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born at Vendôme in 1678, was the son of a collector of excise, settled

, born at Vendôme in 1678, was the son of a collector of excise, settled at Sarlat, where he became sub-delegate of the intendant. The functions of this office and the charms of literature filled up the course of his long life, which terminated in 1759, at the age of 8 1. We have several historical works by him, written with method and ingenuity. 1. “L‘Histoire de Catherine de France, reine d’Angleterre,” which he published in 1696. Though the whole of this be true in regard to the principal events, the author afterwards allowed, what may indeed be easily discovered, that it is very much tinctured with romance. 2. “Germain e de Foix,” an historical novel, 1701. 3. “L'histoire secrette du Connetable de Bourbon,1706. 4. “La Relation historique et galante de l'invasion de PEspagne par les Maures,1722, 4 vols. in 12mo. These three works are nearly of the same species with the first; but there are others by him of more regular and authentic composition, as, “l‘Histoire de la conquête d’Angleterre par unillamne due de Normandie” 1701, in 12mo; “L'Histoire de Philippe Anguste,1702, 2 vols. 12mo and that of “Charles VII.” 1697, 2 vols. 12mo. Its principal merit lies in the method and style, as the author consulted nothing but printed books. We have likewise by him, “L'Histoire des homines illustres,” extracted from Brantome; “L'Histoire de la vie et du regne de Charles VI.” 1753, in 9 vols. 12mo. “L'Histoire du regne de Louis XI.” 1756, 6 vols. 12mo. “L'Histoire des revolutions de Naples,1757, 1-vols. 12mo. These three last works appeared under the name of Mad. de Lussan, who, as will be noticed in her article, shared the profits with him. His general style is easy, perhaps approaching to negligence, and in the hurry of so much compilation, we cannot wonder that there are inaccuracies in facts, or at least, in dates.