Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux

Nov 1, 1636 - Mar 13, 1711

Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, often known simply as Boileau, was a French poet and critic. He did much to reform the prevailing form of French poetry, in the same way that Blaise Pascal did to reform the prose. He was greatly influenced by Horace.
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“The dreadful burden of having nothing to do.”

Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux
Nov 1, 1636 - Mar 13, 1711
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