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from "Grammont" to "Vendome," and to add at the end of the note to pages 364 and 365, Father Daniel should have taken the following text, as a motto to his Royal History—

"Now Jephtha was a mighty man of valour, and he

was the son of an harlot."-Judges xi., 1.

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FROM THE ACCESSION OF CHARLES I. TO THE END OF THE COMMONWEALTH.

A. D. 1625 TO 1660.-Page 1.

James I. and Louis XIII. page 2.-Death of Gustavus the Great, p. 3.

-Illustrious men of this period, p. 5.—Louis XIV., King David and

Solomon, p. 6.-Racine and Corneille, p. 7.—Literary adulation, p. 9.—

Eminent foreign contemporaries, p. 10.-Cromwell and Wren, p. 11.—

Registers of the Order of the Garter, p. 13.-Christina Queen of

Sweden, p. 15.-Pope Urban VIII. and Bernini, p. 17.-Spoliation of

the Pantheon of Agrippa, p. 18.-Charles I. and John Hampden, p. 19.—

Cromwell's Ironsides, p. 21.-Illustrious Greshamites, p. 22.-Robert

Boyle and Dr. Petty, p. 23.-The battle of Nazeby, p. 24.-The great

Condé and Turenne, p. 25.-Louis XIII. and Richelieu, Ibid.-Wren's

reflecting dial, p. 27.-Mottoes for sun-dials, p. 29.-Wren's first public

work, p. 31.—Bramante and other architects, p. 33.—Julius II, and

other Popes, p. 35.-Death of Charles I. p. 36.-Naples, Masaniello

and the war of the Fronde, p. 37.-The micrographic art, p. 38.-

Harrington's Oceana, p. 39.-The Cartesian philosophy, p. 40.-Death

of Descartes, p. 41.-The Julian period, p. 43.-Death of Inigo Jones,

p. 44.-Elizabethan architecture, p. 45.-Bedford House, Bloomsbury,

p. 47.-The finest barn in Europe, p. 49.-Jones's design for the Royal

Palace, Whitehall, p. 50.-William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke, p. 51.

-The triumphal arch at Wilton, p. 52.-The King of Denmark's

visit to James I. p. 53.-Chapman's Homer, p. 54.-Inigo Jones and

Wren compared, p. 55.—Theatrical architects, p. 57.-Otto Guericke's

pneumatic imp. p. 59.-Oldenburg's treachery, p. 61.-Invention of

the Barometer, p. 63.-Atmospheric phenomena, p. 65.-First use of

the Barometer, p. 66.-Milton's childhood, p. 67.-Cromwell's patron-

age of art, p. 68.—A poet-ambassador, p. 69.-Robert Herrick, p. 71.—

A poet's epitaph on himself, p. 73.-A poet to his winding-sheet, p. 75.

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p. 177.-Lord Mayor's day, 1663, p. 179.-Civic rudeness and repara-

tion, p. 180.—A diplomatic reprimand, p. 181.-Count de Grammont

and Miss Hamilton, p. 183.-Perversion and conversion, p. 184.—Sir

William Petty's double-keeled ship, p. 185.-Mistresses and ministers,

p. 189. The Corporation of London and the French Ambassador,

p. 191.-Wren's weather-clock, p. 192.-His first oration to the Royal

Society, p. 193.-His proposed history of the seasons, p. 194.-Sir

William Temple and the turnspit, p. 195.-The Dutch war, p. 196.—

The naval victory off Solebay, p. 197.-Sir John Denham's advice to a

painter, p. 198.-The great plague, p. 199.-Wren's visit to France,

p. 209.-Architectural flattery, p. 211.-Fontainebleau, Versailles, etc.

p. 213.-Meeting of Bernini and Wren, p. 216.-Eminent French

artists, p. 217.-Medical opinions on the plague, p. 219.-Thanksgivings

for victories, p. 220.-Architectural head-dresses, p. 221.-A parisian

fire annihilator, p. 223.—Heights and depths of fashion, p. 224.-The

fire of London, p. 225.-Aspect of the city in flames, p. 229.-Evelyn's

conduct at the fire, p. 230.—The King and the Duke of York, p. 231.—

The Tower in danger, p. 232.-Effects of the fire of London, p. 233.—

Conduct of the citizens during the fire, p. 234.-Plans for the new city,

p. 235.-The Arundelian library, p. 237.-Death of Cowley, p. 239.-

Wilkins's philosophical language, p. 241.-Hobbes on the quadrature

of the circle, p. 242.-Wren's laws of motion, p. 243.-Death of the

Duchess of Orleans, p. 243.-A female embassy to England, p. 245.-

Domestic strife, p. 247.-Royal congress at Dover, p. 248.-Return of

the female envoy, p. 249.-Death of the ambassadress, p. 250.-Poisoned

chicory, p. 251.-Contemporary witnesses, p. 253.-Bossuet's evidence,

p. 255.-Bossuet's funeral oration, p. 257.-The King and the Maitre

d'hotel, 258.-The Duke of Orleans' second marriage, p. 288.-Mad.

de Brinvilliers, the poisoners, p. 260.-Questions on the mysterious

death of the Duchess of Orleans, p. 261.-A royal and philosophical

wager, p. 262.-A genius developed, p. 263.-Gibbon the sculptor's first

work, p. 264.—Newton elected F.R.S. p. 266.-Disputes between New-

ton and Hooke, p. 267.-Pepy's challenge to the Swedish ambassador,

p. 268.-Dr. Tillotson elected F.R.S. p. 269.-Leibnitz elected F.R.S.

p. 270.-The ruins of St. Paul's cleared away, p. 271.-Isaac Vossius's

belief, p. 272.—Intermural burial-grounds, p. 273.-Newton's poverty,

p. 274.-Insulted genius, p. 275.-De Voltaire and Newton, p. 277.—

Productive and unproductive labour, p. 278.-The remains of King

Edward V. discovered, p. 279.-Attempts to discover the longitude,

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