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HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY, THE BELLES LETTRES,
JULY to DECEMBER, INCLUSIVE.
PRINTED FOR SHERWOOD, NEELY, AND JONES,
Printed by Charles Squire, Furnival's-Inn-Court.
No XCII.-VOL. XVI.]
For JULY, 1811.
"We shall never envy the honours which wit and learning obtain in any other cause, if we can be numbered among the writers who have given ardour to virtue, and confidence to truth."-DR. JOHNSON.
MEMOIRS Of PRINCE EUGENE. (Continued from p. 447, Vol. 15.) (1711.)
HERE I found the Emperor
first, since Charles V. who had any character, and who was not superstitious; and I longed to serve him even after his death. I ran to almost all the Electors, to dispose them to se
ther; and I went to solicit the Dutch again to continue their credit in money and in friendship to the King of Spain, Charles II. who became the Emperor Charles VI.
The Protestants did not fail to spread the report, that the court_of Rome, sometimes humiliated by Joseph I. had bribed the physicians: but we should never believe defamatory libels, or these authors of pretended private anecdotes, with their malignant doubts. For a long time it has been the fashion to make all great personages die of poison.
Tallard, more dangerous in peace than in war; whom I should not have left a prisoner in England, if I thought he would have obtained any interest there, made the Tories triumph, and crushed the Whigs. His assiduity towards Miss Masham, a new favourite of the Queen, in the
Joseph the 1st. was attacked with the small pox. There were no good physicians at Vienna; one was proeured from Lintz: it came out so full and well, that I thought him place of the Duchess of Marlborough; saved. I wished to take my leave his address in society and his preof him before I set off for the Low sents of Burgundy and Champagne Countries: he sent me word, that I to Right Honorable Members of Parhad already exposed my life but too liament, who were amateurs of it, much for him, and that he needed it' changed the face of the affairs of elsewhere, not with the small-pox. I Europe; and afterwards, a M. Medid not insist upon it, and I set off on nager, who was sent there by Louis the 16th of April. Three days after- XIV. The consequences will be wards, I heard of his death, from the seen. ignorance of the college of physicians
Marlborough played during the
of Upper and Lower Austria, who rest of his time in the Low Countries. disputed all night on the means of Yet he found means to finish his remedying a great heat in the bowels military career with glory: he forced which the Emperor felt. I regretted the lines of the French behind the greatly the loss of this prince, who Senzee, and took the town of Bouwas only in his thirty-third year; the chain.