History of the Inquisition: From Its Establishment Till the Present Time

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Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1834 - 233 pages
 

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Page 86 - O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united! For in their anger they slew a man, and in their self-will they digged down a wall. Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce, and their wrath, for it was cruel. I will divide them in Jacob and scatter them in Israel.
Page 94 - Church, part with them, telling them that they leave them to the devil, who Is standing at their elbow to receive their souls, and carry .them with him to the flames of hell. On this a great shout is raised, and the cry is,
Page 196 - The day was now far spent, and my companions were about to leave me. While I was considering whether I should return with them, Major Pareira said he would first introduce me to a priest, high in office, and one of the most learned men in the place. We accordingly walked to the convent of the Augustinians, where I was presented to Josephus a Doloribus, a man well advanced in life, of pale visage, and penetrating eye, rather of a reverend appearance, and possessing great fluency of speech and urbanity...
Page 45 - I would myself carry wood to burn my own son, were he such a wretch as thou.
Page 206 - If after all that has passed, father, you resist this reasonable request, I shall be justified in believing that you are afraid of exposing the real state of the Inquisition in India.' To these observations the Inquisitor made no reply ; but seemed impatient that I should withdraw.
Page 206 - You cannot, you say, show me the captives and the dungeons; be pleased then merely to answer this question ; for I shall believe your word : — How many prisoners are there now below, in the cells of the inquisition ?' The inquisitor replied, ' That is a question which I cannot answer.
Page 204 - The Inquisitor answered nothing, but beckoned me to go with him to a door at one end of the hall. By this door he conducted me to some small rooms, and thence to the spacious apartments of the chief Inquisitor.
Page 204 - I afterwards understood, were the familiars, and attendants of the Holy Office. They bowed very low to the Inquisitor, and looked with surprise at me. The Great Hall is the place in which the prisoners are marshalled for the procession of the Auto da Fe. At the procession described by Dellon, in which he himself walked barefoot, clothed with the painted garment, there were upwards of one hundred and fifty prisoners. I...
Page 210 - By blood of Christ. Ambition's self, though mad, And nursed on human gore, with her compared, Was merciful. Nor did she always rage. She had some hours of meditation, set Apart, wherein she to her study went, The Inquisition, model most complete Of perfect wickedness, where deeds were done,- Deeds ! let them ne'er be named, — and sat and planned Deliberately, and with most musing pains, How, to extremes!
Page 208 - Travancore, being an answer to a letter from that officer. When I arrived at the Inquisition, and had ascended the outer stairs, the door-keepers surveyed me doubtingly, but suffered me to pass, supposing that I had returned by permission and appointment of the Inquisitor. I entered the great hall, and went up directly towards the tribunal of the Inquisition, described by Dellon, in which is the lofty crucifix. I sat down on a form, and wrote some notes ; and then desired one of the attendants to...

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