History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century Until the Days of Calvin. Transl
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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...groat perplexity, "how has this come to pass? It is confidently said that they are willing to burn you!. Such a deed shall not be perpetrated," said these knights, "without their lives being made to compensate for its atrocity." "And that would truly have happened," said Luther, when repeating these words twenty years afterwards in Eisleben. On the other hand the enemies of Luther triumphed. "He has asked time," said they; "he will retract. At a distance his speech was arrogant, but now his courage has failed him He is vanquished." Luther was perhaps the only being in "Worms who was in possession of a composed mind. A few moments after his return from the diet, he wrote to the imperial counsellor Cuspianus. "I write to you in the middle of tumult," (most probably he alluded to the noise made by tho crowd on tho street before his lodgings.) "I have this very hour been in the presence of the emperor and his brother.... I have acknowledged myself the author of my own writings, and I have declared that I will give an answer to-morrow respecting the question of recantation. I will not retract a single letter from all my works, with tho help of Jesus Christ." Tho turmoil of the people and of the foreign soldiers was increased from hour to hour. While the members of the diet proceeded with VIOLENCE OF THB SPANIARDS. calm deliberation in their meeting, the parties outside on the streets actually came to blows with one another. The Spanish soldiers, proud and unmerciful in their disposition, inflicted wounds by their impudence upon the body of the citizens. One of these satellites attached to Charles, finding in a bookseller's shop a copy of the pope's bull, published by Hutten, ...
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