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  • If a man can’t pay his debts, he dies of a broken heart, and his widow’s a martyr.’
  • It had not even that recommendation,’ said Mr W. ’Mrs Wititterly is quite a martyr,’ observed Pyke, with a complimentary bow.
  • ’If anybody, my lord,’ added Mr Wititterly, wheeling round to the nobleman, ’will produce to me a greater martyr than Mrs Wititterly, all I can say is, that I shall be glad to see that martyr, whether male or female—that’s all, my lord.’
  • This martyrdom over, Nicholas arranged with Newman that while he was otherwise occupied next morning, arrangements should be made for his mother’s immediately quitting her present residence, and also for dispatching Miss La Creevy to break the intelligence to her.
  • ’If anybody, my lord,’ added Mr Wititterly, wheeling round to the nobleman, ’will produce to me a greater martyr than Mrs Wititterly, all I can say is, that I shall be glad to see that martyr, whether male or female—that’s all, my lord.’
  • Asking himself such questions as these, Nicholas mentally answered with great emphasis ’No!’ and persuading himself that he was a most conscientious and glorious martyr, nobly resolved to do what, if he had examined his own heart a little more carefully, he would have found he could not resist.

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  • Many believe that all of the Apostles were martyred except John; however, the Bible reports only on the martyrdom of James.
  • For 250 years it was a martyrs’ church; the persecutions were fueled by the refusal of Christians to worship the state and the Roman emperor.
    History of Christianity - Wikipedia  --  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Christianity(retrieved 05/20/06)

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