Eadem velle, eadem sentire, ea demùm firma amicitia est. *
In devotissimi animi Testimonium apposuit
Augustus de Trey
Paterniacensis Verbi div[ini] Min[ister] et in ecclesiâ Gallicâ
2da Julii 1719
* A paraphrase of Sallustius, Catilinae coniuratio
20.4: “Idem velle atque idem nolle, ea demum firma
amicitia est”; that is, the original says “wanting the same
and refusing the same”.
Wanting the same, feeling the same: this is truely firm friendship.
I wrote this as a token of my devout soul
Augustus de Trey of Peterling, servant of the divine word, and
pastor of the French church in Bern, on July 2, 1719.
195. Bern, July 2, 1719.
Trey, Auguste de
(1683-1756), Swiss Reformed pastor
Auguste de Trey was born in 1683. His family came from Trey in
Vaud (Waadt) canton: this branch of the family was sometimes also
called Guillermaux. From 1714 until his death he was pastor of the
French church of Bern. On the bicentennary of the publication of
Calvin's Institutio religionis Christianae he preached
before the Great Council of Geneva, and was awarded a golden
medal. He died in 1756. His son Samuel (1717-?) was first army
chaplain of a Swiss regiment in French service, then pastor of the
German community of Lausanne. His work written with Johann Jakob
Les prières ecclésiastiques et la manière de célébrer le
service divin, avec les liturgies du baptême, de la Sainte cène et
du mariage pour l'usage des églises du Pais de Vaud. Bern,
Auguste de Trey in 1719, when he wrote his note in the album of
Pápai Páriz, was a pastor in Bern. He also emphasised his being
from Peterling (paterniacensis) and his pastor's office (V.D.M.).
The village of Peterling (Payerne) in Vaud canton might have been
his place of origins or of his earlier pastoral activity.