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The World’s Wit and Humor: An Encyclopedia in 15 Volumes.  1906.
Vols. X–XI: French
 
On Cotin
By Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux (1636–1711)
 
OF all the pens which my poor rimes molest,
Cotin’s is sharpest, and succeeds the best.
Others outrageous scold and rail downright,
With hearty rancor, and true Christian spite.
But he, a readier method does design,        5
Writes scoundrel verses, and then says they’re mine.
 
 
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