|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|For a tear is an intellectual thing;|
And a sigh is the sword of an angel-king;
And the bitter groan of a martyrs woe
Is an arrow from the Almightys bow.
William BlakeThe Grey Monk.
|The noble army of martyrs.|
Book of Common Prayer. Te Deum Laudamus.
|Strangulatus pro republica.|
Tortured for the Republic.
James A. GarfieldLast Words. Written as he was dying, July 17, 1882.
|Who falls for love of God, shall rise a star.|
Ben JonsonUnderwoods. An Epistle to a Friend.
|He strove among Gods suffering poor|
One gleam of brotherhood to send;
The dungeon oped its hungry door
To give the truth one martyr more,
Then shut,and here behold the end!
LowellOn the Death of C. T. Torrey.
|Martyrs! who left for our reaping|
Truths you had sown in your blood
Sinners! whom long years of weeping
Chastend from evil to good.
MooreWhere is Your Dwelling, Ye Sainted?
| It is the cause, and not the death, that makes the martyr.|
| His wife and children, being eleven in number, ten able to walk, and one sucking on her breast, met him by the way as he went towards Smithfield: this sorrowful sight of his own flesh and blood, dear as they were to him, could yet nothing move him, but that he constantly and cheerfully took his death with wonderful patience, in the defence and support of Christs Gospel.|
Martyrdom of John Rogers. See Richmonds Selection from the Writings of the Reformers and Early Protestant Divines of the Church of England.
|Like a pale martyr in his shirt of fire.|
Alex. SmithA Life Drama. Sc. 2. L. 225.