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The Impartial Secret History of Arlus, Fortunatus, and Odolphus [8] (1710).

 

The Impartial| SECRET HISTORY| OF| Arlus, Fortunatus, and Odolphus,| MINISTERS of STATE| TO THE| Empress of GRAND-INSVLA.| In which are Discover'd,| The true and Just CAUSES of the Remo-|val of ARLUS, who by his T----s Ad-|-----n, rather Deserv'd H----n's Pun-----t,| than Mordecai's Preferment; And Justice is done| to the Character of FORTUNATUS and| ODOLPHUS, and they prov'd to have dis-|charg'd Their Trust with Equal Honour, Honesty,| and Success.| [rule]| Humbly offer'd to those Good People of Grand-Insula who| love their Country, are not bigoted to a Party, and| blinded by the Fulsom Flatteries bestow'd on Arlus by a| Gang of Mercenaries.| [rule]| Qui Romæ faciam? Mentiri nescio, Librum| Si malus est, nequeo Laudare-----| [rule]| Printed in the Year, 1710. (Price 6 d)

Description

Short title/ titlepage/ p.1-40/ 8.

Shelf-markslink

{L: 101.c.51} *{L: G.13508.(3)} {NA:MH: *EC7/A100/710i}.

Bibliographical reference

ESTC: t037039.

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

The "impartial" Secret History, B, answered on The Secret History of Arlus and Odolphus (1710), A. Both books were pirated and appeared as a set, A./B., which offered B, the Impartial Secret History misleadingly as The Second Part of the Impartial Secret History:

A. a. The Secret History of Arlus and Odolphus [8] (1710).
b. [...] Second Edition [identical reprint 8] (1710).
c. [...] Third Edition [identical reprint, 8] (1710).
B. a. The Impartial Secret History of Arlus, Fortunatus, and Odolphus [8] (1710).
A./B. (A.)d. The Secret History of Arlus and Odolphus [16] (London: 1710).
(B.)b. The Second Part of the Impartial Secret History of Arlus, Fortunatus, and Odolphus [16] (1710).
Remarks

Answer on: The Secret History of Arlus and Odolphus (1710).link Though the titlepage promises the fiction of the Atalantis to be continued, new names are introduced: Philopatrians [Whigs] now fight Hauteglesians [Tories] - so that good and evil are immediately seperated. Epiboulius [Harley] offers the Queen a peace proposal on behalf of the Impostore [Louis XIV]. The narrator leaves no doubt - the proposal is not serious. The Philopatrians have to turn id down for the sake of the common wealth. The queen is in the end convinced that Strategomacarius [Marlborough] and Gazophylacius [Godolphin] lead the war following their private interests. No narrative or dramatic passages. The arguments are derived from a tedious resumen of the last century's European party politics - tedious as everything is turned into a roman à clef.

o.s.