The Martyrs: Or, The Triumph of the Christian Religion, Volumen 3

Whiting and Watson; John Forbes, printer, 1812

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Página 2 - Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit : " Tadeuskund, the Last King of the Lenape. An Historical Tale." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States...
Página 2 - Congress of the United States, entitled "an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the time therein mentioned." And also to an act entitled "an act supplementary to an act entitled an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the...
Página 183 - He was solicited by that restless old man to reassume the reins of government, and the Imperial purple. He rejected the temptation with a smile of pity, calmly observing that if he could show Maximian the cabbages which he had planted with his own hands at Salona, he should no longer be urged to relinquish the enjoyment of happiness for the pursuit of power.
Página 170 - Nor did the evil end here; for those vain fictions, which an attachment to the platonic philosophy, and to popular opinions, had engaged the greatest part of the christian doctors to adopt, before the time of Constantine, were now confirmed, enlarged, and embellished in various ways.
Página 50 - It was enacted that their churches, in all the provinces of the empire, should be demolished to their foundations; and the punishment of death was denounced against all who should presume to hold any secret assemblies for the purpose of religious worship.
Página 170 - Hence arose that extravagant veneration for departed saints, and those absurd notions of a certain fire destined to purify separate souls, that now prevailed, and of which the public marks were everywhere to be seen.
Página 59 - Refusing to comply with the impious request, the emperor, greatly exasperated, ordered her to be carried to the temple of Hercules, where she was scourged, and hung up for some time by the hair of her head ; then a large stone was fastened to her neck, and she was thrown into the river.
Página 246 - With sidelong volley, whilst loud thunders rock Heav'n's echoing vault, when all at once, behold ! Caught in the stream of an impetuous gust High in mid-air, swift on the level wing Northward he shoots, and like a comet leaves 785 Long fiery track behind, speeding his course Strait to the realms of Chaos and old Night, Hell-bound and to Tartarean darkness doom'd.
Página 69 - They hanged others with large ropes under the arm-pits, and plunged them several times into wells, till they promised to renounce their religion. They tied them like criminals on the rack, and poured wine with a funnel into their mouths, till, being intoxicated, they declared that they consented to turn catholics. Some...
Página 50 - The judges were authorised to hear and to determine every action that was brought against a Christian. But the Christians were not permitted to complain of any injury which they themselves had suffered; and thus those unfortunate sectaries were exposed to the severity, while they were excluded from the benefits, of public justice.

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