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JOHN CALVIN



COMPILED FROM THE ORIGINAL JLA.NUSCRIPTS AND
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DR. JULES BONNET.
VOL. II.

TRANSLATED FROM THE LATIN AND FRENCH LANGUAGESL



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CONTENTS.



1545.

LETTER PAGE

CXLTV. To ViRET. — Unpopularity of Calvin — various advices, . 15

CXLV. To Monsieur de Falais. — Exhortation to glorify God amid

poverty and persecution, . . . . .16

CXLVI. To Madame de Palais. — Congratulations on the constancy
manifested by her in the midst of trials — salutations from
the suffering Idelette de Bure, . . . .19

CXLYII. To Monsieur de Falais. — Vanity of trust reposed in the

princes of this world — confidence in God, . . .20

CXLVIII. To Farel. — Captivity of Farel's brother — ravages of the

plague in Geneva, . . . . .22

CXUX. To ViRET. — Dispersion of the School at Geneva — contests at
Neuchatel on the subject of church property — Calvin's
opinion of Farel, . . . . . .24

CL. To Monsieur de Falais. — Prayers for his restoration to

health, ....... 26



1546.

CLI. To Farel. — News from Germany —journey of the French
Ambassador to Geneva — details concerning the condition
of the town, . . . . . .26

CLII. To Monsieur de Palais. — Calvin dedicates to him one of

his Commentaries, . . . . .29

CLTII. To John Frellon. — Rupture of the relations between Cal-
vin and Servetus, . . . . . .30

CLTV. To Farel. — Reply to various questions — terrible threat
against Servetus — imprisonment of one of the leaders of
the Libertins, . . . . . .31

CLV. To Farel. — Pacification of the Church at Xenchatel — report
of the speedy arrival of the Emperor in Savoy — dangers at
Geneva — withering mention of Francis I., . .34

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4: CONTENTS.

LETTER PAGE

CLVI. To YiRKT.— Election of a minister at Neuchatel — sickness of

Yiret's wife, . . . . • .36

CLVn. To ViRET. — Calvin invites his friend to repair to Geneva after

the death of his wife, . . . . .37

CLVIII. To ViRET. — Renewed and more pressing invitation to come

to Geneva, . . . . • .38

CLIX. To Thkodore Vitus. — Indication of the various documents
wherein are set forth the opinions of Calvin regarding the
Lord's Supper — earnest desires for union and peace among
the Churches — condition of Geneva, . . .39

CLX. To YiRET. — Instructions to Viret about a journey to Geneva, 42
CLXI. To Monsieur de Falais. — Calvin's labours — the diet at Ra-
tisbon— the Church of Metz — the Reformation at Heidel-
berg — Apology for ]\I. de Falais — opinion regarding the
sermons of Ochino, . . . . .43

CLXn. To Monsieur de Faj.ais. — Advice regarding the editing of
the Apology — details of a loan contracted for M. de Falais
— news from Germany and Italy — Farel and Viret at Ge-
neva — death of Juan Diaz, . . . .47

CLXIIL To Farel. — Troubles at Geneva — imprisonment of the seve-
ral members of the family of Favre — account of the assas-
sination of John Diaz at Neubourg, . . .52
CLXIV. To Amy Perrin. — Complaints regarding the conduct of Per-
. riu — firm and courageous declaration by the Reformer of
his resolution to persevere in his duty unto death, . 56
CLXV. To Farel and Viret. — Requests in favour of the faithful in

France, . . . . . . .58

CLXVI. To Madame de Falais. — Expression of Christian sympathy

and condolence on occasion of the illness of M. de Falais, 60
CLXVn. To Farel. — Excitement caused at Geneva by the Represen-
tation of a Play, . . . . . .61

CLXVIII. To Monsieur de Falais. — Proposals of matrimony on behalf

of Viret, ....... 63

CLXIX. To Viret. — Account of the steps taken relative to his mar-
riage, . . . . . . .65

CLXX. To Viret. — Fresh details regarding the projects for his mar-
riage, , . .' . . . .65

CLXXI. To Viret. — Same subject as the preceding, . . .68

CLXXII. To Viret. — Breaking off of tlie match treated of in the pre-
ceding letters, . . . . . .68

CLXXIII. To Farel. — Violence of the family of Amy Perrin — decla-
mations of the wife of Froment against the ministers of
Geneva, . . . . . . .70

CliXXrV. To Farel. — Calvin's indisposition — literary labours — appa-
rent reconciliation with Perrin and his family, . . 72



CONTENTS. 5

STTER pjVQg

CLXXV. To Monsieur de Falais. — Recurrence to the matrimo-
nial projects of Viret — explanations on various sub-
jects, . . . . . . .74

CLXXVI. To Madame de Falais. — Sad communication to be made

to M. de Falais — promise to send several discourses, . 76
CLXXYII. To Monsieur dr Falais. — Congratulations on his conva-
lescence — uncertainty of prospects in Germany — confi-
dence in the all-powerful protection of God, . . 77
CLXXVIII. To Monsieur de Falais. — Excuses for Viret — uses of
sickness — various rumours concerning the war in Ger-
many — explanations on the subject of the Supper, . 79
CTiXXIX. To Monsieur de Falais. — Consolations on the death of

his sister, . . . . . .84

CLXXX. To Madame de Falais. — Assurances of afiFection for her-
self and her husband, . . . . .85

CTiXXXT. To Viret. — Statement of the expense of a visit to Lau-
sanne, on the occasion of Viret's marriage — ecclesiasti-
cal difficulties at Berne, . . . .86

CTiXXXn. To Monsieur de Falais. — Military movements in
Switzerland — policy of the Cantons in reference to the
Emperor, . . . . . .88

CtXXXni. To INIadame de Bud6. — Calvin exhorts this lady to leave

France, and retire with her family to Geneva, . 90



1547.

CLXXXTV. To THE Avoter Nceouelt. — Complaints of the miscon-
duct of several ministers in the Pays de Vaud, . 94
CLXXXV. To Farel. — Mission of Calvin in Switzerland — disposi-
tions of the various Cantons, . . . .95
CLXXXVI. To Monsieur de Falais. — Search for a house for that
gentleman in Geneva — various details — mention of
Charles V. and Francis I., . . . .97
CLXXX VII. To Monsieur de Falais. — Instructions regarding the
Apology — alarming rumours current at Geneva — Cal-
vin's confidence, ..... 100
CLXXXVIII. To Monsieur de Falais. — Disputes of M. de Falais with
Valeran Poulain — reports of the expected arrival of
the former in Geneva, . . . . .102
To Valeran Poulain. — Severe reprobation of his be-
haviour towards M. de Falais — reply to a calumny di-
rected against the Reformer, .... 104
CXC. To Viret. — "Weakness of the Genevese magistracy — ex-
pectation of Viret's arrival in Geneva, . . 106



6 CONTENTS.

LETTER PAGE

CXCI. To WoLFGAXG MuscuLus. — Anxiety regarding the Churches

of Germany — advice to Musculus, . . . 108

CXCII. To ]\roN-.siEUR DE Falais. — Steps taken at Basle to retract a

promise of marriage made to Yaleran Poulain, . . 110

CXCIII. To Francis Dryander. — Confused state of the Church —

hopes and fears for the future, . . . .Ill

CXCIY. To Monsieur de Falais. — The sending of a minister — per-
plexities regarding anticipated events in Germany, . 113
CXCV. To Monsieur de Falais. — Information in regard to a house
— advice on the subject of a marriage proposed for a rela-
tive of Monsieur de Falais, . - . .114
CXCVI. To Viret. — Interview of Calvin with a senator of Berne — ■

advantage secured over the party of the Libertius, . 116

CXCVII. To Monsieur de Falais. — Recommendation of John de Bud6

— uncertainty of the news from Germany, . . 118

CXCVIII. To Monsieur de Bude. — He exhorts him to follow the ex-
ample of the rest of his family, and retire to Geneva, . 119
CXCIX. To Viret. — Citation before the Consistory of the wife of

Amy Perrin — case of Gruet — news from Germany, . 122

CC. To Monsieur de Falais. — Solemn lessons afforded by the sad
occurrences in Germany — troubles in Geneva — energetic
attitude of Calvin, . . . . .125

CCI. To Viret. — Indecision of the Seigneurs of Geneva — inflexi-
bility of Calvin, . . . . . .128

ecu. To TUE Faithful of France. — State of Germany — details
regarding the struggles of the Reformer in the cause of the
truth at Geneva, ...... 129

CCin. To Monsieur de Falais. — Thanksgivings for the happy de-
liverance of Madame de Falais — false reports concerning
the state of Geneva — details regarding the publication of
the Apology — indisposition of Calvin, and his regret at
being separated from Monsieur de Falais, . .132

CCrV. To Farel. — False report of Calvin's death — proposition
(query) by the wife of Amy Perrin — calumnious accusa-
tion against Idelette de Bure — ^journey of Farel to Geneva, 137
CCV. To Viret. — Mention of a letter from M. de Falais — Emman-
uel Tremelli — a book by Viret — journey of Bud6 and Ni-
colas des Gallars to Paris, , . . , 139
CCVI. To Monsieur de Fai.ais. — Dedication of the Apology — men-
tion of M. de Mommor — sickness of Maldonado, . , 141
CCVII. To Henry Bullinger. — Comments by Calvin on a work by
Bullinger — state of Germany and Italy — policy of the
Cantons, . . . . . . .143

CCVin. To Monsieur de Falais. — Return of Nicolas des Gallars —

stay of Farel and Viret at Geneva, . . , 145



CONTENTS. 7

LETTER PAGE

CCIX. To Monsieur de Falais. — Re-assuring intelligence on tbc

state of Geneva — restoration of Maldonado, . . 146

OCX. To Farel. — Sad state of the Republic — discouragement of

the Reformer, ...... 147

CCXT. To ViRET. — Rising at the IIGtel de Villc — heroic bearing

of Calvin — trust in God alone, . . . .148

CCXTI. To Monsieur de Falais. — Printing of Tlie Apology —

troubles at Geneva, . . . . . 1 r)0

CCXIII. To YiRET. — Invitation to come to Geneva, . . . lol

CCXIV. To Farel. — Publication of The Antidote — statement re-
garding the condition of Geneva, . . . 152
CCXV. To THE Family of Bud^. — Consolations on occasion of the

Death of one of its Members, . . . .154



1548.

CCXYI. To Monsieur de Falais. — Cost of printing of TJie Apology

— despatch of several copies, .... 157
OCX VII. To Monsieur de Falais. — Particulars regarding bis de-
parture, and the purchase of a property near Geneva, . 159
CCXVni. To Henry Bullinger. — Brotherly explanations regarding

the difference on the subject of the Communion, . 160

CCXIX. To Monsieur de Fai^is. — Obstacles to his departure —

delay of some months, . . . . .162

CCXX. To Farel. — Distressing condition of the Swiss churches, . 164
CCXXI. To Farel and Viret. — Disputes among the ministers of

Berne — and Calvin's journey thither, . . . 165

CCXXII. To Viret. — Communications regarding affairs at Berne, . 166
CCXXIII. To YiRET. — Ecclesiastical tyranny of the Seigneurs of Berne

— sojourn of Idelette de Bure at Lausanne, . .167

CCXXTV. To Henry Bullinger. — New explanations regarding the
Supper — violence of some of the Bernese ministers — Cal-
vinism and Baceranism, . . . . .168
CCXXV. To Monsieur de Falais. — Preparations for the marriage

of Mademoiselle de Wilergy, his relation, . .173

CCXXVI. To Farel. — Uncertainty regarding the disposition of the
Cantons — stay of Monsieur and Madame de Falais in
Calvin's house, . . . .• . .175

CCXXV 11. To Viret. — Embarrassment occasioned to Calvin by the

treacherous publication of one of his letters to Viret, , 176
CCXX VIII. To A French Seigneur. — Exhortation to come to Geneva,

that he might there serve the Lord faithfully, . .179



8 CONTENTS.

UTTER PAQB

CCXXIX. To TOE Protector Somerset. — Duties imposed on the
Protector by the high office which he holds — plan of a
complete reformation in England — preaching of the
pure word of God — rooting out of abuses — correction
of vices and scandalous offences, . . . 182

CCXXX. To Farel. — Election of new magistrates at Geneva —

troubles in France — letter from Bucer, . . 198

CCXXXI. To John Sturm. — Evidences of faith and Christian stead-
fastness, amid the dangers that threaten the Church, . 200



1549.

CCXXXII. To Madame de Cant. — Exhortation to a courageous and

honest profession of the truth, .... 201

CCXXXIII. To Mademoiseijle de . . . . — Exhortations to steadfast-
ness in the faith — acknowledgment of liberality, . 205
CCXXXIY. To THE Ministers op the Church of Montbeliard. — Ex-
hortations to discharge to the end their ministerial
duties, . . . . . .208

CCXXXV. To Henry Bullinger. — Hope of Union with the theolo-
gians of Zurich — dedication of several writings, . 210
CCXXXVI. To Bucer. — Consolations to be found in the study of di-
vine and everlasting truth, .... 212

CCXXXVn. To THE Pastors of the Church op Berne. — Desire of

union between the Churches of Berne and Geneva, . 214
CCXXXVm. To Viret.— Death of Idelette de Bure, the wife of Cal-
vin, . . . . . . .216

CCXXXIX. To Farel.— Further details regarding the death of Ide-
lette de Bure, . . . . . .217

CCXL. To Madame de Cany. — Account of the instructive death

of Madame Laurent de Normandie, . . .219

CCXLI. To YiRET. — Various particulars — recommendation of

Francis Hotman, Jurisconsult, . . .223

CCXLII. To Henry Bullinger. — Pleading in favour of the alli-
ance of the Eeformed Cantons with France, . . 225
CCXLIII. To Madame de la Eoche-Posay. — He exhorts her and
her companions to live in conformity with the law of

God, 229

CCXLTV. To Bucer. — Encouragements and consolations — desire for
the conclusion of peace between France and England
— excesses of the ultra-Lutheran party in Switzerland
and Germany — agreement between the Churches of Ge-
neva and Zurich, ..... 232



CONTENTS. 9

UTTER FAOE

CCXLV. To Lady Anne Seymour. — Tlianks to the Duchess of Somer-
set, the mother of Anne Seymour — exhortation to perse-
verance in the true faith, .... 236

CCXLYI. To Farel.— Reply by the Protector of England to a letter

from Calvin, . . . . . .238

CCXLVII. To Farel. — Imprisonment of two brothers of M. de Falais

— persecution in the Low Countries and in France, . 239
CCXLVIII. To YiRET. — Negotiations iu reference to the publication of

the Consensus — George, Count of Montbeliard, . 240

CCXLIX. To THE Pastors of the Church op Zurich. — Urgent re-
commendation of the adoption of a fixed formulary in the
celebration of the Lord's Supper, . . . 241

CCL. To BuLLiNQEB. — Rcvlsal of the Formulary — persecutions

in France, ...... 243

CCLI. To Farel and Viret. — Letter concerning Yergerio — his-
tory of Francis Spira, ..... 245

CCLII. To Farel. — Criticism on a work by Farel, . . 246

CCLIII. To YiRET. — First mention of Theodore Beza — poverty of

Calvin's colleagues, ..... 248

CCLIY. To John Haller. — A reformer's complaints on the malevo-
lence of the Bernese ministers, .... 249

CCLY. To "Wolfgang Musoulus. — Prohibition of the Yaudois Con-
ferences — remonstrances on the intolerance of the Ber-
nese ministers towards those of France, . . . 251
CCLYI. To Monsieur de Saint Laurens. — Statement of leading

articles of the Reformed Faith, .... 253



1550.

CCLYIL To THE Protector Somerset. — Congratulations on the
royal favour shown to the Duke of Somerset — use to be
made of his influence for spreading the Gospel in England, 257
CCLYin. To Farel. — Tidings from Germany and England — recom-
mendation of a domestic, .... 262

CCLIX. To Farel.— Election of a new Pope, . . .264

CCLX. To Francis Dryander. — Counsels and encouragements —

collection of Commentaries on Isaiah by Des Gallars, . 265
CCLXI. To Nicolas Colladon. — Settlement of the Colladon family

at Geneva, ...... 266

CCLXn. To the Seioneury op Geneva. — Notice of a publication

attributed to Gruet, ..... 268

CCLXIII. To Melanchthon. — Controversies excited in Germany by

the establishment of the Interim — brotherly reproofs, . 270
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10 CONTENTS.

LETTER PAGE

CCLXrV. To YiRET. — Hope of au early visit from Viret— projected

excursions in the neighbourhood of Geneva, . . 275

CCLXV. To Farel. — Opinion regarding Vergerio — intelligence re-
garding Bucer — letter to Melanchthon — disputes with
Berne — literary publications of Calvin, . . 276

CCLXYI. To William Kabot. — Exhortation to the study of the

Scriptures, ...... 278

CCLXVII. To Farel. — Publication of the book on Scandals — per-
secution by the King of France — Bucer's discourage-
ment, . . . . . . .279

CCLXVIII, To Farel. — State of religion in England — Calvin's lite-

i-ary labours — arrival of Robert Stephens at Geneva, . 282
CCLXIX. To Monsieur de Falais. — Misconduct of a servant of

M. de Falais, . . . , . .285



1551.

CCLXX. To Haller. — Explanations on the subject of the aboli-
tion of the great festivals at Geneva, . . . 287
CCLXXI. To Viret. — Criticism of a mandate published by the

Seigneurs of Berne, ..... 289

CCLXXII. To Bichard Le Fevre. — Explanations regarding various
points of doctrine in dispute between the Romish and
the Reformed Churches, .... 291

CCLXXni. To Yiret. — Various particulars — literary labours of Theo-
dore Beza, ...... 298

CCLXXIV. To THE King of England. — He exhorts him to persevere
in the work of the Reformation in his kingdom — enu-
meration of abuses, ceremonies, ecclesiastical elections
— universities, ...... 299

CCLXXV. To BuLLiNGER. — He excuses the infrequency of his letters,

and urges the publication of the Consensus, . . 304

CCLXXVI. To BuLLiNGER. — Thanks for a document — dedication of
two commentaries to the King of England — captivity
of Bishop Hooper — movements of the Emperor in Ger-
many, . . . . . . .306

CCLXXVH. To BuLLiNGER. — Mention of a letter to the Duke of So-
merset — re-opening of the Council of Trent — symptoms
of war in Europe, ..... 308

CCLXXVIH. To Viret.— Death of Bucer and Joachim Vadian, . 310

CCLXXIX. To Farel. — Renewed expressions of regret for the death
of Vadian and Bucer — controversies excited by Osian-
der — numerous migrations to Geneva — commencement
of hostilities in Italy, ..... 311



CONTENTS.



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CCLXXX. To A French Gentleman. — Sickness of Theodore Beza

— Calvin's grief, ..... 314

CCLXXXI. To THE Duke of Somerset. — Protestations of attach-
ment — reforms required in the Church of England —
squandering of the revenues of benefices and of the
universities, . . . . . .315

CCLXXXII. To Viret.— Reply to the attacks of Pighius, and of

George of Sicily, . . . . .317

CCLXXXlII. To THE Ministers op Neuchatel. — Arrest of a minis-
ter from Neuchatel in France — steps for obtaining
his release, . . . . . .318

CCLXXXIY. To BuLLiNGEE. — Edict of Chateaubriand, in France —

attacks on Calvin in Geneva, . . .319

CCLXXXY. To the Ministers of Switzerland. — Statement of the

controversy with Bolsec regarding Election, . . 322

CCTiXXXYI. To Oswald Myconius. — Recommendations regarding
the dispute with Bolsec — request on behalf of the
Protestants of France, .... 326

CCLXXXVn. To Christopher Fabri. — Calvin's dissatisfaction with
the reply of the ministers of Bale, and the conduct of
Monsieur de Falais regarding the affair with Bolsec, 327
CCLXXXVin. To Farel. — Recommendation of a schoolmaster — com-
plaints against the ministers of Zurich, . . 328
CCLXXXIX. To Lelio Socin. — Refusal to reply to the curious ques-
tions proposed to him by Socin, . . . 330



1552.

CCXC. To Bullinger. — Thanks for the zeal manifested on be-
half of the faithful in France — complaints of the con-
duct of the ministers of Zurich in the affair of Bol-
sec, . . . . . . ,331

CCXCT. To Farel. — Fresh complaints by Calvin against the
ministers of Zurich and Berne — his unpopularity in
the latter city — advices to Farel, . . . 335

CCXCII. To Madame de Cany. — Rigorous and inflexible spirit

of Calvin against heresy — praise of Theodore Beza, . 338

CCXCIII, To Bullinger. — Journey of Calvin and Farel in Switz-
erland — steps in favour of the Reformed in France —
return to the affairs of Bolsec, . . . 341

CCXCIV. To Cranmer. — Agreement to the proposal for assem-
bling a General Synod for the more close union of the
Reformed Churches, ..... 345



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CONTENTS.



LETTER

CCXCV. To Bn.LiNGER. — Fresh details regarding the persecutions
in France, ......

CCXCVI. To THE Five Prisoners of Lyons, — Martial Alba, Peter
EscRivAiN, Charles Favre, Peter Naviheres, Ber-
nard Seguin. — Information on various doctrinal points,
and assurances of Christian sympathy, .
CCXCYII. To Edward YI. — Dedication of a new work, and Christian
exhortations, ......

CCXCVIII. To Cranmer. — Calvin exhorts him to prosecute with fresh
zeal the reformation of the Church in England, by purg-
ing it of the relics of Popery, ....

CCXCIX. To John Liner. — Thanks for the zeal manifested by him
on behalf of the prisoners of Lyons,
CCC. To THE French Church in London. — Exhortations to har-
mony — Is it lawful to call Mary the Mother of God, and
to pray for the Pope ? .
CCCI. To the Seigneurs op Geneva. — Reply of Calvin to the

Syndics of Geneva in the case of Trolliet,
CCCII. To Farel. — Conspiracy of the Libertins — energy of the Re-
former — struggles of Viret at Lausanne,
CCCIIT. To Viret. — Literary labours of Theodore Beza,
CCCIV. To Ambroise Blaurer. — Troubles at Geneva — sad intelli-
gence from France and Germany — steady in the pro-
mises of God, ......

CCCY. To Melanchthon. — Earnest desires for the continuance of
their mutual afiFection — disputes with Trolliet — longing
for agreement in doctrine regarding the Communion and
Election, ......

CCCYI. To Monsieur de Falais. — Rupture of Calvin with the
Seisrneur, ......



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1553.

CCCYII. To Mathieu Dimonet. — Exhortation to patience and con-
stancy under persecution, .... 384
CCCYin. To Christopher Fabri. — Congratulations on the subject
of his approaching marriage — Calvin's regret that he can-
not be present at the ceremony, .... 387
CCCIX. To John Cheke. — Calvin apologizes for silence, and enjoins
him to use his influence with the King for the advance-
ment of the Gospel in England, . . . .389
CCCX. To THE Five Prisoners of Lyons. — Exhortations to con-
stancy—mention of Oritz the Inquisitor, . . 391
CCCXI. To Edward YI. — Recommendation of a French gentle-
man, a prisoner for the sake of the Gospel, . . 393



CONTENTS.



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CCCXIL To Farel. — Serious illness and unexpected recovery of

Farel — Calvin's joy, ..... 395

CCCXJII. To Christopher and to Thomas Zollicoffre. — Last steps

in favour of the prisoners of Lyons, . . . 396

CCCXrV. To Cranmer. — He entreats his influence in favour of the

person already recommended to the King, . . 398

CCCXV. To Monsieur de IMarolles. — Christian encouragement

and consolation, ..... 399

CCCXYL To Viret. — Extinction of all hope in regard to the prison-
ers of Lyons, ...... 401

CCCXVn. To Bulunger. — Assurances of respect and fraternal affec-
tion, . . . . . . .402

CCCXVIIL To the Five Prisoners of Lyons. — He exhorts them to
steadfastness unto the end, in the assurance of eternal
joy reserved in heaven, .... 404

CCCXIX. To Madame de Cany. — Expression of Christian sympathy

under trial, ...... 408

CCCXX. To the Prisoners of Lyons. — He impresses on them the
duty of maintaining their confession of the truth quietly
and modestly, ...... 411

CCCXXL To BuLLiNGER. — Expression of regret for the death of the
King of England — sad condition of the German
Churches, ...... 414

CCCXXn. To Farel. — Arrest of Servetus, and institution of the

process against him, . . . . .416

CCCXXin, To Denis Peloquin and Louis de Marsac. — Information
regarding various controverted points — exhortation to
fidelity, even unto martyrdom, .... 418

CCCXXTV. To HIS Dearly Beloved the Pastors of the Church of
Frankfort. — Request for the destruction of the copies
at Frankfort of the book of Servetus, . . . 422

CCCXXV. To Viret.— Troubles at Geneva— Berthelier and the chiefs



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