Category Archives: humour

Mercure Galant: Ladies of That Time

  Esteemed Readers, I have discovered a rather curious note regarding the qualities of a real lady, There were prepared by Madame de Prigny & published in Mercure Galant in 1693 under the name “Characters of Women of Our Century”. … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles VI

Esteemed Readers, finally I post a new wonderful riddle together with the answer you have been longing for. It describes a sort of a natural phenomenon. Good luck! “I’m a dark daughter of a luminous Father; I disdain the Earth, … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles IV

Esteemed Readers, here is another wonderful & mysterious thriller-enigma for you. 🙂 To keep the spirit of latest posts. It is less allegoric than previous ones, so if you ponder on, you will see some hints inside. Good luck! ‘I … Continue reading

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“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 … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Messenger of the Past – The Spirit of Carnival

Esteemed Readers, Carnival always creates a special sort of spirit! It is a joy, hope for better life & finally sunny warm days. So, I have discovered this curious drinking song in one of “Mercure Galant” editions & share it … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles II

Esteemed Readers, we go on our riddle section. 🙂 I would like to present you a riddle of a bit different sort, more allegoric and that’s why more intricating. I hope that it will flash up your imagination & you … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles VIII

Esteemed Readers, here is a new allegoric enigma for your pleasure. This time it is dedicated to something really precious for everybody: We have no life of our own and if we are born, we become an ornament of masterpieces … Continue reading

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