Memoirs of Henry the Great: And of the Court of France During His Reign, Volume 1

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Harding, Triphook and Lepard, 1824 - Courts and courtiers

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Page 125 - of Saint Bartholomew; and Regnier trembled, lest Vezins, profiting by the circumstance, should satiate, at the expense of his life, the inveterate hatred which he entertained towards him. While overcome by these terrors, the door of his chamber was forced open, and Vezins entered, sword in hand, accompanied by two soldiers. " Follow me,
Page 146 - barbarity; it was almost universally regarded as a praiseworthy fidelity to the party, and an heroic zeal. The intrepid Montluc, so magnanimous in battle, and so devoted to the cause of royalty, mingled with those glorious characteristics a disgusting cruelty which he proudly extols in his Memoirs. The duke of Guise
Page iii - James, first drew the Author's mind to the study of the subject which has led to the present publication. Not only is the Life of Henry the Great of peculiar interest, even divested of its connection with the other powers of Europe, but, when viewed in combination with the momentous
Page 126 - was the king's will that the very last of this race of vipers should be crushed and killed. Urged on by these exhortations, the bands of armed citizens became furious in abetting the slaughter of their brethren, as had been promised by the provost of the merchants of Paris during his interview with the king and marshal Tavannes; in proof of which, one
Page 53 - some years younger. Jeanne, holding the two lads by their hands, advanced in front of the soldiers, and thus addressed them:—" My friends, we weep the loss of a prince (the prince of Cond6) who, until the period of his death, supported with as much fidelity as courage the party which he had undertaken to defend; but our tears would
Page 494 - the chiefs of the League and the Spaniards have so little compassion for these poor people, being only their tyrants; but
Page 126 - might have taken advantage of the occasion to avenge myself, but with brave men it is necessary to share danger ; it is on that account I have saved you. When you think Jit, you will Jind me ready to terminate our quarrel in a manner becoming gentlemen" Regnier only replied by uttering protestations of gratitude and supplicating his friendship.
Page 125 - Regnier, in a harsh and authoritative tone; the latter, palsied with apprehension, placed himself between the two guards, not doubting but death was to prove his lot; Vezins then caused him to mount on horseback, and speedily hurried from the city without stopping or pronouncing a syllable, when he proceeded direct to his castle at at Querci. " Here you are in safety,
Page 345 - had reason to apprehend has occurred to me, being the sudden death of Monsieur the Prince. I lament his loss for that which he would have been, and not for what he was This
Page 125 - that characterized the period in question. Vezins, a gentleman of Querci, had been for a length of time on very bad terms with one of his neighbours, named Regnier, a

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