, grand- nephew of the former, comte de Montresor., attached to Gaston of Orleans,
, grand-nephew of the former, comte de Montresor., attached to Gaston of Orleans, both while he was in favour, and when he had lost it, was several times deprived of his liberty for serving that prince. Disgusted with the tumult and the Artifices of the court, he took up the resolution of enjoying the sweets of privacy. He died at Paris in 1663. He left memoirs, known under the name of Montresor, 2 vols. 12mo, which are curious, as containing many particulars of the history of his time. Montresor makes no scruple of relating the projects he formed against the life of cardinal Richelieu.
, the nephew of the former, was born in Alkmaer, in 1621. Having first attended
, the nephew of the former, was born in Alkmaer, in 1621. Having first attended to the instructions of Roland Savery, he afterwards greatly improved by those of Peter Molyn, whom at last he surpassed in skill. He delighted most in the grand scenes of nature, or rather her more romantic features, such as rocks, torrents, and cataracts, which he executed with great freedom and variety of touch. In his time he had no superior; but Jacob Ruysdael followed him immediately, was indeed partly contemporary with him, and in his own style left him far behind in the brilliancy and force of his colours and execution, and the choice of his forms. However, Everdingen is highly deserving of great praise for the care which he took to make himself acquainted with the effects of nature, and the truth with which he marked them. He made a voyage up the Baltic, and was much gratified by and made much use of the scenery, which the romantic coasts of that sea, and of Norway, (which he also visited) afforded him. He died in 1675, and left behind him a great number of drawings, both of real views and compositions, which are very freely wrought. He was thought not to succeed so well in large works as in smaller ones, those coming more within the management of the neatness of pencilling, which characterizes his style of execution. The latter are very highly and very deservedly valued in Flanders and Holland.
, nephew of the former, and also the son of a goldsmith, was born at
, nephew of the former, and
also the son of a goldsmith, was born at Paris in 1658.
He became lord of Aubigny by purchasing the lands to
which that title was attached. He was successively secretary to the marquis de Crequi, and the duke d'Aumont.
When the former of these noblemen was slain at the battle
of Luzara, La Fosse was employed to carry his heart to
Paris, and celebrated the death of the young hero in verses
which are still extant. He was so much a master of Italian
as to write skilfully in that language both in prose and
verse, but his chief fame as a poet was atchieved in his
own language, in which he wrote several tragedies, and
many other poems. His ft Polixene, Manlius, and Theseus,“
published in his” Theatre,“
2 vols. 12mo, maintained their station in the French theatre till the revolution; and all his dramas are said to abound with passages
which would not disgrace the finest tragic writers of France.
His versification was highly finished, and he said that the
expression cost him more than the thoughts. His” Manlius," the best of his pieces, has been pronounced in many
respects worthy of Corneille; yet even in France, we are
told, he is less known than he deserves. He was intimate
with the poet J. Baptiste Rousseau, and lived the life of a
philosopher, preferring letters to fortune, and friendship
to every thing. He died Nov. 2, 1708, at the age of
fifty. His modesty was equal to his genius; and when any
of his pieces were less successful than others, he professed
constantly that he never appealed from the judgment of
, was a nephew of the former, under whom he made his principal studies at Gotha.
, was a nephew of the
former, under whom he made his principal studies at Gotha. He was born in 1719, at Usingen in Wetteravia,
near Eisenach; and, when prepared by his uncle for academical lectures, completed his education at Jena. There,
after some time, he began to teach philology, and continued his lectures for six years; -but in 1750 removed to
Wolfenbuttel, where he was at first second master of the
principal school but in 1759 became head-master. These
situations he filled with the greatest credit being a good
grammarian, a sound critic, and an admirable interpreter
of Greek and Latin authors. He died in 1778, having
made himself famous by several very learned publications;
the chief of which are, 1. “
A specimen of observations on
the Ajax and Electra of Sophocles,”
An edition of Plutarch on Education, with the version of
Xylander corrected, and his own annotations,” Leipsic,
Flavii Mallii Theodori, de metris liber;.” from old manuscripts. This was printed in 4to, at Wolfenbuttel, in
1759. J. F. Heusinger was twice married, and left a son,
who was also a man of learning.
, nephew of the former, was born at Rome in 1654, and was at first a
, nephew of the former, was born at
Rome in 1654, and was at first a pupil of his uncle, but,
soon discovering the inability of that teacher, became the
disciple of Carlo Maratti. Under such a master he made
great progress, and became famous. His style of historical composition was grand, his colouring like that of his
master Maratti, his invention fruitful, and his expression
natural and agreeable. One of his best works is his “
Jerome meditating on the last Judgment,” at Pesaro. He