Simon Says: Daily Food Quote, December 13, 2011

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by Simón de Swaan

A warmed-up dinner was never worth anything.–Nicolas Boileau, 1667

Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux was a French poet and critic. He was born in the rue de Jérusalem, in Paris, France. He was brought up in the law, but devoted to letters, associating himself with La Fontaine, Racine, and Molière. He is the author of Satires and Epistles, L’Art poétique and Le Lutrin, in which he attacked and employed his wit against what he perceived to be the bad taste of his time.

Boileau did much to reform the prevailing form of French poetry, as Blaise Pascal did to reform the prose, and was for a long time the law-giver of Parnassus. He was greatly influenced by Horace.


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