E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Lazarillo de Tormës (1553).
A comic romance, something in the Gil Blas style, the object being to satirise all classes of society. Lazarillo, a light, jovial, audacious man-servant, sees his masters in their undress, and exposes their foibles. This work was written by Diego Hurtado de Mendoza, general and statesman of Spain, author of War against the Moors.