Sketches of Protestantism in Italy

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Стр. 267 - O lady fair, I have yet a gem which a purer lustre flings, Than the diamond flash of the jewelled crown on the lofty brow of kings ; A wonderful pearl of exceeding price, whose virtue shall not decay, Whose light shall be as a spell to thee and a blessing on thy way...
Стр. 267 - And the lady smiled on the worn old man through the dark and clustering curls Which veiled her brow as she bent to view his silks and glittering pearls ; And she placed their price in the old man's hand, and lightly turned away, But she paused at the wanderer's earnest call, • — "My gentle lady, stay!
Стр. 21 - Evangelist Was ware, when her, who sits upon the waves, With kings in filthy whoredom he beheld; She who with seven heads tower'd at her birth, And from ten horns her proof of glory drew, Long as her spouse in virtue took delight. Of gold and silver ye have made your god...
Стр. 86 - I still shudder while I think of the executioner with the bloody knife in his teeth, the dripping napkin in his hand, and his arms besmeared with gore, going to the house and taking out one victim after another, just as the butcher does the sheep which he means to kill.
Стр. 22 - Yet it may chance, ere long, the Vatican, And other most selected parts of Rome, That were the grave of Peter's soldiery, Shall be delivered from th
Стр. 267 - LADY fair, these silks of mine are beautiful and rare, — The richest web of the Indian loom, which beauty's queen might wear; And my pearls are pure as thy own fair neck, with whose radiant light they vie ; I have brought them with me a weary way, — will my gentle lady buy...
Стр. 86 - Most illustrious sir — Having written you from time to time what has been done here in the affair of heresy, I have now to inform you of the dreadful justice which began to be executed on these Lutherans early this morning, being the llth of June. And, to tell you the truth, I can compare it to nothing but the slaughter of so many sheep. They were all shut up in one house as in a sheepfold. The executioner went, and, bringing out one of them, covered his face with a napkin, or...
Стр. 23 - Babylon, situated on the Rhone, that thou art the enemy of the good, the friend of the bad, the asylum of wild beasts, the whore that hast committed fornication with the kings of the earth! Thou art she whom the inspired evangelist saw in the spirit; yes, thee, and none but thee, he saw, 'sitting upon many waters.' See thy dress—' A woman clothed in purple and scarlet.' Dost thou know thyself, Babylon? Certainly what follows agrees to thee and none else—' Mother of fornications and abominations...
Стр. 95 - I am not in error, and I know that I must go by the narrow way of the cross and seal my testimony with my blood. I do not dread death, and still less the loss of my earthly goods, for I am certain of eternal life and a celestial inheritance, and my heart is united to my Lord and Saviour.
Стр. 86 - ... led him out to a field near the house, and causing him to kneel down, cut his throat with a knife. Then taking off the bloody napkin, he went and brought out another, whom he put to death after the same manner. In this way, the whole number, amounting to eighty-eight men, were butchered.

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