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    Sydney Smith
Excerpt from book: Art. III.—1. Bulletin de la Societe de THistoire du Pro- testantisme Frangais. Documents Historiques inedits et originaux, XVI' XVIf et XVHP Siedes. Tomes I.—XIII. Paris: 1852-1864. 2. Correspondance des Reformateurs dans les Pays de la Langue Frangaise, recueillie et publiie avec d'autres Lettres relatives a la Reforme et des Notes historiques et biogra- phiques. Par A. L. Herminjard. Tome premier. (1512 -1516.) Geneve et Paris : 1866. The true history of Protestantism in France has remained -- comparatively unknown until a recent period, for it had been written, for the most part, by men of the opposite party and the victorious creed. But time has, in this, as in many other instances, slowly brought to light the materials on which the judgment of posterity must rest, by publishing the correspondence of the Protestants themselves, and other contemporary documents which attest beyond all doubt the piety and patriotism of the Huguenot leaders and the unparalleled sufferings inflicted on their followers by national intolerance, by ecclesiastical bigotry, and by arbitrary power. The volumes before us consist of these authentic materials, deeply interesting to France, and in some respects yet more deeply interesting to ourselves. They are the result of the labours of a literary society (established in 1852) for the purpose of elucidating the history of Protestantism in France by collecting its scattered materials with care and bringing them into a single publication. For this purpose recourse has been had, not only to the Archives of France and those of the different foreign governments which gave refuge to the Huguenot exiles after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes, but also to private family papers, to the registers of parishes and the books of notaries, to the records of ...  
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