April 12. Sunday On this day I had the honor to dine with the Prince de Tingry Duke
de Beaumont, one of the four Captains of the Kings Guards at Versailles. He was of
the illustrious House of Montmorency and with a large Company of Dukes and Dutchesses,
in all the Pomp and Splendor of France. By this time, I began to catch the Sense,
now and then of the Conversation in Society, but very imperfectly. A Conversation
between the Prince de Tingry and My Colleagues I understood so well as to perceive
that he was harranguing upon Tolleration and Liberty of Conscience. With an Air of
great Condescention and Self complacency for his great Liberality, he vouched safe
to acknowledge that although he should ardently desire the Conversion of all Protestants
to the Catholick Religion yet he would not persecute them &c. Under a Picture of Sir
Robert Walpole, was written
Edisti satis, lusisti satis, atque bibisti
Tempus est abire tibi.
Some one made an Amendment of bribisti instead of bibisti.