The Works of J. Swift

The Works of J. Swift

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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. 1735 edition. Excerpt: ...so wise to wander in Generals, talk dubiously, and leave to the Reader the Business of interpreting. Os the xst of this Month a French General will be killed by a random Shot of a Cannon-Ball. ON the 6th a Fire will break out in the Suburbs of Paris, which will destroy above a thousand Houses; and seems to be the Foreboding of what will happen, to the Surprize of all Europe, about the End of the following Month. Ozcthe loth a great Battle will be fought, which will begin at four of the Clock in the Aftemoon, and last till nine at Night with great Obstinacy, but no very decisive Event, I shall not name the Place, for the Reasons aforesaid; but the Commanders on each left Wing will be killed. I see Bonfires and hear the Noise of Guns for a Victory. ON the 14th there will be a false Report of the French King's Death. On the zoth Cardinal Portomrcro will die of a, Disisientery, with great Suspicion of Poison; but the Report of his Intention to revolt to King Charles will prove false. ' JULTT The 6th of this Month a certain Gg. neral will, by a lorious Action, recover the Reputation he lost by former Misfortunes, ON the izth a great Commander will die aPrisoner in the Hands of his Enemies. ON the 14th a shameful Discovery will be made of a French jesuit giving Poison to a great Foreign General; and when he is put to the Torture, will make wonderful Discoveries. IN short, this will prove a Month of great Action, if _I might have Liberty to relate the Particulars. A Ar home, the Death of an old famous Senator will-happen on the igth at his Country-House, worn with Age and Diseases. Bur that which will make this Month memorable to all Posterity, is the Death of the French King Lewis the Fourreenth, after a WeelCs Sickness at xMm-li; which will...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
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  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236812921
  • 9781236812926