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The bible to use , Lest flocks should be wise as their guide.
'Twas a woman at first,
(Indeed she was curst) In knowledge that tasted delight;
And sages agree ,
The laws should decree To the first possessor the right.
Then bravely , fair dame,
Renew the old claim,
And let them receive,
From a second bright Eve, The knowledge of right and of wrong.
But if the first Eve
Hard doom did receive ,
What a punishment new
you, Who tasting, liave robb’d the whole tres !
SUMMARY of the CONTENTS
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Letters of My Lady MONTAGUE.
Letter I. from Rotterdam.
Letter IV. from Colign. Journey from
the sculls of the eleven thousand virgins.
Letter V. from Nuremberg. Difference between the free towus and those under absolute princes -- tlie good effects of sumpfuary laws-humorous remarks on relicks , and the absurd representations in the churches al Nuremberg.
voys at the dict
Leiler Vi. froin Ratisbon. Ridiculous disputes concerning punctilios among the en
- the churches and relicks - silver image of the Trinity.
Letter VII. from Vienna. Voyage from Ratisbon down the Danube-general description of Vienna ---- the houses---furniture ---entertainments ---- the Fauxbourg - count Schoonbourn's villa.
Leiter VIII. Vienna. Opera in the garden of the Favorila — playhouse and representation of the story of Amphitryon.
Letter IX. Vienna. Dress of the ladies
Lady Mi's reception at court ----person of the Empress customs of the drawingroom— the Emperor -- Empress Ameliahow seated at table - maids of honour, their office and qualifications - dressers--audience of the Empress Mother - her extraordinary piety mourning dress of the ladies at Vienna -- audience of the Empress Ameliashooting match by ladies.
Letter X. Vienna. Vienna a paradise for old women--different acceptation of the word ropulation, at London and at Vienna neither coquets nor prudes at Vienna every lady possessed both of a nominal and real husband ---gallant overture to Lady M. to comply with this custom.
Letter XI. Vienna. Phlegmatic disposition of the Austrians humorous anecdote of a contest upon a point of ceremony widows not allowed any rank at Vienna --pride of ancestry--marriage portions limited - dif ferent treatment of Ambassadors and Envoys at couri.