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after il:iy s!n had been led forth from In r
col l dungeon, to umleviret iv-i; tiit r.t ( ion.
to hear accusations tin; most inconceiva
bly absurd, to 1 1 1 f 1 1 1 ; ui'Uiments. 1 1 : con
futaliou of w hi'-h aided Jwr :mic in ro: f i
ia:; ; fir when d'nl prejudice, or ye!
wors:.; tli;i;i prejudice fanatic, bigotry,
hear tl'O voice of reason, and hear it to
it. ilowcr of youth ami beauty, in tin; conviction. Nc.rht :i !:: nL-;!tt she Ii;:!
(.A of compiest, ami in tin; accomplish- been led back o ihe chilly atme-sphere of
l;it i)!' a!l her own, of all her country's I ihe dank cell, hop' It's:; of resent; or ac-
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J lr:;inoii, on; .u no 01 .in; 11 m i-nuu, i : 1 1 1 u 1 1 , naiassoei o pi '. seen t ion , irnni
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'I'll i: m I t r ttiituu: m-.iy ! .--I ' i" u- I .
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'iri'i! montns hail Mapsni snifi; in
iff'ir'i t'i: riivions trcasoii of tin; Coa:t
cj I'iavv. !io who had sliut tin; irnti-s.
ill rui-i'';! t!it; hridcs of Conipchm') a-
of frame, and sick at. heart, vet iiiuli ai:d
lira i in- her nacoaioroniisiaj: sj.irit as when senliinents, the maiden aaia took up tlu
s!ie lirst rode forth, wi'.li ((afcratcd Made. '.void.
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nini aer mio uio nanus oi .loan m: mm oaaner, io rinse Tin; sieu:: o, . -a.-aiis. i nave con lessen Mica; i;;ue
liriiy-li'ix.'aihoarij:, since he, false; ire a-' I'roin the very coinnieia-ement of hT pro- coafessed Iranu'sessioi: And make not
tJ:a;ia and recr. ant knight, had sol;! th! traded tri tl siie iiad fell a sae forc;n:w- ye hi; same at. prime, at matin, and at
ijptiae of V ranee sold her, despite; tin: !ed'.re of its tcrminal'ion ! Sjie !ia.! known, vesper the same avowal Kiddle me
ivers, despite the te ars and the re-', that in tin; hearts of iier in d.n.s her d y-K t!i"n the did'envce, ve holy men, between
Lr.-hes ol Ins hiuh-mmded lady sold I was written down ah'eady: ye-t. wit;; a !;e daily pvi:i!e;a-e c pie.iicr. lor the dai-
r lor ha-e and sordiel lnea'e to her nn-
tinni; loemen. I ine'e; nanims nan e-
iseil of we'arise)iat; coniinemetit not in
paardeel chamber; net with the; Mess-
t. to time! Wheti reviled, she answer- same avowal that, lher.i mnkest ilailv, if
cd not wheal la'mte-d, her re j dies vrr
meek hut perii:u.t when fiarassed by
the simultaneous ejastion'mu' of he r lusrd
hearted jue!--es, e-are r to confuse by e-lam-er
the weak woman whom thev coukl tieit
confound by sojhistry, she; was colla-tcd
as tlie sae-st jurist, ue.disturbed as thouirh
thou dost e!iey the; biddiaij' of ilim w hose--ross
thou hast nplifieel ! Kut ye elid ask
me; if I hope for liberty if I wouM ex
cha!i'..M? tiie prison-house the hall of con
deumalion. and the bread of tears, for the;
five air, the blessed sunshine', and the;
humblest. easaut's fare;! (Io ask ihe
she; were pleadinu; a:!ot!ua,,s cause; and not wild herds of the forest, will they prefer
Ikrht of heaven slivamimr, albeit
Vo'.iizii irrates of iron, into he r prison
Jsemeats; not. with the miserable s-vm-
v pae-e of freH.alom, that miht be fanc'ual
e-xist. in the peaaaission to pace t!a; i;ar
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hv tioor ; nen wan tne wonieei eiua-
o a-fare of the; worst malefactor; not
th the ceuisolations d" re I'mion, vexudi-
vel even to the elviiiif amrderea' ; pot
cfen with the wretedied boon of solitude!
J, ja a duu'.rcea many a foot beneath
the surfaea; of the fro.ea earth, wit', nought
o air, but what tlesccmlcil through u dee.'p
cqt funnel ; with nought of liht, but
wiat was furaisheel by a pale ami wink
lMrl imp; loade-.l with a weight of fetters
ttilwouhl have; bowed the strongest man- whieth he mi 'iit coademn lien- to the' stake.
'rearms io child-like; heljdessaess ; bound jsome word of peiulanei; which he; mkrjit whistle;, or regard the- hire of the faleeaier
' ii !i a massive; chain about Iht waist, j construe inte trcasem. wlieu tin; thund'T is rollimr bene al!i him,
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ikmu' ner io nie roay uooi ; urn eta me; rnvear ae cni:.i m nan :my ami wnea ine; iiv.hinur.r, which lie; aloat; can
b id of bitteaaie'ss, her thirst slaked with imperious tom'S, from his crimson chair j ira.e upon und a..leel, is llashin.'r round
of state to the fair fiail jiiil, who, clad in jthe aerie) his avaler maele iiim lei inhabit,
saed-e loth, with bare fee.l and elishcwlled 1 1 f thi'se1 shall a.uswer wu then will I elo
hair, stood at liis footstool, uplie-ld by the; t your bieldin-j;, auel sw ar te ke-e p mv pli
To whom !loldd I look for n ..rr, ehwJiiiW' w hi' h she; pcie e ivcel tei have iiei
be aimu em he-r ase'. On even other
matte r, she spoke openly ami with ihe
cennidemv !' in poet nice', laaiutaiuiu, lei
the last. iie -ever, that Spirits, wear the-y
irood or cil, lael appeared te her;" but
ih iiyiit!! that she had cut by precept, bv
spe ll etr charm, invoked the aiel of supei
natuial powers, etlhiiwise than bv tin;
pravcrs of the ( hmch oU'ered in christian
purity of urpetse; te the; most Holy Virgin
ami her ec:Iastiiiir Sein. It was at letijutli
pretj-etseel that the (juestion slaudd I t; en
force el by the; iiietms of torture ! Hut by
( 'aiiedion himse if the proposition was over
ruled not in iim ivv. however. not - in
charity towarels a weak ami sulleriiiir. Wo
iuau.'but in the- de e pe st reliaeinent of
i iaaliy. (.'onlidie iit, as he then was, that
she1 would be ce aalemne el Io the lierce or
eh al of the fcatj auel the slake, he spared
her the; rack lest by exhaustinlier p;w-
as of endurance- it lnilit diminish llu;
duratietn ef her morlal aironies. JJitterlv.
:mw e-r, was that eetnupt jud'e atid false
ave to Ilim who has abaudom d his frail
servant for her ow n tranLrivsMet;:."
" I la ! she- confesses !"
'Mark wi lithe wn.ds Sir setibe-.""
" Ju l incut Letrd Ihesieieiit A judg
" Xo need for farth'-r (juestion !"
S!a- has avowed it."
Suc!i were; the; elisjointed clamors that
burst at (nce in fiendish exultation fretm
the lip. s of that holy seeming conclave;
but ere the wilv llisliop cetuld express his
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eaiin commence ina?. w(:u.i iia'.e wet; :(- iy sins w :iic;j even :v co;:ies. a?:i nits
e-oiae a Socrates, aye, or the ap.os'.ji.' of a j the free confession of a pri.-ior.er a !a Ip
hoji.T creed, she had s!rive:i to prow !ier;le:-s. jVie'neUe-ss. perse'cuied prisener! 'I't i!
iaaoi'ence to posterity at. leat, if i t Solme, Lorel Kishop, wdiat am , that I should
the; p.a-sin.r day M eteruiiy at leas!, if j snU'er jueluient to the uttermesi , for :v shepherd disappointed when the decisive
her own. The; base Cauchon, the liishop j
of Heauvais the bii;o:eel, bribed fanatic,
to whom had been committed the cou
eluct of her juelicial murder, strove hard,
but strove in vain, to wrinir from her pale
hps some evidence of unholy dealings, for
the; yoke and the ,oad, the haker and llu
stall, to the irrecn woods and liberal pas
tures in whieh their Maker set them!
(io ask the; caide, will he; endure; the je'ss
es and the hood of the; trained irosshawk,
will he- choetse the perch and mew before
tlie- boundless a.ure, will he; lisi to the;
the waters etf sorrow ; her fe-e-linus etut
nir.'d bv the continual presence of a bru-
tl soldier, violating the pnvacie-s, alike
ehy anel ni rlit, of her sad condition ; sujtportiu' niiirht (d' conscious innocence 1 on, thouli the (mains s.houhl l-.; stiicken
verdict was pronounced ""perpetual
chains the bread of .sorrow and the wn
lers of mise ry !'' The courts ecclesiastic
had ne weapon te affect her life, and lor
the present the; secular ana had dismissed
her beond the reach of its tyrannic vio
lence. The sentence was heard bv the
meek prisoner in tl e silence of despair
sia1 was remanded to her living tomb
she passed ihroiiidi the idonmy archway
the bolts irroane-el heavily behind her "she
deemed that all was over, that she should
perish there tirre., in that dark abyss,
une he-ere-d by the fresh air or the fair day
light, unpitie-el by her relentless loemen,
unsuccorcel by her faithless friends ; and
s!; fe It that de ath any de ath, so it were
but speedy had be en preferable; to the
endurance; of that protracted torture
which life hael now become to her, who
lately fought and feasted at the rijjlit hand
A'ot all the snlVeiiavs, however, of the
wretched irirl ; inl all the mental agonies
aial corporeal pains, that she must bear
' tl- noble; rirl had languished without a Swear to speak truth epicst'ioa thee , fretm mv limbs and the; door of dt live
I One of rescue, without even a dream olas we may!" a-iee opened; lhoii'.;!t the 1". i;: t were k'u
13 it v or life; taunted bv her Iocs, and I may not swear, most holj bis.i, s!ie 'died to coi-.vmie me on the- one hand, and , laud, or the p.o!i'-y of Mn-dand's Keen!
percuted ; eleserted by her friends and ; replied, and her e-ye; llashe-d for a tiiome at. ; the ihrone of our monarch were 1e nder- i It was nett. in reveiii;(;, much less in hatred
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ctterly torirottea. 1 el, moa'jm ner name , ami Iht up curieii as sa-a spoi-.e, so tuai e-i on urn oihei '. 1 lieu will I swear
Wis shrunken with disease and worn with ; men deemed it. irony " I may not. swear, i Sir I'riest. and not then !"
fsiaiae. though her bri.udtt eyes wen? dial-; most, riu'ileoe.s . jenlae since; you may j Such was the; tone-, and si.vh the; lenor
I with weariness ami watchin.if. he-r ; ejnestion me .f thai, w iiie-li to re i al w o :! etf ;dl !u-r sj'e- e!irs ; ever subnuss'iN o to
dj;-!; ro ks slre-ake I, as it were, by prem a-; be foul perjury so si.onld f. if ! swore, the fornix, to the ordinance's, and to ihe'
hjiv old ai-, her stature beat to half iis s'aad pel junai m t!u; same by speech orisjtirit of relitou ; eu r p'rofessiajx Iter
fdinK-r height, and her wliole apjearanee ! sileiie-e !" j faith in holy writ ; he-r w'nle and sole re-
4liived of that hi-li ami lustrous beauty "Swear .loan of Doniremi. most false-diance on the Virgin and he-r bl'sseal Son:
that had of yore been so peculiarly h.-r j lv' si vied of ( i leans and of Are Swear c-t eh-avia aid elisprovinv; the; chai'i.e
Oiva ; her conlide-nce; in Him, whom she te thv j'.nLvs, that, thou w ill. see k no it s- of uiic!;e; demon woisl.io ol!'eria'.r l'll, that dead or hin"- .so she died a
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ae'veet, erroneously peraaps, nui mu cue ani-inpi no escape . ! io eo-ne-ss ui.'th r iim- saci aiue taa I seal - in n i r .loan would he eeiually ue tor -
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in-! ill silence, could satisfy the fears etf Mnjr.
thai Ihe wi .e; Ue elfoiel iir-eel it upon the
court thai I hey should destroy not her
body only, but he r fame. He well knew
it was enthusiasm only that had thus far
supported her anel liberated J- 'ranee ; he
deemed u?, for a moment, that she was
either a heaunly messenp-r, or mortal
champion ; but he fell, lhat Tiance be
lieved in io kin-land in tivmhlin.r ! !,,.
tS1 I'el'tre the less fervently, to have1 sent
lr on tint espe e-ial missioa w hich she h'ael
t iiloriously accomplished her conli
5(piie'e in thai beia, whose? decrees are',
tcf a truth, inscrutable was all unshaken.
If she had formerly displayed the courage
W iiiilicl, she now exhiltiled, ami yet more
Mniblv, the; nobler courage to endure.
H she; iiael nroved herself the ciua! of men
t!ie; melee of aclive valor, s!ie now
tinned herself to be endowed in no se;-
fpinkiry decree; with the calm lortitade'
Ix'r sex, the une-omplaimnir, patient re
flation to inevitable pain or iacoasola
atllictioa which is so much harder to
I't on i hau the- hold front w Inch I ii-hes
tilth to meet the coining danger. D.iy
' be not your letiers strong euoiijii : J let e iud'es to her er judges sheU'tsilf-
she asked in answer ; and a.i" hall raised ; l-.-n-d diem to know, at all times, to per-
hei feeble ami, to show the- W e-i - ht of I us- , . i by e i ry idaiiee' of her v e, Io hear
ty steel that had aheaely well niyji ciip- in eer word of her mouth, that it was
p. led it Ke noi our let leas strom; ihe n ii-iou the pio'ese-d, and not lite-
euoiiuh your i o'-k-he-w a v.iuil -;, wheie j men who pioi' -sed it. to whiedi her de fer-
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in ' I uiiiiin llir iii:m-ihuh'i i,in "i innir i iih cp Pi I it I . I O 111(11 11(1 I ' I ie 1 : 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
ral 1 1 1 1 1 vour iron ca:res,. aim your sled
(dad warders be tiey not. guards enoiuli.
that ve 'would hi id me yet more strait I y ;
This will I nut swear, O thou most merci
ful, so shall you not condemn me of faith
"Then thou o look to reseue; dost
hope' for liberty would I e ade, hatb-J
thoil the peiUci. the.' bonds of o
( 'haich r"
Slill t!loi-h the') labon el to the Ullliot
let lores: her into such coiilWsietn iaiu:hl
be a pretext for her coiideamatioa, the
coma could by int means so far confuse
her undiTstandiuu. or so corrupt ihe
jtida'es. as to e.-lle-ct its nefarious purpose.
ilh a i ie.ir uueleitandiiiir of hei uvui
' UU e s,;. 1 1 lis d, a I eiln e ,!. bold I i . Io
aiiokei iho; e ijae-iioiis oa ne v. j omt. id
oils. lief deal h. I atlll hilled to v.n.
i.(aue e, would but siir up the; kiiidliao
blood of (inal let hotter !int;er, would bat
beat down the do'.reedpess of Saxon valor
with n-inoiseand Hipcistilioiis teaietr!
" 111 hast ihou e anie el thy See," he cried
at their lirst inte rview , I'alse llishetp !
As well she were ahorse anel in llu; lie-Id,
as I i i 1 1 thus a Jtuns 'prisoner ! She
must elie;! ,V, Sir I Vies!, not as a crimi
nal, but as a witch and hen die ! Her
name must be a scod' auel a n proae h to
l-'rance he r death an honor to her sla.
is : a sacrifice acceptable; let .Mother
!iii;e!i, ,'hmI laudable; lhrou;.;hout all
( 'In i teailie ! '(; il be done, Sir, Aay,
luiiuupl inc Jiol; Jim pulley ; an tlii