EBBA 36810

British Library - Book of Fortune
 
A Dreadful Relation, of the Cruel, Bloudy, and most Inhumane Mas- / sacre and Butchery, committed on the poor Protestants, in the Dominions of the Duke of Savoy, / by his Souldiers, wich some French and bloudy Irish joyned together: Where they destroyed / thousands, both men, women and children, without mercy; tearing little sucking infants limb / from limb before their mothers faces, and dashing their brains out against the rocks; and after- / wards ripping up the bowels of the mothers, cutting off their breasts, and turning women with / childe, and some lying in, out of dores, in the midst of winter in frost and snow, who perished by / cold in the Mountains. Cutting off the ears, then the nose, fingers and toes; then the legs, arms / and privie members of men, some being aged above fourscore years, and so torturing them to / death, because they would not forsake their Religion and turn Papists: the like cruelties were ne- / ver known nor heard of before. The truth of this sad story was sent to his Highness the Lord / Protector, who appointed a general Fast throughout this Nation, and ordered relief to be gath- / red, and sent to those that escaped the hands of these bloudy wretches, and are ready to perish for / want, in the mountains.
Date Published 1654-1663 ?
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Imprint LONDON: Printed for John Andrews, at the White Lyon in the Old-Bayly. 1655.
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Collection British Library - Book of Fortune
Location British Library
Shelfmark C.20.f.14.(20.)
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      Part 1
    Title A Dreadful Relation, of the Cruel, Bloudy, and most Inhumane Mas- / sacre and Butchery, committed on the poor Protestants, in the Dominions of the Duke of Savoy, / by his Souldiers, wich some French and bloudy Irish joyned together: Where they destroyed / thousands, both men, women and children, without mercy; tearing little sucking infants limb / from limb before their mothers faces, and dashing their brains out against the rocks; and after- / wards ripping up the bowels of the mothers, cutting off their breasts, and turning women with / childe, and some lying in, out of dores, in the midst of winter in frost and snow, who perished by / cold in the Mountains. Cutting off the ears, then the nose, fingers and toes; then the legs, arms / and privie members of men, some being aged above fourscore years, and so torturing them to / death, because they would not forsake their Religion and turn Papists: the like cruelties were ne- / ver known nor heard of before. The truth of this sad story was sent to his Highness the Lord / Protector, who appointed a general Fast throughout this Nation, and ordered relief to be gath- / red, and sent to those that escaped the hands of these bloudy wretches, and are ready to perish for / want, in the mountains.
    Tune Imprint To the Tune of, The Bleeding Heart.
    First Lines WIth bleeding heart & mournful tear / I am enforced to declare:
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