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MARTYRDOM
[ Also see Courage Faith Heroes Killing Martyrs Murder Religion Sacrifice ]

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 Christ's Gospel.
      - Unattributed Author,
        Martyrdom of John Rogers,
        see Charles Alexander Richmond's "Selection from the Writings of the Reformers and Early Protestant Divines of the Church of England"

For a tear is an intellectual thing;
  And a sigh is the sword of an angel-king;
    And the bitter groan of a martyr's woe
      Is an arrow from the Almighty's bow.
      - William Blake, The Grey Monk

The noble army of martyrs.
      - Book of Common Prayer, Te Deum Laudamus

Tortured for the Republic.
  [Lat., Strangulatus pro republica.]
      - James Abram Garfield, Last Words,
        written as he was dying

Who falls for love of God shall rise a star.
      - Ben Jonson,
        Underwoods--An Epistle to a Friend (32)

He strove among God's suffering poor
  One gleam of brotherhood to send;
    The dungeon open its hungry door
      To give the truth one martyr more,
        Then shut,--and here behold the end!
      - James Russell Lowell,
        On 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
      Chasten'd from evil to good.
      - Thomas Moore,
        Where is Your Dwelling, Ye Sainted?

It is the cause, and not the death, that makes the martyr.
      - Napoleon Bonaparte (Napoleon I)

Martyrdom . . .is the only way a man can become famous without ability.
      - George Bernard Shaw, The Devil's Disciple

Like a pale martyr in his shirt of fire.
      - Alexander Smith, A Life Drama
         (sc. 2, l. 225)


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