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Guillaume Amfrye de Chaulieu (1639–1720)

Chaulieu, Guillaume Amfrye de (shō-lyė’). A French poet (1639–1720). He was preceptor of the young princes de Vendôme, Henri IV.’s sons by Gabrielle d’Estrées, and through their good offices obtained some valuable sinecures. His erotic poems won him the title of “the Anacreon of the Temple” (residence of the young princes). But apart from licentiousness he proved himself a true poet in several lyrics, as in ‘Fontenoy’ and ‘The Retreat.’ His best poem is perhaps that on ‘Country Life,’ which in fact the poet could not endure.