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La boucle de cheveux enlevée - Poème héroïcomique de Monsieur Pope
Comme j'ai l'honneur de vous dedier ce petit ouvrage, il seroit inutile de dissimuler que j'en fais quelque cas. Vous savez qu'il n'a est compos, que pour amuser de jeunes Dames d'un esprit bien-fait & toujours prestes rire des petites folies de leur sexe, & meme des leurs. J'en donnai d'abord en secret quelques copies qui bientost se multiplierent; mais un Libraire se preparant en faire imprimer un exemplaire qui estoit tres-defectueux, vous eustes la bont de consentir que je lui donnasse l'original meme, pour le rendre public; ce qui m'engagea retoucher mon Pome, ou plutost l'achever, parce qu'il estoit alors sans Machine. La Machine, MADAME, est un terme invent par les Savans, pour exprimer l'action des Divinitez, des Anges, ou des Demons; & c'est ce qui constitue le merveilleux du Pome. Car les Potes ressemblent un peu aux Dames, qui ont le talent de grossir les plus petites choses. La Machine que j'ai employe, vous paroistra nouvelle & un peu trange, l'ayant emprunte du sistme des Cabbalistes. Savez-vous bien, MADAME, ce que c'est que les Cabbalistes? Il faut que vous fassiez connoissance avec eux. Celui qui vous les fera mieux connoistre, sera un Auteur Franois, dans son Livre intitul, Le Comte de Gabalis, qui par son titre, & par sa construction, ressemble tellement une historiette, que je connois quelques femmes qui sans y entendre finesse, l'ont l, comme un Roman ordinaire. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 25680
Author: Pope, Alexander
Release Date: Jun 2, 2008
Translator: Caylus, Madame de (Marthe-Marguerite), 1673-1729
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