The History of the Huguenots During the Sixteenth Century, Volume 1

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Page 364 - 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 382 - But the martyrologist adopted a measure, which may enable us to form a probable conjecture. He procured from the ministers in the different towns, where massacres had taken place, lists of the names of the persons, who had suffered, or were supposed to have suffered. He published the result in 1582; and the reader will be surprised to learn that in all France he could discover the names of no more than 786 persons. Perhaps, if we double that number, we shall not be far from the real amount.11 The...
Page 339 - ... 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 339 - Sicilian vespers, wanted to force me from him, that they might cut me in pieces ; saying, the order was, not to spare even infants at the breast. All the good man could do was to conduct me privately...
Page 186 - ... of its wealth to this trade. January 1, 1808, was fixed as the time when this trade, on the part of the English, should cease. On this occasion, the British papers contained, almost unanimously, the remark, that it was a melancholy yet undeniable fact, that king George III, the prince of Wales, and the whole royal family, with the exception of the duke of Gloucester, were opposed to the abolition. Another act, May 4, 1811, provided that all who knowingly participated in the slave-trade should...
Page 343 - Nompar), raised his voice, and reproached the murderers with their crimes, telling them they would be punished for it by God. In the mean time the two children were led with their father to the end of the Rue des Petits Champs. They first gave the elder several stabs ; he cried out, ' Ah ! my father ! Oh ! my God ! I am dead.
Page 337 - A white cross had been put in their hats to distinguish the catholics, and some priests holding a crucifix in one hand, and a sword in the other, preceded the murderers and encouraged them, in God's name, to spare neither relatives nor friends. When...
Page 168 - that I speak in regret of Monsieur de Guise; for I think his death the greatest good that could happen to this kingdom and to the Church of God, and particularly to myself and to my house. ... I have looked for my enemy on the field of battle ; if I could have pointed a cannon at him I would have done it. I would have spared no means allowed by the laws of war to rid myself of so great an enemy, but I have not armed the hand of a murderer.
Page 87 - If I fall, take my shirt, stained with my blood ; carry it to my son, and let him give up his life rather than the desire of avenging it.

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