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Meditations on Psalm 51 and Part of Psalm 31 by Savonarola

Savonarola, after his first "examination," had nearly a month of quiet in the little prison, which, after all, was not less spacious or comfortable than his cell. . . This resting time the victim employed in a manner befitting his character and life. He wrote two meditations, one on the Miserere (51st Psalm) and the other on the 31st Psalm, in which he poured out his whole heart in communion with God. With the right hand which had been spared to him in diabolical mercy that he might be able to sign the false papers which were intended to cover him with ignominy, he still had it in his power to leave a record of that intercourse with his heavenly Master in which his stricken soul found strength and comfort.