Excerpt from Cinna
In 16 32 appeared Clz'z'amlre, a tragedy, in which the inci dents are as numerous as they are few in The year 1633 saw the comedy of La Valve, and 1634 La Galerz'c (la Palm's and La Sm'vanla la Place Royals and Mé/z'ée were the next productions of Corneille... . The following year will for ever be famous in the literary annals of French literature as having been the year in which the first masterpiece of Corneille appeared - Le Cz'zz'. This tragedy, founded on De Castro's Spanish play of Lao Mocedad'es a'el Cz'zz', was an immense success, and, notwithstanding the mean jealousy of Richelieu and the servile though lenient judgment of the Ama'wzzz'e, the C2?! Was admitted by all unprejudiced persons to be a c/zejfd'azzwre, and [1am comma le Cz'a' became a popular saying.
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