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Lazarillo de Tormës (1553)


A comic romance, something in the Gil Blas style, the object being to satirise all classes of society. Lazarillo, a light, jovial, audacious man-servant, sees his masters in their undress, and exposes their foibles. This work was written by Diego Hurtado de Mendoza, general and statesman of Spain, author of War against the Moors.

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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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Lay Figures
Lay Out (To)
Lay about One (To)
Lay by the Heels (To)
Lay of the Last Minstrel
Lay to One’s Charge (To)
Layers-over for Meddlers
Lazar House or Lazaretto
Lazarillo de Tormës (1553)
Lazy Lawrence of Lubberland
Lazy Lobkin (A)
Lazy Man’s Load
Lazyland (Gone to)
LÉtat cest Moi (I am the State)
Le Roi le Veut (French, The king wills it.)