In the next year he published the poems he had brought back with him from Rome, the Latin Poemata, the Antiquités de Rome, the Jeux rustiques, and the 191 sonnets of the Regrets, the greater number of which were written in Italy.
Besides pamphlets on the Catholic and slavery questions, as well as several fugitive jeux d'esprit, and a number of unsigned articles in the Analytical Review, Geddes also published a free metrical version of Select Satires of Horace (1779), and a verbal rendering of the First Book of the Iliad of Homer (1792).
Her first ballads were written to the memory of her husband, and as love poems were the fashion she continued to write others - lais, virelais, rondeaux and jeux a vendre - though she took the precaution to assure her readers (Cent balades, No.
Becq de Fouquieres, Les Jeux des anciens (1873).
He was one of the most celebrated authors of jeux-partis, elaborate discussions between two interlocutors, usually on the subject of love.