The Eight Volumes of Letters Writ by a Turkish Spy Who Livid Five and Forty Years Undiscover'd at Paris, 4

The Eight Volumes of Letters Writ by a Turkish Spy Who Livid Five and Forty Years Undiscover'd at Paris, 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1734 edition. Excerpt: ...of him, that this Minister might be removed from the Court; he suddenly pack'd up his Movsables, and withdrew privately G 6 towards towards the Place where the Princes were confind: Hoping, that though he had lost his first Point, yet he might make an indisserent AfterGame, by going in Person to the Royal Prisoners., and alluring them, 'twas to him they ow'd their Release; since it was in his Power to carry them away with him, as also thofe who brought them, the King's Mandate. For he travcll'd not without a considerable Guard. 'Tis said the Princes rcceiv'd him with seeming Complements and Addresses of Civility; pronjiising their Friendship to the Cardinal, now a voluntary Exile, and in a worse Condition than themselves. It is very strange that so great a Minister, who inherited all that absolute Power which his Predecfssor Richlieu had at this Court, should thus on a sudden abandon his Fortune. But it is thought he is not.gone to "pick Straws. However, he has by this timely Flight, avoided the Displeasure os seeing himself compell'd to depart by an Arrejl of Parliament, which was publish'd within two Days after he was gone; commanding him to depart the Kingdom within fifteen Days. The wise Minister foresaw this Disgrace approaching, and therefore thought it more becoming his Honour to depart os his own Accord: Having still the Advantage to reproach the State with Ingratitude, in that they have reduced to such Streights, the Man by whofe auspicious Coaduct, France has been elevated to an extraordinary Grandeur in Europe, By this thou may'ft comprehend, illustrious Bassa, that there's no Stability in human Greatness; but that the Wheels of a Courtier's Lise, run thro' unequal Tracks, often sticking in the Mire of the Valley, and not...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236816668
  • 9781236816665