The Pastors in the Wilderness; A History of the Huguenots from the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes to the Death of Louis XIV Volume 2

The Pastors in the Wilderness; A History of the Huguenots from the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes to the Death of Louis XIV Volume 2

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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. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ... Marshal de Montrevel, no new convert shall leave his house under pain of death." The horrible tragedy of the mill, which was still fresh in the minds of the people, made them fear, lest the marshal would now enact the St. Bartholomew, with which he had threatened them on Palm Sunday; but the consuls and oflicers, who soon passed from house to house, contented themselves by carrying away the bibles and muskets, the arms spiritual and material. In the country, the guns and pistols were found loaded with balls of pewter, and one grain of corn, a symbol by which the Children of God; wished, perhaps to signify, that for them life was always by the side of death, and the bread of heaven in the thunderbolt. Montrevel and Baville then inspected Cette, which was rising on the sea shore, besides all the sea ports from Agde to the mouth of the Rhone. The fine season allowed now the enemy to keep the sea, and to attempt a descent on the shores of the Gulf of Lyons. This was an affair which occupied much attention in England and Holland; not with the governments, but with the people, especially the refugees, all'of whom, even to the widow and the orphan, deprived themselves of their last mite, to send it to the Children of God; they purchased arms and ammunition, and an admiral who was cruising in the Mediterranean, is said to have been charged with the commission of depositing these gifts of the exiles on the coast near Aiguemortes. At last, hostilities began again on all points of the frontiers; it was therefore an urgent necessity, to crush in the interior of France the insurrection, which a single check from a foreign enemy might fan into quite uncontrollable strength. The first canton chastised by Montrevel, was that of La Vaunage. This...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236912233
  • 9781236912237