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THE ABQUB, MONDAY; MARCH 23. 1896.
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HAD PERPETUAL YODTB
Ninon de L'Enclos Retained
Beauty and Power to the Last.
ALL FRASCE WAS AT HEB 'fEET.
Tb Bloat Remarksblo AdTaatcrraa Io
IIIatoTT The Forvmoat Men of (ha Tim
Acknowledged Her Cbansa, and La
Bechereacaald, Toltaira and Meliera
War Aaaooc Her Admirers.
Kloon do L'Enclos was nrit only the most
notod woman of her day, liut so peculiar
were her charactrtl.ttlcs and so remarkable
her life that tho lniiartiul historian is com
tiellod to kIvo hir a foremost rank among
the most famous of her srx and to assign
Her a hsuliug position among the most
powerful factors that influence tbedestin)
of the race.
Although the exact Onto of her birth If
not ci rtaln. there is no doubt that Ninon
do L'Knrloa was born near Paris la the
spring of 1015.
The mother of Ninon de L'Enclos came
of good family. She hail one uncle a
blfihop and another a judgo. From the
o of 13 the ambition of this woman was
KINON DE t'ENXLOS.
to tko tows and enter a convent. But,
family considerations proving stronger
than re.ligioua connections, at the ago of
til alio mnrriotl Colonel do L'Enclos, a
Parisian iminof the world and a rouo of 45.
From Dnst to last Mmo. do L'Knclos wna
not only a model wifo and mother, but she
was tho most pious and ascetic woman of
her day outsido n convent, and men like
olt.iiro linvo boldly assiTted that it was
this jieonliarlty of the mother that pro
duced n iw tion in tho daughter and mitdo
her ono of tlio motit notoriously attractive
and corrupt women in history.
lint tletiiiito thn Hoiihlstries of tho bril
liant French philosopher, it is now well
understood that Ninon's father. Colonel do
L'Knclos, was the ono person who ftliaped
the life of this woman, though, in doing so,
hn found no itiosiiig or ref r:tctary material
to lie manipulated.
Mnnn do L'Knclos was it woman at 14.
Saint Kvrciuontl In describing ber says:
"Nonrtitit would call Ninon Uviutiful. tSlie
is of my own no, nnd asciiildren wo played
together. Her height is underthe medium
for women, but she is litlio cs a fawn,
actlvo as a sprite nnd full of captivating
vivacity. No limn capablo of emotion
ever saw lu without ling enslaved by
her inexpressililo powers of fascination.
Her ryes arc a grnvlnh lirown, with strange
flecks in them, that flash like fire. Her
mouth is largo, but it is full of even, wliito
teeth, which sho delights to show. Her
now Is Irregular, her brow broad and low,
and her back head Inrgo, the whole covered
with a glorious corona of liair that is
brown in tlm shadows and gleams with
lovo fires in thn light. Her hands and feet
are shapely, white nnd strong; and her
cheekbones high. Ninon Is far from being
a beauty, but oh, by all the saints, St.
Anthony included, no woman since Eve
had the power to fascinate men like this
woman 1 I loved her as a boy. I loved
her as n man; and now that 1 am grizzled
and near tho grave I love Ninon, to
whom tho gods liavo given the gift of con
tinuous youth and i'r tual charm."
When Niaoo was 15 the eandlo of her
father's life, which had been burned nt
both ends nnd tho middle, went out. She
could huvo lived above want, but sho had
tasted of tho sensuous enjoyments of the
Parisian Ufa of tho day, and so snocrcd at
the prospects of a quiet, rural hume with
her pious mother.
Like all women of her class, who have
turned notoriety into fame Ninon do L'Kn
clos hud n phenomenal intellect, particu
larly developed along artistic and Unguis,
tie lines; but alio appeared to be wholly
wanting in the reasoning faculty and tho
powers of forethought.
At a time, when English was not popu
lar in Franco sho learned to speak tho lan
guage and to win tho praise of Iiacon for
her accuracy. Id all tho armada there
was not an officer fresh from Castile who
knew or spoke Spanish better then Ninon.
German, Italian, Portuguese and Flemish
were among her accomplishments. She
was a pmrtical cook, au artistic painter,
and, in designing, gave lessons to the cos
turners of Mantua. "
Ninon played the harp like Apollo and
WMto songs that would havo tfeiuo credit
to hnrpho. Sho was skilled ns Ovid In
the arts of love, and sho knew tho tricks
of statesmanship as well as liichelieu.
No crushing want or overwhelming no
cesslty drove Ninon de L'Knclos to her life
of brilliant immorality nnd heartless In
difTerenco to right. With open eyes and
all too consequences In sight she deliber
ately entor-.-d on that career that meaut
ruin to so ninny or both sexes.
Gifted with what seemed perpetual
youth, sho entered on a life, of dissipation
that brought no physical penalties to her
self. Thousands, trying to imitate her.
Went down shriveled and blasted in the
furnace of passion, from whose flames she
came ever unscathed, and without even
the odor of the smoke.
It is said that at the age of 15 Ninon
knew more almul Montaigne, the idol of
literary Franse, than did any member of
tho Academy, nnd that no singer, dancer
or actress ia the capital was at all bee
Bright, brilliant, cultured and fascinat
ing, there was no elugle man in the king'
dom whom she could not bare married at
this time, had she been so disposed, but
dispassionately, deliberately and without
the glamonrof social seduction or the temp
tations that press virtue in want, she made
up her mind to play the role of adventur
ess, and to market gifts that might have
nisd ber a model in her own time and tb
terror bertu through succeding ages.
As snort ns brr career Iwfran, In 1531, all
gay Paris was at her feet. She became
the queen of pleasure nnd tho goddess of
joyous dissipation. Among ber first vie-,
tiros was the famous Gaspard de Colignl, j
the foremo-t soldier and statesman of his
time, and ho was soon succeeded by the
equally noted Coir.tu du Chatlllon.
Not the least remarkable thing in the
record of this wonderful adventuress is
tho fact of her temporary fidelity. With
countless lovers, sho never attempted an
amorous intrigue, never had more than
one at a time, and to him sho was as loyal
as a virtuous woman, and she was the first
to tell him of a chance in her fealty.
When Ninon was is io is said her good,
pious mother died of a broken heart. She
showed not the slightest evidence of griei
at hor mother's death; indeed, she became
tho founder of the unemotional school, ol
which sh was herself tho first exponent
and best illustration.
Sho fitted up a hmse which the lnher
itaucc f;utn her parents could not !:av? sup
ported for ! year, though quite sulliclen!
for tho wnnts of an ordinary life: oud
Ninon's salon v.:s list littlo less noted
thun that of tho court, with the difference
that tu her abode men. nnd women too.
came, curtain of pleasure, and feeling that
they were favored beyond thu favorites ol
Her residence became; known an a ' pal
nco" nnd her gatherings ns "court rncep
tions," nnd tu thu latter flocked not otih
the foremost men cf France but of the civ
Ninon had a Inathing for haudsome fops,
and though theszo worshiped her. she
would not permit an introduction. "I
want IMcIIl-Us, cut animals." she said tc
Saint Kvremoud. "At heart I hate men
bato tho world, but though u ii:;;n of dar
ing and talent were ugly as our priest
paint tho devil, I could dovruon my kuee
and worship him. Aud if he were pre
eminently brilliant, I would kiss his feet
or let him lay them on my neck, nnd feel
that death in such association would b(
Ninon was phenomenal, not only in hor
worship of intellect, but in her titter want
of maternal affection. Keforu sho was lio
sho had two sous, but she left their caro to
their fathers, nor even showed the least
desire to see them again, 'i'iiis want o!
natural instinct eventually kd to ouo ol
the most tragic events of her life, one of
tho most tragic events, indeed, iu tho life
of uny mother.
liefore Ninon was SO thn Mnrqul3 dc
Villarceius, Marquis do t'evigno and
tiie Marquis do (jersay, the great Comic's
first lieutenant, were among her slaves
ami worshipers. Tiie famous Due de
La Hochefoncauld. Marshal do Alhret and
Marshal d'Kstrccs were her military idols
Even thu church contributed its share ol
ardent admirers, chief among whom were
the Abbeys c fciliat, Uourville and Le
An idea of this woman's cultnre and
critical nhility may bo infurrcd from the
well known Tact that La Ituchcfoucuuld,
with no thought of Uattcring her, con
suited her us to his famous "Maxims,"
and he had the manhood to confess that
Ninon never suggested a change that did
not mean an improvement.
Moliero stands as high among French
dramatic writers ns Shakespeare does with
the Knglish speaking race, yet ho went to
Ninon do L'Knclos, not so much for inspi
ration us for suggestion, nnd some of the
brightest tilings in ids immortal come
dies have thu llnishiiig touch of her bril
liant intellect. Scarrou consulted Ninon
about his romances, and, in manly
fashion, gave her credit for ''a memory
unsurprised aud a critical faculty uu
equnlcd." When Ninon was 51, sho looked to be
half that age nnd was still tho most bril
liant woman in France. At this tiino a
young ollicer of 2o, tho natural son of a
man close to the king by blood, fell in love
with In r, und, in his ardor, begged her to
marry him nt once.
Ninon asked the young man to n pri
vato mot-tin;:. He came. "Cicntle as i
spring zephyr, sweet as tho violet bud nnd
cold as tho icicles on the mountain cliff,"
she told the young ollicer that sho was his
mother, und, when in Lis horror ho do
manded proofs she quietly produced them.
Wretched beyond expression tho young
ollicer hastened to his quarters. When the
bugles sounded in the morning, bo was
found dead, with a purplo bullet mark qn
nls white forehead.
"Boys will befools," was all Ninon said
when she heard of the awful tragedy, nnd
she held a lirilliaut receptiou iu her salons
the night of thu funeral.
This one Mcrtiiiif; event proves the
woman's character entirely wanting in the
strongest and noblest attributo of her sex,
In striking contrast with this was her
sympathy for the ioor and ter horror at
thn sulfering of animals.
Niuuu mil.t have been wealthy, but she
paid no l.eetl to tho morrow, and want
never apN aled to her In vain. Sho was
punctilious about paying her debts, and
Saint Kvreuiond called her "the honestcst
woman sir.- Kvo.
At n timo when most people nre prepar
ing lor tno grave .virion do L'Knclos, still
young in upiwarance, tireless in effort and
fascinating as when in her teeus, was th
social leader of Paris. G
to discuss her errors, the envy of rivals had
long been silenced, and fa-shion, philoso
phy, art and war united in admiration.
nnen sne was eu sne was prevailed on
to establish nn "Academy of Manners" in
Tarls, and to this flocked not only the
young of the throne and nobility, but the
social leaders of the kingdom. Foreign
emtassadors felt it quite as incumbent on
them to visit the calons of Mme. do L'En
clos as they did to attend the formal recep-
uuu ut i crsaiLjes.
Ninon do. L'Enclos miaht hnv. Hnui .
100 Instead of 90 hod not an accident has
tened her end. Before her death, which
occurred Oct. 17, 1T0C, Queen Christina
came from Sweden to see her. "In ber
eofan," writes Voltaire, "she looked like
a beautiful woman of S3 asleep."
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Voodoo Incantations Invoked by
WEST ODIAN" SERPENT WORSHIP.
SaperaMUoa Said to Stimulate flagging
Courage The Bemota Origin of Voodoo
lam IU Practice In Africa Very Little
of It Remains la Louisiana.
A recent communication to a New York
paper from its correspondent In Cuba con
veyed the curious intelligence that some
of the insurgent bands, composed mostly
of liberated slaves, are accompanied by
voodoo women, ancient bags, of withered
features and bent frames, but who, in spite
of their years, follow as liest they can the
fortunes of the Insurgents and are main
tained by them to insure good luck in war.
Of course these old women are unable to
keep up with the rebel bands In their more
rapid movements, so during a hasty raid
cr a quick ndvanco they are left behind,
ta rejoin the party at nn understood ren
dezvous. Whenever an important enter
prise is under consideration the voodoo
and her snake arc, consulted, and while
ber advice may not always bo followed it
cuts a considerable figure in determining
the movements cf the band. It is hlsc
hinted that the commanders of tho raiders
encourago the superstitiou, as from time
to timo they use the voodoo oracles ns a
means cf stimulating their men when
courage fails or enterprise flags, and thus
accomplish better results than would
otherwise be attained.
The report is cot surprising, as tho world
lias lun; known that voodoo incantation
prevails in several of the West Indli
islands to an alarming extent among the
blacks, and that it has moro than once
been used by ambitious or designing per
sons to promote their own purposes. Iu
Haiti nnd Santo Domingo it is said to be
exceedingly common, und more thau one
aspirant to thu r.ilcr.-hip of one or the
other of those so called republics has taken
his first step in the direction of supreme
power by enlisting on his side a number
of leading voodoos, who thereupon pro
nounced him invincible and warned nil
their henrers of tho peril of opposing him
rroni Iluiti, its original homo in the
westeru world, it long ago spread to Porto
A VOODOO PRIESTESS.
Rico, Cuba, .Jamaica and Louisiana, in all
these places finding abundant material
among the colored people, who, naturally
superstitious, nro especially prono to ro
gard tho voodoo with owe, sincu a tradi
tional fear of tho voodoo queen and her
supposed power lias become almost a hered
itary trait, in tho African character.
t or voodooism is no new thing. How
long it bos existed In Africa it is imoos
sible to Siiy, but certain it is that tho ear
liest European explorers of both the east
aud the west coasts of the dark continent
found it flourishing, both on the coast and
in the interior, while from numerous ol
lusiuns in ancient authors thero is reason
to believe that it. or something like it
was known before the Christian era.
Stripped of the meaningless forms and
ceremonies that are now said to constitute
the greater portion of the voodoc incanta
tion, it is nothing more nor less than a
survival of the serpent worship that once
prevailed over part of the old world.
Save in Africa nnd India, the worship
cf tho serpent as a special cult is now
almost unknown, the voodoo practices of
the West Indies aud among the colored
people of Louisiana beiug not so much in
the nature of worship as of incantations
to secure some desired object.
Voodoo worship is seen at its best, or,
moro properly, at its worst, in Whydah, a
town of Dahomey, situated on tiie Gold
Coast. The whole town virtually lives by
voodooism. for there are largo temples anil
numbers of oracles so famous that men
come from near and far to consult them
with regard to enterprises about to bo un
dertaken and regard their decisions as of
no little weight. Tho principal temple is
devoted to the pythons or great bons, which
are the objects of adoration. There are
always from 50 to 100 of these repulsive
creatures belonging to tho temple.
The translation of python worship to
the West Indies stripped the cult of many of
its characteristic features, but one, the
veneration cf the serpent, has survived the
change, and in every voodoo incantation
the presence of the serpent forms a very
important, indeed an essential, element.
But pythons are not to be found in tho
West Indies, and in default of their pres
ence an easy transition was made to the
most poisonous reptilo thot could be ob
toined iu tho vicinity. Rattlesnakes are
most commonly used, though copperheods.
adders, vipers and other poisonous reptiles
may be employed, and when nono of these
is to bo obuined, a common blacksnake
will answer thu purpose. But there must
be a suako, for the serpent is tho emblem
or embodiment of wisdom, and without its
presence there can ba no . incantation.
Strange stories have been told of tho voo
doo incantations of New Orleans in former
days, but most of them are probably exag
gerated, for during the French occupation
j voodoo practices were rigorously suppress
ed. In Jamaica, Porto Rico and Cuba there
nre laws against the voodoos and their wor-
In Louisiana It is believed that very lit
tle of the cult remains. An occasional old
colored woman, living alone In a tumble
down cabin, nnd having an uncanny repu-
, tat ion anion both whites and blacks, oc
casionally consulted by somo foolish wom-
i an or superstitious man, shuffling a pack
of greasy cards or practicing rites of which
she knows neither the history nor the sig
nificance, dreaded as a witch, and on the
strength of her bad reputation selling
charm bags, hoodoo packages or rahbits'
feet, is the sclo survivor in this country of
form of worship that once prevailed over
ball toe surface of the earth.
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