The Preacher and the King; Or, Bourdaloue in the Court of Louis XIV, Being an Account of the Pulpit Eloquence of That Distinguished Era

The Preacher and the King; Or, Bourdaloue in the Court of Louis XIV, Being an Account of the Pulpit Eloquence of That Distinguished Era

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...far in my service." Louis XIV. scarcely ever used raillery. He has been commended for this, and with justice, for it is a sort of treachery for a prince to make use of arms which propriety forbids to be turned against himself. These last words were ironical; but there was more of sadness than banter in the tone. " In your Majesty's service 3" said Bossuet. " In my service, --according to your opinion at least. Father Bourdaloue preaches to-morrow, does he not?" " God willing, Sire, he does." " Before me?" " He hopes to do so." " It is not certain, nevertheless." " How, sire--" " That depends upon what you shall tell me. Do you know his sermon?" " The text and the first page." " It is a sermon on the Passion?" " Certainly, but what does your majesty wish to know? I not to speak of it to tbe king, in order not to make him die of grief'--Memoirs Of The Duchess Of Orleaks, mother of the regent. think ray letter is frank enough to show you that I would not fear direct questions." " Very well, here is one. What was your object in visiting Father Bourdaloue?" " Your majesty has said, in your service. The same kind of service to which all my proceedings to-day have been devoted. A service from which your majesty, I see, would willingly dispense me, but from which God would not dispense me." " Go on. What did you do there?" " I informed him of all--" "You dared?--" " Does your majesty then imagine that I had much to tell him! Ah! sire, every one knows it. These walls have eyes for you as well as others. People may be silent, but they cannot help seeing." The king appeared struck. He...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236632672
  • 9781236632678