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(1887) [MARC] Author: Viktor Rydberg Translator: Alfred Corning Clark With: Hans Anton Westesson Lindehn
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270 ROMAN DAYS.
’mertine prison. He knocked at the iron doors, until the
jailors opened, and he said to them :
" Friends, give me
my chains again ! It is not for me to fly from the reward
of victory."
When the morning came, he slept in his bonds peace-
fully, in the circle of his fellow-prisoners.
Domine, quo vadis ? Lord, whither goest thou ?
So is the place yet called to-day, to which tradition
assigns this event. Opposite the tomb of Priscilla, on the
Appian Way, a little round chapel is to be found, badly
treated by time, through the grated door of which, over
the altar, may be seen a bas-relief, that represents the
meeting described here, between the Saviour and Peter.
A few yards from it, stands a church called Maria delle
Piajite, in which is preserved a marble impression of the
prints, the feet of Jesus are said to have left upon the
lava-stone of the Appian Way, as the apostle knelt
before him.

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