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Higgins
03-08-2008, 12:45 AM
Here is an unremembered Author and translator of another unremembered author (Fontanelle).

http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Prefaces,_Biological_and_Critical,_to_the_Works_of _the_English_Poets/Volume_the_Fourth/Hughes

Higgins
03-08-2008, 12:51 AM
Here is an unremembered Author and translator of another unremembered author (Fontanelle).

http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Prefaces,_Biological_and_Critical,_to_the_Works_of _the_English_Poets/Volume_the_Fourth/Hughes

And:

Boitel [Boistel], Pierre, Sieur de Gaubertin. Le Theatre du Malheur, sur qui la Fortune represente les Divers Accidens Tragiques des Hommes & Dames Illustres, plus signalees de l'Univers. (http://search.abaa.org/dbp2/book336686457.html)
Paris: Toussaint du Bray, 1622. 8vo. 2 pts. in 1 vol. a8,A-Z8,Aa8,bb2,BB-ZZ8,AAA-DDD8,EEE4 (EEE4 blank). [12],387,[1],130,[2]pp. Modern 1/2 calf over marbled boards, spine banded,edges speckled; old signatures on t.p., with most of a waax seal, occ. minor dampstain, paper toned, corner off P3 with slight loss. Device on t.p.,head-pieces. Boitel was a historian, poet, and polemicist of the first part of the 17th century. He cultivated the political allegory "toujours au profit des puissants: ainsi Concini mort est 'le faux amour' ou 'Circe', tandis que son meurtrier Vitry est 'le cavalier victorieux,'" His "Tragic Accidents", is his most famous work first published in 1616 which is in the form of Boccaccio's De casibus virorum illustrium. It retells from various sources the often grotesque misfortunes of prominent persons from the Creation to the author's own time. The materials of Boistel's own time are important sources. He also mentions the murder by the Sapnish of the Peruvian Chief, Pancras; Jean Ribaut in Florida, and the two Indian kings in Mexico. Graesse II,476. Brunet 31828. Not in Sabin, or Alden.</B></I></U>

Murdered by the Sapnish...oouch