[Ads-l] "L'=?iso-8859-1?Q?=C9tat_?=C'est Moi" Source

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Oct 31 13:28:24 EDT 2017


The Yale Book of Quotations cites an 1834 secondary source for Louis XIV's famous remark, "L'√Čtat c'est moi."  When I search Gallica I find the phrase occurring in a 1791 book.  Can anyone help me to trace it to pre-1791 sources?


Fred Shapiro

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