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welcomed the fugitive, and did not even ask his name: it was a time of proscription, and his host would know nothing of him; it was enough that he was unfortunate, and in danger. He was disguised, and he passed for Perrier's cousin. The general is naturally amiable
, and he made himself agreeable, sat by the fire, ate potatoes, and contented himself with miserable fare. Though subject to frequent and many painful alarms, he preserved his retreat several months, and often heard the visiters of his host boast of the concealment of General Gilly, or of being acquainted with the place of his retreat. Patrols were continually searching for arms in the houses of protestants ; and often in the night the general was obliged to leave his mattress, half naked, and hide himself in the fields. Perrier, to avoid these inconveniences, made an under-ground passage, by which his guest could pass to an outhouse. The wife of Perrier could not endure that one who had seen better days should live as her family did
, on vegetables and bread, and occasionally bought meat to regale the melancholy stranger. These unusual purchases excited attention; it was suspected that Perrier had some one concealed ; nightly visits were more frequent. In this state of anxiety he often com. plained of the hardness of his lot. Perrier one day returned from market in a serious mood; and after some inquiries from his guest, he replied, “Why do you complain? you are fortunate compared with the poor wretches whose heads were cried in the market to-day: Bruguier, the pastor, at 2400 francs ; Bresse, the mayor, at the same; and General Gilly at 10,000!"_"Is it possible ?" "Aye, it is certain.” Gilly concealed his emotion, a momentary suspicion passed his mind; he appeared to reflect. “Perrier." said he, “ I am weary of life ; you are poor and want money: I knu. Gilly and the place of his concealment; let us denounce him ; I shall, no doubt, obtain my liberty, and you shall have the 10,000 francs.” The old man stood speechless, and as if petrified. His son, a gigantic peasant, 27 years of age, who had served in the army, rose from kis chair, in which he had listened to the conversation, and in a tone not to be described, said, “Sir, hitherto we thought you unfortunate, but honest; we have respected your sorrow, and kept your secret ; but since you are one of those wretched beings who would inform of a fellow creature, and insure his death to save yourself, there is the door; and if you do not retire, I will throw you out of the window.” Gilly hesituted; the peasant insisted; the General wished to explain, but he was seized by the collar. "Suppose I should be General Gilly," said the fugitive. The soldier paused. “And it is even so," continued he; "denounce me, and the 10,000 francs are your's.” The soldier threw himself on his neck; the family were dissolved in tears; they kissed his hands, his clothes, protested they would never let him leave them, and that they would die rather than he should be arrested. In their kindness he was more secure than ever ; but their cottage was more suspected, and he was ultimately obliged to seek another asylum. The family refused any indemnity for the expense he had occasioned them, and it was not till long after that he could prevail upon them to accept an acknowledgment of their hospitality and their fidelity. In 1820, when the course of justice was more free, General Gilly demanded a trial; there was nothing against him; and the Duke d’An
gouleme conveyed to Madame Gilly the permission of the king for the return of her husband to the bosom of his country. • But, even when the French government was resolved to bring the factions of the department of the Gard under the laws, the same men continued to exercise the public functions. The society, called Royale, and its secret committee, maintained a power superior to the laws. It was impossible to procure the condemnation of an assassin, though the evidence against him was incontestible, and for whom, in other times, there would have been no hope. The Truphémys, and others of his stamp, appeared in public, wearing immense mustachios, and white cockades embroidered with green. Like the brigands of Calabria, they had two pistols and a poniard at their waists. Their appearance diffused an air of melancholy mixed with indignation. Even amidst the bustle of the day there was the silence of fear, and the night was disturbed by atrocious songs, or vociferations like the sudden cry of ferocious wild beasts.
Ultimate Resolution of the Protestants at Nismes. With respect to the conduct of the protestants, these highly outraged citizens, pushed to extremities by their persecutors, felt at length that they had only to choose the manner in which they were to perish. They unanimously determined that they would die fighting in their own defence. This firm attitude apprized their butchers that they could no longer murder with impunity. Every thing was immediately changed. Those, who for four years had filled others with terror, now felt it in their turn. They trembled at the force which men, so long resigned, found in despair, and their alarm was heightened when they heard that the inhabitants of the Cevennes, persuaded of the danger of their brethren, were marching to their assistance. But, without waiting for these reinforcements, the protestants appeared at night in the same order and armed in the same manner as their enemies. The others paraded the Boulevards, with their usual noise and fury; but the protestants remained silent and firm in the posts they had chosen." Three days these dangerous and ominous meetings continued; but the effusion of blood was prevented by the efforts of some worthy citizens distinguished by their rank and fortune. By sharing the dangers of the protestant population, they obtained the pardon of an enemy who now trembled while he menaced.
But though the protestants were modest in their demands, only asking present safety, and security for the future, they did not obtain above half of their requests. The dissolution of the National Guard at Nismes was owing to the prudence and firmness of M. Laine. The re-organization of the Cour Royale was effected by M. Pasquier, then Keeper of the Seals; and these measures certainly ensured them a present safety, but no more. M. Madier de Montgau, the generous champion of the protestants of Nismes, was officially summoned before the Court of Cassation at Paris, over which M. de Serre, Keeper of the Seals, presided, to answer for an alleged impropriety of conduct as a magistrate, in making those public appeals to the Chamber which saved the protestants, and increased the difficulties of renewing those persecutions of which he complained. The French attor. ney general demanded the erasure of his name from the list of magistrates, but this the court refused. Unfortunately, since the law of elections in France has been changed, two of the bitterest enemies of the protestants have been chosen Deputies at Nismes. The future, therefore, is not without its dangers, and the condition of the persecuted may fluctuate with the slightest political alteration; but which, it is to be hoped, may be prevented from any acts that may again disgrace the catholic religion by the powerful expression cd the public mind, actuated with better principles, or by the interference of the protestant influence in this or other countries. Happily, since the year 1820, no fresh complaints have issued from the south of France on the score of religion.
Bilney, Thomas, martyrdon
Bohemia, persecutions in, 19
Bongey, Cornelius, martyr
pot under, 353-
Cranmer by, 387-
persons, by 427-
John Willes, 452.
Bruis, Peter, 83.
Calabria, persecutions in,
Catharine, Dutchess of Su
Catherine, Infanta of S
of, with Henry VIII
of her marriage de
pope, 201—is left by the ki
Causton, Thomas, martyrdom of, 313.
, John, martyrdom df, 400.
Christians, a general sacrifice of, 53.
the Inquisition, 114.
Conspiracies of the papists, from the revo-
Constantine, vision of
, 64,-victory (,
in favour of Christians, 69.
Constantinoplo, capture of, by the infidels,
Convocation, debates in the, 226.
Coo, Roger, martyrdom of, 327.
part of, 48.
gistrnish, derman, trial and execution | Germany, persecutions in, 129, 139.
Gianavel, Joshua, noble conduct of 177.
Mirins, account of, 202- Glover, Robert, martyrdom of, 328.
Arc'oishop of Canterbury, Gore, James, death of, 349.
in of, attempted, 241—fur- Goths and Vandals, persecutions by, 7.
, 247-charac- Green, Thomas, scourging of, 469.
, before the
infant in, 418.
of the, 512
Hamilton, Patrick, martyrdom of, 265.
Henricians, why so called, 83.
Henry IV., submission of, to Pope Gre-
Henry VIII. bistory of his marriage with
Catherine, 198—with Anne Boleyn,
296—with Jane Seymour, 226—with
therine Parr, ib.-sickness and death
Heresy, what, 103.
of the Inquisition, 85. Hooper, bishop, sufferings and martyrdom
Hunt, John, condemnation of, 461.
Huss, John, life, sufferings, and martyr-
his son, 53.
Ignatius, bishop of Antioch, martyrdom
Images, impostures of, discovered, 232.
turing in, 109, 111-barbarities of,
in Spain and Portugal
Inquisitor, horrid treachery of an, 113.
massacre in, A. D. 1572, 125-per- Japan, persecutions in, 145.
martyrdom of, 136.
John, king, surrender of his crown to
the pope, 189.
Johnson, Rev. Mr., sufferings of, 560.
72-death of, 75.
Justin, martyrdom of, 37.
Kent, story of the Nun of, 212.