Ardene, John Paul De Rome D'

, brother of the preceding, and a priest of the Oratory, was born at Marseilles in 1689, gained several academical prizes for his poetical essays, and became superior of the college of his congregation. The delicacy of his health rendering retirement necessary, he went to the chateau d’Ardenne, near Sisteron, where he passed the remainder of his days in study, and rendered himself dear to the poor of the neighbourhood by many acts of charity. He died Dec. 5, 1769. Botany was his favourite pursuit in this retirement, where he formed a garden that was eagerly visited by persons curious in rare plants and flowers; and the result of his studies appeared in the following publications, 1. “Traite de Renoncules,Paris, 1746, 8vo. 2. “Traite des Tulipes,1760, 12mo. 3. “Traite des Oeillets,1762, 12mo. 4. “Traite des lacinthes,” 12mo. 5. “Traite de l‘Oreille d’ours,” 8vo. 6. “Lettres interessantes pour les medicins de profession, utiles aux ecclesiastiques,Avignon, 1759, 2 vols. 12mo. 7. “Annee champetre,Florence (really Lyons), 1769, 3 vols. 12mo. He was also editor of his brother’s posthumous works. 1


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