Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 2

Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 2

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"[...]have a roasted boar prepared for him, when his majesty happened to be in the humour of feasting on one! and the title of Sugar-loaf-court, in Leadenhall-street, was probably derived from another piece of munificence of this monarch: the widow of a Mr. Cornwallis was rewarded by the gift of a dissolved priory there situated, for some fine puddings with which she had presented his majesty! When Cardinal de Monte was elected pope, before he left the conclave, he bestowed a cardinal's hat upon a servant, whose chief merit consisted in the daily attentions he paid to his holiness's monkey! Louis Barbier owed all his good fortune to the familiar knowledge he had of Rabelais. He knew his Rabelais by heart. This served to introduce him to the Duke of Orleans, who took great pleasure in reading that[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 500 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 27.18mm | 793.78g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507672225
  • 9781507672228

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