A Narrative of the Persecution of Hippolyto Joseph Da Costa Pereira Furtado de Mendonc̦a: A Native of Colonia-do-Sacramento, on the River La Plata; Imprisoned and Tried in Lisbon, by the Inquisition, for the Pretended Crime of Free-masonry. To which are Added, the Bye-laws of the Inquisition of Lisbon, Both Ancient and Modern, (never Before Published,) Taken from the Originals in One of the Royal Libraries in London
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Page 112 - Our presence, you abjure, curse, and detest the said errors and heresies and every other error and heresy contrary to the Catholic and Apostolic Church of Rome, in the form now shown to you.
Page 111 - ... that the sun is the centre of the world, and that it does not move from east to west, and that the earth does move, and is not the centre of the world...
Page 114 - I have subscribed, with my own proper hand, this present instrument of my abjuration, and have repeated it word by word at Rome, in the convent of Minerva, this 22d day of July, anno 1G33. I, Galileus Galilei, have abjured as above, with my own proper hand.
Page 108 - Copernicus, which contains certain propositions contrary to the true sense and authority of the Holy Scriptures. " Now, this holy tribunal, being desirous to provide against the...
Page 118 - When this edict was first published, such a considerable number of females went to the palace of the inquisition only, in the city of Seville, to reveal the conduct of their infamous confessors, that twenty notaries and as many inquisitors were appointed to minute down their several informations against them ; but these being found insufficient to receive the depositions of so many witnesses, and...
Page 113 - I should know any heretic, or person suspected of heresy, I will inform against him to this holy office, or to the inquisitor, or ordinary of the place, in which I shall then be.
Page 113 - I treated of the doctrine which had been condemned, and produced reasons of great force in favour of it, without giving any answers to them, for which I have been judged by the holy office to have incurred a strong suspicion of heresy, viz. for believing that the sun is the centre of the world, and that the" earth is not the centre, but moves.
Page 108 - ' That the earth is neither the centre of the world nor immovable, but that it possesses a daily motion, is likewise an absurd proposition, false in philosophy, and, theologically considered, at least erroneous in point of faith.
Page 108 - Inquisition, have caused the two following propositions concerning the immovability of the sun, and the motion of the earth, to be thus qualified by the divines, viz. — " That the sun is the centre of the world and immovable, with a local motion, is an absurd proposition, false in philosophy, and absolutely heretical, because it is expressly contrary to the holy Scriptures.