[Ads-l] "L'=?Windows-1252?Q?=C9tat_?=C'est Moi" Sources

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Oct 31 17:35:38 UTC 2017

The Yale Book of Quotations cites an 1834 secondary source for Louis XIV's famous remark, "L’État 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

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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