclefiafticorum negotiorum ficut publicorum aEli–

t.::t,ri

exiftimaiJs,]

that is,

[But I

coniefJure tkat he

Ji1med not kpowingly but by error

;

That being an

1//i--;

terat e Man, (

&

mo[t and almoft all the Bijhops of

England

thm were ) he

k,.new

not how . mur;h heotran;-:.._

grejfed; thinking that Chlf,_rchm.atters were to·be ma-

-

ltaged likg Pub!iclz matter

I,

J (

that is fecular.) ·

_And

this was in good K.

Edward's

Reign, and at

the Conqueft. And is it any wonder if fuch Bi·

fbops broQgbt in Popery. And though the Con–

queror. firove .not till he

was

fetled, he and his

~on ·aft~t

him

.wer~

fain

tp

be refolute in defend–

:mg

themf~lvesagamft

their own Prelates and the

fop~:

And though

f.lert.~

I.

wifely ordered them,

,

.

'

.

th~

.

'

,,

.