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OR, BONS MOTS, APOPHTHEGMS, OBSERVATIONS ON LIFE AND LITERA
TURE, WITH EXTRACTS FROM ORIGINAL LETTERS, OF THE LATE HORACE WALPOLE, EARL OF ORFORD.
CXLIII. SULLY's M2 Moi Rs.
“It is history, madam : you know how the tale goes,” said Cardinal Maza– rine to the queen dowager of France. But in no respe&t is history more uncertain than in the description of battles. Sully observes that when, after the battle of Aumale, the officers were standing around the bed of Henry IV. not two of all the number could agree in their account of the engagement.
Though the original folio edition of Sully's Memoirs be very confused in the arrangement, it is worth while to turn it over for many curious particulars. The account of his embassy to James I. is particularly interesting, and lays open the politics of that day with 2 matterly hand,