The History of France, from the Accession of Henry the Third, in 1574, to the Death of Henry the Fourth, in 1610; Preceded by a View of the Civil, Military and Political State of Europe, Between the Middle, and the Close of the Sixteenth

The History of France, from the Accession of Henry the Third, in 1574, to the Death of Henry the Fourth, in 1610; Preceded by a View of the Civil, Military and Political State of Europe, Between the Middle, and the Close of the Sixteenth

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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. 1814 edition. Excerpt: ...though it checked, the further efforts of faction in the metropolis1." She was soon afterwards, in defiance Of the injunctions of the parliament, carried to Rome by a new patron, who hoped in that city-to convert her to purposes highly injuTermina-riousto the repose of the French crown. But tionofher the papal court had changed its maxims; imposture. and cleraent the Eighth, satisfied with th6 submission of Henry the Fourth to the Holy See, refused his aid to perpetuate imposture, or to excite commotions in the kingdom. The impostress herself, abandoned by all, was left to her original obscurity, and reduced to the last extremities of indigence. n Other ex-Her ill success did not however hinder a renewal of the same experiment, only five years ' De Thou, vol. xiii. p. 400, 401. m Chron. Septen. p. 91. Journal d'Henry IV., rol.i. tomeiL n, 113--17. Matthieu, vol, i. liv. ii. p. 339--34. "De Thou, rol.xiii. p. 403--407. Coflfes. de Sanfcf, p i8-191. later. later. Another female of the vilest descrip-Chap. tion, named Adrienne du Fresne, excited equal IVcuriosity in the capital: being nevertheless prevented by the vigilance of the government and magistrates, from giving birth to any political calamity, she seems to have sunk insensibly into oblivion. Yet Cayet, a writer otherwise far from contemptible, does not hesitate to assert that the demon who actuated her, had replied to himself in Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Spanish, Italian, and German p. He Beiiefin even relates many curious particulars of the demon'.ac;i1 "'ii i ' possession. conversation of the evil spirit, who drew to him a continual concourse of the idle, the superstitious, and the inquisitive. It was long before good sense, aided by science, dispelled these chimeras, and...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236550625
  • 9781236550620