Elisabeth's Manly Courage: Testimonials and Songs of Martyred Anabaptist Women in the Low Countries

By Hermina Joldersma; Louis Grijp | Go to book overview

MAYKEN BOOSERS

Noch eenen Brief aan haer Ouders.

Uut dat binnenste mijnder herten groete ick u, mijn beminde vader ende mijn seer gelievede moeder, met alle de gene die binnen uwen huyse zijn, u sal believen te weten, dat ick gesont ende onverandert van gemoede ben, de Heere sy eewich gheloeft, alsoo verhoepe ick door Godts goetheyt, dattet met u oock staet. Voort so dancke ick u hertelijc van uwe vriendelijcke groetenisse, aen my gheschreven, waer van ick my seer verblijt hebbe, hoorende u ghemoet ende goede gonste, ende om der ghedachtenisse, soo wil ic u wat van mijn gevanckenisse schrijven.

Ten eersten, heeft my die Commissarius ghevraecht, hoe out dat ick was doen ick ghedoopt worde. Ick seyde: Ontrent 23. oft 24. Jaer. Sy vraechden, waerom ick dat hadde laten doen. Ick seyde: [Mar.16. b.15.] Om dat het God bevolen hadde. Sy vraechden, oft ick niet en wiste dat ick te voren al gedoopt was. Ick seyde: Ick en weet daer niet af, oock en heeft God sulcks niet bevolen. Sy vraechden, oft ick gheen Peters noch Meters gehadt en hadde. Ick sprac: Het mach wel zijn, sy mogen gestorven zijn. Doen seyden sy, men soude my Geleerden senden. Ic seyde: Ghy behoort wijs ghenoech te zijn, om tegen my te spreken, maer sy wouden Geleerder senden. Daer na hebben sy den Prochepape vande vrouwen Kercke gesonden, die quam aen ende seyde, waerom ick so langhe in zijn Kercke niet gheweest en hadde, ende dat hy gheen kennisse van my ghehadt en hadde. Ick seyde, dat ick my stillekens in huys gehouden hadde. Sy vraechden, waer mijn Kercke

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