Letters of John Huss Written During His Exile and Imprisonment/Letter 20, To Peter Maldoniewitz

For other English-language translations of this work, see Letter of Jan Hus to John of Chlum (5 March 1415) (1).

It is written here that the letter was addressed to Petr z Mladoňovic (Peter Maldoniewitz), but it was addressed to John of Chlum.



[[[Author:Jan Hus|John Huss]]’s Dream.]

Explain this night’s dream. I thought they wanted to destroy, at Bethlehem, all the representatives of Christ, and that they destroyed them. The next morning, on rising, I saw many painters, who were painting finer and more numerous images. I looked at them with joy: the painters said, with the crowd—“Let the bishops and priests come now, and let them endeavour to destroy these designs!” Upon this, great multitudes rejoiced at Bethlehem, and I with them; and on awaking, I found that I was laughing.

Several have published, that they wished to destroy what is written at Bethlehem. I will send a copy of the treatises, which I have transcribed in duplicate.

  1. Hist. et Monum. Johann. Huss. Epist. xliv.