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ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE

MANNERS AND HISTORY

OF

E U R O P E

DURING THE REIGNS OF

CHARLES II. JAMES II. WILLIAM III. AND Q. ANNE.

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LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN,

PATERNOSTER-ROW.

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THE ANECDOTES now offered to the Publick were collected during the Compiler's researches for his Illustrations of the Manners and Customs of the British Metropolis ; and are authenticated by references to authorities under each title. He sincerely hopes they may appear as interesting to his Readers as they did to hin.

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CONTENT S.

Page ANTJENT Scots Customs

I Fracas between a French Ainbassador and a Grand Vizier 2 The Cardinals de Retz and Barberini, and Comedians 3 Sir William Berkeley and Captain Reeves

4 The Lady of Loretto, and the Ambassadors of France and Spain

6 The Gulph of Venice and the River Po

8 Neapolitan Banditti

9 The De Witts

10 Mr. Brucu's living Viands

13 Specimen of Wit in the Reign of Charles II.

15 Beggars of 1676

16 The Pillory

17 Gallant Action fought in November 1676

18 Wonderful Infant

24 Asiatic Magnificence

ibid. Policy in Religion

26 The Escurial

28 The Prince of Condé and Parisian Labourers

30 Miracles

31 Laudable Resolutions of the Inhabitants of Ludgershal, 1679

35 Singular Method of obtaining Votes

38 Regicide Gun

ibid. The Carrier of Cirencester's miracle

39 A remarkable escape from death

40 The

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