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Memoirs of Europe, 2 (London: J. Morphew, 1710).

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MEMOIRS| OF| EUROPE,| Towards the Close of the| Eighth Century.| [rule]| VOL.II.| [rule]| Written by EGINARDUS,| Secretary and Favourite to Char-|lemagne; and done into English| by the Translator of the NEW| ATALANTIS.| [rule]| Since none the Living-Villains dare implead,| Arraign them in the Persons of the Dead.| Vice is at stand, and at the highest flow:| Then Satyr spread thy Sails; take all the Winds can blow.| Dryd. Juv. Sat. I.| [rule]| LONDON:| Printed for JOHN MORPHEW, near| Stationers-Hall, 1710.

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Description: titlepage/ [8] pp. dedication: Louisa of Savoy, Countess of Angoulesm [i.e. Masham, Abigail]/ [4] pp. preface/ [2] pp. Errata in verso: Books published by J. Morphew/ p.1-336/ 8. - Some editions include A Key to the Second Volume of the Memoirs of Europe, by the author of The New Atalantis. Shelf-marks: *{7: 8.FAB.IX,810} **{L: 636.d.12}. Bibliographical reference: ESTC: t106834. History of publication: cf. Secret Memoirs and Manners of Several Persons of Quality, of both Sexes from the New Atalantis, 1 (London J. Morphew/ J. Woodward, 1709).link Remarks: Preface with promise to reduce »Politicks« and to offer instead »Entertainments more of the Gay«. In fact the first two thirds consist of long charakter descriptions and extended stories - among them p.11-22, 102-223: Ethelinda [Maria Aurora von Königsmark], Theodorick, king of the Vandals [Charles XII of Sweden] and Beraldus [Augustus of Poland and Saxony]. With warm descriptions - p.52-108: Cicero [Somers], seducing the wife of the man he ows money - a story of strange methods to keep the old man sexually interested. Storys of jealousy - p.111-62: Arethusa-Endymion-Cornutus with interesting commerce of secrets. p.225 ff: recent political affairs from Constantinopolis [London]. Literature: cf. Secret Memoirs and Manners of Several Persons of Quality, of both Sexes from the New Atalantis, 1 (London J. Morphew/ J. Woodward, 1709).link