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Louis XIV Asks Riddles IX

Esteemed Readers, today I would like to present you a historical riddle out of time. The object hidden in it is one of the most essential things in our world, important almost for each of us even at present. I … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Louis XIV Travels to Luxembourg IV

Esteemed Readers, it is 5th September, Louis XIV’s birthday today. So His Majesty goes on his pleasant journey to Luxembourg surrounded with His Court, Ministers, Guards & us: “I even don’t mention you all the places & time when the … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Le Triomphe de l’Amour

“Le Triomphe de l’Amour/The Triumph of Love” is another sublime opera-ballet by Jean-Baptiste Lully, staged for the first time at St. Germain en Laye, 21st January, 1681 on occasion of arriving to the Court Marie-Anne-Christine-Victoire de Baviére, the Grand Dauphine’s … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Louis XIV Travels to Luxembourg III

Esteemed Readers, we proceed the Royal voyage of His Majesty to Luxembourg. The weather is fine, roads are smooth for that epoch as well as the journey itself is pleasant & leisurely. “Monsieur Dauphin arrived to Claye before six o’clock … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Louis XIV Travels to Luxembourg II

“Most of the Officers who are accustomed to travel riding joined together & moved along the both sides of the carriages to avoid the dust so disturbing this season, & to be able to serve the King. A great number … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Louis XIV Travels to Luxembourg

Esteemed Readers, I would like to share with you some curious news about Louis XIV’s journey happened in June 1687. “Mercure Galant” published a special edition dedicated to this solemn event, so I will post some pretty curious extracts. “The … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Armide (1686)

‘Armide’ must be one of the most famous operas by Jean-Baptiste Lully. It is considered to be a true masterpiece recognized by the musicians of future generations. The period when J.-B. Lully was making it was very tense for him. … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Thesis on Aging & Natural Death

Esteemed Readers, if we believe that we have been advanced in medicine & moreover in comprehending natural processes of aging & death, we err. The science has aggressively developed after the Second War II has invented machines, but has lost … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Genealogy by Mr. de Hozier

Esteemed Readers, if you are interested in genealogy or like spend free time studying ancient races, the news published in Mercure Galant 1678 will be very useful for you. Anyway, it is so curious to learn what papers were necessary … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Canon Fishing

Esteemed Readers, have you ever thought about a canon fishing? It must be a very amusing way of entertainment. At least this note published in the “Mercure Galant” makes this impression: “Shipwreck happened at the Isle Davés has been covered … Continue reading

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