History of the United Netherlands; From the Death of William the Silent to the Twelve Years' Truce, 1609 Volume 11

History of the United Netherlands; From the Death of William the Silent to the Twelve Years' Truce, 1609 Volume 11

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...the name of the great printer Blaauw? 4 Groot Plakkaat Bock, i. d. kol. 437. Wagenaer, ix. 373. ful to magistrates.' The writers, printers, and sellers of the blue books remained unpunished and snapped their fingers at the placard. We have seen the strenuous exertions of the Nassaus and their adherents by public appeal and private conversation to defeat all schemes of truce. The people were stirred by the eloquence of the two stadholders. They were stung to fury against Spain and against Barneveldt by the waspish effusions of the daily press. The magistrates remained calm and took part by considerable majorities with Barneveldt. That statesman, while exercising almost autocratic influence in the estates, became more and more odious to the humbler classes, to the Nassaus, and especially to the Calvinist clergy. He was denounced as a papist, an atheist, a traitor, because striving for an honorable peace with the foe, and because admitting the possibility of more than one road to the kingdom of heaven. To doubt the infallibility of Calvin was as heinous a crime, in the eyes of his accusers, as to kneel to the host. Peter Titelmann, half a century earlier, dripping with the blood-of a thousand martyrs, seemed hardly a more loathsome object to all Netherlanders than the advocate now appeared to his political enemies, thus daring to preach religious toleration, and boasting of humble ignorance as the safest creed.' Alas! we must always have something to persecute, and'individual man is never so convinced of his own wisdom 1 " Alzo het streng onderzocken naar schryvers en verspreiden voor strydig met de vryheid aangezien en daerom gemyd werdt."--Wagenaer, ix. 373. 2 "Nil scire tutissima fides."-Device of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 166 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 308g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236773969
  • 9781236773968