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The Huguenot Exiles : Or, the Times of Louis XIV. a Historical Novel
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: THE HUGUENOT EXILES, CHAPTER I. It was a smiling valley, with a background of mountain scenery of bold and picturesque aspect. At its base lay an ancient town famous for its Roman remains, and, in later times, for the fierce struggle for religious liberty of which it was the theatre. My story commences in the autumn of 1684, the period so fatal to the Huguenots in France; and its scene is the province of Languedoc, then groaning under the severe rule of the Due de Noailles. This nobleman is represented in history as a man not destitute of humanity, though, in obedience to the commands of the court, he certainly ruled the hapless Protestants with a rod of iron. His sole aim seems to have been to obey the commands of Louvais, the minister of Louis XTV., to convert the Reformers by any means. Under the system of lawless plunder known as the draggonade, thousands returned to the Romish Church sooner than lose every thing for their religion. The laws protecting the Huguenots were virtually annulled; there was neither safety for life nor property out of the pale of the- Papal Church; no profession or trade was longer open to them; their just dues could not be collected from those who chose to evade them by becoming Papists; the priests were omnipotent; the Reformers were handed over by De jSToailles to D'Aguesseau, the civil Inten- dant of Languedoc, for judgment; and every species of cruelty and injustice was permitted against them. The colleges and academies under their control had been abolished;many of their churches destroyed, and the ministers forbidden to exercise their calling; several had been arrested and severely punished as the authors of sedition; and those who still continued in the exercise of their pastoral duties were compelled to preach in secluded places, ...

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  • ISBN-13: 9781458882431
  • ISBN-10: 1458882438
  • Publisher: General Books
  • Publish Date: January 2012
  • Dimensions: 9.69 x 7.44 x 0.29 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.56 pounds
  • Page Count: 136