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...A speech delivered to the consistory by Anton Florian, Count of Lichtenstein, the Imperial Ambassador to the Vatican, on 12 February 1691, exhorting the cardinals to elect a successor to Pope Alexander VIII, who had died on 1 February, ‘cum...
...A funerary oration and memorial to the victims of the Battle of Lepanto, with its preface dated 18 August 1572. A Venetian diplomat and historian, Paruta is best known today for his 'Discorsi politici' (Venice, 1599) (Blackmer 1260...
...A speech persuading Louis XIV to join European efforts at fighting the Turks, spuriously attributed to the most famous of seventeenth-century military leaders and actually a piece of German propaganda against French relations...
...Luigi Groto, known as Il Cieco d'Adria, the blind man of Adria, began giving public orations at the age of fourteen. He wrote poetry and plays and published an annotated edition of 'Boccaccio'. This oration was delivered on the occasion...