Historical & Literary Memoirs and Anecdotes, Selected from the Correspondence of Baron de Grimm and Diderot with the Duke of Saxe-Gotha, and Many Other Distinguished Persons, Between the Years of 1753 and 1790 Volume 4

Historical & Literary Memoirs and Anecdotes, Selected from the Correspondence of Baron de Grimm and Diderot with the Duke of Saxe-Gotha, and Many Other Distinguished Persons, Between the Years of 1753 and 1790 Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1815 edition. Excerpt: ...on the fifth of March, and did not die till the fifth of January 1/4.1. It is very certain that at the epoch last mentioned, a woman died at an extreme old age who bore the name of Marion de Lorme, and who remembered, as she said, having seen Cardinal de Richelieu, at the court of Louis the Thirteenth: --without assistance, without relations, she lived upon the alms of the parish. These facts are perfectly authenticated by the mortuary register of the parish of Saint Paul, and by the testimony of many person- who saw her during the latter years of her life. January, 1783. It is well known that the house of Rohan has long pretended to the title of a sovereign house, Some one was speaking to the Duchess of Grammont of the dreadful bankruptcy of the Prince of Guemene, a bankruptcy which seemed to surpass in audacity, the resources of the richest and most illustrious individuals of Europe. "It is to be "hoped," said Madame de Grammont, " that, at "least, it is the last pretension of the house of t Rohan to sovereignty!" After the irreparable losses which our literature has sustained during some years, there is hardly any which can appear indifferent to us; I think however that we ought to confine ourselves to giving here only a short account of men of letters who have been carried off within the last year. Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville, first geographer to the king, member of the Academy of Inscriptions and Belles Lettres, fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in London, and fellow geographer to the Academy of Sciences, was born at Paris, July 11th 1697, and died January the 28th 1782. He possessed more of the erudition than of the science of geography. He knew little of geometry, still less of astronomy. To...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236509870
  • 9781236509871