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ANECDOTES, MEMOIRS,

ALLEGORIES, ESSAYS,

AND

POETICAL FRAGMENTS;

TENDING TO

AMUSE THE FANCY, AND INCULCATE MORALITY,

BY MR. ADDISON,

VOL, III,

LONDON:

PRINTED OR T. N. LONGMAN, PATERNOSTER-ROW,

270. e. 391

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COLLECTION

OF INTERESTING

Anecdotes, Memoirs, &c.

EXTRAORDINARY ANECDOTE

OF CHARLES THE SECOND.

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HE King, when at Bruffels, being defirous and refolved to fee his fifter the Princefs of Orange, but withal under a neceffity to make the journey with the utmoft fecrecy, did communicate his defign to no perfon whatfoever. He ordered Fleming, (a fervant of the Earl of Wigton) who was in his fervice, and of whofe fidelity he neither then nor ever after did doubt, fecretly to provide a couple of good horfes, and have them ready at a certain place and time of the next enfuing night, by his Majefty appointed: that Fleming, with thefe horses, fhould remain alone till he heard from the King.

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