“In those rich lodgings. . .,” cutaway views 1737 and 1762

In Alain-Rene Le Sage, The Devil upon Two Sticks on February 13, 2011 at 2:52 pm

from the comic novel The Diable Boiteum par Monsieur Le Sage, 1737 edition, Paris


The Devil Upon Two Sticks, translated from Le Diable Boiteux (1707) of M. Le Sage., Edinburgh, 1762

“Let us begin with that fine house on the right hand; the master of it, whom you see sleeping in those rich lodgings, is a liberal and debauched Count; he is dreaming that he is at play, that he hears a young actress, and is conquered by the voice of this Syren. In the next apartment lies the Countress his wife, who loves to play to madness. . . in the next house to this lives a marquis, who is in love with a famous coquette. . . ” (page 235 -236)


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