The Frown Of Majesty; A Romance Of The Days Of Louis The Fourteenth

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byAlbert Lee

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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. 1902. Excerpt: ... THE FROWN OF MAJESTY CHAPTER I THE CURE OF TOUR Father Calvisson, village priest and confessor, was intolerable. I endeavoured to honour him because of the sacred office which he filled, but the effort was too severe to be sustained for any length of time. A man must have had a genius for friendship to have entered the Cure " on his list of friends. Even in the estimation of the most ill-conditioned of the district--and this is a great deal to say, for they were bad to the bone--the Cure " brought infinite discredit to his priestly office. None could say that he displayed the beauty of a clean, self-respecting, upright life. The most inveterate gossips felt that he surpassed themselves, for they had proved him slanderous, exacting, selfish, fonder of the table and his flagon than of his breviary, indifferent to the welfare of his holiness the Pope and the prosperity of Mother Church--saying so, indeed, in his drunken moments, when, like the majority who indulge freely in wine, he spoke what he really thought. Yet when sober, the pharisaism of the man was displayed. He was, to outward 7 seeming, as full of zeal and as zealous for the Church's good name as anyone throughout the length and breadth of France. There was another motive for the general lack of love for this priest, and it fell in most convincingly with my own experience. Father Calvisson made confession a trading matter, and when I confessed, hinted at bigger fees than I deemed my delinquency warranted. The trivial sin was magnified by his insinuations. If I fought a duel, the Cure " either contrived to be on the ground at the critical moment--an indifferent Telemachus--or walked uninvited into my library, there to say that he supposed I knew that there was a law in the land against duelling. I ...

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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. 1902. Excerpt: ... THE FROWN OF MAJESTY CHAPTER I THE CURE OF TOUR Father Calvisson, village priest and confessor, was intolerable. I endeavoured...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217295797

ISBN - 13:9780217295796

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