, sieur of Villeneuve, a French poet, born at Nantes in 1636, was for
, sieur of Villeneuve, a French poet,
born at Nantes in 1636, was for a considerable time comptroller-general of the imposts in Dauphine* and Provence;
yet he mingled the flowers of poetry with the thorns of
that occupation, and became celebrated at court by a miscellaneous publication of prose and verse, entitled “
Amities, Amours, et Amourettes,” published in
Zelotide,” a novel of gallantry, which was admired in the country, but despised at Paris. 2. A collection of poetry, containing eclogues, sonnets, stanzas, &c.
published at Paris in 1672, in 2 vols. 12mo, under the
title of “
Nouvelles Oeuvres.” These contain rather the
fancies of a minor wit, than the efforts of real genius.