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The UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE for June, 1794.

401

MEMOIRS of the Life and WRITINGS of M. RAPIN de THOYRAS :

With a fine Portrait of that celebrated Hiftorian. PAN AUL RAPin de THOYRAS, an in his father's house, afterward sent

illustrious Frenchman, to whom to Puylaurens, and thence to Saumur. England was long indebted for the In 1679, he returned to his father, molt complete Hiltory of this Coun- with a design to apply himfelf closely try extant, was born at Caftres in to the law: but, before he had made Languedoc, in 1661. His family was any great progress, he was obliged, originally froin Savoy, and is sup. with other young gentlemen, to compoled to have removed into France, mence advocate, upon report of an upon embracing the Protestant re- edi&t foon after published, in which it ligion. Philibert de Rapin, his great was ordered, that no man should have grandfather, fell a martyr to his zeal a doctor's degree without having for protestantism; which exposed him ftudied five years in fome university. so much to the indignation of the Ro- The same year the chamber of the man catholies, and particularly to that edict was fuppreffed, which obliged of the parliament of Touloule, that Rapin's family to remove to Touhis head was firuck off in 1568, by a louse : and the state of the Reformed fentence of theirs, at the very time growing every day worse, with his that he came by the king's order to father's leave he quitted the profetion have the creaty of peace regiltered of advocate for that of arms. He there. Father Daniel, indeed, passes had before given proofs of a military over this fact in silence ; and his rea- disposition : for he had fought a duel son is supposed to have been, that he or two, in which he had acquitted might make the more odious the dif- himself very gallantly. His father turbances raised by the Huguenots at first did not grant his request, but afierward in the country about Tou- gave him such an answer, as served louse : whereas, what they did was in to prolong the time. However, he revenge of Philibert's death, as ap- pleaded one cause, and one only; peared from the foldiers writing with and then applied himself heartily to coals, on the ruins of the houses they mathematics and music, iu both which had burned, - Vengeance for Rapin's he became a good proficient. death.' James de Rapin, lord of In 1685, his father died; and two

Thoyras, was our author's father. months after, the ediet of Nantes be. He applied himself to the study of the ing revoked, Rapin, with his mother law, and was an advocate in the and brothers, retired to a country- . chamber of the edi&t of Nantes above house ; and, as the perfecution in a tifty years. The chambers were short time was carried to the greatestcourts of judicature erected in several height, he and his youngest brother, towns of France, in behalf of the in 1686, departed for England. He Huguenots; the judges whereof were was not long in London, before he half of the Reformed, and half of the was visited by a French abbé of disRoman catholic religion. Jane de tinguished quality; a friend of PelisPelisson, his wife, was daughter to a fon's, who introduced him to Barrillon counsellor of the chamber of Caltres, the French ambassador. These gena and lifter to George and Paul Peliston: tiemen persuaded him to go to court, which lar!y, after having been con- assuring him of a favourable reception fined a good while to a convent, was from the king; but he declined this at last sent by the king's order to honour, not knowing what the conseGeneva, where she died in 1705. quences might be in that very critical

Our Rapin was their youngest son. Itate of affairs. His situation, indced, He was educated at first under a tutor was not at all agreeable to him : for VOL. XCIV.

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