Excerpt from Casella, or the Children of the Valleys
Every means was resorted to by the Propagandists to achieve the aims of their society. The lady Prop agandists, ' writes Leger, 'distributed the towns into districts, and each visited the district assigned to her twice a week; suborning simple girls, servant-maids, and young children, by their ﬂattering allurements and fair promises, and doing evil turns to such as would not listen to them. They had their Spies everywhere, who, among other information, ascertained in What Protestant families domestic disagreements existed; and hither would the Propagandists repair, stirring up the ﬂame of dissension in order to separate the husband from the wife, the wife from the husband, and children from their parents; promising them, and, indeed, giv ing them, great advantages, if they would consent to attend mass. Did they hear of a tradesm'an whose business was falling off, or of a gentleman who from gambling or otherwise was in want of money, these ladies were ever at hand, with their dabo tibi, on the condition of apostasy; and the prisoner was in like manner released from his dungeon, who would give.
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