French verse miscellany, [17--].


French verse miscellany, [17--].

French verse miscellany, [17--].

Collection of verses which includes a long anti-English poem about a young Englishman in the slave trade whose ship is wrecked on the coast of Africa, where he is rescued by a black woman. She falls in love with him, but he eventually takes her to America and sells her, even though she is pregnant by him. Other verses are addressed to Mme de la Vallière, the Duchesse d'Orléans, and other personages. There are also madrigals, charades, and various verbal puzzles.

1 v. (109 p.) ; 12 cm.

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La Vallière, Françoise-Louise de La Baume Le Blanc, duchesse de, 1644-1710 (person)

La Vallière was mistress to Louis XIV of France from 1661 to 1667 to whom she bore six children, two of whom lived beyond infancy. After she lost favor with Louis, she entered a Carmelite convent in 1671 in the Rue d'Enfer under the name sœur Louise de la Miséricorde. There she wrote Réflexions sur la miséricorde de Dieu (1767). From the description of [Letter] avril 1704 / Sr Louise delamiséricorde. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 245178742 ...

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Montpensier, Anne-Marie-Louise d'Orléans, duchesse de, 1627-1693 (person)