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Carʹabas

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He is a Marquis of Carabas. A fossil nobleman, of unbounded pretensions and vanity, who would fain restore the slavish foolery of the reign of Louis XIV.; one with Fortunatus’s purse, which was never empty. The character is taken from Perrault’s tale of Puss in Boots.

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“Prêtres que nous vengeons

Levez la drine et partageons;

Et toi, peuple animal,

Porte encor le bât feodal… .

Chapeau bas! Chapeau bas!

Gloire au marquis de Carabas!”


Béranger, 1816.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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