The Huguenots And The Revocation Of The Edict Of Nantes (volume 2)

Paperback | January 12, 2012

byHenry Martyn Baird

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1895. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XX THE FULL RECOGNITION OF PROTESTANTISM Inadequate to their wants as was the Edict of Toleration, the Protestants, now no longer viewed by the law as New Converts, but rejoicing in the recognition of their right to exist, hailed the law as the harbinger of still greater liberality, and hastened to avail themselves of whatever it contained joy created of advantage. The joy expressed in their religious o?Tctai?ct assemblies in the Desert, which no officious servant of Uon" government now dreamed of disturbing, was equalled only by the gladness experienced in ten thousand homes. As soon as the welcome tidings of the registry of the beneficent ordinance by the Parliament of Paris reached any district peopled by the descendants of the old Huguenots, a novel scene presented itself to the eye. From many a hamlet, men and women of every station and of every stage in life, from youth to extreme old age, might be seen hastening to the residence of the royal judge, to claim the privilege of securing the sanction of law for a union which, in some cases, had been contracted many years before, and had been hallowed only by the blessing of a proscribed minister of the Desert. There were, among these couples, men and women so far advanced on the journey of life that they were seeking to obtain, along with the official record of their own marriages, the record of the marriage not only of their children, but even of their grandchildren. It was the happy day for whose advent they had long been straining their eyes.1 Throughout the year the stream continued to pour in the direction of the seats of the courts of justice. Far from diminishing, it only increased as the season of grace drew toward its close. Some were unavoidably delayed. The infirm, in remote districts, whom ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1895. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XX THE FULL RECOGNITION OF PROTESTANTISM Inadequate to their wants as was the Edict of Toleration, the Protestants, now no lo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:238 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.5 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217592198

ISBN - 13:9780217592192

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