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In the area of Chimay, there is a lot of vaults like this one, which date from the Spanish time, Belgium (Pays-Bas at the time) still remembers famous and annoying "Duc d'Albe"...
Object of pelgrinages and miracles during time, they remain such testimony of last enthusiasm...


"" The duke of blood dares, being in Utrecht, to enact a Benoit wall cupboard there, promising inter alia gracious gifts: hunger, death, ruin with the inhabitants of the Netherlands which would not like themselves to subject. All that is still in its entirety will be, says it, exterminated, and Its Royal Majesty will make live the country by foreigners.
Bite, duke, bite! The file breaks the tooth of the vipers; we are files. Live Gueux! From Alba, blood make you drunk! Do you think that we fear your threats, or that we believe in your leniency? Your famous regiments of which you sang the praises in the entirety world, your Invincible, your Such-Which, your Immortal remained seven months to cannonade Haarlem, weak city defended by middle-class men; they have as catches mortals danced in the air the dance of the mines which burst...
Do you hear, torturer, the hour of God who sounds? "" (De Coster, the Legend of Ulenspiegel)

http://abu.cnam.fr/cgi-bin/go?ulenspiegel1
(in french only, sorry!)

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