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Manley, Delarivier
Eginardus, Memoirs of Europe, [1] (London: J. Morphew, 1710).

[Manley, Delarivier,] Eginardus, Memoirs of Europe, [1] (London: J. Morphew, 1710).

MEMOIRS| OF| EUROPE,| Towards the Close of the| Eighth Century.| [rule]| Written by| EGINARDUS,| Secretary and Favourite to| CHARLEMAGNE;| [rule]| And done into English by the| TRANSLATOR| OF THE| New ATALANTIS.| [rule]| LONDON:| Printed for JOHN MORPHEW, near| Stationers-Hall, 1710.

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Description: titlepage/ [8] pp. dedication: Isaac Bickerstaff [i.e. Steele, Richard] - signed: D[elarivier]. M[anley]./ [6] pp. preface u. Errata/ p.1-319, 332-380 (p.463=346, 478=378) [complete]/ 8. - Some of the ditions were sold with A Key to the Third Volume of The Atalantis, call'd, Memoirs of Europe. Shelf-marks: *{7: 8.FAB.IX,810} **{L: 804.b.37 [mit Key]} {NA:ICN: Case.Y.155.M31} {NA:IU: x823/M315m(cs)}. Bibliographical reference: ESTC: t106837. 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 Microfilm: RP: reel 1710, no. 1. Remarks: Europe (without any historical accuracy - see p.72: diamond watch) late 8th-century. Horatio [Peterborough] after the death of his beloved wife riding alone through Sarmatia [Poland] meets the Frank delegates Merovius [Abbot Polignac] and St. Gironne (he is guiding Count Alarick [Königsmarck] from Rhetien [Hannover] to the Huns, with a secret written command for the Huns. Histories of love touching the European aristocracy (p.27-65: Merovius falling love with a mentally retarded girl - as he can't marry her he sends her to a monastary; p.29-33: discourse about love; p.133-71: Königsmarck's story; p.93-126, 317-80: Polish history till king Augustus. P.172-316: news from Constantiopolis [London], where Irene [Duchess of Marlborough] - assisted by her lover, Stauracius [Marlborough] - manipulates her sun, emperor Constantine [Queen Anne]. A rival [Abigail Masham] and a religious conflict [trial against Sacheverell] lead to the fall of their governemnt. A new administration [Harley-Administration] gains power. Gironne comments on most of the reports and gives the volume a tone of harsh judgements where the Atalantislink often praised its protagonists (while at the same time defaming them with reports of their lives and actions). p.285-90: D.M. quarreling with her London colleagues. 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