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This dangerous honor was declined by the more prudent successor of Gregory ,
who alleged the schism of the Church and the duties of his pastoral office ,
recommending to the faithful who were disqualified by sex or profession , by age
But I disdain to retaliate ; your life and honor are secure ; and I shall express my
gratitude to God by my clemency to man . ” The royal captive showed some signs
of repentance , accepted the the Persian historian of Timour ; 45 For the war of ...
to retreat with the honors of victory . ... The honors of the prayer and the coin
attested at Cairo the supremacy of Timour ; and a rare gift of a giraffe , or
camelopard ... Timour was urged to this enterprise by national honor and
religious zeal .
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Band 1
Eingeschränkte Leseprobe - 1995