History of the Huguenots

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American Sunday-School Union, 1844 - 300 pages
 

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Page 77 - SiRE- -I have received an order, under your majesty's seal, to put to death all the protestants in my province. I have too much respect for your majesty, not to believe the letter a forgery ; but if (which God forbid) the order should be genuine, I have too much respect for your majesty to obey it.
Page 21 - Dame swinging heavily," says an historian, " to rouse the people all over Paris." And accordingly from every surrounding avenue, the people came flocking to the spot. The deep-toned reverberations of the bell made the workman quit his task, the student cast aside his books, the shopkeeper forsake his traffic, the soldier start from the guard-room bench, — and already the close was filled with a dense crowd which was continually increasing. The hermit, attired in the robes appropriated to obstinate...
Page 27 - Rebuke me not in thy indignation," which she sung to a fashionable jig. Antony, King of Navarre, sung, Revenge may preat la querelle, or, " Stand up, O Lord, to revenge my quarrel," to the air of a dance of Poitou.
Page 227 - Christian patience and constancy, they bore their torments : in the extremity of their pain, never expressing anything like rage ; but calling upon Almighty GOD, and imploring his assistance. I visited them, day by day; and as often as I did, my conscience upbraided me for persisting so long in a religion, whose capital errors I...
Page 297 - Their church was in Charleston ; and thither, on every Lord's day, gathering from their plantations upon the banks of the Cooper, and taking advantage of the ebb and flow of the tide, they might all regularly be seen, the parents with their children, whom no bigot could now wrest from them, making their way in light skiffs...
Page 67 - ... to go to mass, to save his life, and preserve his house from being pillaged. He came to persuade me to do the same, and to take me with him. I did not think proper to follow him, but resolved to try if I could gain the college of Burgundy, where I had studied: though the great distance between the house where I then was, and the college, made the attempt very dangerous.
Page 68 - Faye, the principal of this college, a good man, by whom I was tenderly beloved. The porter, prevailed upon by some small pieces of money which I put into his hand, admitted me ; and my friend carried me to his apartment, where two inhuman priests, whom I heard...
Page 21 - rrcat bell, which all this while was rung with a rolling stroke, while it stunned the ears of the multitude, served to heighten the solemnity of that mournful spectacle. At length the bell was silent, — and the martyr having answered the last interrogatory of his adversaries by saying that he was resolved to die in the faith of his Lord Jesus Christ, underwent his sentence of being
Page 207 - And thou, dreadful prince, whom I once honoured as my king, and •whom I yet respect as a scourge in the hand of Almighty God, thou also shalt have a part in my good wishes ! These provinces, which thou threatenest, but •which the arm of the Lord protects; this country, which thou fillest with...
Page 225 - I had not, at that time, any design to oblige them to do anything against their Consciences. I must confess, that what I did, at that time, chiefly proceeded from a motive of pity and tenderness. This was the cause of my zeal : which had been more fatal to them ; had not GOD endued them with resolution and virtue sufficient to bear up against my arguments, and the terrible Execution they had in view. I could not but admire, at once both the modesty of their Answers and greatness of their Courage....

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