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Charles Rivière Dufresny (1657–1724)

Dufresny, Charles de la Rivière (dü-frā-nē’). A French poet (1654–1724); born at Paris. His comedies, though weak in construction and character-drawing, are very lively in dialogue, especially ‘The Spirit of Contradiction’; ‘The Double Widowhood’; ‘The Village Flirt’; ‘The Match Made and Unmade.’ He wrote also a volume of ‘Divers Poems’; one of ‘Historical Tales’; and ‘Serious and Comic Amusements of a Siamese,’ which suggested Montesquieu’s ‘Persian Letters.’