To return now to the date from which I started.
On the 6th of August, 1695, Harlay, Arch-bishop of
Paris, died of epilepsy at Conflans. He was
a prelate of profound knowledge ...
SECTION VIII.—­PHILIPPE I., DUC D’ORLEANS.
Cardinal Mazarin perceiving that the King had less
readiness than his brother, was apprehensive lest
the latter should become too learned; he...
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