Sketches of the Waldenses

Sketches of the Waldenses

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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. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...him as unwilling to return home, though there were grounds for surmise that this statement was false. It appeared afterwards, that he was sent abroad, probably to the Indies, lest he should find some way of escape. Many such cases have occurred, down to the present generation. The history of one pastor, Andrew Laurens, is indeed distressing. In 1594, he was taken as a prisoner to Turin, and was there persuaded to recant, and even to promise to bring over others of the Waldenses. For this purpose he was honoured with the post of schoolmaster at Lucerne, and was lodged with his family in a comfortable house. But some of the Jesuits boarded with him; they continued to watch and shackle him, though without being able to persuade his own family to follow the example, except his wife, who was with difficulty induced to yield. His eldest daughter lost her character, through the influence, it appeared, of one of their treacherous guests; and the poor mistaken father himself died shortly after, little esteemed, and seemingly without consolation. An account of Antoine Bonjour, the pastor of Pravillelm, brings forward a remarkable deliverance. In February, 1597, he became aware that some designs were forming against him, when he made an attempt to remove towards the mountains of Lucerne. But the winter's snows rendered travelling dangerous; in seeking to avoid them by a circuitous course, he fell into the hands of a hostile ambuscade. He was taken and confined in the castle of Bevel, at first very strictly, but by degrees more liberty was allowed, and he was treated as one of the servants of the governor, while many, both Protestants and Papists, begged for his liberation; but the inquisitors were inflexible, and fatal designs seemed to be formed against...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236551214
  • 9781236551214