By Tanith Lee
"A mattress of Earth" is a haunting trip to a parallel model of sixteenth-century Venice, the place a fierce territorial competition among noble households reveals a supernatural strength from underneath the placid floor of the canals and rotting understructure of town.
The fight among the 2 households for area at the Isle of the lifeless, the overcrowded burial floor for generations of Venetian the Aristocracy, boils over and a fourteen-year-old lady is compelled to pay the last word rate. because the years cross on, events complicit in her disappearance start to endure the results in a chain of stunning deaths. A humble apprentice gravedigger is left to deal with the mysteries and subdue the traditional terror that threatens to break the whole republic.
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429). REMARQUES Le 7 avril 1778, peu avant sa mort, Voltaire avait été admis à la loge maçonnique des Neuf-Sœurs, qui avait remplacé celle des Sciences : "Le vénérable [Lalande] lui a ceint le tablier du F[rère] Helvétius, que la veuve de cet illustre philosophe a fait passer à la loge des Neuf-Sœurs, ainsi que les bijoux maçonniques dont il faisait usage en loge, et le F[rère] de Voltaire a voulu baiser ce tablier avant de le recevoir" (Corr. , XII, p. 186). Le 29 juin de la même année, ce tablier est présenté à Franklin lors de son affiliation à cette loge, dont il sera le vénérable à partir du 21 mai 1779.
Du XVIe arrondissement, Paris, mss. ; orig. autogr. NOTES EXPLICATIVES 1. Marchand à Brest (v. Remarques cidessous). 2. Boulay-en-Moselle est situé à 25 km à l'est de Metz, sur la route de Forbach. 3. Voir lettre 265, note 3. 4. Le 13 septembre 1779, Mathieu Joseph de Ligniville (v. lettre 53, note 8) épousera Madeleine Comte, née le 11 avril 1757 à l'île anglaise de la Grenade. , ms. ). Le contrat de mariage sera signé par le roi et par des membres de la famille royale (v. Gazette de France, 28 septembre 1779, p.
Lettre 690, fin de la note 3). 4. Il est de nouveau question des vues qu'avait Shelburne sur Mme de Mun dans une lettre de Morellet du 4 mai 1777 : "J'ai fait vos complimens à Made Helvétius qui y a été fort sensible, mais j'ai encore ri de vos projets sur Made de Meun. Je vous dis que vous peririés d'ennui avec cette petite Angloise-là. " (Bowood, carton 24, n° 20, f° 60; Fitzmaurice, p. 109; Medlin, lettre 145. Cette lettre porte la date du "dimanche cinq", mais ne peut dater que du dimanche 4 mai 1777, car il y est question du départ de l'abbé Raynal pour l'Angleterre.
A Bed of Earth (The Secret Books of Venus, Book 3) by Tanith Lee