The Acts and Monuments of John Foxe/Volume 3/The Epitaph of John Zisca, the valiant Captain of the Bohemians
The Epitaph of John Zisca, the valiant Captain of the Bohemians.
'ΙΩΑΝΝΕΣ ΣΙΣΚΑΣ ὁ Βωιημὀς, τῶν αὶσχροκερδῶν ἱερέων ἐχθρὸς, ἀλλὰ ἐν θείω ζηλώ.In English.—John Zisca, a Bohemian, enemy to all wicked and covetous priests, but with a godly zeal.
And thus have you the acts and doings of this worthy Zisca and other Bohemians, which, for the more credit, we have drawn out of Æneas Silvius; only his railing terms excepted, which we have here suppressed.
All this while, the emperor, with the whole power of the Germans, was not so busy on the one side, but Martin the pope was as much occupied on the other side; who, about the same time, directed down a terrible bull, full of all poison, to all bishops and archbishops, against all such as took any part or side with Wickliff, John Huss, Jerome, or with their doctrine and opinions. The copy of which bull, which I found in an old written monument, I wish the reader thoroughly to peruse; wherein he shall see the pope to pour out at once all his poison.