Isla, José Francisco de (17031781)

Isla, José Francisco de, a Spanish Jesuit, celebrated as a preacher and a humorist and satirist of the stamp of Cervantes; his principal work “Friar Gerund,” a satire on the charlatanism and bombast of the popular preaching friars of the day, as Don Quixote was on the false chivalry; the friars he satirised were too strong for him, and he was expelled from Spain, retired to Italy, and died at Bologna in extreme poverty (17031781).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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Isla, José Francisco de
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