Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux

Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux

Born: November 1, 1636

Died: March 13, 1711

Nationality: French

Occupation: Poet

Biography: Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux was a French poet and critic.

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Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux

“What is well conceived is clearly said.”

- Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux

Source/Notes: Ce que l'on conçoit bien s'énonce clairment. - L'Art Poétique canto 1 (1674)

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