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Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman

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Language: English
Wordcount: 119,854 / 352 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.9
LoC Category: CT
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ons, massacres, torturings pursued them relentlessly. Thousands of French Huguenots emigrated to England, Holland, and Germany. And great was the loss which their emigration caused to France. For they were the most intelligent and hardworking part of the French population, so that when Louis XIV drove them away, he found out, only too surely, the truth of the old proverb, that "Curses come home to roost." Trade slowly but surely forsook France. The emigrants taught their arts and manufactures to the countries where they had taken refuge; and gradually trade guided its ships in their direction, and changed their course from France to Holland and Germany.

The next entry [Footnote: I quote from a copy I had made from _Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica_, N.S. III, 385.--_Pedigree of Fourdrinier and Grolleau_, by Rev. Dr. Lee, Vicar of All Saints, Lambeth.] is dated from Groningen, and concerns the birth of Paul Fourdrinier, 20th Dec., 1698. Now in the _Dict. Nat. Biography_ there occurs the name of Peter Fo

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