Rochus, a carver of San Lucar, Spain, whose principal business was to make images of saints and other popish idols. Convinced of the errors of Romanism, he embraced the Protestant faith, and followed the business of seal engraver only. An image of the Virgin had been retained as a sign, and a papal inquisitor passing asked him if he would sell it, and the price. Rochus gave the price, and the inquisitor offered him half the money; upon which Rochus replied, "I had rather break it in pieces than take such a trifle." "Break it in pieces if you dare," said the inquisitor. Rochus took a chisel and cut off the nose of the image, for which offense he was burned.

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