History of the Huguenots

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 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 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 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 20 - Roman Catholic Church. The whole of the clergy were convened, and a degree of pomp was displayed equal to that of the most solemn festivals. A desire was shown to attract all Paris, if possible, to the place of execution. " The great bell of the church of Notre 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,...
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 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 296 - After our arrival in Carolina we suffered every kind of evil. In eighteen months our eldest brother, unaccustomed to the hard labor which we were obliged to undergo, died of a fever. Since leaving France we had experienced every kind of affliction, disease, pestilence, famine, poverty, hard labor. I have been for six months...
Page 21 - The hermit, attired in the robes appropriated to obstinate heretics, bareheaded and with bare feet, was led out before the doors of the cathedral. Tranquil, firm, and collected, he replied to the exhortations of the confessors, who presented him with the crucifix, only by declaring that his hope rested solely on the mercy of God. The doctors of the Sorbonne who stood in the front rank of the spectators, observing his constancy, and the effect it produced upon the people, cried aloud — "He is a...
Page 282 - Their Lordships' orders were, " To confine me a close prisoner; to be locked up every night; to be in the custody of two wardens, who were not to suffer me to be out of their sight one moment. day or night; to allow me no liberty of speaking to any person, nor to permit any person to speak to me; to deprive me of the use of pen and ink; to suffer no letter to be brought to me, nor any to go from me,

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