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“Le’sprit qu’on veut avoir gâte celuis qu’on a.” DICTIONNAIRE DES PROVERBES FRANCAIS Pierre de La Mésangère (1761-1831) Paris: Treuttel & Wurz: 1823 Third edition PN6451 L3 1823 Published anonymously in its first and second editions, Pierre de La Mésangère’s Dictionnaire is still in print today. Professor of literature and philosophy at...

“This month is generally ushered in with boisterous wind and nipping frosts. The hapless mariner beholds his vessel wrecked upon the very rocks which bind his much-loved home. Vegetation perishes through severe and untimely ires!; and deluging rains, descending with impetuous force crush the springing...

“I have invented a new way of imitating flowers.” — Mrs. Delany MRS. DELANY AND HER CIRCLE Mark Laird and Alicia Weisberg-Roberts, eds. New Haven: Yale Center for British Art; London: Sir John Soane’s Museum;… 2009 xNX547.6 D45 M77 2009 Publication to accompany an exhibition organized by the Yale Center for...