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Madame Du Boccage (1710–1802)

Du Boccage, Marie Anne Fiquet (dü-bōk-äzh’). A French poet (1710–1802); born (Lepage) at Rouen. She accompanied her husband in his European travels, and everywhere won great celebrity for wit and beauty. Her principal works are an imitation of ‘Paradise Lost’; a paraphrase of Gessner’s ‘Death of Abel’; an original epic, ‘The Columbiad’; a tragedy, ‘The Amazons,’ well received. Her ‘Letters on England,’ etc., give full report of the honors showered upon her.