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DURING A

SECOND VISIT

TO THE

VAUDOIS OF PIEMONT.

WITH AN

INTRODUCTORY INQUIRY INTO THE ANTIQUITY AND PURITY

OF THE

WALDENSIAN CHURCH,

AND SOME ACCOUNT OF THE COMPACTS WITH THE ANCIENT PRINCES OF PIEMONT,

AND THE TREATIES BETWEEN THE ENGLISH GOVERNMENT AND THE
HOUSE OF SAVOY, IN VIRTUE OF WHICH THIS SOLE RELIC OF
TIE PRIMITIVE CHURCH IN ITALY HAS CONTINUED

TO ASSERT ITS RELIGIOUS INDEPENDENCE.

BY

WILLIAM STEPHEN GILLY, M.A.

PREBENDARY OF DURHAM.

* Thou small, but favour'd spot of holy ground !

Where'er we gaze, above, around, below,
« What rainbow tints, what magic charms are found !
« Rock, river, forest, mountain, all abound:
** And bluest skies that harmonize the whole.
" Beneath, the distant torrent's rushing sound
« Tells where the volumed cataract doth roll,
« Between those hanging rocks, that shock, yet plcase the soul."

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR C. J. G. & F. RIVINGTON,

ST. PAUL'S 'CHURCH-YARD,
AND WATERLOO-PLACE, PALL-MALL,

LONDON: GILBERT & RIVINGTON, PRINTERS,

ST. JOHN'S SQUARE.

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