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Anne Damer


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de Broc : A L'Orateur Fox

Anne Damer, travelling in France, to Mary Berry, 24 April 1791, on encounter with de Broc, the mayor of Bayonne, 'the most ridiculous [italics]personage[end italics] that can be imagined [...] round, fat, with the tightest silk dress, not a tooth [...] and the voice of a frog [...] Before the visit was over we were such friends that he gave me some of his [italics]verses[end italics] on [italics]C. Fox[end italics], and if there is a corner in this letter, I must send them to you, for I was [italics]delighted[end italics] and desired to have them [four-line French verse, "A L'Orateur Fox," follows as postscript].'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Anne Damer      Manuscript: Unknown


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