La Comedie Humaine of Honore de Balzac; The Gallery of Antiquities. an Old Maid. the Illustrious Gaudissart. Pierrette. the Vicar of Tours Volume 5

La Comedie Humaine of Honore de Balzac; The Gallery of Antiquities. an Old Maid. the Illustrious Gaudissart. Pierrette. the Vicar of Tours Volume 5

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...and he thought day and night upon his vengeance. He meant to strike du Bousquier to the heart. The poor abbe" fully understood the baseness of this fii'st and last love of his niece; he shuddered as, little by little, he perceived the" hypocritical nature of his nephew and his treacherous maneeuvres. Though du Bousquier restrained himself, as he thought of the abbe's property, and wished not to cause him vexation, it was his hand that dealt the blow that sent the old priest to his grave. If you will interpret the word intolerance sis firmness of principle, if you do not wish to condemn in the catholic soul of the Abbe" de Sponde the stoicism which Walter Scott has made you admire in the puritan soul of Jeauie Deans' father; if you are willing to recognize in the Roman Church the Potius mori quam fcedari which you admire in republican tenets, --you will understand the sorrow of the Abbe de Sponde when he saw in his niece's salon the apostate priest, the renegade, the pervert, the heretic, that enemy of the Church, the guilty taker of the Constitutional oath. Du Bousquier, whose secret ambition was to lay down the law to the town, wished, as a first proof of his power, to reconcile the minister of Saint-Leonard with the rector of the parish, and he succeeded. His wife thought he had accomplished a work of peace where the immovable abbe-saw only treachery. The bishop came to visit du Bousquier, and seemed glad of the cessation of hostilities. The virtues of the Abbe" Francois had conquered prejudice, except that of the aged Roman Catholic, who exclaimed with Corneille, "Alas! what virtues do you make me hate!" The abbe died when orthodoxy thus expired in the diocese. Iu 1819, the property of the Abbe de Sponde increased...show more

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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 331g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236487796
  • 9781236487797