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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...was handed to Luther by the
imperial herald on the 24th March. Will he obey it? The Elector
wrote to his brother: "Doctor Martin has been summoned here, but I
do not know whether he will come. I cannot augur any good from it."
But Luther has been called, and go he will On the 2nd April he took
leave of his friends. Turning to Melancthon he said, " My dear
brother, if I do not return, and should my enemies put me to death,
continue to teach, and stand fast in the truth." Then, commending
himself to God, he got into the car provided for him by the town
council, and, amidst the prayers and tears of friends and citizens,
he set out upon his perilous journey. Preceded by the herald,
carrying the imperial eagle, and accompanied by his friends
Schurff, Amsdorff, and Suaven, he pressed onward. Gloomy fears
filled the hearts of all whom he met. At Naumburg a priest held
before him a portrait of Savonarola, who had been burnt a few years
previously; and at Weimar his ears were greeted with the cries of
the people as they watched the messenger posting up an edict which
the Emperor had issued, commanding that his writings should be
given up to the magistrates. From Weimar, where he preached, he
proceeded to Erfurt. As he was approaching that town he was
received by a body of senators and distinguished friends, who
escorted him within its walls. Passing onwards, and being now
accompanied by Justus Jonas, a most powerful preacher, as well as
by his other friends, he reached Eisenach, at which place he was
taken seriously ill. A night's rest, however, restored him, and he
was able on the following day to continue his journey. As he went
along crowds of people flocked around him. They gazed with emotion
upon the intrepid monk....
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