The Life and Death of John of Barneveld, Advocate of Holland, 1614-23

With a View of the Primary Causes and Movements of the Thirty Years' War

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Published: 1873
Language: English
Wordcount: 133,265 / 397 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 29.4
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 344
Added to site: 2009.02.08
mnybks.net#: 23375
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: History, Biography
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hich he saw, and was destined only to see, in prophetic vision.

Could this political seer have cast his horoscope of the Thirty Years' War at this hour of its nativity for the instruction of such men as Walsingham or Burleigh, Henry of Navarre or Sully, Richelieu or Gustavus Adolphus, would the course of events have been modified? These very idlest of questions are precisely those which inevitably occur as one ponders the seeming barrenness of an epoch in reality so pregnant.

"One would think," said Barneveld, comparing what was then the future with the real past, "that these plans in Prague against the Elector-Palatine are too gross for belief; but when I reflect on the intense bitterness of these people, when I remember what was done within living men's memory to the good elector Hans Frederic of Saxony for exactly the same reasons, to wit, hatred of our religion, and determination to establish Imperial authority, I have great apprehension. I believe that the Roman League will use the present

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