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the separation. But the old man, who had seen the beginning of the great reformer's ministry at Geneva, saw with distress the end of it, and nobly wished to die in his stead. And when the dying Calvin pointed with failing hand to "the archives of the correspondence that, during a quarter of a century, he had kept up with the most illustrious personages of Europe," did he not think of William Farel as his "sound-hearted brother and matchless friend," who had morally forced him to labour in Geneva? To "the good man Master William" he wrote the last letter of this collection and, perhaps, of his life, giving him one more adieu before he went to God.

The man, who thus was loved, was surely worthy of N those epithets of endearment which Calvin lavished upon no other friend. The great theologian and the great missionary of the sixteenth century were thus heart and hand together, and after death their names should not be separated. If, in our day, the advocate of the richest and grandest theology is called a "Calvinist," there is an equal propriety in calling the ardent missionary of our day, a Farellian. When the Calvinistic churches are Farellike in their labours, bright will be the dawn of the hastening millennium.

To understand the Reformation in France and Switzerland, one needs to know William Farel: and to know him there must be some attention paid to his times and contemporaries. His biography is a history. In this work he does not stand forth alone, for along with him are presented some of his partners in labours, in perils and in sufferings. If, in this volume, the reader shall find any refreshment for his faith, or stimulus to his zeal, or renewed reason for confidence in the final victory of the gospel over all perverseness of religion, the author's present effort will not be in vain. W. M. B.

Trenton, N. J.



Meaux The Cradle Of French Reform—Bishop Brigonnet invites Lefevre—Calls

the Priests to Account—Farel grows bold in Paris—Beda's police on the watch—

Farel, the Roussels and Mazurin flee to Meaux—New Testament in French-

Erasmus—Harvesters carry abroad the Gospel—Rome's Threats—Brigonnet's

fall—Lefevre in Danger—Farel departs—Leclerc believes—Placards—Persecu-

tion—Agrippa at Metz—Chatelain—Toussaint—Leclerc unwise—Breaking Idols

in pieces—The first French Martyr in Modern Times 68


Farel A Wanderer—Home again—Brothers converted—Chevalier Anemond—A

Knight in Reform—Peter Sebville preaches—Farel hunted—Goes to Basle-

Hospitality, of (Ecolampadius—Farel cheers up his Host—Refugees—French

Church at Basle—Erasmus versus Farel—The Five great Words—Farel holds a

Debate—Senate outwits the University—Farel strong enough to destroy the Sor-

bonne—Needs more of the Dove—Farel visits Zwingle—Must leave Basle—Leaves

his zealous spirit upon his Host .- 85


A New Field—Montbeliard open—Farel boldly goes to Basle—Ordained in private

—Goes to Montbeliard—Priests call him a Heretic—A Friar selling Relics—A

Tract and Bible Society—Anemond pushing on the printing—Lefevre's Testa-

ment—Farel's pen—The Work at Lyons—The French army under Francis—The

Spiritual army under Margaret—Preachers in Dauphiny—Sebville arrested—

Meetings in Secret—Sebville to preach the Lent sermons in Lyons—Spiritual

forces Scattered—Farel throws an Image into the River—Must flee from France. 99


Mourning And Madness—Anemond dying—Farel refused a refuge at Basle—A
Wail in France—The King a captive—Blame laid on the Reformers—Louisa at
Work—Terrors and Tortures—Meaux attacked—Mazurier falls—Brigonnet re-
turns to Rome—Sorbonne wins—Beda hunts Lefevre—Berquin's good Work

Translates Luther's Tracts—In Prison—Heroic Faith—Beda attacks Erasmus-
Margaret goes to Spain to rescue her brother—Clement Marot—Peter Toussaint
—Trials of Faith—Chevalier Esch—A new Martyr—More Exiles—Esch braves
the Storm—Toussaint in Prison HO

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