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Adam Billaut (1602–1662)

Billaut, Adam (bē-yō’), better known as “Maître Adam” (Father Adam). A French poet; born at the beginning of the seventeenth century; died in 1662. A carpenter by trade, he wrote rude but original poems, the gayety of which, together with the contrast they afforded with his occupation, made them very popular at the time. Voltaire called him “Virgil with the Plane.” The three collections of his poems were entitled ‘The Pegs,’ ‘The Centre-Bit,’ and ‘The Plane.’