Poem

Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet) 1694-1778

Note
Voltaire was a member of the group known as les philosophes (“the philosophers”) who supported the Enlightenment. Jean Fréron was a reactionary critic who thereby attracted Voltaire’s ire.

  • Sur Fréron
  •  
  • L’autre jour, au fond d’un vallon,
  • Un serpent piqua Jean Fréron ;
  • Que pensez-vous qu’il arriva ?
  • Ce fut le serpent qui creva.
  • On Fréron
  •  
  • The other day down in a valley,
  • A snake bit Jean Fréron ;
  • What do you think happened?
  • It was the snake that snuffed it.

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I live in Islington with my partner, "Tigger". I blog about our life and our travels, using my own photos for illustration.
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