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Los cómicos de la legua by Juan González del Castillo, 1790

Around 1790 Juan González del Castillo (1763-1800) premiered the sainete 'Los cómicos de la legua', a work in which the character Pasqual says, roughly translated, 'although I went to school more than three years and a half, I only learned how to make paper hats and birds of paper'.

Lacking a picture, we cannot be certain which type of 'pajaras de papel' (paper birds) or which type of 'monteras' (paper hats) are being referred to here.