Some Letters Containing an Account of What Seemed Most Remarkable in Switzerland, Italy & Etc
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. 1686. Excerpt: ... the Secular Clergy took their turn in More...
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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. 1686. Excerpt: ... the Secular Clergy took their turn in exposing them in so lasting a representation to the scorn of the World. There is also in the Pulpit a Nun cut in Wood, lying allong, and a Frier lying near her with his Breviary open before him, and his hand under the Nuns habit, and the Nuns feet are shod with iron shoes. I confess I did notlook for these things, for I had not heard of them; but my Noble Friend Mr. Ablancourt viewed them with great exactness, while he was the French Kings Resident at Strasburg, in the company of one of the Magistrates that waited on him; and it is upon his credit, to which ail that know hjs eminent sincerity, know how much is due, that I give you this particular.. From Strasburg we went down the Rhine to Philipsburg, which lieth at a quarter of a miles distance from the River, it is but a small place, the Bastions are but little.-there is a Ravelline before almost all the Cortines, and there ly such Marifhes all round it, that in these lieth the chief strength of the place. The French had begun a great Crown-work on the side that lieth to the Rhine, and had cast out a Horn-work beyond that; but by aH that appears it seems they intended to continue that Crown.work quite round the Town, and to make a fe cond Wall and Ditch all round it, which would have inlarged the place vastly, and made a compass capable enough to lodge above ten thousand men: and this would have $ iij bee been so terrible a neighbor to the Palatinate and all FrancOnia that it was a Master-peece jn Charles Lewis, the late Elector Palatine to ingage the Empire into this Siege. He fpw weU how much it concerued him to have ic out of the hands of the French, so that he took great care to have the Duke of Lorraine Camp so wfell supplied with all things necessary durin...