“Mercure Galant”: Curiosité

Esteemed Readers, today I offer you a sort of curiosité discovered in an edition of “Mercure Galant”. This is a very particular story indeed & I believe that it might happened only in the French forest:

“…I cannot leave Montpellier without telling you this peculiar & extraordinary thing  happened three leagues away from here some days ago. A Pharmacist was gathering herbs in the Country & stepped into bushes where one of the most monstrous Snakes was hiding. This Snake got offended, so it became very furious and twined the Pharmacist’s Body. It knocked him down & squeezed so much that he might have died if shepherds, who stayed not far, hadn’t run to his cries that instance. They slayed the snake & set free the poor soul who had been bitten all over. His Body was filled with poison, however after two or three antidote portions given to him at the University of Montpellier soon it returned back to normal. The Snake was cut. There were three eggs found in its belly. And the fact that will surprise you most is that there were six monosyllable words easily to distinguish one from another and perfectly made written in a column on it. It seemed that the Painter worked hard on them. There words are: ou, pa,re, ma, ne, pa. Don’t doubt! The great work has been performed to explain them. The egg has been given to Mr. Cardinal de Bonzi, who keeps it as an object of virtu…”

Vive le Roy! 🙂

Maria KethuProfumo 

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8 Responses to “Mercure Galant”: Curiosité

  1. Only in a French forest indeed. 😀

  2. fulvialuna1 says:

    Che storia particolare davvero!

  3. smilecalm says:

    very curious to me, Maria!
    wondering how this tail
    goes in snake lore? 🙂

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