The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

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The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

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In which it is shown that, notwithstanding their names ending in "os" and "is," the heroes of the story we are about to relate have nothing in common with mythology.

About a year ago, while making some researches at the Royal Library for my History of Louis XIV, I came across the "Memoirs of M. d'Artagnan," printed--like most works of that period, when authors were desirous of writing the truth without incurring the risk of imprisonment in the Bastille--at Amsterdam, by Peter Rouge. The title took my fancy, and with the kind permission of the librarian, I carried the book home and eagerly devoured it.

It is not my intention to give an analysis of this curious work; if any of my readers should care for a description of those days, they can easily refer to it. They will find there portraits drawn with a masterhand, and, albeit the sketches are mostly taken from the pot-house and . . .

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