That is, the patient will suffer, although neither he nor the inflictor of the injury will attribute it to its real cause.
They have rather lent security to the inflictor of its sufferings.
But it is also plain that the decay had begun when the Puritan was the victim instead of the inflictor of persecution.
I can offer no suggestion as to how the inflictor of the wound got in or out.
If any one ventured to complain, 'twas the sufferer, not the inflictor who was treated as culpable.