Tag Archives: 17th century

Sphinx Asks Riddles

Esteemed Readers, I hope you will agree with the fact that riddles do us a world of good: they strengthen the memory, improve erudition & widen  imagination. I offer you a curious 17th century riddle. Try to guess what it … Continue reading

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Homage to Mr. Samuel Butler

…Man is supreme Lord and Master Of his own Ruin and Disaster, Controuls his Fate but nothing less; In ordering its own Happiness; For all his Care and Providence Is too, too feeble a Defence, To render it secure and … Continue reading

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Duc de Saint Simon and his truth

Duc de Saint Simon’s Memoires can’t help impressing with its chaotic style, infinite amount of lies and incredible pride. He perverts easily any story about the Court life (extracted from marquis de Dangeau’s Diary which he had corrected as well), … Continue reading

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