Books: Macaronies & Misery

KINGS & DESPERATE MEN—Louis Kronenberger—Knopf ($3.50).

> When Henry St. John, Viscount Bolingbroke became England's Secretary of State the madam of a London bawdy house exclaimed: "Five thousand a year, my girls and all for us!"

> When George I arrived in England fresh from his native Hanover he brought along two mistresses: "spectrally thin" Madame Schulenburg, popularly known as The Maypole, and "monstrously fat" Madame Kielmansegge, popularly known as The Elephant. The first sight of them made London crowds hoot. Cried the Schulenburg: "Good pipple, what for you abuse us? We come for...

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