Christiaan Huygens gossiped about Maria Duyst in a letter to his brother Constantijn Huygens

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July 27, 1684

The following summer, on 27 July 1684, Christiaan Huygens gossiped about her in a letter to his brother Constantijn Huygens.

Je ne vous escris point les nouuelles d'icy. Je scay que vous n'ignorez point celle de l'echapade de madle Schotte qui fait le plus de bruit. Vous aurez aussi appris la mort de Mr. Nierop. mais non pas peut estre encore celle de Mr. Geelvinck frere du deffunt Mary de la Cousine Becker. Il faisoit l'amour dit on a Madle Duyst vefve de Hogheveen et avoit pour rival le frere de Madle de Bie.

I do not write you the news here. I can see that you are not ignorant of that of Mademoiselle Schotte's escapade, which makes the most noise. You will also have learned about the death of Mr. Nierop but not perhaps that of Mr. Geelvinck, brother of the deffunt Mary of Cousin Becker. He made love, said he had Mademoiselle Duyst widow of Hogheveen, and had as his rival the brother of Mademoiselle de Bie.

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