The Elector alluded to the pile which had consumed the papal bull.
There was a papal bull, for instance, said to forbid dissection.
The particular occasion of it, however, seems to have been the opposition which he offered to the reception of a papal bull.
(p. 021)What did the Saxon monk do, when the papal bull was published?
There the papal bull was read to them, and they were presented with a stringent edict enjoining the execution of it.
But in my land we have discovered a readier way than any papal bull.
Germany replied to the papal bull by surrounding Luther with acclamation.
The papal bull, how severe soever it may be, acknowledges this.
The papal bull could easily be got over, it could be withdrawn on the ground that Luther had never had a fair trial.
The decree of the saint is as much esteemed as is a papal bull.
a letter or announcement from the Pope to the Catholic world
so called because a lead bulla or seal was attached to the Pope's edict by a cord