By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.
We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.
For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs... [More]
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And the king said unto Esther at the banquet of wine, What is thy petition? and it shall be granted thee and what is thy request? even to the half of the kingdom it shall be performed.
WHAT we have already narrated is only the opening of the great drama in some of the countries of
Christendom. Protestantism was destined to present itself at the gates of all the kingdoms of Europe.
Thither must we follow it, and chronicle the triumphs it obtained in some of them, the defeat it sustained in
others. But first let us take a panoramic view of the various countries, as respects the state of their peoples
and their preparedness for the great, spiritual movement which was about to enter their territories. This will
enable us to understand much that is to follow. In these opening Chapters we shall summarize the moral
revolutions, with the national splendors in some cases, the national woes in others, that attended them, the
historical record of which will occupy the pages that are to follow.