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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXH. CONCLUSION. AINTUL as it was to Jean Calvin to see his mother in such violent distress, there was still an element of relief in it; for now almost the worst struggle was over. He must see his old friend Claude de Mommor once more, and tell him of his resolution to leave the Church of Rome, and then he would resign all the benefices he had and devote his whole mind and soul to the spread of that gospel he had learned to love. With his friend Melchior Wolmar, he felt he was specially called to this work now, and he decided to go to Paris as soon as the necessary business at Noyon could be completed. To his surprise he found that the young Abbot of St. Eloy was less astonished at the change in his opinions than he expected. He shook his head when Jean told him of his determination to separate from the Church. "Yon will bring yourself to certain ruin, Jean, if you are not protected," he said calmly; "and so I must protect you as far as I can." "Nay, nay; but I need no protection," said Jean a little testily. "Ah, you have not been to Paris lately, and you have forgotten that holiday we had together, when all the students were gathered round the Greve to" "Nay, I do not forget; I can never forget the noble old man they burnt that day; for to his prayers I owe much--more than I can tell you." "And you have decided to go to Paris again, and cast in your lot with its band of heretics?" said De Mommor. "Yes. God has made me useful at Bourges, and doubtless He will give me some work to do for Him at Paris." "Well, since you are bent upon going thither, and nothing will keep you at Pont l'Eveque, I will give you a letter to a worthy merchant of the city, Maitre de la Forze. He is a heretic, like many others of the good citizens of Paris." Jean did not a...
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