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The following is the account of the reception of Henri de Bourbon, Prince of Condé, first Prince of the blood, granted by the company of la Mere Fulle of Dijon 1626. We the superlative, miralific and sci-ntific voters of the Dijon infantry, regents of Apollo, and of the Muses, legitimate, figurative children of the venerable Father Time-past, and of Marotte, or Fool's head, and of their children, grand children, and great, great, great grand children; red, yellow, and green, covered, uncovered, and all in rags, to all fools, arch-fools, lunatics, heterociites, madcaps, capricious-poets, paper-skulls, and logger-heads; almanacs, old and new, past, present, and to come, greeting; double pistoles, ducats, and all the bad money of Portugal ; new wine, without the gripes, or insurre&tion of the entrails : who would believe it, the High and Mighty Henri de Bourbon, Prince of Condé, first Prince of the blood royal, house, and crown of France, knight every hair and inch of him, who could have thought he would have honoured, by his presence, the greasy bearded, gutling blades of Mother Madcap, and have deigned to demand in full assembly, to be matriculated and recognizated as he has been, yea and covercq with this nonpareil Fool's-cap, laying his hand on the cap and bells, and swearing in the behalf of Folly to a league offensive, and defenfive, thereby inviolably to maintain, guard, and support Folly in all points, and to aid and obey her on all occasions, requiring letters patent for this purpose, to which our redoubtable dame and mother being inclined full of our science, puissance, and authority, without other preceding information, and in full confidence of his princely intentions, she has here with alacrity by these presents, hurly burly, with arms open and uncovered, received and impatronized, we him receiving and impatronizing in our Dijon infantry in such sort and manner, that he shall remain incorporated in the intestine cabinet, and generally as long as Folly shall endure, may, by her consent, there remain, hold, and exercise at his pleasure whatever charge it shall please him in the honors, prerogatives, pre-eminencies, authority, and potency, which heaven, his birth, and his sword, have for hin acquired; that his highness may manfully, and by force of arms aid Folly in eternizing herself, and that she may not be impeded, but with free egress and regress, may expose her merchandize, may traffic
SHOULD be glad to know, through
the medium of your useful magazine,
whether a pronouncing Dićtionary of names of places on the plan of SHER1DAN’s and WALKER’s has been published. Such a work has long appeared to me very desirable, and I do not at present see any sufficient obječtion to the execution of it.
Would it not be a confiderable recommendation to a Gazetteer, if the proper pronunciation of the German, French, Italian, &c. names of places were given.
There are many gentlemen in the country, who are fond of reading, and particularly of Geography, but who from their little intercourse with the commercial and well-informed part of society, are almost afraid to mention the names of places, and sometimes feel embarrassed if required to read a news-paper in a mixed company. A person may have a pretty good classical education and yet, being ignorant of the continental languages, be entirely at a loss for the pronunciation of many words he may meet with in almost every page of Geography.
Should any gentleman, properly qualified, undertake a work of the above description, I have no doubt of his meeting with liberal encouragement from the public.
terary correspondents, you will much