Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Tallemant des Reaux, Gedeon (circa 1619-1700), French writer, born at La Rochelle, settled in early life on the estate of Des Reaux in Touraine. His Historiettes, written between 1657 and 1659, throw much light on the state of society and characters of the leading actors in contemporary history; they were first published in 1834.

“Are you dejected? here is comfort. Are you sinful? here is righteousness. Are you led away with present enjoyments? here you have honours, and pleasures, and all in Christ Jesus. You have a right to common pleasures that others have, and besides them you have interest in others that are everlasting, that shall never fail; so that there is nothing that is dejecting and abasing in man, but there is comfort for it in Christ Jesus.”
–Richard Sibbes, Description of Christ