The Effigies of Mounseur Scarron.I am the man! who made a prey, to griefe, Doe in her very jawes, find out reliefe. The Cynic, and the Storic, could receive Th'unkindnesses of Fortune, & not grieve, Rejoyce and Sport w:th misery! there's none Could every yet, but Comicall Scarron!
Engraving. Plate 140 x 88mm. 5½ x 3½". Slight crease top right corner.
Paul Scarron (c.1610-1660) was a French poet, dramatist, and novelist. He was the first husband of Francoise d'Aubigne, who later became Madame de Maintenon and wife to King Louis XIV of France. Words translated from the Latin in "Scarron's Letters", London 1677.
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