M. B—, Mme L—

Probably refers to a notorious couple, Nicolas de Bauquemare, sieur d'Ons-en-Bray, a President of the Paris Parlement, and his wife, a much younger woman, who always called herself Mme d'Ons-en-Bray while he was known as Bauquemare.

Note from Of Women, the third chapter of 'Characters' by Jean De La Bruyère (1688)

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