The Life of Marie de Medicis — Volume 2 eBook

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[112] Bassompierre, Mem. p. 77.

[113] Richelieu, Hist. de la Mere et du Fils, vol. i. p. 136.

[114] Le Vassor, vol. i. p. 58.

[115] Mezeray, vol. xi. p. 22.

[116] Mezeray, vol. xi. pp. 22, 23.  Le Vassor, vol. i. pp. 72-79.

[117] Nicolas d’Angennes, Marquis de Rambouillet, and Vidame du Mans, was captain of the bodyguard to Charles IX, and subsequently, under Henri III, Knight of all the royal Orders, and ambassador to Germany and Rome.  M. de Thou asserts that to high birth M. de Rambouillet united superior merit; and that, combined with an unusual taste for literature, he possessed an extraordinary knowledge of public business.

[118] Richelieu, Hist. de la Mere et du Fils, vol. i. pp. 152, 153.

[119] L’Etoile, vol. iv. p. 223.

[120] Louis, Cardinal de Gonzaga, was the last member of the Novellare branch of the illustrious Italian house of Gonzaga, Dukes of Mantua, and was canonized in 1621 under the title of St. Louis de Gonzaga.

[121] Bassompierre, Mem. p. 78.

[122] Siri, Mem.  Rec. vol. ii. pp. 577-586.

[123] Bassompierre, Mem. p. 78.

[124] Francois Savary, Seigneur de Breves, had served as ambassador both at Constantinople and Rome, and was a man of great erudition.  Well versed in history, an able diplomatist, and possessed of considerable antiquarian lore, he had travelled in Greece, Asia Minor, and the Holy Land.  His pupil, at the period of his appointment, being still a mere infant, he did not enter upon his official functions until 1615, when the young Prince was placed under his care, on the departure of the Court for Bordeaux to celebrate the marriage of Louis XIII with Anne of Austria.

[125] Richelieu, Hist. de la Mere et du Fils, vol. i. pp. 163, 164.  D’Estrees, Mem. p. 392.

[126] Le Vassor, vol. i. pp. 88, 89.

[127] Le Vassor, vol. i. pp. 89, 90.  Richelieu, Hist. de la Mere et du Fils, vol. i. pp. 157, 158.

[128] Richelieu, Hist. de la Mere et du Fils, vol. i. pp. 160, 161.  D’Estrees, Mem. p. 393.

[129] Jacques de Brosse was the most renowned architect of his day, and left behind him more than one work calculated to justify his celebrity.  In addition to the Luxembourg Palace, which was built entirely according to his designs, he erected the magnificent portico of St. Gervais, the aqueduct of Arcueil, and the famous Protestant church of Charenton (destroyed in 1685).

[130] Curiositez de Paris, edit.  Sangrain, Paris 1742, vol. ii. p. 37.

CHAPTER IV

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