Note 1

According to the keys, this remark is addressed to Harlay, First President of the Parlement of Paris, who had just (1690) got his incompetent son appointed avocat général to the Parlement, and in 1686 had shut his daughter in a convent because of her passion for an opera-singer.

Note from Of Personal Merit, the second chapter of 'Characters' by Jean De La Bruyère (1688)

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