Maury, Abbé (17401817)

Maury, Abbé, born in Vaucluse, son of a shoemaker; came to Paris, and became celebrated as a preacher; “skilfulest vamper of old rotten leather to make it look like new,” was made member of the Constituent Assembly, “fought Jesuistico-rhetorically, with toughest lungs and heart, for throne, specially for altar and tithes”; his efforts, though fruitless for throne, gained in the end the “red cardinal plush,” and Count d'Artois and he embraced each other “with a kiss” (17401817).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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