[PW] ? "L'État C'est Moi" Source (Quotation Query #785)

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at yale.edu
Tue Oct 31 10:34:57 PDT 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



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