29. There is a famous passage in act II of Molière's Le Bourgeois gentilhomme which mocks the title character for his discovery of the rudiments of spelling from his master of philosophy. The allusion to Montaigne relates to "De l' experience"( Essais , III, 13): “Diogenes, rencontrant un enfant qui mangeoit ainsin [gouluement], en donna un soufflet á son precepteur.”


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