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Saturday, January 01, 2011

January 1, 2011


Born this day in 1638, the french poet and playwright, Antoninette de Ligier la Guarde Deshoulieres. As a child she received a formal education in many subjects and Deshoulieres studied under the poet, Jean Hesnault. Desoulieres wrote in many of the styles poetry: odes, idylls, elegies, ballads and madgringals. Deshoulieres was also a great beauty which lead to many compromising moments in her life which she seemed to have used to her advantage without loss of talent or virture. Fellow writers (men) compared her to the Tenth Muse, Sappho. Elected membership to the Acedemy of the Ricovrati of Padua and the Academy of Aries. A great feat at this time in her-story!
"No one is satified with her fortune, nor dissatified with her intellect."
I did change the his to her. Happy New Year!