He had allowed himself to be reconciled with Napoleon's government, and Cyrus, represented in 1804, was written in his honour, but he was temporarily disgraced in 1806 for his Epitre a Voltaire.
Her Epitre au dieu d'amour (1399) is a defence of women against the satire of Jean de Meun, and initiated a prolonged dispute with two great scholars of her time, Jean de D M iontreuil (d.
Hoccleve imitated her Epitre au dieu d'amour, in his "Letter of Cupid" (Chaucerian and other Pieces, ed.
A translation of her Epitre d'Othea was made (c. 1440) by Stephen Scrope for his stepfather, Sir John Fastolf, and is preserved in a MS. at Longleat.
In the 18th century Voltaire enjoyed a supremacy in this graceful and sparkling species of writing; the Epitre a Uranie is perhaps the most famous of his verse-letters.
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