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Jacques Cazotte (1719–1792)

Cazotte, Jacques (kä-zot’). A French poet and humorist (1719–92). His masterpieces are: ‘Oliver’ (1762), a poem of chivalry after the manner of Ariosto; and ‘The Devil in Love’ (1772), a tale of wonder which is still a popular favorite. He had extraordinary skill in versifying, as shown by his adding a seventh canto to Voltaire’s ‘Civil War of Geneva’ with such perfect imitation of Voltaire’s style and manner as to deceive all Paris.