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[Le Roy, Antoine,]
The French Momus or, Comical Adventures of the Duke of Roquelaure (London: W. Boreham, 1718).

THE| FRENCH MOMUS:| OR,| Comical Adventures| OF THE| Duke of Roquelaure:| Taken from the Memoirs which| the Author found in the Closet| of the Marshal D'Huxelles, to| whom he was Secretary.| [rule]| Compriz'd in Nineteen Stories or Adventures.| [rule]| LONDON:| Printed for W. Boreham, at the Angel| in Pater-noster-Row, 1718.| Price One Shilling.


p.[i] short title/ p.[iii] titlepage/ p.[v]-viii "the Duke's Character"/ p.9-99/ p.[100-01] Contents/ p.[102-04] books published by W. Boreham [Mercurius Britannicus and political texts]/ 8°.


{NA:CLU-C: PQ1995.L78M7E 1718} {NA:IU: 8 No. 4}.


RP: reel 4057, no. 1.

Bibliographical Reference

ESTC: n009254.

History of Publication

Source: Le Roy, Antoine, Le momus françois.


Title: "Memoirs".


Small and ugly looking by nature the duke troubles the French court with his pranks: He offers the ladies immense beauty spots; banned from French soil he makes his appearance as a Spanish peasant standing on top of a cart filled with Spanish soil at Versailles thus in accordance with the command - a position he uses to offer his further services. Stories of the court's jester without the coherence of a complex plotline or a definitive ending.