A narrative of iniquities and barbarities practised at Rome in the 19th century

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James M. Campbell, 1844 - 140 páginas
 

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Página 39 - Through me you pass into the city of woe: Through me you pass into eternal pain: Through me among the people lost for aye. Justice the founder of my fabric moved: To rear me was the task of Power divine, Supremest Wisdom, and primeval Love. 19 Before me things create were none, save things Eternal, and eternal I endure. All hope abandon, ye who enter here.
Página 118 - To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak : I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.
Página 76 - WHOSO eateth My flesh, and drinketh My blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For My flesh is meat indeed, and My blood is drink indeed. He that eateth My flesh and drinketh My blood, dwelleth in Me, and I in him.
Página 140 - ... and preach according to her doctrines, being ready to shed my blood for her sake. Finally I ask pardon of all those to whom my anti-Catholic discourses may have been an occasion of error, and I pray God to pardon my sins.
Página 46 - A thousand misgivings filled my mind, and hoping to receive from him an explanation that would assist me in fully comprehending its intention, I anxiously broke silence with — " ' I must request, sir, that you will inform me what is expected from me. Tell me what is this deed — whether it be really a mere form, as has been represented to me, or if ' .... Here the master arose, and in an imperious tone interrupted me, saying,— " ' Do not be obstinate and rebellious, but obey. I have already...
Página 141 - ... to tread in the footsteps of the Jesuit who preceded me. No one, acquainted with the Inquisition, will say that my precaution was needless. My imagination was so filled with the horrors of this place, that even in my short, interrupted, and feverish dreams, I beheld daggers and axes glittering around me ; I heard the noise of the wheels ; saw burning piles and heated irons...
Página 47 - I now understand the intention of this " deed of humility" but I protest that I will not sign it, and that I will have nothing more to do with it.' " The state of my feelings, at this moment, may be more easily imagined than described. Horror at the sight of the danger into which I had been running with so much confidence — repugnance to the monastic life — indignation at the insidious manner into which they had endeavored to draw from my lips an assent to an irrevocable misfortune — added...
Página 140 - ... retract them, regret them, and declare the Roman church to be the only true Catholic and Apostolic church. I bind myself, therefore, to teach and preach according to her doctrines, being ready to shed my blood for her sake.
Página 47 - is the point to which I wish to call your attention, in advising you to make some reservation. If you neglect doing so, you may find yourself in difficulties, losing, as you irrevocably will, every right to your own.' " At these words, so palpable, so glaring, the bandage fell from my eyes, and I saw the abyss these monsters were opening under my feet. ' This is a deception, a horrible deception...
Página 126 - ... longer wore the same hilarity of countenance with which he had received me, otherwise I should probably have abstained from a request which I immediately made, that he would permit the window to be opened for the admission of light and air. Before the words were finished he interrupted me...

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