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The Secret History of the Prince of the Nazarenes and Two Turks to which is added, The Fatal Amour between a beautiful Lady, and a young Nobleman (London: J. Moore, 1719).

THE| Secret History| OF THE| Prince of the NAZARENES| AND| Two Turks.| To which is added,| The Fatal AMOUR between a| Beautiful LADY, and a Young| NOBLEMAN.| [rule]| Humanæ sortes non tribuendæ sunt Fortunæ,| aut Casui, aut Siderum influxi; sed Pro-|vido Dei Oculo, & ejusdem Manui rec-|trici.----| [rule]| LONDON:| Printed for J. Moore, near St. Paul's-Church-|Yard, 1719. (Price One Shilling.)

Description

titlepage/ p.1-25 "Prince of the Nazarenes"/ p.27-66 "Fatal Amour"/ 8.

Shelf-markslink

{L: 114.l.63} {NA:ICN: Case.Y.1565.S4678}.

Bibliographical Reference

ESTC: t047403.

History of Publication
  a this editionThe Secret History of the Prince of the Nazarenes and Two Turks to which is added, The Fatal Amour between a beautiful Lady, and a young Nobleman (London: J. Moore, 1719).
  b [...] (1721). [ESTC: n022322.]
Self-classification

Of the "Prince of the Nazarenes", title: "Secret History" of the "Fatal Amour", p.30: "Piece", "Letter".

Remarks

A combination of texts not easy to explain. The "Nazarenes" (or "Nossairun" cf. the entry in Zedler's Universal-Lexicon) mentioned in the "Prince of the Nazarenes" are an early 18th-century phenomenon - the last paragraph p.25: calls, however, rather for a reading discovering here a satirical a roman à clef in which the Nazarenes do not stand for themselves. The reader who asks for further clues to find out who is meant, is denied all details - to give them would mean to satisfy an undecent curiosity: "the Cabinets of Princes are not to be unlock'd at every one's Pleasure".

"The Fatal Amour" is a letter of a husband to his father in law, and offered as an example of the depravity of British women. It contains the report of a conflict between a husband and his wife. The details so clearly speaks in favour of the husband, that one might suspect the piece was neither fiction nor offered as an example but as an attempt by the author to whitewash himself at the expence of his wife by the controlled publication of his allegeations.

o.s.