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.
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.