Mirror of Literature,  3 (1824), 118–20.

English Martyrs



Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Southey 1824


Miracles, Physiology

    Describes one martyr who felt no pain as his body was burned, and notes that this does not require a miraculous explanation: 'Nature is more merciful to us than man to man; this was a case in which excess of pain had destroyed the power of suffering; no other bodily feeling was left but that of ease after torture' (119).

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