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Daily Courant (Newspaper) - February 13, 1730, London, Middlesex The Daily Courant * Friday, February 13, 1719-30. Paris, Feb. 15. *f H the 2 Camps that are preparing � ' of all che French Horle, which ' I mentioned in my laft, there ' wili be an Augmentation after * this manner; five Men are to be taken out of each Troop, with u.hich three new Troops are to be compofed in the Royal Regiments that are difperied in the Country, and the fame in the Six old Regiments of Gentlemen; as it was in the time of Lewis XIV. And as a farther Profpect of Peace, an anticnt Marine Officer has been order'd co give in a Plan 10 the Court of all the Sea Coafts of Iraly, even the Kingdom of Naples, with the Harbours, Roads, Capes, Soundings, &c. which perhaps is only defign'd as a Curtofiry, ' A Diy or twoiago there was ftuck upon the Gate of the Lieutenant General de Police, a feditious Paper reflecting upon the Wifdom and Probity of the Minifters > no doubt the Fellow that was the Author of it was mad, or he would not pretend to take a Bear'by the Tooth ; 'ti's thought, that in cafe he fhould be difcover'd, he would be rrtade to pafs his Time very uncomfortably. * The Curate of St. Benoit has refign'd his Rectory to the Archbiihop of Paris; who they fay will put in his Place M. Le Ba-cuf, one of the King's Chaplains; but but whether he does or not, I iuppofe it is no great matter to yo�. * Amongft the many curious Memoirs that are come to Ha�d, of which I (hall take Care to fupply you, the following will appear fomewhat extraordinary ; ir is an Account that M. Theveneau gives us, who is Phyfician to the King of France, practicing at St. Sauge in the Nivernois; he tells us of a Woman, now about 28 Years old, who the 6ih of Sept. 1726, was feiz'd with a Lethargy, whence fhe was awaked by a Vomit j but relaps'd feveral times into the Lethargy till the 21ft ditto, when fhe had Convulfions in her Head and Arm, which from time to time till now have been repeated^ thefe Convulfions hold but an Inftant, and are followed by lethargick Slumbers, which alfo hold but an Inftant ; and fo alternatively thefe Fits preceed one another, whereof (lie is eafed by Bleeding. In the Mercury of this City, of April 1728. he published an Account of 10,199 times thac fhe had been bled within 18 Months, from thence to the firfl of December 1719, fhe had been bled 16,031 times, which in all amounts to 26,230 Bleedings ; and he invites the Curious to ftay a Day or two with him to be convinced of the Truth of what he fays: But he oft drew little Blood at a Time, fome times a few Drops fuffie'd. He accounts for this ftrange Di.ftemper thus; the animal Spirit* being /put in a moft rapid Motion by the fharpe'ft Acids, raife an Obftruction in the Brain; thefe Spirits feeking Venr, iffue in a Throng, and fwell the M�fcles of the fupejior Parts, caufing thefe Convulfions; their Iffue leave the Brain impoverilh'd, and thence proceed the Slumbers, till frefh Spirits come to be put in Motion by the fame Cau/e, whence arife the alternate Fits. She has had during this Malady two Daughters, each of which has lived bur juft 36 Hours, the one not a Minute longer than the other. She is fometimes Light-beaded a little before the Fit; but with the ufbal .Bleeding, both the Fit and Frenzy end ; tometimes fhe is prefs'd with a Difficulty of Breathing, and with Convul/ionsof cbe MufcJes of the Headand Neck, whereof alio fhe is cured by bleeding. She was feiz'd with a Palfy in both Arms the ioth of July 1718, of which fhe was cured by Simple Remedies. About this Diftemper, which the Doctor calls Sfafmtdifcforus, he defires the Opinion of tne Learned. * Monfieur de Motte, a Member of the Royal Academy here, has in his Theatrical Works of 738 Pages, ftickled hard to explode Verfe from Poetry ; and I am thinking how fome of our Britifh Traders in Whim will envy him this rare Invention; which muft needs very much pleafe all our Lovers of Irregularity. To put Profe in the Throne of Verfe, what a pretty Revolution it muft make, were but Boc-calini alive to tell us what Effect this has bad in the Monarchy of Parnaflus, and what Precautions Apollo has taken not to be dethroned by his Brother Mercury ! ' The Abbe des Fontaines, Tranflator of our Englifli Gulliver, who in bis Preface, without Fear or Wit, fell fo cruelly foul of his Author, has attempted a young Gulliver, to fbew fomething better of his own in the fame kind ; but alas with the nfual Succefs of fuch overweening Criticks, who find it impoffible to equal what 'lis eafy for 'em to difparage. * There is publifh^d here, a Tranflation of Mr. Popes Ejjay tfpon Criticifin, by the Abbe du Refnel, a Canon of R. James de 1'HofpitaI, dedicated to the Dake of Orleans ; they are very fond of it in the Academy, and the Book fells well, which is all the Account we /hall give of it.' s. Tejlerdaj arrived the Mail due from France. Lisbon, Jsn. 12. On the 6th Inftant, being the Feaft of the Epiphany, the King, accompany'd by the Prince of Brazil and the Infante Don Antonio, his Majefty's Brother, wenc co hear Mafs in the Patriarchal Church,' where his Majefty 'made the accuftomed Offering. On the 9th, being the Feaft of St. Julian the Martyr, the Queen, accompany'd by the Princefs of Brazil and the Infante Donna Francifca, went to vific iks Churcb dedicated to that Martyr. The next Day, her Majefty went with the Infante Don Pedro to hear Mafs at Campo-Grande, where ftie was met by the Prince of Brazil who accompanied her to the Patriarch's Country-Sear. From thence they went to fee that of Don Lewis de Sil-veria, Vifitor of the Queen's Houfhold, and dined at Campo Pequeno, with the Infante Don Carlos. This Day was celebrated here the Anniverfary of .1the firft Eftablifhment of the Royal Academy fcfHiftory, by the Reading of"feverai Pieces of Eloquence. On the 9th, the Coantefs de Vimiero was brought to Bed of a Daughter. There came into this Port, during the Courfe of the laft Year, 534 Merchant Ships; namely, 301 Englifh, including che Pacquet-Boats, 54 French, 52 Dutch, 16 Spanifh, 8 Imperial, 11 Swedes, 6 Danes, io Hamburghers, 1 Lubekker, 3 Malteze, 2 Genoeze, 1 Venetian, and 61 Portuguese. Madrid, fan 31. N. S. On the 23d In-ftanr, the King and Queen, accompany'd by the Prince of the Aftaria's and the Infante* Don Carlos and Don Philip, fet out from Seville to go and lie at Caftello-Blanco, where their Majefties defign to take the Diversion of Hunting for a few Days. The Infante Don Lewis and the Infanta's Donna Maria Terela and Donna Maria Antoinette-Ferdinanda continue at Seville. The three Dutch Men of War, which lately put in at Cadiz from Algier, are fince failed for Holland, having furnifhed themfelves with whac Neceifaries they wanted. Paris, Feb. 18. N. S. On the 11th InJ ftant, the French Academy elected M. de la Faye, Secretary to the King's Cabinet, to fill the Place vacant in that Academy by the Death of M. de Valincour. M. James-Francis de Johanne de la CarreV Marquik de Saum^ry, Governor of the Ifles of Sr. Margaret and St. Honorar, Captain and Governor of the Caftle of Chambord,' and its Dependencies, died at Chambord the S^h LiHai.t, in the 79th Year of his Age.' He had been Sub-Governor to the King, and heretofore to the Children of France. His Son the Marquis de Chemeroles has the Go-venxiienc or Ghambord, the Reverfion of which he obtained in the Life-time of his Fa�j ther. M. Lucerne, Mafter of the Accompts, being dead, M. de Vaux has bought his Place for 145,000 Livres. The Marcbionefs de Gayepeville and the Counteis de Montboiffier are lately dead 5 and Madame d'Aubenton, Mother of M. d'Aubenton, firft Clerk to the Navy, died at Verfailles the 10th Inftant, aged 101 Years. M. de la Porte, Dean of the Parliament" who died the 11 th Inftant, enjoy'd thac Poft but 5 Weeks. He is fucceeded by M. Fer-f rand. A Gentlewoman died here about a Week fince, aged 65, who had been ill 15 Years, during which Time /he took 70 Grains of Opium a Day to give her Eafe. The Duke of Lorrain fee out the 15-th Inftant on his Return Home, as formerly mert.' tion'd. His Royal Highnefs went to Bercy the 11 th, to fee M. Pajot d'Orfembray's Cabinet of Rarities. That Night, the Durchefis of Orleans gave a Ball in the Palais Hpjal ; but the Duke of Lorrain did not dance, becaufe he is in Mourning for the Death of his Father. Onthei2th, bis Royal Highnefs wenc to Marli, and took his Leave of their Mai* jefties. On the 14th, the Dutcbefs of Orleans gave his Royal Highnefs a great Entertainment at^agnolet, where the Palace was illuminated within Side and witboqr. That Prince made a Prefent of a Gold Watch,' worth 2000 Livres, to the King's Equerry, that mounted him when he went a.Hunting with the King ; ao Louis-d'ors corheHuntf-man who attended him; and 100 Louis� d'ors among the Jockey's in the cwo Scabies. On the 10th Inftanr, the Dauphin cut two" Teeth, and the next Day a Third, wirhouc any apparent Diforder; which is vecy rare at his Age. M. de Pontcarre, Firft Prefidenc .-.of the' Parliament of Rouen, is to retire next Scp2 tember, on Account of his great Age and Infirmities; and M- de Pontcarre", his Son,' at prefent Mafter of Rcquefts, having the Reverfion of his Father's Office, has defiVe* Leave of the Chancellor, not to appear ' the future in the Council, that he* have Time to prepare hirafelf for the � of his new Office, ;