Pius Ix. And His Times; A Series Of Sketches Made During A Prolonged Residence In Rome

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byThomas O'dwyer

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876. Excerpt: ... 28 REMARKABLE CONVERSION. as if to assure himself that what he heard was true, his countenance suddenly assumed a subdued and sorrowful expression, and prostrating himself at his Grace's feet, he gave vent to his emotion in a flood of tears. From that moment there was a total change of heart in the young man, and he became tractable as a child in the hands of the Archbishop, to whom, with an expression of the deepest compunction, he forthwith made a confession of his whole life. The interval between that and his execution, which took place on the following day, was employed in preparation for the solemn event. The Archbishop, attended him on the scaffold, administering consolation up to the last moment. Such were the extraordinary means employed by Providence to secure a happy end to a career of guilt and crime. The family and friends of the count felt acutely the dishonour which he brought on them. His paternal uncle, a member in the House of Peers, resigned his place in the Chamber; but having been universally respected by his compeers, an unanimous call was made on him to revoke his decision, and resume his position in the House. He was accordingly prevailed on to do so, but only on the condition of being allowed to change his name; so that henceforward the name of B e became extinct in the peerage of Belgium. Having made the Archbishop's acquaintanceship at Rome so far back as 1839, I resolved, should an opportunity present itself, to ascertain all the particulars of this remarkable history from his Grace's own lips. This did not occur till 1854, when Dr. Purcell visited Rome on the occasion of the definition of the "Immaculate Conception." I then received from his Grace the narrative of these facts, as I have now given them.--T. O'D. AN AUTUMN IN SOU...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876. Excerpt: ... 28 REMARKABLE CONVERSION. as if to assure himself that what he heard was true, his countenance suddenly assumed a subdued and ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217531725

ISBN - 13:9780217531726

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