Boileau, John James

, canon of the church of St. Honore at Paris, was of the diocese of Agen, in which he | enjoyed a curacy. The delicacy of his constitution having obliged him to quit it, he repaired to Paris. The cardinal de Noailles afforded him many marks of his esteem. He died the 10th of March, 1735, aged 86. There are by him, 1. Letters on various subjects of morality and devotion, 2 vols. 12mo. 2. The life of the duchess of Liancourt, and that of madame Combe, superior of the house of the Eon Pasteur. All these works evince a fund of sense and good sentiments; but his style is too much inflated. 1