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The Abbe Edgeworth and His Friends


The Abbe Edgeworth and His Friends

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    Violette M. Montagu
General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1913 Original Publisher: Brentano's Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: CHAPTER IV Strange scenes enacted in the churches of Paris : The king's illness: The / Yiy Duchesne and La Plainte de la Mire Duchesne : Death of Mirabeau : More decrees are passed. IN a letter written at the beginning of 1791, Mme. Elisabeth told her friend, Mme. de Raigecourt, that she had just returned from a church where the vicar had said mass to a congregation of " brigands" who, during the service, had flung the chairs at each other's heads, had stopped the organist only to make him begin again, and had generally behaved in a riotous manner : the faithful having yelled themselves hoarse, a priest had ascended the pulpit-stairs and informed his flock that he had just come from Saintes, where his bishop had placed a price upon his head because he had taken the oath of obedience to the new constitution. The same scene had been enacted at the church of Saint-Roch because the officiating clergy had insisted upon being incensed by their acolytes. The Church of France was indeed in a strange state. Several of the clergy, including the Abb6 Emery, had endeavoured to reconcile the intransigeant priests with those who wished to march with the times, but they had a hard task before them. The provinces were more reluctant to accept the new constitution than Paris, andthe Mayor of Strasburg was severely whipped for wishing to dismiss the chapter. In Bourgogne the clergy declared that they would not acknowledge the new order. Those who wished to have their marriage blessed by the Church found themselves in an awkward position: they could either have recourse to the services o...  
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