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expresses this in almost the same Words : Kata ö Matov uliba megske Jees, Tavtos aš Joãs rej mego xurbūv autois. rjavTiwego wycão Lo cutâv, dweg popeia Dal Text on and hav. By cuadsável eu tois.

Now, concerning the Authority of the People, who were thus gather'd together at the Great Council, we have many Testimonies. Aimoinus , lib. 4. cap. 41. speaking of Clodo

veus the Second; “'Altho' (says that King in :( his Speech ) the Care of our Earthly Prin“cipality obliges us to call you together Francigena.cives, and to consult you in Affairs re“ lating to the Publick, bo. Also in his 74th Chapter of the same Book----- “ In the

Beginning of the Year he went into Saxony, ." and there he held a General Convention every .Tear, as he used to do every Year in France Z“ also.----- Again, lib. 4. cap. 13. where he

speaks of Charles the Great------ “ When the .“ Hunting near Aix la Chapelle was ended, as “ soon as he return'd, he held a General Convention of his people, according to usual “ Custom, dc. Cap. 116. The Emperor ha“ving held Two Conventions, one at Nime

guen, the other at Compiegn, wherein he re

ceiv'd the Annual Presents, &c. Again, " Cap. 117. In the Month of August he came

to Wormes, and holding there the General “ Convention according to constant Practice, so he received the Yearly Gifts which were “ offer'd him, and gave Audience to several

Ambassadors, &c. Again, Lib. s. cap. 31. cc The General Placitum was held on the Ides sc of Fune, in the Town Dusiacum. · And this may suffice touching this folemn General Council, which both French and German Historians, thro' a deprav'd Custom of the “ celebrated for the Good of the Realm; 6 and thus he used to return Home again.

Foannes Nauclerus gives us an Account of the very same thing, in almost the same Words, in Chron. Generat. 26. So does the Author of the Great Chronicle, in the Beginning of his Life of Charlemagn, Fol. 77. Neither ought this to seem so great a Wonder to any, who considers it was the Fashion in those Days for our Kings and Queens, and the Royal Family, to be drawn by Oxen; of which we have one Instance in Greg. Turon. lib. 3. cap.26. “ Deuteria, (says he) Wife of King Childebert,

seeing her Daughter by a former Husband grown to Woman's Estate, and fearing left the King (being in Love with her ) should

lye with her, caused her to be put into a “ fort of Litter with untamed Oxen, and « thrown headlong off a Bridge. Aimoinus, lib. 4. cap. 30. makes mention of the Golden Throne, where he speaks of King Dagobert : “ He proclaimed, fays he, Generale P L ACITUM iu loco nuncupato Bigargio, a Great Council in a Place named Bigargium : To ~ which all the Great Men of France affem“bling with great Diligence on the Kalends c of May, the King thus began his Speech $c to them fitting on his Golden Throne. Also in his 41st Chapter , speaking of King Clodoveus --- Sitting in the midst of them, on his Golden Throne, he spoke in this manner, &c. Sigebertus in Chron. Anni 662. ---- 'Tis the An$¢ cient Custom (says he) of the Kings of the Franks, every Kalends of May, to preside in a Convention of all the People, to falute Śc and be faluted, to receive Homage, and give and take Presents. Georgius Cedrenus . expresses this in almost the same Words: Kata' ñ * Matov utic megs nee Jents, à tarto's Tš Dvēs rej -rego xursiv autois. rjavni nego wuncha o cutâv, dwegcopeão Dzel 78 xEonyód how. vndisóvol du Tois.

Now, concerning the Authority of the People, who were thus gather'd together at the Great Council, we have many Testimonies. Aimoinus, lib. 4. cap. 41. speaking of Clodoveus the Second; “Altho' (says that King in is his Speech ) the Care of our Earthly Prin“ cipality obliges us to call you'together Francigena .cives, and to consult you in Affairs re“ lating to the Publick, bo. Also in his 74th Chapter of the same Book----- “ In the 16. Beginning of the Year he went into Saxony,

and there he held a General Convention every .“ Year, as he used to do every Year in France t" also.----- Again, lib. 4. cap. 13. where he

speaks of Charles the Great------"" When the .“ Hunting near Aix la Chapelle was ended, as “ soon as he return'd, he held a General Con

vention of his people, according to usual “ Custom, doc. Cap. 116. The Emperor ha“ ving held Two Conventions, one at Nime

guen, the other at Compiegn, wherein he re“ ceiv'd the Annual Presents, &c. Again,

Cap. 117. In the Month of August he came “ to Wormes, and holding there the General “ Convention according to constant Practice,

he received the Yearly Gifts, which were offer'd him, and gave Audience to several Ambassadors, &c. Again, Lib. s. cap. 31. The General Placitum was held on the Ides of Fune, in the Town Dusiacum.

And this may suffice touching this solemn General Council, which both French and German Hiftorians, chro' a deprav'd Custom of the “ celebrated for the Good of the Realm ; 6 and thus he used to return Home again.

Foannes Nauclerus gives us an Account of the very fame thing, in almost the same · Words, in Chron. Generat. 26. So does the Au

thor of the Great Chronicle, in the Beginning of his Life of Charlemagn, Fol. 77. Neither ought this to seem so great a Wonder to any, who considers it was the Fashion in those Days for our Kings and Queens, and the Royal Family, to be drawn by Oxen; of 'which we have one Instance in Greg. Turon. lib. 3. cap.26. Deuteria, (says he) Wife of King Childebert, “ seeing her Daughter by a former Husband

grown to Woman's Estate, and fearing left the King (being in Love with her ) should

lye with her, caused her to be put into a " sort of Litter with untamed Oxen, and “ thrown headlong off a Bridge. Aimoinus, lib. 4. cap. 30. makes mention of the Golden Throne, where he speaks of King Dagobert : “ He proclaimed, fays he, Generale P L AS CITU M iu loco nuncupato Bigargio, a Great © Council in a Place named Bigargium : To « which all the Great Men of France assem“bling with great Diligence on the Kalends “ of May, the King thus began his Speech $s to them fitting on his Golden Throne. Also in his 41st Chapter , speaking of King Clo, doveus --- Sitting in the midst of them, on his Golden Throne, he spoke in this manner, &c. Sigebertus in Chron. Anni 662. ---- 'Tis the Anso cient Custom (says he) of the Kings of the “ Franks, every Kalends of May, to preside in .a Convention of all the People, to salute se and be faluted, to receive Homage, and give and take Presents. Georgius Cedrenius . expresses this in almost the same Words: Katai ģ* Maior plita megs xe. Jents, 67 tantos Toš & Jussi rej rego Xuver autois. rj & uniwego wuvcão autôv, wegcopera Duí Text onun Dhol. xj cumsóvol du Tois.

Now, concerning the Authority of the People, who were thus gather'd together at the Great Council, we have many Testimonies. Aimoinus , lib. 4. cap. 41. speaking of Clodoveus the Second; “Altho' (says that King in :f his Speech ) the Care of our Earthly Prin

cipality obliges us to call you'together Francigena.cives, and to consult you in Affairs re“ lating to the Publick, Bc. Also in his 74th Chapter of the fame Book----- “ In the 16. Beginning of the Year he went into Saxony, " and there he held a General Convention every "Year, as he used to do every Year in France z" also.----- Again, lib. 4. cap. 13. where he speaks of Charles the Great------ "" When the “ Hunting near Aix la Chapelle was ended, as “ foon as he return'd, he held a General Convention of his people, according to usual “ Custom, dc. Cap. 116. The Emperor ha

ving held Two Conventions, one at Nimeguen, the other at Compiegn, wherein he receiv'd the Annual Presents, bo. Again,

Cap. 117. In the Month of August he came " to Wormes, and holding there the General “ Convention according to constant Practice,

he received the Yearly Gifts which were sc offer'd him, and gave Audience to several “ Ambassadors, doc. Again, Lib. s. cap. 31. « The General Placitum was held on the Ides .so of June, in the Town Dusiacum.

. And this may suffice touching this folemn General Council, which both French and German Historians, thro' a deprav'd Custom of the

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