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- - - - - - - was informed of my being there in the capacity of a Prophet, and held in profound reverence by the Christians. This intelligence being communicated to my relations........ they held a consultation....... on the means most likely to preserve such of my estate as remained still at Parium.....from, what they called, the fangs of the Christians; - - - - - - and the result of their deliberation was, that this intelligent citizen of Antioch should denounce me before the Viceroy,......... representing me to be a man dangerous to society, from my restless....enthusiastic.....disposition.... prone to inflame and disseminate discord among the citizens........ a fanatic who had madly dissipated his paternal property, from its proper heirs, in support of his unlawful doctrine. The penal laws were severe against all private conventicles, and particu

larly against every thing tending to support the Christian belief.......Now, although these laws had slept during the mild reign of Hadrian.......they were still in existence.......Complaints were procured to be made by the Priests.......and I was seized at a midnight meeting, while celebrating our most holy mysteries. The officers, having rebuked my congregation, dismissed them.......and immediately carried me before a magistrate, who asked me if I was a Christian......I replied to him......with the zeal of a martyr.......“Yes!".....In consequence I was conducted to the common jail. At first the whole city rang with my imprisonment......... but all things have an end......in a short time it was forgotten.......However the Christians took a very decided part in my fate, and left no means unessayed to pro

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cure my enlargement.......They had nothing to fear on their own account, as it was evident I was the sole object; but their efforts were unwearied - - - - - - - and probably their zeal and acti vity prolonged my confinement. I was upwards of a year in this situation.......Kerinthus and Hegesias could not openly appear my advocates; but I should be wanting in gratitude if I did not declare their efforts to have been unremitted....... They procured me all possible accommodation.......and I had more money than I could want.......Not that they enriched me, as you have stated......... The brethren of our order were uniformly liberal to such as suffered in the general cause;......but they were. too wise to be superfluous in their bounties. For my own part I was so elated with the dignified title of a Martyr,

that for the first weeks of my imprisonment I was happier than ever I, had been at any period of my life. I felt more free and independent. This is the last stage in my history where the journey is embellished with the scenery of fancy.......My imagination gradually began to lose its highflown tones......and the privation presented me with a true picture of my situation.....the charms I had attached to mortification diminished.......and I

uncertainty of my future doom. * * The pious matrons of our order continued to minister to my wants.... They feed the jailer, who suffered them occasionally to introduce the sisterhood to my cell, where we held very productive love-feasts.......Indeed they testified....... by every token...... their hearty Christian love and reverence for me.

At last I became so restless, that I discovered my couch to be none of the softest......This was followed by sleepless nights....and agonized reflections......Sometimes the enchantments of the villa Mamilia would obtrude themselves in their most enchanting coloring.......The contrast was terrific - - - - - - - I sighed.......I turned......I turned .......and sighed again.

These demoniac temptations I never failed to resist by austerities............ I scourged myself so unmercifully to repel the power of Satan, that my holy sisters had abundance of employment next morning in applying healing remedies to my lacerated back. , Possibly I made bad worse.......and instead of quelling.......rather invoked • e - - - the inspirations of the Evil Spirit.... But the period is now at hand which put an end to these extravagancies, and separated me....... for ever.....from the Christians.

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