Mercure Galant: Messenger of the Past – Praying For Louis XIV

Studying the archives I have discovered that 17th century prayers, odes, madrigals etc. contain a great deal of interesting information. Besides they reflect the true mood of people of that time, so I would like to share it with you, my Esteemed Readers. The given text is written by l’Abbé de la Chaise & dedicated to His Majesty’s illness happened in 1686.

“God, remember that France, beholding her Sovereign as a miracle made with Your hand, was blessed with his Birth. Remember numerous supplications that so many zeal People send You for Him to get Your grace and to keep their so Great King for themselves! Thus, by means of this kind melody they breath out, they join the gift received from You.

You’ve protected him in War for the best of his Subjects, so protect him in Peace for the best of the Whole World! Might his mercy finally be liberated from the evil name of Calvin, as LOUIS has done so much to add to Your Glory by cleaning the Universe from this Monster of Delusion.

Might a constant happiness bless him, might he stay under Your protection & fill with Your benediction the House of this great Monarch. Might le Dauphine & his Children and other of his triumphing kin be led with Your Sacred hand and might his Realm before their own lasted as the Golden Age as it has already done.”

Vive le Roy! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Maria KethuProfumo


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Reconstructing the Past for the glorious Future
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2 Responses to Mercure Galant: Messenger of the Past – Praying For Louis XIV

  1. A very interesting piece of history, Maria. Are you going to turn all this research into a book at some stage?

    • kethuprofumo says:

      Thank you, dear Robbie! At the moment I’m writing articles on Louis where I might use this historical background and composing a book-linguistic research with Riddles, stories, word analysis. Let’s see in the future what else I will invent 🙂

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