Excerpt from An Ecclesiastical History, Ancient and Modern, From the Birth of Christ, to the Beginning of the Eighteenth Century, Vol. 2 of 6: In Which the Rise, Progress, and Variations of Church Power Are Considered in Their Connexion With the State of Learning and Philosophy, and the Political History of Europe During That Period
Constantinople; and +honorius who governed the western provinces, chose Ravenna for the place of his residence. This latter prince, re markable only for the sweetness of his temper, and the goodness of his heart, neglected the great afi'airs of the empire; and, inattentive to the weighty duties of his station, held the reins of government with an unsteady hand. The Goths took advantage of this criminal indolence; made incursions into Italy; laid waste its fairest pro.
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