Cecil's Sixty Curious, Interesting, and Authentic Narratives Volume 1

Cecil's Sixty Curious, Interesting, and Authentic Narratives Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1825 edition. Excerpt: ...bytktinadi-erlance of those who cttrrkd it. We shall not here repeat the details of what passed on this occasion, given by the advocates; we shall not attempt to describe the grief and despair of the father and mother, whose cries were heard through the neighbourhood. Lavaisse and Peter Calas, in a state little short of distraction, ran to bring surgeons and officers of justice. While they were acquitting themselves of this duty; while the father and mother were sobbing and shedding tears from the bitterest grief, the people of Toulouse crowded round the house. They are superstitious and passionate; each of them would regard as a monster, a brother who was not of the same religion with him. It was at Toulouse that solemn thanks were offered up to God for the death of Henry III. and that an engagement was entered into upon oath, to cut the throat of the first person who should speak of acknowledging the title of the great and good Henry IV. That city continues a yearly solemnity, in which, by a procession, and by feux it jeie, they celebrate the day in which, two centuries ago, they massacred four thousand citizens for the misfortune of heresy. Six edicts of council have been issued in vain to forbid these odious festivals. The inhabitants o! Toulouse continue to rejoice in them, as those of a better disposition would in the Games of Flora. Some fanatic among the populace exclaimed, that John Calas had hanged his own son. That exclamation bein repeated, was unanimously assented to in a moment. It was added by some persons, that the deceased young man was to have made his abjuration the following day, but that his family, assisted by the young Lavaisse, had put him to death out of hatred to the Catholic religion. This was admitted beyond...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123658130X
  • 9781236581303