to every nation, and especially to those who greatly think, and bravely die/à toutes les nations, et particulièrement à celles « qui voient grand et qui meurent courageusement »
... Puisse la France voir grand et ne pas mourir !
« A Hans Stanley 1
I hear that when you take our settlements, you take subscriptions 2 too . Corneille belongs to every nation, and especially to those who greatly think, and bravely die 3: had Shakespeare left a grand-daughter, I would subscribe for her . Give me leave to thank you for what you do in favour of Corneille's blood .
I am, with respect, Sir,
Your most humble obedient servant 4