The age of Louis XIV.: To which is added, an abstract of The age of Louis XV.

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Fielding and Walker, 1779 - France
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Page 153 - ... private interests, for those who have served their country to die regretted by the public. Nevertheless, Turenne was lamented both by the soldiers and people; and Louvois was the only one who rejoiced at his death. The honours which the King ordered to be paid to his memory are known to every one ; and that he was interred at St. Denis, in the same manner as the Constable du Guesclin, above whom he was elevated by the voice of the public, as much as the age of Turenne was superior to the age...
Page clxiv - THEVENOT (MELCHISEDEC), librarian to the king of France, and a celebrated writer of travels, was born at Paris in 1621, and had scarcely gone through his academical studies, when he discovered a strong passion for visiting foreign countries. At first he saw only part of Europe; but...
Page 134 - And gives it rage to roar, and ftrength to fly. Should the whole frame of nature round him break, In ruin and confufion hurl'd, He, unconcern'd, would hear the mighty crack, And ftand fecure amid ft a falling world.
Page 200 - Irish camp. Sir John Ashby, with his own squadron and some Dutch ships, pursued the rest of the French fleet, which escaped through the Race of Alderney...
Page clxiv - ... upon which there are bas-reliefs and inscriptions of almost two thousand years old, may be reckoned among the curiosities of his library. He spent most of his time among his books, without aiming at any post of figure or profit; he had, however, two honourable employments; for he assisted at a conclave held after the death of pope Innocent X. and was the French king's envoy at Genoa. He was attacked with a slow fever in 1692, and died October the same year at the age of seventy-one. According...
Page 200 - ... burned by Sir Ralph Delaval, together with the Admirable, another firftrate, and. the Conquerant of eighty guns. Eighteen other fhips of their fleet ran into La Hogue, where they were attacked by Sir George Rooke, who deftroyed them, and a great number of tranfports laden with ammunition, in the mid ft of a terrible fire from the enemy, and in fight of the Irifh camp. Sir John Afhby, with his own fquadron and fome Dutch fhips, purfued the reft of the French fleet, which efcaped through the Race...
Page cii - Vous vous riez de me voir confine Loin de la Cour dans mon petit...
Page lxxviii - ... Olivares fell under the king's displeasure," translated out of Italian ; " The Castle of the Soul," written by St. Teresa, translated from the Spanish ; " The Life of pope Pius V." translated from the Italian. In all that he has written there appears sound judgment and good taste, but his " Dialogues upon the Lives of the Painters" is the work which has done him the greatest honour.
Page 73 - They were admirable in their retreats as in their victories, in their good conduct and even in their errors, which they always knew how to repair. Their talents, turn by turn, held in check the progress of one and the other kingdom.
Page 204 - Go and display it before all Europe, so that when I die it may not be perceived that the king is no more.

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