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Eulalia Given to the Soldiers

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   A Spanish lady, named Eulalia, of a Christian family, who was remarkable for sweetness of temper and excellence of understanding, was informed against, as a Christian, and carried before the judge for trial.

    The magistrate at first attempted by mild means to win her over, but she answered his arguments so skillfully and spoke of the pagan gods with such contempt, that, enraged at her words, he ordered the court to be cleared, and the prisoner disposed of as her accusers might see fit.

    Eulalia was accordingly hurried to the door and handed over to some brutal soldiers who stood near. These took her, pierced her tender flesh with their spears, and afterward burned her body to ashes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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