Gueret, Gabriel

, an elegant French writer, was born in 1641, at Paris, and admitted advocate to the parliament in that city, and although he seldom pleaded, was much consulted as a chamber counsel, in which rank he met with great success. He died April 22, 1688, at Paris. | His principal works are, 1. “Les sept Sages de la Grcce.” 2. “Entretiens sur l’Eloquence de la Chaire et du Barreau.” 3. “Le Parnassus reforme.” 4. “La Guerre des Auteurs.” 5. “Le Journal du Palais,” a well-digested collection of the decrees of parliament, in the compilation of which he was assisted by Claude Blondeau, 1755, 2 vols. folio. 6. La Carte de’la Cour.“7.” La Promenade de St. Cloud, ou Dialogues sur les Auteurs,“a small work, but elegantly written, and full of wit; which the abbe” Joly, chanter of the chapel aux Riches at Dijon, having copied at the abbe L’Avocat’s house from the original ms. published without the abbe’s knowledge in the “Mcnioires historiques de Bruys.M. Gueret published an edition of “Le Prester,” “Arrets notable du parlement,” with learned notes and additions, 1679, folio, &c. All his works discover an excellent taste, great penetration, and judicious criticism. Messrs. Gueret, doctors of the house and society of the Sorbonne, one curate of St. Paul, who died 1773, the other late grand vicar of lihodez, were sons of this celebrated author, and have supported their father’s reputation with distinction. The latter, named Lewis Gabriel, was author of a “Memoire sur l’Immunite du Clerge*,1751, 12mo; “Sur les Refus des Sacremens,1752, 12mo; “Sur le Droit qu’ont les Cures de commettre leur Vicaires, et les Confesseurs, dans leur Paroisses,1759, 12mo. He died 1759, aged eighty. 1


Dict. Hist. de L’Avocat. —Moreri. Nimow, vol. XXXVI.