Isabella, the Catholic Queen, comforts her ladies

September 15, 2014

The death of Queen Isabella the Catholic. Painted by Eduardo Rosales

The death of Queen Isabella the Catholic. Painted by Eduardo Rosales

Stretched out on her deathbed, Isabella the Catholic comforted her ladies and retainers who were weeping over her approaching death, saying:

 

— “Do not weep for me nor waste any time on useless prayers for my recovery. Pray rather for the salvation of my soul.”

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Vicente Vega, Diccionario ilustrado de frases célebres y citas literárias (Barcelona: Gustavo Gili, 1955), 632. (Nobility.org translation.)

Short Stories on Honor, Chivalry, and the World of Nobility—no. 420

 

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