Maurepas, generally ascribed to the comte de Provence (Louis XVIII.), containing a bitter caricature of Turgot.
In all probability the reformation instituted in the reign of Hezekiah, to which 2 Kings xviii.
From the standpoint of the popular religion, the removal of the local altars, like Hezekiah's destruction of the brazen serpent, would be an act of desecration, an iconoclasm which can be partly appreciated from the sentiments of 2 Kings xviii.
Simien-Despreaux, one of Louis XVIII.'s own authors, stated at a later period (1814) that Louis XVII.
P. Smith suggests that the passage originally followed upon xviii.