Gestes Des Solliciteurs - A Sixteenth Century Metrical Account of the Abuses of Law Courts, By Eustorg De Beaulieu

Harvitt, Helen J.

One of the most popular subjects of late fifteenth century "Farces et sotties" was the abuses of every-day life, and of those abuses, the injustice of judges, lawyers and other court officials, and above al!, the long and tedious delays of court proceedings came in for a large share of popularity.

Eustorg de Beaulieu, an obscure poet of the beginning of the sixteenth century, had a very personal experience with such law courts and left a vivid description of them in a poem entitled, "Les Gestes des Solliciteurs de Proces."

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French and Romance Philology
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December 12, 2015