Cornelius


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Cornelius,

in the New Testament, centurion of an Italian cohort stationed at Caesarea, one of the first Gentile converts and traditionally first bishop of Caesarea.

Cornelius

Roman centurion baptized by Peter. [N.T.: Acts 10, 11]
See: Baptism
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Whilst John de Witt was climbing the narrow winding stairs which led to the prison of his brother Cornelius, the burghers did their best to have the troop of Tilly, which was in their way, removed.
In the meanwhile, John de Witt, whom we left climbing the stairs, after the conversation with the jailer Gryphus and his daughter Rosa, had reached the door of the cell, where on a mattress his brother Cornelius was resting, after having undergone the preparatory degrees of the torture.
But, threatening as it sounded, Cornelius appeared not to deem it worth his while to inquire after its cause; nor did he get up to look out of the narrow grated window, which gave access to the light and to the noise of the world without.
replied Cornelius, fixing his eyes on his perplexed brother; "a tumult?
You know well that we are not very popular, Cornelius," said the Grand Pensionary, with gloomy bitterness.
Well, well," said Cornelius, "you are a very skilful pilot, John; but I doubt whether you will as safely guide your brother out of the Buytenhof in the midst of this gale, and through the raging surf of popular hatred, as you did the fleet of Van Tromp past the shoals of the Scheldt to Antwerp.
With the help of God, Cornelius, we'll at least try," answered John; "but, first of all, a word with you.
All this is quite true, my dear Cornelius, but still more certain it is, that if at this moment our correspondence with the Marquis de Louvois were discovered, skilful pilot as I am, I should not be able to save the frail barque which is to carry the brothers De Witt and their fortunes out of Holland.
My dear brother," Cornelius answered, "your correspondence with M.
I have intrusted them to the care of Cornelius van Baerle, my godson, whom you know, and who lives at Dort.
Yes, yes," said Cornelius, "I hear these shouts very plainly, but what is their meaning?
If I had pen and ink you would soon see," said Cornelius.