Category Archives: Louis XIV

Mercure Galant: Arrival of Messire Contarini, Ambassador of Venice

Esteemed Readers, far in the past visits of foreign Ambassadors & other people of dignity were accompanied with solemnity & the air of celebration too. Here is a little description Mercure Galant gives concerning arrival of the Venetian Ambassador to … 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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Mercure Galant: Madrigal de Mr. Tesson

Esteemed Readers, “Mercure Galant” is full of amazing information, including poems written by its readers. So, today I present you a translation of a madrigal created by a mysterious Messire Tesson. Let’s revive his emotions in our hi-tech present & … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles V

Esteemed Readers, it’s time for a new magical riddle. I’d recommend you to save this text as a good piece of advice, as this very riddle is extremely wise. I will give you a little hint: this quality exists in … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Curiosité

Esteemed Readers, today I present you a peculiar curiosité regarding publishing. I have never heard about similar books before. May be those of you who are writers themselves will use the idea by Father Homney for their own writings. In … Continue reading

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La Gazette: Historical News Today – 1631

Esteemed Readers, we go on with the historical news. Here are some other events happened in Europe during 1631: Vienne April 10, 1631: ‘Yesterday Baron Hegenmiller was sent as an Ambassador to the Duke of Saxe. Any day now we … Continue reading

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Happy Easter! Buona Pasqua! Bonnes Pasques! Boa Pascoa!

Esteemed Readers, happy Easter! May this enchanting piece by M.- A. Cherpantier add some baroque spirit in your celebration! Hristos Voskres! (Exclamation we say for the Orthodox Easter which is coming next week.) Maria KethuProfumo

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