The Tatler, Volume 1, 1899 eBook

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which ended in a capitulation for the citadel itself; the principal article of which is, that it shall be surrendered on the 5th of September next, in case they are not in the meantime relieved.  This circumstance gives foundation to believe, that the enemy have acted in this manner, rather from some hopes they conceive of a treaty of peace before that time, than any expectation from their army, which has retired towards their former works between Lens and La Bassee.  These advices add, that his Excellency the Czarish Ambassador has communicated to the States-General, and the foreign Ministers residing at the Hague, a copy of a letter from his master’s camp, which gives an account of the entire defeat of the Swedish army.  They further say, that Count Piper is taken prisoner, and that it is doubted whether the King of Sweden himself was not killed in the action.  We hear from Savoy, that Count Thaun having amused the enemy by a march as far as the Tarantaise, had suddenly repassed Mount Cenis, and moved towards Briancon.  This unexpected disposition is apprehended by the enemy as a piece of the Duke of Savoy’s dexterity; and the French adding this circumstance to that of the Confederate squadron’s lying before Toulon, convince themselves, that his royal highness has his thoughts upon the execution of some great design in those parts.

[Footnote 463:  See No. 13.]

[Footnote 464:  See No. 5.]

[Footnote 465:  Lady Elizabeth Hastings (see No. 42).]

[Footnote 466:  See No. 33.]

[Footnote 467:  In the Spectator for March 29, 1884, Mr. Swinburne published a letter saying that Steele was not the author of these famous words,—­“the most exquisite tribute ever paid to the memory of a noble woman”; for the article in No. 42 was by Congreve.  But Mr. Justin McCarthy afterwards pointed out that these words occur in No. 49, not No. 42; and whether or no Congreve wrote the paper in No. 42 which is at least doubtful—­the article in No. 49 is certainly Steele’s.]

[Footnote 468:  The title of one of Dryden’s plays.]

[Footnote 469:  Henry Cromwell and Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas.  See No. 47.]


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