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  • In 1685 it was declared illegal to be a Protestant in France. Hundreds of thousands of Huguenots fled to surrounding Protestant countries.
  • I have a box for ’Les Huguenots.’
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • The mother of Augustine was a Huguenot French lady, whose family had emigrated to Louisiana during the days of its early settlement.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Then, in addition to these concealed or public, secret or open wars, there were robbers, mendicants, Huguenots, wolves, and scoundrels, who made war upon everybody.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers

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  • His ancestors were Huguenots, refugees of a chained and bloody Europe.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • I have always observed that they bandage people’s eyes who penetrate enchanted palaces, for instance, those of Raoul in the ’Huguenots,’ and really I have nothing to complain of, for what I see makes me think of the wonders of the ’Arabian Nights.’
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Our first American ancestors were French Huguenots.
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Three weeks after he arrived he was married, to the daughter of a family of Huguenot stock which had emigrated from Carolina by way of Kentucky.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • Observe that the word "religione" was suffered to stand in the text of the Testina, being used to signify indifferently every shade of belief, as witness "the religion," a phrase inevitably employed to designate the Huguenot heresy.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • , the Huguenot king, with the material for an oath.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables

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  • He was of an ancient Huguenot family, and had once been wealthy; but a series of misfortunes had reduced him to want.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Gold-Bug
  • It was impossible to study the history of South Carolina without encountering the venerable Huguenot name of St. Croix again and again.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • The Andrews branch my mother came from represents the mix most usual in the Southeast—English, Scottish, Irish, with a dash of French Huguenot.
    Eudora Welty  --  One Writer’s Beginnings
  • Jay, too, could be combative and stubborn, and as the descendant of French Huguenots, he had little liking for the Bourbon Court.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Frederic, supposing this meant an Irrakwa chef, had braced himself for another tedious Red meal of tough deer gristle—one could hardly call such fare venison—but instead the chef was, of all things, a Frenchman! A Huguenot, or rather the grandson of Huguenots, but he didn’t hold grudges, so the food was superb.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • I had planned a little pleasure for her that afternoon, to repay her for some of the glorious moments she had given me when we used to milk together in the straw-thatched cowshed and she, because I was more than usually tired, or because her husband had spoken sharply to me, would tell me of the splendid performance of the Huguenots she had seen in Paris, in her youth.
    Willa Cather  --  A Wagner Matinee
  • The huguenots brought that here.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The well-known Washington correspondent, William Preston Johnson, wrote: "The Lamars are Huguenot in origin.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • ) 4 I hear those odes, symphonies, operas, I hear in the William Tell the music of an arous’d and angry people, I hear Meyerbeer’s Huguenots, the Prophet, or Robert, Gounod’s Faust, or Mozart’s Don Juan.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • Huguenot churchyard near there.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Huguenot name I expect that.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • And you have a Huguenot last name.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • —Shakespeare has left the huguenot’s house in Silver street and walks by the swanmews along the riverbank.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • How is it possible for a poor mercer, who detests Huguenots and who abhors Spaniards, to be accused of high treason?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • To conspire, no doubt, with your enemies, the Huguenots and the Spaniards.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • The citizens always took up arms readily against thieves, wolves or scoundrels, often against nobles or Huguenots, sometimes against the king, but never against cardinal or Spain.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • —which would not, perhaps, have been a great misfortune in time of war, seeing that it is nothing but a nest of Huguenots, but which is, in time of peace, a frightful example.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Eudora Carden’s own mother had been Eudora Ayres, of an Orange County, Virginia, family, the daughter of a Huguenot mother and an English father.
    Eudora Welty  --  One Writer’s Beginnings
  • Predominantly Protestant, Holland was known for its tolerance, for allowing religious freedom to thousands of European Jews, French Huguenots, and other Christian sects.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • A man kept his hat on in the presence of a procession—it was a Huguenot attitude; he was sent to the galleys.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • For my part, monsieur, I am Catholic—my father, faithful to his principles, having made my elder brother a Huguenot.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • And Prosper Lore’s huguenot name.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • 1 THE THREE PRESENTS OF D’ARTAGNAN THE ELDER On the first Monday of the month of April, 1625, the market town of Meung, in which the author of ROMANCE OF THE ROSE was born, appeared to be in as perfect a state of revolution as if the Huguenots had just made a second La Rochelle of it.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Of the important cities given up by Henry IV to the Huguenots as places of safety, there only remained La Rochelle.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Then, as in leaving the cabaret they took different directions, my brother went and hid himself on the road of the Catholic, and I on that of the Huguenot.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Frederic, supposing this meant an Irrakwa chef, had braced himself for another tedious Red meal of tough deer gristle—one could hardly call such fare venison—but instead the chef was, of all things, a Frenchman! A Huguenot, or rather the grandson of Huguenots, but he didn’t hold grudges, so the food was superb.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • One day he was surprised in a lonely road between a Huguenot and a Catholic, with both of whom he had before had business, and who both knew him again; so they united against him and hanged him on a tree.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • It goes without saying that when he saw a Huguenot coming, he felt himself filled with such ardent Catholic zeal that he could not understand how, a quarter of an hour before, he had been able to have any doubts upon the superiority of our holy religion.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • She had three or four unpronounceable Huguenot names and she played the role of grande dame murderously.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • We walked in the sunlight past the Dock Street Theater and the Huguenot Church, and it was like walking through the delicate pastels of a watercolor.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • As it was a time of war between the Catholics and the Huguenots, and as he saw the Catholics exterminate the Huguenots and the Huguenots exterminate the Catholics—all in the name of religion—he adopted a mixed belief which permitted him to be sometimes Catholic, sometimes a Huguenot.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • As it was a time of war between the Catholics and the Huguenots, and as he saw the Catholics exterminate the Huguenots and the Huguenots exterminate the Catholics—all in the name of religion—he adopted a mixed belief which permitted him to be sometimes Catholic, sometimes a Huguenot.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • As it was a time of war between the Catholics and the Huguenots, and as he saw the Catholics exterminate the Huguenots and the Huguenots exterminate the Catholics—all in the name of religion—he adopted a mixed belief which permitted him to be sometimes Catholic, sometimes a Huguenot.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • As it was a time of war between the Catholics and the Huguenots, and as he saw the Catholics exterminate the Huguenots and the Huguenots exterminate the Catholics—all in the name of religion—he adopted a mixed belief which permitted him to be sometimes Catholic, sometimes a Huguenot.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Huguenot.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • At the point where the two branches of the Rue du Temple and of the Rue Sainte-Avoye separate, they picked up a singular Huguenot medal in copper, bearing on one side the pig hooded with a cardinal’s hat, and on the other, a wolf with a tiara on his head.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Sir, sir, I am sorry for Marie Antoinette, archduchess and queen; but I am also sorry for that poor Huguenot woman, who, in 1685, under Louis the Great, sir, while with a nursing infant, was bound, naked to the waist, to a stake, and the child kept at a distance; her breast swelled with milk and her heart with anguish; the little one, hungry and pale, beheld that breast and cried and agonized; the executioner said to the woman, a mother and a nurse, ’Abjure!’ giving her her choice
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Crime, intelligence, social protest, liberty of conscience, thought, theft, all that human laws persecute or have persecuted, is hidden in that hole; the maillotins in the fourteenth century, the tire-laine of the fifteenth, the Huguenots in the sixteenth, Morin’s illuminated in the seventeenth, the chauffeurs [brigands] in the eighteenth.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • And our wool that was sold in Rome in the time of Juvenal and our flax and our damask from the looms of Antrim and our Limerick lace, our tanneries and our white flint glass down there by Ballybough and our Huguenot poplin that we have since Jacquard de Lyon and our woven silk and our Foxford tweeds and ivory raised point from the Carmelite convent in New Ross, nothing like it in the whole wide world.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Wagnerian music, though confessedly grand in its way, was a bit too heavy for Bloom and hard to follow at the first go-off but the music of Mercadante’s Huguenots, Meyerbeer’s Seven Last Words on the Cross and Mozart’s Twelfth Mass he simply revelled in, the Gloria in that being, to his mind, the acme of first class music as such, literally knocking everything else into a cocked hat.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
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