A rare pediatric item, but one to be found in both the British Museum and the Bibliothéque Nationale, is "L'esperon de discipline pour inciter les humains aux bonnes lettres" by Anton du Saix, or Dussaix as it is sometimes given. The author was born at Bourg-en-Bresse in 1505, and died there in 1579. Little is known of him except that he was chaplain to the Duke of Savoy.
One may surmise that he strayed from the straight and narrow path, for he left a little poem as follows:
This may be freely rendered as follows:
Who goes after pleasure,
Arrives at sorrow:
He repents at leisure,
And on the morrow
For world and its