See the excellent chapter of Sir William
Temple on the Religion of the United Provinces. I am not
satisfied with Grotius, (de Rebus Belgicis, Annal. l. i. p.
13, 14, edit. in 12mo.,) who approves the Imperial laws of
persecution, and only condemns the bloody tribunal of the
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