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1904 Excerpt: ...merciful feeling; wherefore she sent for me, who
loved her more than I loved my own life, and I straightway did all
I could on her behalf by the calling in of physicians, and by the
employment of every remedy I could think of as fitted for the case,
and such as would naturally be suggested by the great love I had
for her. On account of what I had done in her behalf, and to show
her gratitude for the benefits she had received at my hands, she
gave herself entirely to me in the presence of several witnesses,
promising that when she should be restored to health she would
choose to belong to me, and not to her husband. The poor young
woman, however, died on account of her sickness, and she lies
buried in this your church. Now I am possessed with the thought
that peradventure her husband may by this time feel a tardy
repentance for his niggard cruelty, and that, when the report of
this resurrection of the dead, which you proposed to bring about,
should come to his ears, he would repair hither, accompanied by the
whole of his kinsfolk, in order to lead back his wife to his house.
Therefore I, bearing in mind these facts, on my part brought hither
my advocate, and paid him a very high fee, in order that he might
defend this most just cause of mine, and lay the same plainly
before you with all boldness and confidence, knowing well that you
are a veritable adept and most excellent arbiter in everything
connected with the amorous passion. Wherefore, if it had come to
pass that the marvel you promised had really happened, my advocate
would have laid down publicly a most righteous exposition as to
what ought to be done. But when in the end we saw how this feat you
promised to do turned out to be nothing more than a vain fiction,
coming to the same issue which your plau...
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