Ladies of the Reformation. Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy, and Spain
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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...zealous for the faith. Aud aa 1 The Sorbouae. I know that you do not require to be informed of the arguments that can be advanced in his favour, and that you wish to maintain the cause of the innocent, without their being under the necessity of employing an advocate to defend them before your clemency, I will cease to plead, beseeching Him who has endowed you with so many graces and virtues, to grant you a long and prosperous life, that by you he may be praised long in this world, and eternally iu that which is to come."1 Marguerite's intercession was unhappily unavailing. Berquin was condemned to make amende honorable, by a public abjuration of heresy before Notre Dame, with a rope about his neck, and a torch in his hand; to witness the burning of his books and writings by the public executioner; to have his tongue pierced with a redhot iron; to have his forehead branded with the fleur-de-lis as a perpetual mark of ignomiuy; and to be imprisoned for life. After his sentence had been pronounced, Marguerite again interposed in lib behalf. Writing to her brother, she says,""In closing this letter, I humbly and earnestly beseech you to have pity upon poor Berquin, who, I know, suffers for no other cause than for loving the Word of God, and obeying you. On this accouut, those who, during your captivity, did the contrary, have contracted an intense hatred against him, and their malice, aided by their hyiwcrisy, has found advocates in your court, who have endeavoured to render you forgetful of his sincere faith in God, and his devotion to yourself. If you will not deign to hear him in his own defence, he is hopeless of a favourable issue. I beseech you so to act in this matter that it may not be said that absence has made you forget your...
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