de Bello Belgico

de Bello Belgico

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1650 edition. Excerpt: ...the Towns men and the Souldiers, they might haue a Garrison oftheir owne Countrymen. And they receiued part of the German Arm and their Generall Col. Sc/umenbnrg, who, together with a Senatour ioyned in Commission with him by the Governesse, ordered the Common wealthz repealing indeed the Edict, but suspending both Punishment and Pardon till the King's Coming. At the same time the Governesse was attended by Commiffioners from Antwerp, craving Pardonsi for their past Delinquency, and promising that the Towne, now freed from the factious Inhabitants would hereafter be obedient Subiects. And truly, though theglntwerperr were the last that came in; yet they deserved the greatest Commendations, and much more their Pasirdonsz because the best-of the Towne were. forced to sweate hard for it, before they could remove the s warme of Hereticall Preachers. For albeit most of them were ignorant people, rather wicked then subtle, their Greatest nnderstandings teaching no higher then Ta verne-Politicksz yet they were growne so numerous 8c o strong by the Assistance of wicked and factious Persons, and had so captivated the affections of the Com. mous, that they were become absolute Masters of the Towne, and could not be outed but with greate paines and Trouble, and with amiserable and manifold vexation of the City. The Body of one that is poflessed with the Devil is not more deadly tormented, when the evill Spirit is expell. ed by the power of theholy Exorcist, then all Antmerp was shaken by the Threatenings and Curses of this Letgion of Ministers and Fugitiues: that lon strugled, and at last was force to leaue it. But the Govemesse though fire was glad at heart to see Commissioners from so gteata City, yet dissembling her Ioy, grtcvoufly rebuked them;...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236753488
  • 9781236753489