Letters of John Huss Written During His Exile and Imprisonment/Letter 20, To Peter Maldoniewitz

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[John Huss’s Dream.]


Explain this night’s dream. I thought they wanted to destroy, at Bethlehem, all the representatives of Christ, and that they destroyed them. The next morning, on rising, I saw many painters, who were painting finer and more numerous images. I looked at them with joy: the painters said, with the crowd—“Let the bishops and priests come now, and let them endeavour to destroy these designs!” Upon this, great multitudes rejoiced at Bethlehem, and I with them; and on awaking, I found that I was laughing.

Several have published, that they wished to destroy what is written at Bethlehem. I will send a copy of the treatises, which I have transcribed in duplicate.


  1. Hist. et Monum. Johann. Huss. Epist. xliv.