[OEuvres de Ronsard. I vol. in-of. 1584. 6 vols., edit. by Marty-Laveaux in La Pléiade Française, Paris, 1887-1893.

On the Pléiade: -- Claude Binet, La vie de Pierre de Ronsard. Bayle, Dictionnaire, art. Daurat and Ronsard. Moréri, Dictionnaire, 1750, art. Dorat. Sainte-Beuve, Tableau de la Poésie Française au XVIe siècle, 1828. Pieri, Pétrarque et Ronsard. Marseille, 1895. Émile Faguet, Seizième Siècle. Études littéraires. Paris, 1898. George Wyndham, Ronsard and La Pléiade. London, 1906. Hilaire Belloc, Avril. Essays on the French Renaissance. London, 1904.]

58. Sonnet. Marie, levez-vous ... 2. ja, already. 5. sus debout, up! 9. harsoir, last night. 12. sillée, a falconer's word, `hooded.'

Du Bellay . Born at Liré, in Anjou, of high lineage; cousin of Cardinal du Bellay, whom he accompanied on a diplomatic mission to Rome. In 1549 his Deffense et Illustration de la Langue Françoise -- the formal manifesto of the Pléiade -- was published. On his return from Rome the Bishop of Paris (Eustache du Bellay) made him a canon of Notre-Dame. He died at the age of thirty-five, in Paris. It is believed that he was buried in the chapel of St. Crespin, on the right of the choir of Notre-Dame.

[OEuvres, ed. Marty-Laveaux, La Pléiade Française. Paris, 1866-1867, 2 vols.]

78. Sonnet. Heureux qui, comme Ulysse. 3. usage, experience.

85. D'un Vanneur de blé aux vents. This lyric is a translation from the Latin of Navagero, a Venetian scholar and adventurer.

86. Villanelle. En ce moys ... Cf. Ronsard, A Marguerite (Recueil des Odes):

C'est donc par toy, Marguerite,

Que j'ay pris ceste couleur.

88. Epitaphe d'un petit chien. I. motte, sward.

Remi Belleau . Born at Nogent-le-Rotrou. Wrote a commentary on the work of Ronsard and translated Anacreon.

Jodelle . Wrote some imitations of Greek tragedy.

Antoine de Baïf . His work `représente éminemment ce qu'il y avait d'artificiel dans le mouvement de la Pléiade' (F. Brunetière). Founded an academy which had for its chief aim the uniting of music and poetry.

[The works of Belleau, Jodelle, Baïf, Pontus de Tyard, and Daurat are printed by Marty-Laveaux in La Pléiade Française.]

Olivier de Magny . His poems show a strong Italian influence.

[Les Amours, ed. by E. Courbet. Paris, 1878.]

Louise Labé . Poet of the École Lyonnaise. Lyons was inhabited by a great number of Italian emigrants, and was one of the chief halting-places for travellers between France and Italy. The work of its poets is learned, obscure, and mystical. Maurice Scève and his sisters (or cousins), Jeanne Gaillarde and other wise ladies, were members of this group of writers. Louise Labé, accoutred in all points as a man -- le Capitaine Loys -- rode to the wars and perhaps fought at the siege of Perpignan.

[OEuvres de Louise Labé, edited by Charles Boy. 2 vols., Paris, 1887.]

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