Memoirs of Maximilian de Bethune, Duke of Sully, Prime Minister to Henry the Great; Containing the History of the Life and Reign of That Monarch, and His Own Administration Under Him Volume 5

Memoirs of Maximilian de Bethune, Duke of Sully, Prime Minister to Henry the Great; Containing the History of the Life and Reign of That Monarch, and His Own Administration Under Him Volume 5

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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. 1763 edition. Excerpt: ...to the capuchins to hear mass, and took this opportunity to go to breaksast; for it would not have been easy to have found another. The king seeing him when he came from mass, " Follow me, said he, to the Louvre, ' and do not go away from thence till I have spoken " to you." As soon as he came to his closet, he asked him for the packet. My secretary then told him the orders I.had given him. " Well, said his " majesty, be it so: but, again I tell you, do not " leave the Louvre." He then went into his library to leave the packet there while he dined The court was not very sull, because it was later than usual. The king hardly spoke to any one, and appeared to be in deep thought, often striking his knise upon his plate. My secretary believed he was going to be dismissed, when he faw the king rife from table and return to Kis closet, and heard himself called for about half an hour afterwards: but some princes and lords of the court coming in that moment, with whom his majesty majesty seemed to have entered into conversation, he withdrew into a corner with La-Varenne and Pe"ringhen. The place where they stood was very dark, so that it was not easy to perceive them, especially if they took a little care to conceal themselves, which they did, tho' without any design. Some minutes asterwards they saw Henry advance, with two or three of the company whom he had separated from the rest, and came so near them that they could hear what he said, although he did not speak very loud; they redoubled their attention, and they heard him say these words: "I am satigued with.' walking so long this morning; for I have been ' conversing more than two hours, upon matters " of great importance, with three men whom I have...show more

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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236579984
  • 9781236579980