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The Israel of the Alps; A History of the Persecutions of the Waldenses free pdf 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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVIII. THE PLAGUE AND THE MONKS. 1829 -- 1G43. In 1629, the year after the famine, the poor inhabitants of the "Vaudois valleys, who, having no harvests of their own, were in the habit of repairing to the rich domains of Piedmont, and giving their services in exchange for a certain quantity of corn, were deprived of this resource, by the popish priests, who, from the pulpits, forbade their congregations to employ a single protestant labourer, and even themselves menaced to kill any follower of the "religion" whom they should find in their fields. On the 23rd of August, of the same year, at eight in the morning, a formidable storm of rain, a complete waterspout, an absolute deluge, suddenly fell upon the Col Julian, and created an inundation on both sides of the mountain. The villages of Prali and Bobbio were so suddenly invaded by the torrent, that the inhabitants had scarcely time to escape, and many houses were utterly destroyed. In September, there came a wind of intense coldness, accompanied by a dry cloud or mist, and the chesnut crop was utterly annihilated- then there came a second inundation of rain, which destroyed all the grapes. On the 12th of that month, the Vaudois ministers assembled in solemn synod, in testimony of their fraternal union, little deeming that they would never again meet in this world, and that of those fifteen pastors two only would, ere a few months elapsed, survive their brethren. In 1630, a French army, placed, by cardinal Richelieu, under the command of three marshals of France, De Schomberg, De la Force, and De Crequi, to oppose the projects of Savoy on Montferrat, made its appearance in the Vaudois valleys. The Vaudois, having in vain appealed to the duke for succours, sent deputies to the...

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Author : Alexis Muston
Publisher : Theclassics.Us
Data Published : 12 September 2013
ISBN : 1230276017
EAN : 9781230276014
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 120 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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