Protestant Endurance Under Popish Cruelty; A Narrative of the Reformation in Spain

Protestant Endurance Under Popish Cruelty; A Narrative of the Reformation in Spain

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ... to acquaint Dr. Alfonso Diaz with his brother's apostasy. The bigoted advocate in the sacred Rota no sooner received this galling in 106 A SNAKE FOR A BROTHER'S LIFE. formation, than he set out for Germany, accompanied by a ready instrument of his pleasure, and resolved to wipe off or avenge the stain which had been cast on the honour of his family, by such a defection from the faith of Home. On reaching Germany, Alfonso followed his brother to Neuburg, a town in Bavaria, whither he had gone by the advice of Bucer and his other Protestant friends. Finding him irreclaimable, Alfonso at length pretended that his brother's arguments in favour of the new doctrines had wrought a change in his own sentiments. The bait took. His delighted brother was thrown off his guard, and agreed to accompany Alfonso back to Italy, for the purpose of propagating them in that country, if his friends on being consulted should acquiesce in the plan. They at once saw through the snare, and strongly urged Juan to remain where he was. Foiled in this, Alfonso endeavoured to persuade his brother to accompany him as far as Augsburg, which he would have done but for the timely arrival of Bucer and two other friends. The cunning doctor concealed his chagrin, and parted from his brother with many expressions of affectionate regret, and thanks for the spiritual benefit which he professed to have received from his instructions. He went as far as Augsburg, but returned secretly next day, followed by the man DIAZ MURDERED BY HIS BROTHER. 107 who had accompanied him, and passed the night in a small village near Neuburg. Before sunrise next morning, they went to the house in which his brother lodged, and knocked loudly at the gate. The man entered, leaving his master outside, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
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  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236676092
  • 9781236676092