The Priest and the Huguenot; Or, Persecution in the Age of Louis XV Volume 2

The Priest and the Huguenot; Or, Persecution in the Age of Louis XV Volume 2

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...of Reboul. A committee was formed. A great meeting had been decided upon. XV. inn Camisard's Struggles.--Tne Sword. Night approaches. We will enter. No one has yet arrived. Reboul is alone in his vast kitehen, where, in an hour, is to be held the first council of the insurrection. He has left his stnfi" in the corner; he moves to and fro like a man of twenty-five. Have we not gone back this evening to 1702? He has just placed his Bible upon a table at the right of the fireplace. It is this Bible, --God through the words of this Bible, who is to preside at the meeting. He seats himself before the holy book, and collects his thoughts for a moment. He opens it, finds and marks two places. Wo shall sec presently what they were. Then he again begins to walk to and fro; but his step is slow, --his frame less erect. One would say that he suddenly felt again the weight of years. Beneath this appearance of energy and audacity, more than one struggle had taken place within the last few days in his mind. Ought he, with one foot in the grave, to take upon him self such a responsibility? Death would soon free him from all the ills which this war might bring with it; but in what situation would he leave all these young men whom he would have urged on to their ruin, --this whole province upon which he would have contributed to draw down the most terrible vengeance? These moments of anguish were succeeded by others of zeal. He had often enough braved all these dangers to which he was about to summon his brethren, to escape all imputations of selfishness or cowardice. Who would dare to ask him by what right he urged war? He had purchased this right nearly sixty years before, at the sword's point and in the midst of an hundred combats. Whatever may be more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236501810
  • 9781236501813