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Reflections upon Two Pamphlets Lately Published One called, A Letter from Monsieur de Cros, concerning the Memoirs of Christendom, And the Other, An Answer to that Letter.   By:

Reflections upon Two Pamphlets Lately Published One called, A Letter from Monsieur de Cros, concerning the Memoirs of Christendom, And the Other, An Answer to that Letter. by Anonymous

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This etext contains: Reflections on a Letter from Monsieur de Cros, concerning the Memoirs of Christendom Reflections upon an Answer to the Letter from Monsieur De Cros

The spelling and hyphenation in the original are erratic. No corrections have been made other than those listed at the end of the etext.




Lately Published;

One called , A LETTER from Monsieur de Cros , concerning the MEMOIRS of Christendom .

And the Other,

An ANSWER to that Letter.

Pretended to have been written by the Author of the said MEMOIRS.

By a Lover of Truth.


April 21st. 1693. EDWARD COOKE.


Printed for Richard Baldwin , near the Oxford Arms in Warwick Lane . 1693.

REFLECTIONS ON A LETTER From Monsieur de Cros , &c.

I Was very glad when I heard that one Monsieur de Cros had published an Answer to a late Book, Entituled, Memoirs of what pass'd in Christendom , &c. And could not but expect some considerable Discoveries in those Affairs and Intriegues, from a person who thought himself a Match for Sir W. T. Besides, I hoped it might have had this good Effect, to move that Author in his own defence to oblige us once more with his Pen. This was sufficient to make me buy this Pamphlet greedily, as I do most others; which tho very often they entertain one ill enough, yet serve in general for some amusement amidst the Noise and Hurry of a dirty Town.

But when I had read it over, I soon found my self deceived in the first; and have now lost all hopes of the other, since I have waited above two months in that Expectation, whereas two days were sufficient, had that Author thought fit to take any notice of such a Trifle, which makes me now despair of it; and as I perceiv'd the Town never looked for any such thing; so all I meet with, either in Coffee houses, or Ordinary Conversation, have such despicable Thoughts of this Letter, that I now begin to find I never had any reason to expect it at all. For in truth, the whole Letter seems to me only design'd to Banter Fools or Children, and to be written by a man who had lost all Respect to the Publick, whom he thinks fit to entertain with such wretched stuff, which certainly he could not pretend should either please or instruct any Reader, who had not as much malice, and as little Wit as himself. For besides Railing and Foul Language, his whole Letter from the beginning to the end is an errant Sham, and has nothing in it. I was therefore in vain to imagine Sir W. T. would descend so much below himself, to take any notice of so fulsome a Libel; and I do not believe either de Cros , or the kind Writer of the Advertisement after the Letter, did ever expect it.

For first, If Sir W. T. be such a Philosopher, as he seems to be by his Essay upon the Gardens of Epicurus , as well as several others; he must infinitely contradict the Ideas those Writings have given of him, if so sordid and insipid a Trifle as this Letter of de Cros could have any power to provoke him, tho it were but to scorn it.

Besides, if he be so proud a Person, as De Cros is pleased to call him; certainly, while he remembers his own Quality, and the great Employments he has passed through with so much Honour to himself, and such important Services for his Prince and Country, such thoughts will never allow him to enter the Lists with one, who to say no more, has owned himself in his Letter to be Un Moin Defroquè , which none who understand the least of the French Tongue, need be told, is the lowest and most profligate Character that can be given a Man. I suppose the reason of it is, because he who has once broke his Vow to God, there are People enough apt to believe he will never regard any he makes to them... Continue reading book >>

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