"Tu es miserable si par ta seule paincture tu attire a toy mary ou autre, quant le fard sera passe, comme luy pourras tu complaire?"
"You are unfortunate if solely by your make-up you attract yourself a husband or anyone else, for when the paint wears off, how can you please him?"
Juan Luis Vives, Spanish humanist and philosopher (1492-1540)
Livre tres bon plaisant et salutaire de L'institution de la femme chrestienne, tant en son enfance, que mariage & viduite
[A very pleasing and salutary book on the education of the Christian woman, in her childhood as well and marriage and widowhood].
Translated into French by Pierre de Changy, 1543.