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Marin le Roy de Gomberville (1600–1674)

Gomberville, Marin le Roy de (gô-ber-vēl’). A French romancer and poet, and one of the original members of the French Academy; born in Paris (?) in 1599 or 1600; died there, June 14, 1674. At fourteen he brought out a volume of poems, and at twenty plunged into the writing of interminable and extravagant romances, which won unmerited admiration. ‘Polexandre’ is the only one now valued,—to this he wrote a sequel, and projected a sequel to this sequel. A sonnet on the ‘Blessed Sacrament’ attained celebrity; and his ‘Discourse on the Merits and Defects of History and the Method of Writing it Well’ was extensively quoted by contemporary authors.