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1742, Dec 251812, Feb 3
a French writer and translator. He taught briefly philosophy in college in his hometown, then went to Paris where he was protected by Mably and recommended by Voltaire in La Harpe. From 1771, he gave the first example of the spirit of systematic criticism which was to mark its production being the only one of his contemporaries disapprove translating the Georgics of Abbe Delille. He gave an unsuccessful three-act tragedy, Medea ( 1779 ).
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