Misson, François Maximilien; Goodwin, Timothy [Oth.]; Wotton, Matthew [Oth.]; Manship, Samuel [Oth.]; Tooke, Benjamin [Oth.]
A New Voyage to Italy: With Curious Observations On several other Countries, as Germany, Switzerland, Savoy, Geneva, Flanders, and Holland. Together, With Useful Instructions for those who shall Travel thither. Done out of French. In Two Volumes (Vol. I.) — London: Printed for T. Goodwin, at the Queen's-Head; M. Wotton, at the Three-Daggers in Fleet-street; S. Manship, at the Ship in Cornbil; and B. Took at the Middle-Temple-Gate in Fleet-street, 1699

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An Account of the Croisade. 427
1 he three Letters of Pope Boniface are kept in
the Publick Palace of Genoua, among the Archives
of the Republick ; and I must own, it was by a
great Favour that I obtain’d the communication
thereof. I do not pretend however to say, that
they were never publilh’d ; but I may affirm, that
I could never meet With them, tho’ 1 have en-
quir’d into the Matter as much as possible. What-
ever it be, this TransadHon must be very little
known to the World, seeing the Chevalier de
Mailll does not take notice of it in the History of
Genoua, wherewith not long ago he obliged the
World. Father Maimburg knew nothing of it
likewise, having not so much as hinted at it in
his History of the Croisades, tho’ he Teems to want
words to extol * Margaret of France, Wi'low to * s^e
Bela the third King of Hungary, who crosted her
self, and went with the Christian Princes to the any
Relief of the Holy Land. marry d sirfl
The more I think on this Undertaking of the Henry, far-
Ladies of Genoua, the more I am perswaded nf'me. ?
that there was some Mystei y in the Case. ■ To Mantel, King
see a kind of Amazon, a stout and strong Wo- os England,
man in an Army, is no subjedt of Wonder : afoctate \
There are several Examples of it; but to fee a^X7/?/X
considerable number of Ladies of Quality brought Throne.
up tenderly according to their Birth, taking on a
sudden a Cuirass, as by way of Inspiration, and
forsaking their Husbands, Children, Relations,
and Pleasures, to expose themselyes, to no pur-
pose, to the merciless Waves, and horrors of the
War, is, in my Opinion, such an extraordinary
thing, that I cannot believe so odd a Fancy cou'd
enter the Thoughts of any rational Person. I
said to no purpose, for what couid these preten-
ded Amazons do? What Exploits could forty or
fifty weak Women perform, without Strength,
tjnd Knowledge in the Military Art ? for after
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