Desire', Arthur

, a fanatical priest, who, destitute of genius, thought to supply that defect by buffooneries and plots against the Calvinists. He was arrested on the Loire 1561, charged with a petition of the monks to Philip II. that he would succour religion, which was in great danger. The parliament sentenced him to the amende honorable, and five years’ confinement among the Carthusians. He was living in 1578. His works are numerous, and as dull as their titles promise: “Dispute de Guillot le Porcher, centre Jean Calvin,1568, 16mo; “Les grands jours du Parlemeut de Dieu, publie par St. Matthieu;” “Les Ravages et le Deluge des Chevaux de louage, avec le retour de Guillot le Porcher;” “Sur les Miseres et les Calamites du Regne present;” “Les Combats du fidele Papiste, contre l’Apostat Antipapiste,Lyons, 1555, 16mo. 2

2

Mreri. —Niceron, voi. XaXV.