The Presbyterian Review, 1888, Vol. 9 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Presbyterian Review, 1888, Vol. 9 Many ﬂed from France how many it is impossible to say. Trust worthy statistics are at all times difficult to obtain particularly so, for some reason or other, in France and where Protestantism is con cerned. If the' estimates of the number of its adherents in the mod ern republic differ so widely that we cannot be sure of being right within a quarter of a million, much more is there uncertainty re specting the census of the Protestants in France before the Revoca tion, and the relative proportion of those who succeeded in making their way out, .as compared with those who remained behind. The refugees may have numbered eight hundred thousand, as some have maintained, or only three hundred thousand, as others affirm with greater probability of approximate correctness. In any case, they constituted an astonishingly large body of men, women, and chil dren, willing for conscience' sake to expose themselves to the perils of the journey and the danger of incurring the penalty of the gal leys, or imprisonment in monasteries or in dungeons like the Tour de Constance, at aigues-mortes, not to speak of the certain loss of home, friends, and property. But with the possible exception of the inhabitants of some districts affording better opportunities than the rest for their escape, * much the greater part of the Protestants found themselves compelled to renounce all thought of escape, and to endure as best they might the tyranny to which they were sub jected. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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