The History of Christianity in India; From the Commencement of the Christian Era Second Portion Comprising the History of Protestant Missions, 1706-1816 Volume 1
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ...inconsolable; and despairing of deliverance, and, probably, dreading the Question, he tried to starve himself to death. His intention, however, was discovered and frustrated. He then invoked the Virgin to succour him, and endeavoured to recollect whether he had ever said anything more than he had confessed. At last, calling to mind what he had spoken at Damaun against the inquisition, he requested to be brought again before his judge, and in a few days was admitted to his third audience. After making a full declaration of all that he had uttered against the Holy Office, the inquisitor told him, that this was not what they expected from him: and on his again protesting that he could not call to mind anything more, he was ordered back to his cell, without his evidence this time being taken down. He now abandoned all hope, and tried again to terminate his wretched life. Having failed HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITYin his attempt to starve himself, he pretended to be sick. Indeed, it was, probably, no pretence; for his anxiety and impatience seem to have excited him to such a degree, that when the physician was called in, he found his pulse very irregular, and his body so feverish, that he considered it necessary to take some blood from him, an operation that he repeated for several days. As soon, however, as the doctor him he unbound his arm again, hoping to bleed to death; but this he could not effect. Seeing that his mind required as much care as his body, they sent him a confessor of the Franciscan Order, to reason with him, and endeavour to revive his hope. They gave him also a companion, whose society refreshed and comforted him, and in a few months he was restored to health, and recovered his spirits. His companion was then removed, when his jail...
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