seventeenth-century love



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  • As its name and membership suggest, the Company was firmly Catholic—although as Baigent, Leigh, and Lincoln point out, it was regarded with wariness by Catholic bishops and orders such as the Jesuits, and there are suggestions that something rather more unorthodox lay behind its façade.67In fact the Priory of Sion has claimed the Company of the Holy Sacrament as a front for its seventeenth-century agenda—which is particularly interesting as the Company has also been called the seventeenth-century equivalent of Opus Dei.68

    The Sion Revelation

  • This seventeenth-century concept of the log was taken from the late-sixteenth-century idea of a “device for ascertaining the speed of a ship, a float attached to a line.”

    The English Is Coming!

  • Not a bad little business, or perhaps one should say “not a bad businessje” in honor of the seventeenth-century Dutch spoken by the bakers of those minicakes.

    The English Is Coming!

  • As the seventeenth-century French philosopher Blaise Pascal said, reflecting on the religious wars in his era, “Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.”

    American Grace

  • I was awoke by three cheers in honor of King Tamany**a seventeenth-century chief in

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • The seventeenth-century diarist John Evelyn thought them "horrid and fearful."

    Richard Bangs: Here Be Dragons: Mt. Pilatus in Switzerland, Part 2

  • Jan had lived in the ancient cathedral city for over twenty years in a little seventeenth-century house on Castle Street, opposite a park filled with lime trees that had pale green leaves.

    Henry’s Demons

  • In seventeenth-century England, Shakespeare had one of his characters observe, not without a tinge of regret:

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • The following Saturday they dined “chez Jane” in her fourth-floor apartment in a crumbling seventeenth-century building overlooking the baronial splendor of the Bibliothèque Mazarine, the oldest public library in France.

    A Covert Affair

  • One was a baroque seventeenth-century castle, another a comfortable room in a hotel.

    Wild Bill Donovan


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