The Fortune-Teller or The False Enchantments: A Comedy by Thomas Corneille and Jean Donneau de Visé translated from the French
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Every attempt has been made in this translation of La Devineresse to be as literal as possible while remaining faithful to the text. This only means that as far as translation is concerned, complete fidelity would only result in infidelity. Wherever possible, I have attempted to use contemporary language, although the metaphorical quality of the French sometimes obviates a literal translation. At these certain "rough" points, the meaning has been retained to the greatest possible extent, and the particular speeches or individual sentences have been paraphrased.