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Europe And The Faith, "sine Auctoritate Nulla Vita" - Chapter 9. The Defection Of Britain Europe And The Faith, "sine Auctoritate Nulla Vita" - Chapter 9. The Defection Of Britain

Europe And The Faith, "sine Auctoritate Nulla Vita" - Chapter 9. The Defection Of Britain
CHAPTER IX. THE DEFECTION OF BRITAINOne thing stands out in the fate of modern Europe: the profound cleavage due to the Reformation. One thing made that wound (it was almost mortal) so deep and _lasting_: the failure of one ancient province of civilization, and one only, to keep the Faith: this province whereof I write: Britain. The capital event, the critical moment, in the great struggle of the Faith against the Reformation, was the defection of Britain. It is a point which the modern historian, who is still normally anti-Catholic, does not and cannot make. Yet the defection of Britain from... Nonfictions - Post by : eggibiz - Date : May 2012 - Author : Hilaire Belloc - Read : 1504

Europe And The Faith, "sine Auctoritate Nulla Vita" - Chapter 8. What Was The Reformation? Europe And The Faith, "sine Auctoritate Nulla Vita" - Chapter 8. What Was The Reformation?

Europe And The Faith, "sine Auctoritate Nulla Vita" - Chapter 8. What Was The Reformation?
CHAPTER VIII. WHAT WAS THE REFORMATION?This is perhaps the greatest of all historical questions, after the original question: "What was the Church in the Empire of Rome?" A true answer to this original question gives the nature of that capital revolution by which Europe came to unity and to maturity and attained to a full consciousness of itself. An answer to the other question: "What was the Reformation?" begins to explain our modern ill-ease. A true answer to the question: "What was the Reformation?" is of such vast importance, because it is only when we grasp _what the Reformation was that... Nonfictions - Post by : eggibiz - Date : May 2012 - Author : Hilaire Belloc - Read : 2251

Europe And The Faith, "sine Auctoritate Nulla Vita" - Chapter 7. The Middle Ages Europe And The Faith, "sine Auctoritate Nulla Vita" - Chapter 7. The Middle Ages

Europe And The Faith, "sine Auctoritate Nulla Vita" - Chapter 7. The Middle Ages
CHAPTER VII. THE MIDDLE AGESI said in my last chapter that the Dark Ages might be compared to a long sleep of Europe: a sleep lasting from the fatigue of the old society in the fifth century to the spring and rising of the eleventh and twelfth. The metaphor is far too simple, of course, for that sleep was a sleep of war. In all those centuries Europe was desperately holding its own against the attack of all that desired to destroy it: refined and ardent Islam from the South, letterless barbarian pagans from the East and North. At any rate,... Nonfictions - Post by : eggibiz - Date : May 2012 - Author : Hilaire Belloc - Read : 2635

Europe And The Faith, "sine Auctoritate Nulla Vita" - Chapter 6. The Dark Ages Europe And The Faith, "sine Auctoritate Nulla Vita" - Chapter 6. The Dark Ages

Europe And The Faith, "sine Auctoritate Nulla Vita" - Chapter 6. The Dark Ages
CHAPTER VI. THE DARK AGESSo far we have traced the fortunes of the Roman Empire (that is of European civilization and of the Catholic Church with which that civilization was identified) from the origins both of the Church and of the Empire, to the turning point of the fifth century. We have seen the character of that turning point. There was a gradual decline in the power of the central monarchy, an increasing use of auxiliary barbarian troops in the army upon which Roman society was founded, until at last (in the years from 400 to 500 A.D.) authority, though Roman... Nonfictions - Post by : eggibiz - Date : May 2012 - Author : Hilaire Belloc - Read : 3268

Europe And The Faith, "sine Auctoritate Nulla Vita" - Chapter 5. What Happened In Britain? Europe And The Faith, "sine Auctoritate Nulla Vita" - Chapter 5. What Happened In Britain?

Europe And The Faith, "sine Auctoritate Nulla Vita" - Chapter 5. What Happened In Britain?
CHAPTER V. WHAT HAPPENED IN BRITAIN?I have now carried this study through four sections. My object in writing it is to show that the Roman Empire never perished but was only transformed; that the Catholic Church, which, in its maturity, it accepted, caused it to survive and was, in that origin of Europe, and has since remained, the soul of one Western civilization. In the first chapter I sketched the nature of the Roman Empire, in the second the nature of the Church within the Roman Empire before that civilization in its maturity accepted the Faith. In the third I attempted... Nonfictions - Post by : welshbeef - Date : May 2012 - Author : Hilaire Belloc - Read : 3263

Europe And The Faith, "sine Auctoritate Nulla Vita" - Chapter 4. The Beginning Of The Nations Europe And The Faith, "sine Auctoritate Nulla Vita" - Chapter 4. The Beginning Of The Nations

Europe And The Faith, "sine Auctoritate Nulla Vita" - Chapter 4. The Beginning Of The Nations
CHAPTER IV. THE BEGINNING OF THE NATIONSEuropean civilization, which the Catholic Church has made and makes, is by that influence still one. Its unity now (as for three hundred years past) is suffering from the grievous and ugly wound of the Reformation. The earlier wounds have been healed; that modern wound we hope may still be healed--we hope so because the alternative is death. At any rate unity, wounded or unwounded, is still the mark of Christendom. That unity today falls into national groups. Those of the West in particular are highly differentiated. Gaul (or France as we now call it)... Nonfictions - Post by : welshbeef - Date : May 2012 - Author : Hilaire Belloc - Read : 1353

Europe And The Faith, "sine Auctoritate Nulla Vita" - Chapter 3. What Was The 'Fall' Of The Roman Empire? Europe And The Faith, "sine Auctoritate Nulla Vita" - Chapter 3. What Was The "Fall" Of The Roman Empire?

Europe And The Faith, "sine Auctoritate Nulla Vita" - Chapter 3. What Was The 'Fall' Of The Roman Empire?
CHAPTER III. WHAT WAS THE "FALL" OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE?That state of society which I have just described, the ordered and united society of the Roman Empire, passed into another and very different state of society: the society of what are called "The Dark Ages." From these again rose, after another 600 years of adventures and perils, the great harvest of mediæval civilization. Hardly had the Roman Empire turned in its maturity to accept the fruit of its long development (I mean the Catholic Church), when it began to grow old and was clearly about to suffer some great transition. But... Nonfictions - Post by : welshbeef - Date : May 2012 - Author : Hilaire Belloc - Read : 2597

On A Great Wind On A Great Wind

On A Great Wind
It is an old dispute among men, or rather a dispute as old as mankind, whether Will be a cause of things or no; nor is there anything novel in those moderns who affirm that Will is nothing to the matter, save their ignorant belief that their affirmation is new. The intelligent process whereby I know that Will not seems but is, and can alone be truly and ultimately a cause, is fed with stuff and strengthens sacramentally as it were, whenever I meet, and am made the companion of, a great wind. It is not that this lively creature of... Essays - Post by : endlessprofits - Date : October 2011 - Author : Hilaire Belloc - Read : 1800

Lord Abbott Lord Abbott

Lord Abbott
(Alcibiades, third Baron ABBOTT of Brackley in Southamptonshire)Lord Abbott's coronet was far too small,So small, that as he sauntered down White HallEven the youthful Proletariat(Who probably mistook it for a Hat)Remarked on its exiguous extent.Here is a picture of the incident.(The end)Hilaire Belloc's poem: Lord Abbott... Poems - Post by : eyalhalimi - Date : June 2011 - Author : Hilaire Belloc - Read : 2794

Lord Canton Lord Canton

Lord Canton
(Christopher, sixth Baron Canton)The reason that the Present Lord CantonSucceeded lately to his Brother JohnWas that his Brother John, the elder son,Died rather suddenly at forty-one.The insolence of an Italian guideAppears to be the reason that he died.(The end)Hilaire Belloc's poem: Lord Canton... Poems - Post by : tobjack - Date : June 2011 - Author : Hilaire Belloc - Read : 3120

Lord Lucky Lord Lucky

Lord Lucky
(William, eighth Earl Lucky, subsequently fifth Duke of Bradford)Lord Lucky, by a curious fluke,Became a most important duke.From living in a vile HotelA long way east of CamberwellHe rose, in less than half an hour,To riches, dignity and power.It happened in the following way:--The Real Duke went out one dayTo shoot with several people, oneOf whom had never used a gun.This gentleman (a Mr. MeyerOf Rabley Abbey, Rutlandshire),As he was scrambling through the brake,Discharged his weapon by mistake,And plugged about an ounce of leadPiff-bang into his Grace's Head----Who naturally fell down dead.His heir, Lord Ugly, roared, "You Brute!Take that to teach... Poems - Post by : CTABUK - Date : June 2011 - Author : Hilaire Belloc - Read : 1296

Lord Uncle Tom Lord Uncle Tom

Lord Uncle Tom
(Baron Uncle Tom of Maarfontein in the Britains Over Seas)Lord Uncle Tom was different from What other nobles are.For they are yellow or pink, I think, But he was black as tar.He had his Father's debonair And rather easy pride:But his complexion and his hairWere from the mother's side.He often mingled in debate And latterly displayedExperience of peculiar weight Upon the Cocoa-trade.But now He speaks no more. The BILL Which he could not abide,It preyed upon his mind until He sickened, paled, and died.(The end)Hilaire Belloc's poem: Lord Uncle Tom... Poems - Post by : rvhooij - Date : June 2011 - Author : Hilaire Belloc - Read : 3148

Lord Hippo Lord Hippo

Lord Hippo
(George Punter, commonly known as Lord Hippo, Eldest Son and Heir of Peter, sixth Earl of Potamus) Lord Hippo suffered fearful lossBy putting money on a horseWhich he believed, if it were pressed,Would run far faster than the rest:For someone who was in the knowHad confidently told him so.But on the morning of the raceIt only took the _seventh_ place!Picture the Viscount's great surprise!He scarcely could believe his eyes!He sought the Individual whoHad laid him odds at 9 to 2,Suggesting as a useful tipThat they should enter PartnershipAnd put to joint account the debtArising from his foolish bet.But when the Bookie--oh! my... Poems - Post by : candyman340 - Date : June 2011 - Author : Hilaire Belloc - Read : 1314

Lord Ali-baba Lord Ali-baba

Lord Ali-baba
(Ali-Baba, first (and last) Baron Ali-Baba of Salonika) Lord Ali-Baba was a TurkWho hated every kind of work,And would repose for hours at easeWith Houris seated on his knees.A happy life!--Until, one dayMossoo Alphonse Effendi Bey(A Younger Turk: the very creamAnd essence of the New Regime)Dispelled this Oriental dreamBy granting him a place at Court,High Coffee-grinder to the Porte,Unpaid:--In which exalted PostHis Lordship yielded up the ghost.(The end)Hilaire Belloc's poem: Lord Ali-Baba... Poems - Post by : raleigh123 - Date : June 2011 - Author : Hilaire Belloc - Read : 3265

Lord Finchley Lord Finchley

Lord Finchley
(Arthur Weekes, commonly known as Lord Finchley, Eldest Son and Heir of Charles, first Baron Hendon)Lord Finchley tried to mend the Electric LightHimself. It struck him dead: And serve him right!It is the business of the wealthy manTo give employment to the artisan.(The end)Hilaire Belloc's poem: Lord Finchley... Poems - Post by : salec - Date : June 2011 - Author : Hilaire Belloc - Read : 2210

Lord Epsom Lord Epsom

Lord Epsom
(Percy, first Earl of Epsom, in the County of Surrey)A Horse, Lord Epsom did bestrideWith mastery and quiet pride.He dug his spurs into its hide.The Horse, discerning it was pricked,Incontinently bucked and kicked,A thing that no one could predict!Lord Epsom clearly understoodThe High-bred creature's nervous mood,As only such a horseman could.Dismounting, he was heard to sayThat it was kinder to delayHis pleasure to a future day* * * * *He had the Hunter led away.(The end)Hilaire Belloc's poem: Lord Epsom... Poems - Post by : nar321 - Date : June 2011 - Author : Hilaire Belloc - Read : 2839

Lord Heygate Lord Heygate

Lord Heygate
(Thomas, second Baron HEYGATE of Bayswater in the County of London)LORD HEYGATE had a troubled face,His furniture was commonplace--The sort of Peer who well might passFor someone of the middle class.I do not think you want to hearAbout this unimportant Peer,So let us leave him to discourseAbout LORD EPSOM and his horse.(The end)Hilaire Belloc's poem: Lord Heygate... Poems - Post by : tbirdsall - Date : June 2011 - Author : Hilaire Belloc - Read : 3394

Lord Henry Chase Lord Henry Chase

Lord Henry Chase
(Henry de la Tour Albert St. John Chase, commonly known as LORD HENRY CHASE)What happened to Lord Henry Chase?He got into a Libel Case!_The Daily Howl_ had said that he--But could not prove it perfectlyTo Judge or Jury's satisfaction:His Lordship, therefore, won the action.But, as the damages were small,He gave them to a Hospital.(The end)Hilaire Belloc's poem: Lord Henry Chase... Poems - Post by : donbarletta - Date : June 2011 - Author : Hilaire Belloc - Read : 2647

Lord Calvin Lord Calvin

Lord Calvin
(Archibald, fifteenth Baron Calvin of Peebles in North Britain)Lord Calvin thought the Bishops should not sitAs Peers of Parliament. And _argued_ it!In spite of which, for years, and years, and years,They went on sitting with their fellow-peers.(The end)Hilaire Belloc's poem: Lord Calvin... Poems - Post by : riggo44 - Date : June 2011 - Author : Hilaire Belloc - Read : 2149

Lord Roehampton Lord Roehampton

Lord Roehampton
(Edward, first Earl of Lord Roehampton in the County of Surrey)During a late election LordRoehampton strained a vocal chordFrom shouting, very loud and high,To lots and lots of people whyThe Budget in his own opin--Ion should not be allowed to win.He sought a Specialist, who said:"You have a swelling in the head:Your Larynx is a thought relaxedAnd you are greatly over-taxed.""I am indeed! On every side!"The Earl (for such he was) repliedIn hoarse excitement.... "Oh! My Lord,You jeopardize your vocal chord!"Broke in the worthy Specialist."Come! Here's the treatment! I insist!To Bed! to Bed! And do not speakA single word till Wednesday... Poems - Post by : J-Man - Date : June 2011 - Author : Hilaire Belloc - Read : 1598