NO Cautions of a Matron, Old and Sage


The Young RAT and his DAM, the COCK and the CAT.

Primary Text:

No MS; 1713 Misc, 126-31

Secondary Eds:

rpt of 1713: 1903 Reynolds, 187-9; rpts of 1903 Reynolds: 1928 Murray, 97-9; 1930 Fausset, 85-7; 1979 Rogers AF, 117-9.


"La Fontaine, "Le Cock et le Chat et le Souriceau," VI, 5, 157-8.


Rpt of 1713: 1757 Colman, 249-51.


Rpt of 1713/1903: 1979 Rogers Six Women, 18-20.


La Fontaine's text much shorter, generalized, impersonal; used as a "jumping off" point for hard biting satire on gentleman's tour; again Finch is harsh towards adoring foolish mothers and rich sons sent on tours. See also A Fond Athenian Mother brought. Perhaps the animus is against the spoilt son of primogeniture; see Comment for "A Greedy Heir long waited to fulfill"
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