Boileau, Nicolas (16361711)

Boileau, Nicolas (surnamed Despréaux, to distinguish him from his brother), poet and critic, born in Paris; brought up to the law, but devoted to letters, associating himself with La Fontaine, Racine, and Molière; author of “Satires” and “Epistles,” “L'Art Poétique,” “Le Lutrin,” &c., in which he attached and employed his wit against the bad taste of his time; did much to reform French poetry, as Pascal did to reform the prose, and was for long the law-giver of Parnassus; was an imitator of Pope, but especially of Horace (16361711).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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Bohemian
Bohemian Brethren
Bohemond
Bohlen, von
Bonn, Henry George
Böhtlingk, Otto
Boiardo, Matteo Maria
Boieldieu, Adrien François
Boigne, Count de
Boii
Boileau, Nicolas
Boisard
Bois-Guillebert
Bois-le-Duc
Boismont, The Abbé
Boisrobert, The Abbé
Boissonade, Jean François
Boissiere
Boissy d'Anglas, Count
Boiste
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