comes not from him who administers it, but from God.
His free and jovial temper, and the readiness with which he granted absolution
from all ordinary delinquencies, rendered him a favourite among the nobility and principal gentry, to several of whom he was allied by birth, being of a distinguished Norman family.
Confess; you know I have the right of giving absolution
I confessed, that I might obtain absolution
; but now that falsehood lies heavier at my heart than all my other sins.
His chamberlain and cardinals came forth, as I remember, to ask whether we would take seven thousand crowns with his blessing and a plenary absolution
, or the ten thousand with his solemn ban by bell, book and candle.
When I have been vexed I run out to them for comfort, and when I have been angry without just cause, it is there that I find absolution
. Did ever a woman have so many friends?
Flaherty was his name and I hope he will die without absolution
. She cut half through the old Ferndale and after the blow there was a silence like death.