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Becker’s Portrait

The silly vanity of many Authors in placing their Portraits at the head of their works has not escaped ridicule. It was, perhaps, never more severely reproved that by the following Epigram, adressed to Becker, Author of ‘The Enchanted World;’ who, though frightfully ugly, has given the world his Portrait in that work—

‘Oui, par toi de Satan la puissance est brisée:
     Mais tu n’as cependant pas encore asséz fait;
 Pour nous oter du DIABLE entierement l’idée,
     BECKER, supprime ton PORTRAIT!'