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CHAP. V. EVENTS OF 1564, AND THE SUCCEEDING PERIOD. The Jesuits
immediately purchased a building in the Rue St. Jaques, and fitted
up a Public Seminary in it. They gained the then Director of the
University, who clandestinely licensed their teaching; but as soon
as the University heard of it, they revoked the Order . The Jesuits
appealed to the Parliament, which heard the parties; Pasquier being
counsel for the University, who having been originally acquainted
with Brouet, one of Ignatius's first companions, and learnt from
him the most secret designs of the Society, was able to refer to
his own notes made at the time. He observes in his argument, " This
Sect can only produce division between the Pope " and the
Cardinals, between all other Religious Orders and " themselves; and
there is no Prince or ruler who freely tole- " rates them, that can
secure his empire against their attempts." De Thou considered his
peroration so fine as to record it in his History: " You
yourselves" (says he), " who now tolerate " the Jesuits; even you
will reproach yourselves (but too " late) with your credulity, when
you shall behold the fatal " consequences of your pliancy in the
overthrow of order, and " the public tranquillity, not only in this
kingdom but through- " out the Christian world, by the cunning, the
artifices, the " superstition, the dissimulation, and intrigues of
this new "sectf." The celebrated Du Mesnil, Advocate General, also
opposed the Society; observing, that it consisted of persons "
bound by oath to attend a Superior at Rome, and to devote ' to him
their property and persons; a frame of Society" (says he), " under
which, the wealth, the persons, and the obedience Du Boulay, p.
583. t See Pasquier's whole argument at the end of the 3d Book of
his Recherchii de 'la ...
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