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known to have been a protégé of the Chan the fact that he had crossed from one State cellor, under whose auspices he was admitted into another. To this day they are not to the Inner Temple (cf. his ' A Short History greatly dissimilar from those of Belgium, of & Ten Years Negotiation....,' 1737, while at the time in question they had been p. 1), and by whose favour he was called to French for less than two generations. the bar in 1714 (op. cit., ibidem). Further in the last plece, is it likely that many evidence on this point will be found in accounts of the Jubilee of 1720 exist. King's letter to Newcastle of Apr. 3, 1724,

1. recommending Whatley for employment

Rotterdam, June. 28. 0.8. 1720. 3 (British Museum, Additional MSS. 32,687, MY LORD, folio 19), and to the relation between patron hand You will undoubtedly have heard of the

Before this Letter will come to your Lordships and client the whole tenor of these letters Return of the Yatchts*; and as You have not seen bears witness. The attention devoted by Me to return You my Thanks for their bringing Whatley to ecclesiastical matters and, above Me over You may very well conclude that I am all, the long discussion on the differences still on this side of the Water. I found it imbetween Roman Catholicism and Protes- possible to satisfye my appetite for seing these

Countrys, during the Interval of the Yatchts tantism that occupies part of the third letter Stay. Besides having once passd the Rubicon, point the same way, for King had already I cou'd on no account entertain Thoughts of come forward, as a theologian and, pace retreating before I had advanc'd further. Brabant, Lord Percival in 1730, was known to spend & Flandres, those Scenes of the greatest Actions his leisure hours in divinity, in which for some of the last Centuries, lye too near science he was “very learned (' Diary of visit them before I can think of returning. And Viscount Percival,' Historical MSS. Com- the impatient Desire I have for forreign Convermission, 1920, vol. i., p. 112), while, finally, sation, and to see something more of the Manners two short endorsements, “June 28. 1720. of the Germans, will make Me spend the Residue

of my Time at Hanover.

So Your Lordship may Mr Whatley and “M" Whatley July, 22.

see that I have cut my self out work enough 1720", on the first and on the cover of the for this Summer. I depend on it that I shall second letter respectively, are in a hand Spend it very much to my Satisfaction and I hope that is almost certainly identical with other to my Improvement. recorded specimens of King's writing.

The obliging Reception my Friend has given

Me Here, has engaged Me to make this City my Whatley's subsequent career was undis- principal Abode till this Evening When I intend tinguished. Taking Holy Orders, he was for Antwerp in order for Brussels. Tho' I have presented in 1729 by the Crown to the not advanc'd so far as yo Hague, unless it was Rectory of Toft in Lincolnshire, Just with my Eyes last Sunday from Delft Steeple, previously to which he had been made Pre- yet I have not confin'd my Self altogether within

these Walls. One Day I have spent at Dort; bendary of Bilton in York. In 1750 he another at Scheidam and the parts adjacent; exchanged this latter stall for the more and two more at at [sic] the Brille and Hellucrative one of Fridaythorpe in the same voetslys, from whence pass'd over the Maes to Cathedral, in the enjoyment of which post by Delft. The 'Inclination I have of seing the

Maesland Sluys,+ and so round to Rotterdam he died in June, 1767. The middle years of Country in all its Lights, induc'd Me to make his life were embittered by a claim for pro- this Tour, out of the way of the great Towns. motion to be effected by Walpole, as the result I thought indeed to have gone as this Day to ye of an alleged promise to King, and this Hague for a week and to Amsterdam for another accounts for five of the several publications sou to have return’d by, Naerden, Utrecht &

But I find I must give (pa nphlets and sermons) with which he is Brussels the preference and pay Brabant & credited in the catalogues of Bodley and of Flanders the first Visit. This has been occathe British Museum.

sion'd by their Celebrating in this latter City The letters show us a normal itinerary Sunday. This being celebrated once in 50 years,

a famous Jubileel which is to commence next of the tourist of those days who was visiting has occasion'd my going thither at this Time. Belgium--a country which Whatley seems What it is or on what account it is celebrated to have found a pleasant contrast with I know not; but as I am inform'd it will be very ungenial, Protestant Holland—and reminds curious, and as I understood the greatest Preus that the passion of “doing" the battle- parations are making, to celebrate it with the

utmost magnificence, I thought it proper to be fields is new thing, while forgotten Huy and the half-forgotten brother of

* The King“ with all the Yachts" had reached George I. also pass before our eyes. It is Helvætsluys on the 16th (" London Gazette," No. perhaps also not unworthy of note that the 5860, p. 2) and Whatley had been allowed to travei

with the cortège. writer visits the towns of French Flanders † Maasluys. | Naarden. § Gouda. without so much as troubling to mention 1. Of the Sacrement de Miracle of 1370.

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present thereat. Whatever it is I hope I shall prove my Self no incurious observer. When I

II. have in some measure satisfyed my Curiosity in that Country, I shall return to Holland, to do the

Ostend July. 22. N.S. 1720. same, in order to proceed on my Journey to MY LORD, Hanover. Here Your Lordship may perhaps be I can't allow My Self to come so near Your for asking Me, with respect to ye Court there what Lordship, as I am when at this Place, without Mr Feilding did with respect to my desiring to paying my Duty to You by the Visit of this go aboard my Lady Dutchesses Yatcht, Whether Letter. I acquainted Your Lordship in my last I have any Views of being troublesome to any with the Reason of my seing these Countrys, Body there, on account of my own Interest ? to before I had made my Tour of Holland : and which I can safely say, No. I shall go thither indeed I have receiv'd so much satisfaction from to spend the residue of ye Summer Season, as the Magnificence with which this Jubilee was I wou'd to Bath, or Tunbridge, meerly for my own celebrated at Brussels, that I should never have Entertainment; which from ye Company that pardon'd My Self, if having an Opportunity, will be there may not be ye least improving. I had neglected to gratify my Curiosity on so What extraordinary Expence I shall be at, will curious an Occasion. The new Scenes I have met I don't doubt be abundantly made up in the with since I came into these Roman-Catholick pleasure and Advantage, I shall reap from my countrys has given Me incredible Delight, and Travells. I am pretty sure of meeting one good tho' there was an extraordinary Magnificence friend there, & that is Dr Stagendahl the Kings exhibited both in the Great Church, and streets Physician ; who came over aboard our Yatcht, of Brussels, beyond what I ever saw, or had even with whom I had a great deal of Conversation ; an Idea of before, yet it has not drowned the & who shew'd Me particular Civilityes; And Pleasure I have had in being Eye-witness to the told Me that what ever Services he could do Me Delightfulness of the Country, Beauty of the at Hanover, should I come so far, he wou'd very Towns, and Civility of the Inhabitants. But readily perform. This I shall extend to no notwithstanding I have had very great Satisparticular Favours from the King, but onely in faction in gratifying my Sight with the Variety je way of Conversation & Enjoyment of my Self and Newness of the Objects which have presented while There. I shall be very glad, & I am sure themselves to Me on all hands, Yet my most I shall receive great pleasure from it, if Your particular satisfaction has been in the ConversaLordship will honour Me with a Letter to my tion I have had in every Place I have pass’d Lord Carteret or any other of your Friends that through, and even on ye Road in Travelling with

there. The abovementiond Lord will I the Ecclesiasticks of all Orders. It is impossible reckon be there near about ye Time I propose to to mention with what Civility they receive a be there my Self. And I shall count my Self Stranger in their Houses, & how ready they are particularly happy in yo Honour of his Acquaint- to satisfy one in every particular that one wou'd ance.

desire. I hope I shall live to have the Honour to I forbear to mention Si Rob: Corberts Mis relate to Your Lordship some part of the Confortune as supposing Your Lordship has heard versation I have had with Them ; & design it related already in England. I wish his Native further to have before I leave the Country. It Country may restore the poor distempered would be too tedious to make any mention of it Gentleman to Himself. I forbear mentioning any in a Letter ; & I shall content my Self at this Time thing concerning y' Office of Insurance &c. lately with making a Remark or two on the Procession set up in this Town, because I have this day seen we have had on occasion of this famous Jubile. a just account of it in our English Papers.

I shall refer Your Lordship to the public accounts Before this comes to your hand I hope Yr You will undoubtedly have at large of the occasion, Lordsh” will have receiv'd a small Present I have and august manner in which it has been celeventurd to send You from bence. The Pickle brated. In order to Honour it, the ffronts of the Herrings are just now come in ; & being inform’d Houses in those Streets through which it pass'd that on their first Coming They are made Presents were adorn'd witb Greens from the Bottom to the of, to Persons of y First Quality in Europe, This Top, & embellish'd with the finest Tapistrys and Reason & my Liking them so much my Self, Pictures each in habitant either had by them or made Me willing to complement Yr Lordship could

procure : Besides vast number of with a few Choice Ones. They eat them, when Triumphal Arches set forth after the most beau. they are skin’d with Bread & Butter, & if You | tiful Manner with Paintings, Mottós, and other please, You may pick the flesh off tneir Bones Decorations. I saw the Procession from our & mincing it small You may mix it with a 34 part Residents (M" Leathes) House ; near it was a Chalott & Cucumbers with Oyl & Vinegar. most magnificent Triumphal arch, the InscripI wish they may please Your Taste, & those who tions of which were peculiariy calculated for the You shall be pleasd to regale with them., I Neighbourhood. The Jesuits had the Direction onely beg, the favour of You to pardon the of every Thing, and most of their Mottos on all Freedom in sending them. And beleive, that the Arches tended either to establish the Truth I am & ever will be, My Lord.

of their Hoc est Corpus Doctrine, or to set forth Yr Lordsbips most obliged, & most obedient the greatness of the Miracle for the Commemorahumble Servant,

tion of which this Jubilé was instituted. The

Rost. WHATLEY. forementiond Arch had on each side the QuotaP.S.—If Y Lordship shall you chafe [sic] to tions out of all the Gospels by which they ordihonour Me with a Line from You, Be pleasd narily prove their Transubstantiation, and in the to use ye following Address, To Me at Mr George middle was the following Inscription, Kemble's Merchant in Rotterdam.

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I shall further lay before Your Lordship 2 Couplets He witnessed the will of one Honry Walker which I met with in the Church, among many Other of less Note, that relates to the particular in Snitterfield, who died, apparently, X

on Aug. 31, 1558, tenant of a leasehold-farm occasion of the Jubile. It was writ under a Passage of Si John in the last Chapter of his widower, leaving twelve children in the care Gospel, where He Speaks of the vast number of or his eldest son John. The farm was well Miracles more, that were done by Christ, than stocked with 29 beasts (oxen, kine, calves what he had related. It was in these words, and horses), 5 great hogs and 6 store hogs, viz, Tot sacrâ fortasse stupes vi pignoris acta

4 geese, 6 hens and a cock, 2 pullets, 6 stalls

of bees. Frodigia, haud uno dinumeranda Die ;

There was corn in the barn and Sed mage, que d Species (mirum super omnia) in the field, malt and hay, and 3 fitches of

bacon in the roof. But if there was enough Post medium maneant, et tria Saecla, stupes. to eat the sleeping accommodation was NB.- It was 350 years ago the miracle happened limited, and the four bedsteads (some of of ye Hosts bleeding which very host yet remains. them with “painted cloths about them”)

I leave Your Lordship to make your Reflection must have been put-to-it to contain the on it ; and shall intrench on your precious Time family, which included moreover a boyno longer than whilst I acquaint You that I

from Rotterdam through Antwerp and boarder entrusted to the father's care by Mechlin to Brussels : That after I spent a week Master Bushell of Cleve at the rate of in this latter place, I came through Ghent and 17d. a week. Among the testator's assets Bruges, to this Place ; whither I came this Day at Noon, and shall proceed to morrow for Newport

was a debt from Richard Shakespeare for (whither the Curiosity of visiting a Monastery of

6s. 8d. English Carthusians onely draws Me) to Dun- Thomas Palmer belonged to a family kirk, S Omer, Ipre, Menin, Lisle, Tournay & much respected in Snitterfield and nextMons & so to Brussels. thence to Namur & so down yu Maes to Utrecht door neighbours of Richard Shakespeare. or directly thro' Louvain to Tolland I have not His father and his uncle had been decennarü yet Determin'd.

(tithing men) under the lord of the manor, But the Inclination I have to be at Hanover and in performance of their duty had as soon as possible will I beleive determine Me for the Latter. Just on my Departure from reported Richard Shakespeare for non suit Rotterdam I had the Good Fortune to fall into of Court or neglect of his hedges. Such the Company of Admiral Norris's Son who with presentments made little difference in friendhis Tutour was coming into these Countrys, with ship, and when Thomas Palmer died leaving the very same Intent as my Self ; as yo latter has travelled here before, and is a very learned Gentle swallowed up more than a third of his small

seven young children and debts which man I reap great advantages by it.

My Lord, Wherever I am, it is a_sensible property, Richard Shakespeare made the Pleasure to Me to think I have Your Lordship inventory, on Jan. 3, 1560, pricing his four for my Friend ; and tnat You are pleas'd in any oxen, two cows, four calves, one steer, two Manner to Interest Your Self in my Welfare. I have no greater Passion than to recommend My

mares and a weaning-colt, corn and hay in Self to Your Esteem : and I shall be ever ambi- the barn, bress and pewter and linen. tious of shewing My Self in what Degree I am John Sambridge made his will on Sept. 18, My Lord,

1558, and Richard Shakespeare praised Your Lordships most obedient, and most faithfull humble Servant He was a humble person with little to be

his goods and cattle on May 7 following. ROBERT WHATLEY.

'praised. He left a widow and a son by a C. S. B. BUCKLAND. form,er wife. There

difficulties to (To he continuerl.)

face between the son and his step-mother. This memorandum appears in the will :

“ That Thomas Sambridge, the son of John SamAMONG THE SHAKESPEARE bridge of Snitterfield, hath granted to his motherARCHIVES.

in-law, Eleanor Sambridge, to have twelve years

in the house that he hath right to have after the (See ante, p. 23.)

death of his father, John Sambridge; the said RICHARD SHAKESPEARE'S NEIGHBOURS.

Eleanor permitting him to have two lands within the fields of Snitterfield yearly, and the said

Thomas to find cider at his own cost and charges, 4. Henry Walker, Thomas Palmer and John and Eleanor to wash the suits of Thomas during Sambridge.

the said time. RICHARD SHAKESPEARE

in request

The goods which Richard Shakespeare ainong his friends in the last months of inventoried included 12 pewter platters and Queen Mary and the first of Queen Elizabeth | dishes and saucers, 4 brass pots and 2 pans,

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present thereat. Whatever it is I hope I shall prove my Self no incurious observer. When I

II. ħave in some measure satisfyed my Curiosity in that Country, I shall return to Holland, to do the

Ostend July. 22. N.S. 1720. same, in order to proceed on my Journey to My LORD, Hanover. Here Your Lordship may perhaps be I can't allow My Self to come so near Your for asking Me, with respect to ye Court there what Lordship, as I am when at this Place, without Mr Feilding did with respect to my desiring to paying my Duty to You by the Visit of this go aboard my Lady Dutchesses Yatcht, Whether Letter. I acquainted Your Lordship in my last I have any Views of being troublesome to any with the Reason of my seing these Countrys, Body there, on account of my own Interest ? to before I had made my Tour of Holland : and which I can safely say, No. I shall go thither indeed I have receiv'd so much satisfaction from to spend the residue of ye Summer Season, as the Magnificence with which this Jubilee was I wou'd to Bath, or Tunbridge, meerly for my own celebrated at Brussels, that I should never have Entertainment; which from ye Company that pardon'd My Self, if having an Opportunity, will be there may not be ye least improving. I had neglected to gratify my Curiosity on so What extraordinary Expence I shall be at, will curious an Occasion. The new Scenes I have met I don't doubt be abundantly made up in the with since I came into these Roman-Catholick pleasure and Advantage, I shall reap from my countrys has given Me incredible Delight, and Travells. I am pretty sure of meeting one good tho' there was an extraordinary Magnificence friend there, & that is Dr Stagendahl the Kings exhibited both in the Great Church, and streets Physician ; who came over aboard our Yatcht, of Brussels, beyond what I ever saw, or bad even with whom I had a great deal of Conversation ; an Idea of before, yet it has not drowned the & who shew'd Me particular Civilityes; And Pleasure I have had in being Eye-witness to the told me that what ever Services he could do Me Delightfulness of the Country, Beauty of the at Hanover, should I come so far, he wou'd very Towns, and Civility of the Inhabitants. But readily perform. This I shall extend to no notwithstanding I have had very great Satis. particular Favours from the King, but onely in faction in gratifying my Sight with the Variety yo way of Conversation & Enjoyment of my Self and Newness of the Objects which have presented while Tbere. I shall be very glad, & I am sure themselves to Me on all hands, Yet my most I shall receive great pleasure from it, if Your particular satisfaction has been in the ConversaLordship will honour Me with a Letter to my tion I have had in every Place I have pass'd Lord Carteret or any other of your Friends that through, and even on ye Road in Travelling with are there.

The abovementiond Lord will I the Ecclesiasticks of all Orders. It is impossible reckon be there near about ye Time I propose to to mention with what Civility they receive a be there my Self. And I shall count my Self Stranger in their Houses, & how ready they are particularly happy in ye Honour of his Acquaint- to satisfy one in every particular that one wou'd

desire. I hope I shall live to have the Honour to I forbear to mention Sr Robt Corberts Mis- relate to Your Lordship some part of the Confortune as supposing Your Lordship has heard versation I have had with Them; & design it related already in England. I wish his Native further to have before I leave the Country. It Country may restore the poor distempered would be too tedious to make any mention of it Gentleman to Himself. I forbear mentioning any in a Letter ; & I shall content my Self at this Time thing concerning ye Office of Insurance &c. lately with making a Remark or two on the Procession set up in this Town, because I have this day seen we have had on occasion of this famous Jubile. a just account of it in our English Papers.

I shall refer Your Lordship to the public accounts Before this comes to your hand I hope Y' You will undoubtedly have at large of the occasion, Lordsho will have receiv'd a small Present I have and august manner in which it has been celeventurd to send You from bence. The Pickle brated. In order to Honour it, the ffronts of the Herrings are just now come in ; & being inform’d Houses in those Streets through which it pass'd that on their first Coming They are made Presents were adorn’d witb Greens from the Bottom to the of, to Persons of y First Quality in Europe, This Top, & embellish'd with the finest Tapistrys and Reason & my Liking them so much my Self, Pictures each in habitant either had by them or made Me willing to complement Yr Lordship could

procure: Besides vast number of with a few Choice Ones. They eat them, when Triumphal Arches set forth after the most beauthey are skin'd with Bread & Butter, & if Youtiful Manner with Paintings, Mottós, and other please, You may pick the flesh off tneir Bones Decorations. I saw the Procession from our & mincing it small You may mix it with a 34 part Residents (Mr Leathes) House ; near it was a Chalott & Cucumbers with Oyl & Vinegar. most magnificent Triumphal arch, the InscripI wish they may please Your Taste, & those who tions of which were peculiariy calculated for the You shall be pleasd to rogale with them. I Neighbourhood. The Jesuits had the Direction onely beg, the favour of You to pardon the of every Thing, and most of their Mottos on all Freedom in sending them. And beleive, that the Arches tended either to establish the Truth I am & ever will be, My Lord.

of their Hoc est Corpus Doctrine, or to set forth Yr Lordsbips most obliged, & most obedient the greatness of the Miracle for the Commemorahumble Servant,

tion of which this Jubilé was instituted. The

RoBt. WHATLEY. forementiond Arch had on each side the Quota. P.S.-If Yr Lordship shall you chafe [sic] to tions out of all the Gospels by which they ordi

honour Me with a Line from You, Be pleasd narily prove their Transubstantiation, and in the to use ye following Address, To Me at vir George middle was the following Inscription, Kemble's Merchant in Rotterdam.

Eucharistiæ Veritas Hæreticis demonstratur.

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sacræ

came

I shall further lay before Your Lordship 2 Couplets He witnessed the will of one Honry Walker which I met with in the Church, among many Other of less Note, that relates to the particular in Snitterfield, who died, apparently, a

on Aug. 31, 1558, tenant of a leasehold-farm occasion of the Jubile. It was writ under a Passage of Si John in the last Chapter of his widower, leaving twelve children in the care Gospel, where He Speaks of the vast number of or his eldest son John. The farm was well Miracles more, that were done by Christ, than stocked with 29 beasts (oxen, kine, calves what he had related. It was in these words, and horses), 5 great hogs and 6 store hogs, viz, Tot sacrâ fortasse stupes vi pignoris acta

4 geese, 6 hens and a cock, 2 pullets, 6 stalls Frodigia, haud uno dinumeranda Die ;

of bees. There was corn in the barn and Sed mage, que d Species (mirum super omnia) in the field, malt and hay, and 3 Aitches of

bacon in the roof. But if there was enough Post medium maneant, et tria Saecla, stupes. to eat the sleeping accommodation was NB.- It was 350 years ago the miracle happened limited, and the four bedsteads (some of of ye Hosts bleeding which very host yet remains. them with “painted cloths about them”

I leave Your Lordship to make your Reflection must have been put-to-it to contain the on it ; and shall intrench on your precious Time family, which included moreover no longer than whilst I acquaint You that I

a boyfrom Rotterdam through Antwerp and boarder entrusted to the father's care by Mechlin to Brussels : That after I spent a week Master Bushell of Cleve at the rate of in this latter place, I came through Ghent and 17d. a week. Among the testator's assets. Bruges, to this Place ; whither I came this Day at Noon, and shall proceed to morrow for Newport

was a debt from Richard Shakespeare for (whither the Curiosity of visiting a Monastery of

6s. 8d. English Carthusians onely draws Me) to Dun- Thomas Palmer belonged to a family kirk, Si Omer, Ipre, Menin, Lisle, Lournay & much respected in Snitterfield and nextMions & so to Brussels. thence to Namur & so down y« Maes to Utrecht door neighbours of Richard Shakespeare. or directly thro' Louvain to folland I have not His father and his uncle had been decennari yet Determin'd.

(tithing men) under the lord of the manor, But the Inclination I have to be at Hanover and in performance of their duty had as soon as possible will I beleive determine Me for the Latter.

Just on my Departure from reported Richard Shakespeare for non suit Rotterdam I had the Good Fortune to fall into of Court or neglect of his hedges. Such the Company of Admiral Norris's Son who with presentments made little difference in friendbis Tutour was coming into these Countrys, with ship, and when Thomas Palmer died leaving the very same Intent as my Self; as yo latter has

young children and debts which travelled here before, and is a very learned Gentle- swallowed up more than a third of his small man I reap great advantages by it.

My Lord, Wherever I am, it is a_sensible property, Richard Shakespeare made the Pleasure to Me to think I have Your Lordship inventory, on Jan. 3, 1560, pricing his four for my Friend ; and tnat You are pleas'd in any oxen, two cows, four calves, one steer, two Manner to Interest Your Self in my Welfare. I have no greater Passion than to recommend My

mares and a weaning-colt, corn and hay in Self to Your Esteem : and I shall be ever ambi- the barn, bress and pewter and linen. tious of sbewing My Self in what Degree I am John Sambridge made his will on Sept. 18, My Lord,

1558, and Richard Shakespeare 'praised Your Lordships most obedient, and most faithfull humble Servant He was a humble person with little to be

his goods and cattle on May 7 following. ROBERT WHATLEY.

'praised. He left a widow and a son by a C. S. B. BUCKLAND. form,er wife. There were difficulties to (To he continuerl.)

face between the son and his step-mother. This memorandum appears in the will :

" That Thomas Sambridge, the son of John SamAMONG THE SHAKESPEARE hridge of Snitterfield, hath granted to his motherARCHIVES.

in-law, Eleanor Sambridge, to have twelve years

in the house that he hath right to have after the (See ante, p. 23.)

death of his father, Johu Sam bridge; the said

Eleanor permitting him to have two lands within RICHARD SHAKESPEARE'S NEIGHBOURS.

the fields of Snitterfield yearly, and the said

Thomas to find cider at his own cost and charges, 4. Henry Il’alker, Thomas Palmer and John and Eleanor to wash the suits of Thomas during Sambridge.

the said time.' RICHARD SHAKESPEARE in request

The goods which Richard Shakespeare ainong his friends in the last months of inventoried included 12 pewter platters and Queen Mary and the first of Queen Elizabeth | dishes and saucers, 4 brass pots and 2 pans,

seven

was

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