Protestants from France, in Their English Home

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Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1885 - French - 170 pages

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Page 19 - To detail them would be a revolting task ; the mind would shudder, the heart sicken, at the recital. At times a momentary suspension of cruelty seemed to indicate the presence of a milder spirit. But the illusion was quickly dissipated. New commissions were issued, new barbarities were enacted, and a monument of infamy was erected, -which even at the distance of three centuries, cannot be regarded without horror.
Page 52 - The noble libertine and freethinker replied to her: " I admire the steps taken by the king to reunite the Huguenots ; the war made upon them in former times and the St. Bartholomew gave vigor to this sect; his...
Page 53 - ... are commanded to be prisoners in their house, in some remote part of France appointed them. My uncle and his wife are permitted to come out of France. This I was told for a truth last night, but I hope it needs a confirmation.
Page 17 - It is a great thing to be a king, and especially of such a country ; and yet I doubt not that you regard it as above all comparison greater to be a Christian. It is, indeed, an inestimable privilege that God has granted to you, Sire, that you should be a Christian King, and that you should serve him as his lieutenant to uphold the kingdom of Jesus Christ in...
Page 132 - From Canterbury, the first English Christian city, — from Kent, the first English Christian kingdom — has by degrees arisen the whole constitution of Church and State in England which now binds together the whole British Empire.
Page 53 - But it was by enduring, not inflicting tortures, that the apostles established Christianity on an imperishable foundation. The tears of the innocent Huguenots were registered in heaven. They brought down an awful visitation on the third and fourth generations; and from...
Page 139 - An antique stone, The relics spared by old decay, As records often stand alone Of races that have passed away. And when historic light is thrown With a dim, uncertain ray, Traditions of an ancient state A ruin may corroborate.
Page 125 - West part whereof, being spacious and lightsome, for many years hath been the strangers' church : A congregation for the most part of distressed Exiles, grown so great, and yet daily multiplying, that the place in short time is likely to prove a Hive too little to contain such a Swarm.
Page 154 - I do not forget that in this cathedral there still remains a memorial of those days when the Church of England . . . gave an asylum to our persecuted Protestant brethren who came from other lands ... so that there is something to remind us of our connection with those who in distant lands maintain under great disadvantages the truths for which the Reformers were contented to die...
Page 144 - ... only to make room, a method, though often used in courts, not so allowable in private families. Upon the first change I will put my wife in mind again, and if your woman is not otherwise disposed she may come; if she is, there is no hurt done. In the meantime my credit with the French Protestants I owe wholly to you; your zeal being so notorious that it throweth a lustre upon all your poor relations.

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