The Writings of John Lothrop Motley; The Rise of the Dutch Republic. 5 V Volume 3

The Writings of John Lothrop Motley; The Rise of the Dutch Republic. 5 V Volume 3

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...Hardly an attempt was made by the people to disguise their abhorrence of his person. Alva, on his side, gave daily exhibitions of ungovernable fury. At a council held on the 25th September, 1571, he stated that the king had ordered the immediate enforcement of the edict. Viglius observed that there were many objections to its form. He also stoutly denied that the estates had ever given their consent. Alva fiercely asked the president if he had not himself once maintained that the consent had been granted. Viglius replied that he had never made such an assertion. He had mentioned the conditions and the implied promises on the part of government, by which a partial consent had been extorted. He never could have said that the consent had been accorded, for he had never believed that it could be obtained. He had not proceeded far in his argument when he was interrupted by the duke. "But you said so, you said so, you said so," cried the exasperated governor, in a towering passion, repeating many times this flat contradiction to the president's statements.3 Viglius firmly stood his ground. Alva loudly denounced him for the little respect he had manifested for his authority. He had hitherto done the 1 Letter of Comte van den Berg to Prince of Orange, in Arch. et Corresp. de la Maison d'Oran. Nass., ill. 409, 410. 2 Ibid. 3 Viglii Comm., etc., s. xlv. xlvi. 1571 VIGLIUS RESISTS THE DUKE 223 president good offices, he said, with his Majesty, but certainly should not feel justified in concealing his recent and very unhandsome conduct.1 Viglius replied that he had always reverently cherished the governor and had endeavored to merit his favor by diligent obsequiousness. He was bound by his oath, however, to utter in council that which comported with his own...show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236678273
  • 9781236678270