Boileau



noun
Nicolas (nikɔlɑ). full name Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux. 1636–1711, French poet and critic; author of satires, epistles, and L’Art poétique (1674), in which he laid down the basic principles of French classical literature
Historical Examples

Some Diversions of a Man of Letters Edmund William Gosse
Classic French Course in English William Cleaver Wilkinson
The Stones of Paris in History and Letters, Volume I (of 2) Benjamin Ellis Martin
Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) Isaac D’Israeli
The Spell of the Heart of France Andr Hallays
Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) Isaac D’Israeli
A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
The Forsyte Saga, Complete John Galsworthy
A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
The Forsyte Saga, Complete John Galsworthy

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