, born at Nantes April 15, 1702, was a journalist of some celebrity
, born at
Nantes April 15, 1702, was a journalist of some celebrity
in France, a scholar attached to the study of the ancients,
an enemy to bad taste, to the affectation of introducing
new terms, and still more to the rage for new principles.
He published, for twenty-two years, a periodical paper for
the province of Brittany, entitled “
Les petites Affiches”
and during the same period, for five years, conducted the
Gazette de France,” the “
Journal Etranger,” for two
and took a part in the” Journal Encyclopedique."
Notwithstanding these labours, he was the editor of many
Latin and French authors, whose works he enriched by
notes and prefaces, at once curious and instructive. He
composed also works of his own and, besides those which
he published, left several in ms. among which was a
regular Analysis of the literary journals on which he was
for so many years employed. Towards the latter part of
his life he acted as librarian to a rich financier named Beaujon, from whom he had a handsome salary, with an honourable and pleasing retreat in his house. He died April 22,
1780, very generally regretted.