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This humane privilege was grossly abused, and thus gave rise to the slang phrase "to sham Abraham."
Cond and Coligny, who, having obtained liberty of conscience in January 1561, now demanded liberty of worship. The colloquy at Poissy between the cardinal of Lorraine and Theodore Bean (September 1561), did not end in the agreement hoped for, and the duke of Guise so far abused its spirit as to embroil the French Calvinists with the German I
This capacity he never abused so as to burden his conscience or depress his spirits.