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Philippe François Nazaire Fabre d’Eglantine (1755–1794)

Fabre d’Eglantine, Philippe François Nazaire (fäbr dā-glo-tēn’). A French poet; born at Carcassonne, Dec. 28, 1755; died on April 5, 1794. The “eglantine” denotes the prize he won in the “floral plays” at Toulouse. Going on the stage with little success, he turned to play-writing; and his comedy ‘Molière’s Philinte,’ a biting satire on “the best society,” was received with extraordinary favor. ‘The Epistolary Intrigue’; ‘The Convalescent of Quality’; ‘The Preceptors’; and others, followed. The song “’Tis raining, Shepherdess, ’tis raining,” became a popular favorite.